Favorite Newsmen and Documentarist

by redbaran360 | created - 29 Nov 2011 | updated - 02 Sep 2018 | Public

1. Robert Greenwald

Director | Xanadu

Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films (BNF), is an award-winning television, feature film and documentary filmmaker whose most recent feature is Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA. Greenwald turned to documentary filmmaking in 2002, inspired by pervasive voter rights ...

2. Morgan Spurlock

Producer | Super Size Me

Morgan Spurlock was born on November 7, 1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA as Morgan Valentine Spurlock. He is a producer and writer, known for Super Size Me (2004), The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) and Mansome (2012). He has been married to Sara Bernstein since May 2, 2016. He was ...

3. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

4. John Pilger

Writer | The War You Don't See

John Pilger was born on October 9, 1939 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a writer and director, known for The War You Don't See (2010), Utopia (2013) and The Dirty War on the National Health Service (2019).

5. Shane Smith

Producer | Vice

Shane Smith is the founder and CEO of VICE, the global youth media brand. One of the industry's most respected visionaries, Smith is also a critically acclaimed journalist, and the host and executive producer for the Emmy winning news series, VICE, on HBO.

Under Smith's guidance, VICE, initially ...

6. Cenk Uygur

Writer | The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur was born on March 21, 1970 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a writer and producer, known for The Young Turks (2005), TYT University (2011) and Rebel HQ. He has been married to Wendy Lang since 2008. They have two children.

7. Glenn Greenwald

Writer | No Place to Hide

Glenn Greenwald was born on March 6, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for No Place to Hide, Untitled Martina Navratilova Project and Field of Vision (2015). He is married to David Miranda.

8. Jeremy Scahill

Producer | Dirty Wars

Jeremy Scahill is a producer, known for Dirty Wars (2013), Big Noise Dispatches 6 (2008) and The Awful Truth (1999).

9. Jon Stewart

Writer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

10. John Oliver

Writer | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver was born on April 23, 1977 in Birmingham, England as John William Oliver. He is a writer and producer, known for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014), The Lion King (2019) and The Smurfs (2011). He has been married to Kate Norley since October 2011. They have two children.

11. Ken Burns

Producer | The Central Park Five

Celebrated American documentarian who gradually amassed a considerable reputation and a devoted audience with a series of reassuringly traditional meditations on Americana. Burns' works are treasure troves of archival materials; he skillfully utilizes period music and footage, photographs, ...

12. Louis Theroux

Writer | My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. He is a writer and producer, known for My Scientology Movie (2015), When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. They have three ...

13. Adam Curtis

Director | The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

Adam Curtis was born on May 26, 1955 in Dartford, Kent, England as Kevin Adam Curtis. He is a director and producer, known for The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004), Pandora's Box (1992) and HyperNormalisation (2016).

14. Chris Bell

Director | Bigger Stronger Faster*

Chris Bell is a director and writer, known for Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008), Trophy Kids (2013) and Stronger.



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