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List of Top Film Directors of All Time.
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#1 Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, England on 13 August 1899. He is renowned in Britain and became a US citizen in 1955. He started his career as a title card designer of Paramount Pictures. He was the designer of silent movie titles. He also worked as a producer before becoming a director. He started career in 1920. Psycho, North by Northwest, Rebecca, Rear window, vertigo are his most famous and fabulous movies.
#2 Akira Kurosawa Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker who born on March 23, 1910. He is one of the most influential and important filmmakers in history. He hails from a samurai family. He was open to western traditions from the very beginning which leads him to film making. He started career as an assistant director. Roshomon is his most popular movie. Seven samurai, Ran, Yojinboetc are his popular movies also.
#3 Federico Fellini Fellini was an Italian film director and script writer. He was born on January 20, 1920. In 1945 he started his career. He won 5 Academy Awards for best foreign language film. He started his first film as a co producer and co director. Felliniâ€™s films are a unique combination of dreams, fantasy and desire. 8Â½, La dolce vita are his most popular films.
#4 Charles Chaplin Chaplin was an English filmmaker and actor who started career in silent era. More than 75 years, his career lasts. He was from a poor family. He started career at the age of 8. He made films those are controversial. The great dictator is his most famous movie.
#5 Steven Spielberg Spielberg is considered the most influential director in American film industry. He is the pioneer of the new Hollywood era. For the last few decades his films have covered many themes. He won Academy Award as best director. Saving Private Ryan, Schindlerâ€™s list, catch me if you can are his most popular movies.
#6 Orson Welles George Orson Welles was an American director as well as actor and producer. He was born on May 6, 1915. He was very successful in theatre direction. Citizen Cane was his first directed film which is the biggest hit in history and won Academy award.
#7 Stanley Kubrick Kubrick was an American film director, script writer and producer. He was born on 26 July, 1928. He is a part of new Hollywood movie making wave. He started career as a photographer. His films are really very uncommon from other films. A Clockwork Orange is the movie which gave him Academy award. A space odyssey, the shining are his most popular movies.
#8 Ingmar Bergman Bergman was a Swedish director. He was born on 14 July, 1918. He is one of the most influential directors of all time. He also directed some documentaries. His most famous films are The Seven seal, wild strawberries, persona etc.
#9 Roman Polanski Polanski is a Polish film director who gained a lot of success in his life. He is also a writer and producer. He was born in 1933. His films inspired many directors later. He is considered one of the truly international filmmakers. His movie The Pianist brings a lot success for him as a result he won Academy award. Chinatown, Rosemaryâ€™s baby etc are his most famous films.
#10 Martin Scorsese Scorsese is an American film director, actor and script writer. He is one of the most influential directors in history. He has won various awards including Academy award. He makes films on gang conflict and modern crime. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Godfellas etc. are his most popular films.
#11 Quentin Tarantino Tarantino is an American film director, cinematographer and actor. He was born in 1963. His movies are satire. His career began in late 1980's. Tarantinoâ€™s films have gained success as well as criticism. He has got two Academy award. Pulp fiction, reservoir dogs, kill bill etc are his most famous movies.
#12 Francis Ford Coppola Coppola is born in 1939 in America. He is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. His mother was an actress and father was a musician. He attained university and achieved degree in film. The godfather, apocalypse now are his most famous movies.
#13 Woody Allen Allen is an American actor, filmmaker, comedian and musician. He was born in 1935. He also published books of jokes. By mid 1990 Allen started directing movies. He has nominated for Academy awards for 24 times and won for four times. Annie hall, Midnight in Paris, Manhattan etc are his most famous movies.
#14 James Cameron Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on August 16, 1954. Titanic was his biggest hit in life and as well as in history. Avatar, aliens, terminator 2 etc are his famous movies.
#15 Satyajit Ray Satyajit was an Indian film maker and is considered the best maker in Indian film industry. He was born in 1921. He started career as a commercial artist. He directed 36 films. Feluda is his famous movie series. His first movie PatherPanchali won 11 international awards.