An Academy Award winning Italian-American film director and a major creative force behind a number of highly popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, including It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
In the mid-1960s Woody Allen started writing film screenplays including What's New Pussycat and Casino Royale.
Since his film acting debut in 1942's In Which We Serve, Attenborough had many roles including Pinkie in Brighton Rock. Amongst the most notable films that Attenborough directed are: Gandhi (1982), which won 8 Academy Awards; Cry Freedom (1987); and Shadowlands (1993). Richard Attenborough's directing debut was "Oh! What A Lovely War" in 1969
A Greek-American award-winning film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist and cofounder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947. Kazan was a three-time Academy Award winner, a five-time Tony Award winner, a four-time Golden Globes winner as well as a recipient of numerous awards and nominations in other prestigious festivals as the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
Scorsese's notable films include Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Last Waltz (1978), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Bringing Out The Dead (1999), The Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator, which was nominated for 11 Oscars in 2005.
D. July 30, 2007. A nine-time Academy Award-nominated Swedish film, stage, and opera director. He directed 62 films, most of which he wrote, and directed over 170 plays.
Also a playwright and screenwriter. Won the Oscar for The English Patient in 1996. 6 Jan 1954, Ryde, Isle of Wight, U.K. - 19 Mar 2008 London, U.K.
Also a producer and actor. He directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. Pollack is best known for directing films Out of Africa (1985), Tootsie (1982), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Yakuza (1975), The Way We Were and Jeremiah Johnson (1972), along with newer films The Interpreter (2005), Sabrina (1995), The Firm (1993) and Havana (1990). b. 1 July 1934 (Lafayette, Indiana, USA d. 26 May 2008 (Pacific Palisades, California) aged 73
February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009. Wrote/Produced/Directed comedies. His break into filmmaking started while he was employed at National Lampoon Magazine - who hired him based on his short story "Vacation '58". It later was made into a film. He also made a string of teen films in the 80s.
True Lies, The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic
The Caine Mutiny, Murder, My Sweet
Early innovator of slapstick comedy; 1880-1960
Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, others
Recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly
June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011. American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982) though never won an indivdual award despite 14 of his films being nominated.
1936-2005; Indian-born film director and producer; two of his most famous films are 'A Room With A View' and 'The Remains of the Day'.
Also producer and screenwriter (1906-2002)
Turkish-born Academy Award winning director (1909-2003)
American film director, producer and screenwriter famous for his films "Melvin and Howard", "Married to the Mob" and "The Silence of the Lambs"
English director renowned for his Oscar-winning films "Women in Love", "The Devils", The Who's "Tommy" and "Altered States"
English film director and producer, covering a range of genres including "Top Gun", Beverly Hills Cop II", "Days of thunder" and "The Last Boy Scout"
American film and theater director, producer, actor and comedian; won six Tony Awards as best director and garnered 13 Academy Award nominations
American film director, producer and actor known for his pioneering work in slasher films like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise
D.2018. Won best Director Oscars for two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984)
1920 - 2018. The Dam Busters, Logan's Run, Around The World in 80 Days.
Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth. 1928 - 2018
The Last Emperor, 1900, The Conformist. 1941 - 2018
1924 - 2019. Director and choreographer whose best-known works were collaborations with Gene Kelly; Singin' In The Rain and On The Town. Other films include Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Funny Face and Charade.
1968 - 2019. The youngest person to be nominated for a best director Oscar for Boyz n the Hood.