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Top Ten Directors in the World

Steven ​Spielberg​
Steven ​Spielberg​

Steven Spielberg is a world famous Hollywood filmmaker Who is Steven Spielberg? What is his background? Steven, 71, was born December 18, 1946 and is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

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Martin ​Scorsese​
Martin ​Scorsese​

Martin Scorsese…is One of the most experienced directors who tries something new in each and every movie he directs. He has been in the industry for more than 3 Decades now. He is a versatile director, He creates movie in every Genre let it be Comedy, Thriller, Drama,Action,Crime and what not.

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Quentin ​Tarantino​
Quentin ​Tarantino​

Tarantino went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City, for his work directing the car sequence featuring Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro. In May 2005, Tarantino co-wrote and directed "Grave Danger", the 5th season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Christopher ​Nolan​
Christopher ​Nolan​

Christopher Edward Nolan (/ ˈ n oʊ l ən /; born 30 July 1970) is an English-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st century.

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James ​Cameron​
James ​Cameron​

Upon receiving the Best Director Oscar, Cameron exclaimed, "I'm king of the world!", in reference to one of the main characters' lines from the film. After receiving the Best Picture Oscar along with Jon Landau, Cameron asked for a moment of silence for the 1,500 men, women, and children who died when the ship sank.

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Stanley ​Kubrick​
Stanley ​Kubrick​

Stanley Kubrick is definitely one of the ... the slapstick comedies of Stanley Kramer and thrillers of Stanley ... movie director in the world and ...

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Alfred ​Hitchcock​
Alfred ​Hitchcock​

Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most famous directors in the history of filmmaking, was known for making suspense films, such as Psycho and Rear Window. Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most famous directors in the history of filmmaking, was known for making suspense films, such as Psycho and Rear Window.

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Francis Ford ​Coppola​
Francis Ford ​Coppola​

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery near Geyserville, California, located on the former Chateau Souverain Winery, where he has opened a family-friendly facility, is influenced by the idea of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, with swimming pools, bocce courts and a restaurant.

David Fincher​
David Fincher​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old David Fincher has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

Woody Allen​
Woody Allen​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 82-year-old Woody Allen has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

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Ridley Scott​
Ridley Scott​

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film producer and director, best known for his work in the science-fiction genre. After starting his career with the BBC, Ridley directed his first feature film in 1977 with The Duellists.

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Akira ​Kurosawa​
Akira ​Kurosawa​

Two film awards have also been named in Kurosawa's honor. The Akira Kurosawa Award for Lifetime Achievement in Film Directing is awarded during the San Francisco International Film Festival, while the Akira Kurosawa Award is given during the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Clint ​Eastwood​
Clint ​Eastwood​

Director Philip Kaufman was fired by producer Bob Daley under Eastwood's command, resulting in a fine reported to be around $60,000 from the Directors Guild of America—who subsequently passed new legislation reserving the right to impose a major fine on a producer for discharging and replacing a director.

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David Lynch​
David Lynch​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old David Lynch has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

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Ingmar ​Bergman​
Ingmar ​Bergman​

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋmar ˈbærjman] ( listen); 14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio.

Peter Jackson​
Peter Jackson​

Film director and screenwriter Peter Robert Jackson was born on October 31, 1961, in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, a picturesque coastal town near the capital of Wellington. "Our house was on the edge of a cliff that sort of plummeted right down into the ocean," Jackson recalled.

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Sergio Leone​
Sergio Leone​

Born in Rome, Leone was the son of the cinema pioneer Vincenzo Leone (known as director Roberto Roberti or Leone Roberto Roberti) and silent film actress Edvige Valcarenghi (Bice Waleran). During his schooldays, Leone was a classmate of his later musical collaborator Ennio Morricone for a time.

Orson Welles​
Orson Welles​

George Orson Welles (/ w ɛ l z /; May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

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Terrence ​Malick​
Terrence ​Malick​

Ever since reading the original draft from the 1970’s, Weber had repeatedly expressed his desire to see Malick tackle THE NEW WORLD — and this time, Malick agreed.

Paul Thomas ​Anderson​
Paul Thomas ​Anderson​

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970), also referred to by his initials PTA, is an American filmmaker. In 1993, he wrote and directed a short film, Cigarettes & Coffee, on a budget of $20,000. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson made a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his first feature film, the 1996 neo-noir crime thriller Hard Eight.

Charlie ​Chaplin​
Charlie ​Chaplin​

Movie Directors. Movie Story and Plot ... Is Charlie Hebdo related to Charlie Chaplin? Was Charlie Chaplin Jewish? ... Why is Charlie Chaplin a world famous legend?

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Federico ​Fellini​
Federico ​Fellini​

The Cinema of Federico Fellini. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-00875-2 — (2002). The Films of Federico Fellini. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.ISBN 9780521575737. Burke, Frank, and M. R. Waller (2003). Federico Fellini: Contemporary Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-7647-5; Kezich, Tullio (2006).

George Lucas​
George Lucas​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 73-year-old George Lucas has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

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Tim Burton​
Tim Burton​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 59-year-old Tim Burton has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

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Roman ​Polanski​
Roman ​Polanski​

Roman Polanski. Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Polanski was born in Paris, and his Polish-Jewish parents moved the family back to Poland in 1937, when he was four.

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Wes ​Anderson​
Wes ​Anderson​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 49-year-old Wes Anderson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

Guillermo del ​Toro​
Guillermo del ​Toro​

Del Toro also received an Academy Award for Best Director for the film, as well as the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, and Directors Guild of America Award. In addition to his directing works, del Toro is a prolific producer.

Spike Lee​
Spike Lee​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Spike Lee has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

Satyajit Ray​
Satyajit Ray​

During the London Film Festival, a regular "Satyajit Ray Award" is given to a first-time feature director whose film best captures "the artistry, compassion and humanity of Ray's vision". Wes Anderson has claimed Ray as an influence on his work; his 2007 film, The Darjeeling Limited, set in India, is dedicated to Ray.

Andrei ​Tarkovsky​
Andrei ​Tarkovsky​

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky is 1988 documentary film by Michal Leszczylowski, an editor of the film The Sacrifice. Film director Chris Marker produced the television documentary One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich as an homage to Andrei Tarkovsky in 2000.

John Ford​
John Ford​

During World War II, Commander John Ford, USNR, ... his favorite Director was John Ford and he spoke very openly about that influence.

Hayao ​Miyazaki​
Hayao ​Miyazaki​

Hayao Miyazaki was born on January 5, 1941, in the town of Akebono-cho in Bunkyō, Tokyo, the second of four sons. His father, Katsuji Miyazaki (c. 1915 – March 18, 1993), was the director of Miyazaki Airplane, which manufactured rudders for fighter planes during World War II.

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Ethan Coen​
Ethan Coen​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 60-year-old Ethan Coen has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

David Lean​
David Lean​

Sir David Lean, CBE ... of war trying to survive in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. ... the role of director when Lean dropped out of ...

Robert ​Zemeckis​
Robert ​Zemeckis​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Robert Zemeckis has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

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David ​Cronenberg​
David ​Cronenberg​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 75-year-old David Cronenberg has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

Lars von Trier​
Lars von Trier​

Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation; confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues; and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health.

Danny Boyle​
Danny Boyle​

Daniel Francis Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director, known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and Steve Jobs.

Terry Gilliam​
Terry Gilliam​

Terry Gilliam was awarded the Fellowship of the Kermodes, by film critic Mark Kermode. Gilliam was honoured with the Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity Award at the Camerimage film festival in Łódź, Poland in 2009.

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Alejandro ​González IñáRritu​
Alejandro ​González IñáRritu​

Alejandro González Iñárritu (American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo gonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; credited since 2014 as Alejandro G. Iñárritu; born August 15, 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Werner ​Herzog​
Werner ​Herzog​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 75-year-old Werner Herzog has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

Luis Buñuel​
Luis Buñuel​

Los olvidados and its triumph at Cannes made Buñuel an instant world celebrity and the most important Spanish-speaking film director in the world. In 2003, Los olvidados was recommended by UNESCO for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register, calling it: "the most important document in Spanish about the marginal lives of children in contemporary large cities".

Robert Altman​
Robert Altman​

Since 2009, the Robert Altman Award is awarded to the director, casting director, and ensemble cast of films at the yearly Independent Spirit Awards. In 2014, a feature-length documentary film, Altman, was released, which looks at his life and work with film clips and interviews.

Brian De ​Palma​
Brian De ​Palma​

Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. He is considered part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his suspense, psychological thriller, and crime films. He directed successful and popular films such as the supernatural horror film Carrie, erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, the thriller Blow Out, crime dramas Scarface, The Untouchables and Carlito's Way, and the action spy film Mission: Impossible.

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Ang Lee​
Ang Lee​

February 2, 2016 Ang Lee: 10 Facts About One Of The World’s Truly Great Directors

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Kathryn ​Bigelow​
Kathryn ​Bigelow​

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (/ ˈ b ɪ ɡ ə ˌ l oʊ /; born November 27, 1951) is an American director, producer, and writer. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Detroit (2017).

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Joel Coen​
Joel Coen​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 63-year-old Joel Coen has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

François ​Truffaut​
François ​Truffaut​

François Roland Truffaut (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa ʁɔ.lɑ̃ tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave.

Jean-Luc ​Godard​
Jean-Luc ​Godard​

Jean-Luc Godard (French:; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave.

Michael Bay​
Michael Bay​

Then the anticipation is over, and the feared and revered Michael Bay comes striding in, unsmiling, with a baseball cap pulled down low. He is a man whose reputation as a loud and impatient director both on and off the set grows with every movie he makes and is reinforced by every young actor he works with.

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Steven ​Soderbergh​
Steven ​Soderbergh​

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old Steven Soderbergh has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2018 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

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