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
Cecil B. DeMille1881-1959(Blount)
Frank Lloyd1886-1960
Michael Curtiz1886-1962
F. W. Murnau1888-1931(Friedrich, Wilhelm)
Victor Fleming1889-1949
Charlie Chaplin1889-1977
Warwick Ward1891-1967
John Ford1894-1973
Frank Borzage1894-1962
Jean Renoir1894-1979
Lewis Milestone1895-1980
Frank Capra1897-1991
Leo McCarey1898-1969
Norman Taurog1899-1981
George Cukor1899-1983
Alfred Hitchcock1899-1980
Walt Disney1901-1966
William Wyler1902-1981
Oktavijan Miletić1902-1987
Vincente Minnelli1903-1986
George Stevens1904-1975
Roberto Rossellini1906-1977
Billy Wilder1906-2002
John Huston1906-1987
Carol Reed1906-1976
Fred Zinnemann1907-1997
David Lean1908-1991
Joseph L. Mankiewicz1909-1993(Leo)
Elia Kazan1909-2003
Elmar Klos1910-1993
Val Guest1911-2006(Valmond, Maurice)
Fatin Abdel Wahab1913-1972
Obrad Gluščević1913-1980
Robert Wise1914-2005
Orson Welles1915-1985
Ömer Lütfi Akad1916-2011
Archer King1917-2012
Ida Lupino1918-1995
Jerome Robbins1918-1998
Delbert Mann1920-2007
Franklin J. Schaffner1920-1989(James)
George Roy Hill1921-2002
Fadil Hadžić1922-2011
Krešo Golik1922-1996(Krešimir)
Vatroslav Mimica1923-
Richard Attenborough1923-2014
Mladomir Puriša Đorđević1924-
Frano Vodopivec1924-1998
John Schlesinger1926-2003
Jerry Lewis1926-
Tomislav Pinter1926-2008
Mel Brooks1926-(Melvin, James)
Bob Fosse1927-1987
Veljko Bulajić1928-
Tony Richardson1928-1991
Stanley Kubrick1928-1999
Zvonimir Berković1928-2009
Digby Wolfe1929-2012
John Cassavetes1929-1989
Clint Eastwood1930-
Antun Vrdoljak1931-
Mike Nichols1931-(Michael, Igor)
Miloš Forman1932-
Robert Benton1932-
John Boorman1933-
Roman Polanski1933-
Krsto Papić1933-2013
Sydney Pollack1934-2008
Bogdan Žižić1934-
William Friedkin1935-
Woody Allen1935-
John G. Avildsen1935-(Guilbert)
Robert Redford1936-
Jim Henson1936-1990
David Seidler1937-
Warren Beatty1937-
Ridley Scott1937-
Tahir Hussainc. 1938-2010
Paul Verhoeven1938-
Pupi Avati1938-(Giuseppe)
Michael Cimino1939-
Francis Ford Coppola1939-
Wes Craven1939-
John Badham1939-
George A. Romero1940-(Andrew)
Bernardo Bertolucci1940-
James L. Brooks1940-(Lawrence)
Terry Gilliam1940-
Stephen Frears1941-
Denys Arcand1941-(Georges, Henri)
Michael Haneke1942-
Mike Newell1942-
Barry Levinson1942-
Martin Scorsese1942-
Michael Mann1943-
Mike Leigh1943-
David Cronenberg1943-
Jerry Bruckheimer1943-
Jan de Bont1943-
Ellis Jones1943-(Peter)
Terrence Malick1943-(Frederick)
Férid Boughedir1944-
Şerif Gören1944-
Lordan Zafranović1944-
Jonathan Demme1944-
Jim Abrahams1944-
George Lucas1944-
Frank Oz1944-
Tony Scott1944-2012
Harold Ramis1944-2014
Jeroen Krabbé1944-
Arnon Milchan1944-
Ulli Lommel1944-
David Lynch1946-
John Woo1946-
Lasse Hallström1946-
Gavin Richards1946-
Oliver Stone1946-
Ivan Reitman1946-
Steven Spielberg1946-
Rajko Grlić1947-
David Zucker1947-
John Carpenter1948-
Lawrence Kasdan1949-
John Hughes1950-2009
Neil Jordan1950-
Jerry Zucker1950-
Dick Maas1951-
Robert Zemeckis1951-
Julian Schnabel1951-
Kathryn Bigelow1951-
Gus Van Sant1952-
Stephen Poliakoff1952-
Jim Jarmusch1953-
Barry Sonnenfeld1953-
Joel Coen1954-
Anthony Minghella1954-2008
Matt Groening1954-
Ron Howard1954-
Michael Moore1954-
James Cameron1954-
Vjekoslav Vrdoljak1954-
Ang Lee1954-
Emir Kusturica1954-
Kevin Costner1955-
Nancy Oliver1955-
Linwood Boomer1955-
Fernando Meirelles1955-
Mel Gibson1956-
Bob Nelson1956-
Danny Boyle1956-
Ethan Coen1957-
Spike Lee1957-
Cameron Crowe1957-
Theo van Gogh1957-2004
Branko Schmidt1957-
Guillermo Arriaga1958-
Keenen Ivory Wayans1958-
David O. Russell1958-(Owen)
Tim Burton1958-
M. Nurullah Tuncer1959-
Nuri Bilge Ceylan1959-
Frank Darabont1959-
Nick Cassavetes1959-
Sam Raimi1959-
Richard Linklater1960-
Alexander Payne1961-(Constantine)
Peter Jackson1961-
Bey Logan1961-
Tamara Jenkins1962-
David Fincher1962-
Nia Vardalos1962-(Antonia, Eugenia)
Campion Murphy1962-
Alessandro Camon1963-
Arnon Goldfinger1963-
Steven Soderbergh1963-
Quentin Tarantino1963-
Dejan Aćimović1963-
Alejandro González Iñárritu1963-
Derviş Zaim1964-
Lisa Cholodenko1964-
Joss Whedon1964-
Guillermo del Toro1964-
Michael Bay1965-
Feđa Isović1965-(Fedja)
Paul W. S. Anderson1965-(William, Scott)
Aamir Khan1965-(Mohammed, Hussain)
Roman Coppola1965-(Ford)
Lana Wachowski1965-(Larry)
Sam Mendes1965-
Keir Pearson1966-
Zack Snyder1966-
J. J. Abrams1966-(Jeffrey, Jacob)
Oren Moverman1966-
Bennett Miller1966-
Michel Hazanavicius1967-
Mehran Modiri1967-
Judd Apatow1967-
Andy Wachowski1967-
Robert Rodriguez1968-
Guy Ritchie1968-
Darren Aronofsky1969-
Wes Anderson1969-
Stuart Blumberg1969-(Ethan)
Steve McQueen1969-(Steven, Rodney)
Spike Jonze1969-
Paul Thomas Anderson1970-
Christopher Nolan1970-
Kevin Smith1970-
M. Night Shyamalan1970-(Manoj)
Danilo Šerbedžija1971-
Rupert Sanders1971-
Sofia Coppola1971-
Veiko Õunpuu1972-
Asghar Farhadi1972-
Tegan Summer1972-
Ben Affleck1972-(Benjamin, Géza)
Tom Hooper1972-
Mark Boal1973-
Stegath Dorr1973-(James)
Vera Farmiga1973-(Ann)
Kristen Wiig1973-(Carroll)
Sanford Bookstaver1973-
Jaume Collet-Serra1974-
Mitra Farahani1975-
Dalibor Matanić1975-
Ekta Kapoor1975-
Jalil Lespert1976-
Diablo Cody1978-(Brook)
Bora Dağtekin1978-
Jelena Veljača1981-
Ajay Nayyar1982-(Pratap, Singh)
Benh Zeitlin1982-(Benjamin, Harold)
Tanel Toom1982-