Famous Directors - List of Famous Directors - page 32

Remember Catch Me If You Can, Schindlers List or even Saving Private Ryan? They are all Directors are the ones who direct the translation of the script into the final movie. They guide the complete process of making of the film starting right from the visualization of the script to the completion of the filming. The role of a director in film making is extremely complex—he is responsible not just for the technical aspects, but also for the dramatization and artistic elements of film production. Direction is a highly creative process; the director has to give a concrete form to the written words in the script by translating them into sounds and visuals. He has to guide the cinematographer in camera placements, selection of shots and staging of the action. He has to manage the flow of film production in a controlled pace by working with the other crew members and guiding them in setups and rehearsals. Film making involves various components which are to be converged into a single complete unit, i.e., the movie. It is the director who coordinates the efforts of the different professionals involved in film making to realize the artistic vision that eventually takes the shape of a film. Read on to know about the life and works of famous directors, through their biographies and timelines, from around the world.

The Most Famous Directors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kevin CostnerJanuary 18, 1955AmericanKevin Costner is an American actor, director and singer who is best known for his portrayal of rugged individuals with complex emotions
Michel QissiSeptember 12, 1962Belgian, MoroccanMichel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor known for his role in the martial arts flick ‘Kickboxer.’
Milo VentimigliaJuly 8, 1977AmericanMilo Ventimiglia is an American actor who became famous for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes
Dolph LundgrenNovember 3, 1957SwedishDolph Lundgren is a famous Swedish actor, film-maker, screenwriter and martial artist
Hal HolbrookFebruary 17, 1925AmericanHal Rowe Holbrook Jr
Alfonso RibeiroSeptember 21, 1971AmericanAlfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr
Baz LuhrmannSeptember 17, 1962AustralianBaz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, filmmaker, and producer
Mel GibsonJanuary 3, 1956AmericanMel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker
Tom AckerleyJanuary 1, 1990BritishTom Ackerley is an English film and television director and film producer
Harry HollandFebruary 14, 1999BritishHarry Holland is a British actor, director, and writer
Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel is an American actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and director

AmericanNovember 23, 1984141 views

Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan is a British-American screenwriter, director, producer, and author

BritishJune 6, 1976174 views

Burnie Burns

Burnie Burns (Michael Justin Burns) is a popular American writer, actor, producer, host, comedian and director

AmericanJanuary 18, 1973147 views

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter and producer

MexicanOctober 9, 1964142 views

Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei is a well-known Chinese actress

ChineseMarch 12, 1976309 views

Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright is an English director, screenwriter, producer and an actor

BritishApril 18, 1974125 views

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones is an English film producer, director, and also a screenwriter

BritishMay 30, 1971276 views

David Lynch

David Lynch is an American filmmaker, author, painter, actor, and photographer

AmericanJanuary 20, 1946355 views

David Mamet

David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, author and film director

AmericanNovember 30, 1947196 views

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a German film director, producer, and screenwriter

GermanNovember 10, 1955151 views