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Famous Filmmakers

A List of Famous Filmmakers

American film director, screenwriter, and film producer; won the Academy Award for Best Director for 1993's Schindler's List and 1998's Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg
Italian-American film director, producer and screenwriter; most renowned for directing the Godfather films, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola
an American film producer, screenwriter, director; best known for being the creator of the epic sci-fi franchise Star Wars and joint creator of the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones George Lucas
two-time Academy Award-nominated Indian-American filmmaker and screenwriter; known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that usually climax with a twist ending; The Sixth Sense, The Happening, Lady in the Water, The Village, Signs M. Night Shyamalan
British filmmaker and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres; silent films Alfred Hitchcock
American actor, film director, film producer and composer; primarily known for his alienated, morally ambiguous, anti-hero acting roles in violent action and western films; Rawhide, Man With No Name, Dirty Harry, Mystic River Clint Eastwood
an American film director, producer, writer, and actor; movies have examined race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues; She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee
American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art; Sleep, Eat, Blow Job, Batman Dracula Andy Warhol
New Zealand filmmaker, producer and screenwriter, best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, District 9, King Kong; "splatstick" horror comedies Peter Jackson
Brothers, American filmakers who directed/produce screwball films (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona)and hardboiled thrillers (No Country For Old Men, The Man Who Wasn't There) The Coen Brothers
German film director; known for film work: The NeverEnding Story, Outbreak, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy, and Poseidon Wolfgang Peterson
American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian; founder of the World Cinema Foundation; The Departed, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas Martin Scorsese
American film director; Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality; Touch of Evil, Chimes at Midnight, the Stranger, Othello Orson Welles
American film director, producer, and screenwriter; work includes The Terminator, Titanic, Rambo: First Blood Part II, True Lies, Spider-Man, Aliens James Cameron
American director; noted for: scrupulous care with which subjects choosen, slow method of working, variety of genres he worked in, technical perfectionism and his reclusiveness about his films and personal life; 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lolita, The Shining Stanley Kubrick
Austrian born American film director; stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura and Fallen Angel; Porgy and Bess, Exodus, Advise and Consent, The Hobbit Otto Preminger
American film director renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies; Carmen, The Greatest Show On Earth, The Squaw Man Cecil B. DeMille
Italian film director; associated with "Spaghetti Western;" style: juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots; Man With No Name trilogy Sergio Leone
French film director, creator of EuropaCorp film company; Transporter series, Nikita, Taxi, Taken Luc Besson
American independant filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and aestheticization of violence; Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds Quinton Tarantino
American film producer known for series of critically and commercially successful comedy films; The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Knocked-Up Judd Apatow
American film director of Irish heritage famous for westerns (Stagecoach and The Searchers) and classic adaptations of The Grapes of Wrath John Ford
Swedish director whose themes dealt with bleakness and despair, as well as comedy and hope, in his cinematic exploration of the human condition; Ingmar Bergman
English filmmaker remembered for epics: A Passage to India, Bridge on the River Kwai, Ryan's Daughter, Madeleine, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations David Lean
Belgian film director; Je, tu, elle and D'est Chantal Ackerman
American film director; The Big Trail, They Died With Their Boots On, The Theif of Baghdad Raoul Walsh
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