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Robert Altman
   was a   
Film Director
Robert Wise
   was a   
Film Director
D. Sept 14 2005 -- Directed The Sound of Music, West Side Story, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Andromeda Strain, I Want To Live!, The Hindenburg.
Jim Sheridan
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1949
Ingmar Bergman
   was a   
Film Director
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.
Anthony Minghella
   was a   
Film Director
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.
Baz Lurhmann
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1962
Alex Proyas
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1963. Director of "The Crow", "Dark City", and "I, Robot".
Bruce Beresford
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1940
Peter Weir
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1944
Sydney Pollack
   was a   
Film Director
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
Dick Martin
   was a   
Film Director
Also an actor and comedian. He teamed up in the 1950's with Dan Rowan to become a comedy duo. 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' was an American sketch comedy television program which ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968 to May 14, 1973. "Sock it to Me!" b. 30 January, 1922 (Battle Creek, Michigan, USA) d. 24 May, 2008 (Santa Monica, California ) - aged 86
Stan Winston
   was a   
Film Director
D. June 15, 2008. Also a visual effects supervisor & make-up artist -- He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, the Predator series, and Edward Scissorhands. He won a total of four Academy Awards for his work.
Film Director (Teeth)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle, Jones and Palin
Well, I mean, er... and even in your biblical epic, 'The Son of Man', John the Baptist had the most enormous ... dental appendages ... and of course ... himself had the most monumental ivories.
Michael Crichton
   was a   
Film Director
Best known for his science fiction and techno-thriller novels, films, and television programmes e.g. Jurassic park & E.R. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. His works were usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background.
John Hughes
   was a   
Film Director
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.
James Cameron
   is known as a   
Film Director
True Lies, The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic
Edward Dmytryk
   is known as a   
Film Director
The Caine Mutiny, Murder, My Sweet
Mack Sennett
   is known as a   
Film Director
Early innovator of slapstick comedy; 1880-1960
Mel Brooks
   was a/an   
Film Director
Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, others
D. W. Griffith
   was a/an   
Film Director
One of the most important figures of early cinema, 1875-1948
Buster Keaton
   was a/an   
Film Director
Recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly
Sidney Lumet
   was a   
Film Director
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.
Ismail Merchant
   was a   
Film Director
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'.
Luis Buñuel
   was a   
Film Director
Spanish international movie director (1900-1983)
Billy Wilder
   was a   
Film Director
Also producer and screenwriter (1906-2002)
Otto Preminger
   was a   
Film Director
1906-1986
Fred Zinnemann
   was a   
Film Director
Austrian (1907-1997)
David Lean
   was a   
Film Director
English (1908-1991)
Elia Kazan
   was a   
Film Director
Turkish-born Academy Award winning director (1909-2003)
Michael Cimino
   was a   
Film Director
D. 2016
Guy Hamilton
   was a   
Film Director
D. 2016 4 Bond films
Curtis Hanson
   was a   
Film Director
D. 2016; American film director, producer and screenwriter; renowned for his work on "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", "L.A. Confidential", "Wonder Boys", "8 Mile" and "In Her Shows"
Arthur Hiller
   was a   
Film Director
Canadian-American film and television director, best known for the seven Oscar nominated movie "Love Story"
Jonathan Demme
   was a   
Film Director
American film director, producer and screenwriter famous for his films "Melvin and Howard", "Married to the Mob" and "The Silence of the Lambs"
Ken Russell
   was a   
Film Director
English director renowned for his Oscar-winning films "Women in Love", "The Devils", The Who's "Tommy" and "Altered States"
Tony Scott
   was a   
Film Director
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"
Paul Mazursky
   was a   
Film Director
American film director, screewriter and actor; nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture for "An Unmarried Woman"
Mike Nichols
   was a   
Film Director
American film and theater director, producer, actor and comedian; won six Tony Awards as best director and garnered 13 Academy Award nominations
Wes Craven
   was a   
Film Director
American film director, producer and actor known for his pioneering work in slasher films like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise
Bertolucci, Fellini, Antonioni
   are all   
Italian Film Directors
Spielberg, Griffith, Kurosawa, Coppola
   are all   
Film Directors
Akira, Nagisa, Yoji, Takeshi
   are all   
Japanese Film Directors






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