Notable Filmmakers

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from the world of film and television production. Included are directors, producers and screenwriters. Not included are the cast, who are instead listed with the famous actors and actresses.
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NameLifespanAlso Known As
Aamir Khan1965-(Mohammed, Hussain)
Ajay Nayyar1982-(Pratap, Singh)
Alejandro González Iñárritu1963-
Alessandro Camon1963-
Alexander Payne1961-(Constantine)
Alfred Hitchcock1899-1980
Andy Wachowski1967-
Ang Lee1954-
Anthony Minghella1954-2008
Antun Vrdoljak1931-
Archer King1917-2012
Arnon Goldfinger1963-
Arnon Milchan1944-
Asghar Farhadi1972-
Barry Levinson1942-
Barry Sonnenfeld1953-
Ben Affleck1972-(Benjamin, Géza)
Benh Zeitlin1982-(Benjamin, Harold)
Bennett Miller1966-
Bernardo Bertolucci1940-
Bey Logan1961-
Billy Wilder1906-2002
Bob Fosse1927-1987
Bob Nelson1956-
Bogdan Žižić1934-
Bora Dağtekin1978-
Branko Schmidt1957-
Cameron Crowe1957-
Campion Murphy1962-
Carol Reed1906-1976
Cecil B. DeMille1881-1959(Blount)
Charlie Chaplin1889-1977
Christopher Nolan1970-
Clint Eastwood1930-
Dalibor Matanić1975-
Danilo Šerbedžija1971-
Danny Boyle1956-
Darren Aronofsky1969-
David Cronenberg1943-
David Fincher1962-
David Lean1908-1991
David Lynch1946-
David O. Russell1958-(Owen)
David Seidler1937-
David Zucker1947-
Dejan Aćimović1963-
Delbert Mann1920-2007
Denys Arcand1941-(Georges, Henri)
Derviş Zaim1964-
Diablo Cody1978-(Brook)
Dick Maas1951-
Digby Wolfe1929-2012
Ekta Kapoor1975-
Elia Kazan1909-2003
Ellis Jones1943-(Peter)
Elmar Klos1910-1993
Emir Kusturica1954-
Ethan Coen1957-
Fadil Hadžić1922-2011
Fatin Abdel Wahab1913-1972
Feđa Isović1965-(Fedja)
Férid Boughedir1944-
Fernando Meirelles1955-
Francis Ford Coppola1939-
Frank Borzage1894-1962
Frank Capra1897-1991
Frank Darabont1959-
Frank Lloyd1886-1960
Frank Oz1944-
Franklin J. Schaffner1920-1989(James)
Frano Vodopivec1924-1998
Fred Zinnemann1907-1997
F. W. Murnau1888-1931(Friedrich, Wilhelm)
Gavin Richards1946-
George A. Romero1940-(Andrew)
George Cukor1899-1983
George Roy Hill1921-2002
George Lucas1944-
George Stevens1904-1975
Guillermo Arriaga1958-
Guillermo del Toro1964-
Gus Van Sant1952-
Guy Ritchie1968-
Harold Ramis1944-2014
Ida Lupino1918-1995
Ivan Reitman1946-
Jalil Lespert1976-
James L. Brooks1940-(Lawrence)
James Cameron1954-
Jan de Bont1943-
Jaume Collet-Serra1974-
Jean Renoir1894-1979
J. J. Abrams1966-(Jeffrey, Jacob)
Jelena Veljača1981-
Jeroen Krabbé1944-
Jerome Robbins1918-1998
Jerry Bruckheimer1943-
Jerry Lewis1926-
Jerry Zucker1950-
Jim Abrahams1944-
Jim Henson1936-1990
Jim Jarmusch1953-
Joel Coen1954-
John G. Avildsen1935-(Guilbert)
John Badham1939-
John Boorman1933-
John Carpenter1948-
John Cassavetes1929-1989
John Ford1894-1973
John Hughes1950-2009
John Huston1906-1987
John Schlesinger1926-2003
John Woo1946-
Jonathan Demme1944-
Joseph L. Mankiewicz1909-1993(Leo)
Joss Whedon1964-
Judd Apatow1967-
Julian Schnabel1951-
Kathryn Bigelow1951-
Keenen Ivory Wayans1958-
Keir Pearson1966-
Kevin Costner1955-
Kevin Smith1970-
Krešo Golik1922-1996(Krešimir)
Kristen Wiig1973-(Carroll)
Krsto Papić1933-2013
Lana Wachowski1965-(Larry)
Lasse Hallström1946-
Lawrence Kasdan1949-
Leo McCarey1898-1969
Lewis Milestone1895-1980
Linwood Boomer1955-
Lisa Cholodenko1964-
Lordan Zafranović1944-
M. Night Shyamalan1970-(Manoj)
Mark Boal1973-
Martin Scorsese1942-
Matt Groening1954-
Mehran Modiri1967-
Mel Brooks1926-(Melvin, James)
Mel Gibson1956-
Michael Bay1965-
Michael Cimino1939-
Michael Curtiz1886-1962
Michael Haneke1942-
Michael Mann1943-
Michael Moore1954-
Michel Hazanavicius1967-
Mike Leigh1943-
Mike Newell1942-
Mike Nichols1931-(Michael, Igor)
Miloš Forman1932-
Mitra Farahani1975-
Mladomir Puriša Đorđević1924-
Nancy Oliver1955-
Neil Jordan1950-
Nia Vardalos1962-(Antonia, Eugenia)
Nick Cassavetes1959-
Norman Taurog1899-1981
Nuri Bilge Ceylan1959-
M. Nurullah Tuncer1959-
Obrad Gluščević1913-1980
Oktavijan Miletić1902-1987
Oliver Stone1946-
Ömer Lütfi Akad1916-2011
Oren Moverman1966-
Orson Welles1915-1985
Paul Thomas Anderson1970-
Paul W. S. Anderson1965-(William, Scott)
Paul Verhoeven1938-
Peter Jackson1961-
Pupi Avati1938-(Giuseppe)
Quentin Tarantino1963-
Rajko Grlić1947-
Richard Attenborough1923-2014
Richard Linklater1960-
Ridley Scott1937-
Robert Benton1932-
Robert Redford1936-
Robert Rodriguez1968-
Robert Wise1914-2005
Robert Zemeckis1951-
Roberto Rossellini1906-1977
Roman Coppola1965-(Ford)
Roman Polanski1933-
Ron Howard1954-
Rupert Sanders1971-
Sam Mendes1965-
Sam Raimi1959-
Sanford Bookstaver1973-
Şerif Gören1944-
Sofia Coppola1971-
Spike Jonze1969-
Spike Lee1957-
Stanley Kubrick1928-1999
Stegath Dorr1973-(James)
Stephen Frears1941-
Stephen Poliakoff1952-
Steve McQueen1969-(Steven, Rodney)
Steven Soderbergh1963-
Steven Spielberg1946-
Stuart Blumberg1969-(Ethan)
Sydney Pollack1934-2008
Tahir Hussainc. 1938-2010
Tamara Jenkins1962-
Tanel Toom1982-
Tegan Summer1972-
Terrence Malick1943-(Frederick)
Terry Gilliam1940-
Theo van Gogh1957-2004
Tim Burton1958-
Tom Hooper1972-
Tomislav Pinter1926-2008
Tony Richardson1928-1991
Tony Scott1944-2012
Ulli Lommel1944-
Val Guest1911-2006(Valmond, Maurice)
Vatroslav Mimica1923-
Veiko Õunpuu1972-
Veljko Bulajić1928-
Vera Farmiga1973-(Ann)
Victor Fleming1889-1949
Vincente Minnelli1903-1986
Vjekoslav Vrdoljak1954-
Walt Disney1901-1966
Warren Beatty1937-
Warwick Ward1891-1967
Wes Anderson1969-
Wes Craven1939-
William Friedkin1935-
William Wyler1902-1981
Woody Allen1935-
Zack Snyder1966-
Zvonimir Berković1928-2009