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Favourite Directors

by rachelhkt created on Apr 10, 2014 (a list of 11 people )
1. Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 - 27 March 2002) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wild... read more...
2. Vittorio de Sica
Vittorio De Sica (7 July 1901 or 1902 - 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement.Born into poverty in Sora, Lazio (in either 1901 or 1902 - sources are divided), he began his career as a theatre actor in the early 1920s and joined Tatiana Pavlo... read more...
3. F.W. Murnau
Friedrich Wilhelm "F. W." Murnau (December 28, 1888 - March 11, 1931) was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era, and a prominent figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s. Although some of Murnau's films have been lost, most still survive.Mu... read more...
4. Frank Capra
Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 - September 3, 1991) was an Sicilian-born American film director. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was six, and eventually became a creative force behind major award-winning films during the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story, having worked his way through co... read more...
5. Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 - 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved t... read more...
7. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 - November 2, 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He... read more...
8. Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 - March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the ... read more...
9. Orson Welles
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his disti... read more...
10. Richard Attenborough
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. As director and producer he won two Academy Awards for the 1982 film Gandhi. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. As an actor, he is perhaps best... read more...
11. Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-American film director. He won two Academy Awards for directing films (From Here to Eternity and A Man for All Seasons) in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. Nineteen actors appearing in Zinnem... read more...