The 100 Greatest Averaged Writer Filmographiesby solmaquina | created - 03 Jul 2013 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
1. Bob Gale
Writer | Back to the Future
Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern ...
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - n/s 1941 - n/s Used Cars - n/s Back to the Future - 10/10 Back to the Future: Part II - 9/10 Back to the Future: Part III - 8.5/10 Trespass - n/s = 9.2/10
Writer | Unforgiven
David Webb Peoples was born on February 9, 1940 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He is a writer and editor, known for Unforgiven (1992), Blade Runner (1982) and 12 Monkeys (1995). He is married to Janet Peoples.
The Day After Trinity - n/s Blade Runner - 9/10 Ladyhawke - n/s Leviathan - n/s The Salute of the Jugger - n/s Fatal Sky - n/s Unforgiven - 9/10 Accidental Hero - n/s Twelve Monkeys - 8/10 Soldier - n/s = 8.7/10
The Men in Her Life - n/s Border Patrol - n/s Colt Comrades - n/s Bar 20 - n/s Forty Thieves - n/s A Place in the Sun - n/s 5 Fingers - n/s Salt of the Earth - n/s Carnival Story - n/s Mannequins für Rio - n/s One Man Mutiny - n/s Friendly Persuasion - n/s The Bridge on the River Kwai - 9/10 The Two-Headed Spy - n/s La tempesta - n/s 5 Branded Women - n/s Lawrence of Arabia - 6.5/10 The Sandpiper - n/s Planet of the Apes - 10/10 Che! - n/s = 8.5/10
Writer | Arthur Christmas
Peter Baynham is a writer and actor, known for Arthur Christmas (2011), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) and The Brothers Grimsby (2016).
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - 10/10 Brüno - 8.5/10 Arthur - n/s Arthur Christmas - 6.5/10 Hotel Transylvania - n/s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - 9/10 Grimsby - n/s = 8.4/10
Writer | Monsters, Inc.
Daniel Gerson was born on August 1, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel R. Gerson. He was a writer, known for Monsters, Inc. (2001), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Monsters University (2013). He was married to Beau Stacom. He died on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Monsters, Inc. - 9/10 Monsters University - 8/10 Big Hero 6 - 8/10 = 8.4/10
Writer | Edward Scissorhands
Caroline Thompson was born on April 23, 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Addams Family (1991) and Corpse Bride (2005). She is married to Steve Nicolaides. She was previously married to Henry Bromell.
Edward Scissorhands - 8.5/10 The Addams Family - n/s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey - n/s The Secret Garden - n/s The Nightmare Before Christmas - 10/10 Black Beauty - n/s Buddy - n/s Corpse Bride - 6.5/10 City of Ember - n/s = 8.3/10
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
Shoulder Arms - n/s The Kid - 8/10 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate - n/s The Gold Rush - 10/10 The Circus - n/s City Lights - 8/10 Modern Times - 7/10 The Great Dictator - 8/10 Monsieur Verdoux - n/s Limelight - n/s A King in New York - n/s A Countess from Hong Kong - n/s = 8.2/10
8. Dan Mazer
Writer | I Give It a Year
Dan Mazer was born on October 4, 1971 in Hillingdon, London, England as Daniel Gideon Mazer. He is a writer and producer, known for I Give It a Year (2013), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) and Da Ali G Show (2000). He has been married to ...
Ali G Indahouse - 6/10 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - 10/10 Brüno - 8.5/10 I Give it a Year - n/s Bridget Jones's Baby - n/s Office Christmas Party - n/s = 8.2/10
Writer | Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.
In January of...
Reservoir Dogs - 6/10 True Romance - 7/10 Pulp Fiction - 10/10 From Dusk Till Dawn - 9/10 Jackie Brown - 7/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - 8/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 - 8/10 Death Proof - 7/10 Inglourious Basterds - 10/10 Django Unchained - 8/10 The Hateful Eight - 8/10 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood - 8/10 = 8/10
10. Armando Iannucci
Writer | The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci was born on November 28, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland as Armando Giovanni Iannucci. He is a writer and producer, known for The Death of Stalin (2017), Veep (2012) and In the Loop (2009). He has been married to Rachel Jones since August 25, 1990. They have two children.
In the Loop - 8/10 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - 9/10 The Death of Stalin - 7/10 = 8.0/10
11. Martin McDonagh
Writer | In Bruges
Martin McDonagh was born on March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London, England. He is a writer and director, known for In Bruges (2008), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Seven Psychopaths (2012).
In Bruges - 9/10 Seven Psychopaths - 7/10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 8/10 = 8.0/10
12. Jonathan Nolan
Writer | The Prestige
Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.
Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.
Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).
Wrote the short story, "...
The Prestige - 9/10 The Dark Knight - 9/10 The Dark Knight Rises - 5.5/10 Interstellar - 8.5/10 = 8.0/10
13. Judd Apatow
Producer | Girls
Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.
Heavy Weights - n/s Celtic Pride - n/s The 40 Year Old Virgin - 9/10 Fun with Dick and Jane - n/s Knocked Up - 7/10 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - 8/10 You Don't Mess with the Zohan - n/s Funny People - 8/10 This Is 40 - 7.5/10 = 7.9/10
14. Stanley Kubrick
Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...
The Killing - 7/10 Paths of Glory - 7.5/10 Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 8/10 2001: A Space Odyssey - 6/10 A Clockwork Orange - 10/10 Barry Lyndon - 8.5/10 The Shining - 6/10 Full Metal Jacket - 9/10 Eyes Wide Shut - 8/10 = 7.8/10
15. Edgar Wright
Director | Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...
A Fistful of Fingers - 6/10 Shaun of the Dead - 10/10 Hot Fuzz - 9/10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - 7/10 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - 6.5/10 The World's End - 8.5/10 Ant-Man - 8/10 Baby Driver - 7/10 = 7.8/10
Writer | Dunkirk
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.
Following - 7/10 Memento - 8.5/10 Batman Begins - 7/10 The Prestige - 9/10 The Dark Knight - 9/10 Inception - 8.5/10 The Dark Knight Rises - 5.5/10 Interstellar - 8.5/10 Dunkirk - 7/10 = 7.8/10
17. Stephen Chow
Actor | Kung fu
Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...
From Beijing with Love - n/s Forbidden City Cop - n/s The God of Cookery - n/s King of Comedy - n/s Shaolin Soccer - 7.5/10 Kung Fu Hustle - 10/10 CJ7 - 6/10 Journey to the West - n/s The Mermaid - n/s Journey to the West: Demon Chapter - n/s = 7.8/10
18. Martin Scorsese
Director | Taxi Driver
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...
Who's That Knocking at My Door - 5.5/10 Bezeten - Het gat in de muur - n/s Mean Streets - n/s GoodFellas - 9/10 The Age of Innocence - n/s Casino - 9/10 My Voyage to Italy - n/s Silence - n/s = 7.8/10
19. Steve Coogan
Actor | Philomena
Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.
The Parole Officer - 7/10 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - 9/10 Philomena - 7/10 = 7.7/10
20. Billy Wilder
Writer | The Apartment
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...
Der Teufelsreporter - n/s People on Sunday - n/s Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg - n/s Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht - n/s Ihre Hoheit befiehlt - n/s Der falsche Ehemann - n/s Princesse, à vos ordres! - n/s Emil und die Detektive - n/s Un peu d'amour - n/s Happy Ever After - n/s The Victor - n/s Es war einmal ein Walzer - n/s Ein blonder Traum - n/s Scampolo, ein Kind der Straße - n/s Un rêve blond - n/s Das Blaue vom Himmel - n/s No Children Wanted - n/s Was Frauen träumen - n/s Music in the Air - n/s Mauvaise graine - n/s Emil and the Detectives - n/s The Lottery Lover - n/s Bluebeard's Eighth Wife - n/s Midnight - n/s Ninotchka - n/s What a Life - n/s Arise, My Love - n/s Hold Back the Dawn - n/s Ball of Fire - n/s The Major and the Minor - n/s Five Graves to Cairo - n/s Double Indemnity - 9/10 The Lost Weekend - 7.5/10 The Emperor Waltz - n/s A Foreign Affair - n/s Sunset Boulevard - n/s Ace in the Hole - n/s Stalag 17 - n/s Sabrina - n/s The Seven Year Itch - n/s The Spirit of St. Louis - n/s Love in the Afternoon - n/s Witness for the Prosecution - n/s Some Like it Hot - 7/10 The Apartment - 7/10 One, Two, Three - n/s Irma la Douce - n/s Kiss Me, Stupid - n/s Meet Whiplash Willie - n/s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - n/s Avanti! - n/s The Front Page - n/s Fedora - n/s Buddy Buddy - n/s = 7.7/10
21. Trey Parker
Music_department | South Park
Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...
(Trey Parker & Matt Stone)
Cannibal: The Musical - 6.5/10 Orgazmo - 6.5/10 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - 10/10 Team America: World Police - 7.5/10 = 7.6/10
22. Scott Alexander
Writer | The People vs. Larry Flynt
(Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski)
Problem Child - n/s Ed Wood - 10/10 The People vs. Larry Flynt - n/s That Darn Cat - n/s Man on the Moon - 6/10 Screwed - n/s Agent Cody Banks - n/s 1408 - 7/10 Big Eyes - 7/10 Dolemite Is My Name - 8/10 = 7.6/10
23. Sam Raimi
Director | Spider-Man
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...
The Evil Dead - 9/10 Crimewave - 5.5/10 Evil Dead II - 9/10 Easy Wheels - n/s Darkman - 6/10 The Nutt House - n/s Army of Darkness - 10/10 The Hudsucker Proxy - 7.5/10 Spider-Man 3 - 6.5/10 Drag Me to Hell - 6.5/10 = 7.5/10
24. Ron Clements
Writer | Hercules
Ron Clements was born on April 25, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Ronald Francis Clements. He is a writer, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Tamara Lee Glumace since February 25, 1989.
(Ron Clements & John Musker)
The Little Mermaid - 7/10 Aladdin - 9/10 Hercules - 7/10 Treasure Planet - 5.5/10 The Princess and the Frog - 8/10 Moana - 8/10 = 7.5/10
25. Rian Johnson
Director | Brick
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 ...
Brick - 7/10 Looper - 8/10 The Brothers Bloom - n/s Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 8/10 Knives Out - 7/10 = 7.5/10
26. Andrew Stanton
Writer | WALL·E
Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...
Toy Story - 10/10 A Bug's Life - 7/10 Toy Story 2 - 8/10 Monsters, Inc. - 9/10 Finding Nemo - 7/10 WALL-E - 8.5/10 John Carter - 4/10 Finding Dory - 6.5/10 = 7.5/10
27. Ernest Lehman
Writer | North by Northwest
One of the most critically and commercially successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Lehman grew up on Long Island, graduated from NY's City College. One of his first jobs was as a copywriter for a Broadway publicist. This experience would later be reflected in his novel and screenplay, "...
Executive Suite - n/s Sabrina - n/s The King and I - 7/10 Somebody Up There Likes Me - n/s Sweet Smell of Success - n/s North by Northwest - 9/10 From the Terrace - n/s West Side Story - 7/10 The Prize - n/s The Sound of Music - n/s Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? - 7/10 Hello, Dolly! - n/s Portnoy's Complaint - n/s Family Plot - n/s Black Sunday - n/s = 7.5/10
28. Simon Pegg
Actor | Shaun of the Dead
English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...
Shaun of the Dead - 10/10 Free Jimmy - 5/10 Hot Fuzz - 9/10 Run Fatboy Run - 5/10 Paul - 7/10 The World's End - 9/10 Star Trek Beyond - 7/10 = 7.5/10
29. Joe Stillman
Writer | Shrek
Beavis & Butthead Do America - 8/10 Shrek - 8/10 Shrek 2 - 6.5/10 Planet 51 - n/s Gulliver's Travels - n/s = 7.5/10
30. Dan O'Bannon
Writer | Alien
Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film).
O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi ...
Dark Star - n/s Alien - 9/10 Dead and Buried - 6/10 Blue Thunder - n/s The Return of the Living Dead - 8/10 Lifeforce - n/s Invaders from Mars - n/s Total Recall - 7/10 Screamers - n/s Hemogoblin - n/s = 7.5/10
31. Alex Garland
Writer | Ex Machina
Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).
Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).
He is ...
28 Days Later... - 8/10 Sunshine - 7/10 Never Let Me Go - 8/10 Dredd - 7/10 Ex Machina - n/s Annihilation - 7/10 = 7.4/10
32. James Cameron
Writer | Avatar
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning - n/s The Terminator - 9/10 Rambo: First Blood Part II - 4.5/10 Aliens - 7.5/10 The Abyss - n/s Terminator 2: Judgment Day - 10/10 True Lies - 7/10 Strange Days - n/s Titanic - 7/10 Avatar - 7.5/10 Alita: Battle Agent - 6/10 = 7.4/10
33. Chris McKenna
Writer | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Igor - n/s The LEGO Batman Movie - 7/10 Spider-Man: Homecoming - 8/10 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 7/10 = 7.4/10
34. Erik Sommers
Writer | Spider-Man: Homecoming
The LEGO Batman Movie - 7/10 Spider-Man: Homecoming - 8/10 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 7/10 = 7.4/10
35. Stephen McFeely
Writer | Avengers: Endgame
(Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers - 6.5/10 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - n/s You Kill Me - n/s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - n/s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - n/s Captain America: The First Avenger - 8/10 Pain & Gain - n/s Thor: The Dark World - 6.5/10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 8/10 Captain America: Civil War - 8/10 = 7.4/10
36. John Logan
Writer | Skyfall
John Logan was a playwright in Chicago for ten years before writing, on spec, his first screenplay, "Any Given Sunday." He won the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his play RED, which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and the Golden Theatre on ...
Bats - n/s Any Given Sunday - n/s Gladiator - 7/10 The Time Machine (2002) - n/s Star Trek: Nemesis - 7/10 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas - n/s The Last Samurai - n/s The Aviator - n/s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 9/10 Rango - 7.5/10 Coriolanus - n/s Hugo - 6.5/10 Skyfall - n/s SPECTRE - n/s Genius - n/s = 7.4/10
37. Aaron Sorkin
Writer | The West Wing
Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to ...
A Few Good Men - n/s Malice - n/s The American President - n/s Charlie Wilson's War - n/s The Social Network - 8/10 Moneyball - 7/10 Steve Jobs - 7/10 = 7.4/10
38. James L. Brooks
Writer | Broadcast News
James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Lawrence Brooks. He is a writer and producer, known for Broadcast News (1987), As Good as It Gets (1997) and Terms of Endearment (1983). He was previously married to Holly Holmberg Brooks and Marianne Catherine Morrissey.
Starting Over - n/s Terms of Endearment - 7.5/10 Broadcast News - 7/10 I'll Do Anything - n/s As Good as it Gets - 7/10 Spanglish - n/s The Simpsons Movie - 8/10 How Do You Know - n/s = 7.4/10
39. Irene Mecchi
Writer | The Lion King
The Lion King - 10/10 The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 6/10 Hercules - 7/10 Brave - 6.5/10 Strange Magic - n/s = 7.4/10
40. Shane Black
Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...
Lethal Weapon - 7/10 The Monster Squad - 7/10 The Last Boy Scout - n/s Last Action Hero - 7/10 The Long Kiss Goodnight - n/s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - 8/10 Iron Man 3 - 7/10 The Nice Guys - 7/10 The Predator - 8/10 = 7.3/10
41. Dan Fogelman
Writer | This Is Us
Cars - 7.5/10 Fred Clause - n/s Bolt - 7/10 Tangled - 7/10 Crazy, Stupid, Love. - 7.5/10 The Guilt Trip - n/s Last Vegas - n/s Danny Collins - n/s = 7.3/10
42. Pam Brady
Producer | South Park
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - 10/10 Team America: World Police - 7.5/10 Hot Rod - 6/10 Hamlet 2 - 5.5/10 = 7.3/10
43. Jacques Demy
Director | Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Une Chambre en Ville (1982) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.
Lola - n/s The Seven Deadly Sins - n/s La baie des anges - n/s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - 9/10 Les Demoiselles de Rochefort - 6.5/10 Model Shop - n/s Once Upon a Time - n/s The Pied Piper - 6.5/10 A Slightly Pregnant Man - n/s Lady Oscar - n/s Une chambre en ville - n/s Parking - n/s Trois places pour le 26 - n/s La table tournante - n/s = 7.3/10
The Sure Thing - n/s Once Bitten - n/s The Lion King - 10/10 James and the Giant Peach - 6/10 The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 6/10 Jack Frost - n/s = 7.3/10
45. John Hodge
Writer | Trainspotting
Shallow Grave - 6/10 Trainspotting - 8/10 A Life Less Ordinary - n/s The Beach - n/s The Final Curtain - n/s The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising - n/s The Sweeney - n/s Trance - 7/10 The Sweeney: Paris - n/s The Program - n/s T2: Trainspotting - 8/10 = 7.3/10
46. Charlie Kaufman
Writer | Synecdoche, New York
Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon ...
Being John Malkovich - 7/10 Human Nature - n/s Adaptation. - 9/10 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - n/s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 7/10 Synecdoche, New York - 5/10 Anomalisa - 8/10 = 7.2/10
47. Adam McKay
Producer | The Other Guys
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 8/10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - 6/10 Step Brothers - 5/10 The Other Guys - 6/10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - 7.5/10 Ant-Man - 8/10 The Big Short - 8.5/10 Vice - 8/10 = 7.2/10
48. Roman Polanski
Actor | Chinatown
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.
His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...
Knife in the Water - n/s Aimez-vous les femmes - n/s Repulsion - n/s Cul-de-sac - n/s The Fearless Vampire Killers - n/s The Girl Across the Way - n/s Rosemary's Baby - 9/10 Le bateau sur l'herbe - n/s A Day at the Beach - n/s The Tragedy of Macbeth - n/s What? - n/s The Tenant - n/s Tess - n/s Pirates - n/s Frantic - n/s Bitter Moon - n/s The Ninth Gate - n/s The Ghost - 7/10 Carnage - 5.5/10 Venus in Fur - n/s = 7.2/10
49. Matthew Vaughn
Producer | Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...
Stardust - 6.5/10 Kick-Ass - 7/10 The Debt - n/s X-Men: First Class - 8/10 Kingsman: The Secret Service - 7/10 = 7.2/10
50. Gary Ross
Writer | Pleasantville
Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series Deadly Nightmares (1983) in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big (1988), his ...
Big - 7/10 Mr. Baseball - n/s Dave - n/s Lassie - n/s Pleasantville - 7.5/10 Seabiscuit - n/s The Tale of Despereaux - n/s The Hunger Games - 7/10 = 7.2/10
51. John Landis
Director | The Blues Brothers
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...
Schlock - n/s The Blues Brothers - 8/10 An American Werewolf in London - 8.5/10 Blues Brothers 2000 - 5/10 Susan's Plan - n/s = 7.2/10
52. Paco Plaza
Director | [Rec]
Paco Plaza was born in 1973 in València, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Francisco Plaza Trinidad. He is married to Leticia Dolera.
OT: la película - n/s Second Name - n/s Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt - n/s [Rec] - 8/10 [Rec] 2 - 7.5/10 [Rec] 3: Genesis - 6/10 = 7.2/10
53. Joel Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
(The Coen Brothers)
Blood Simple - 5.5/10 Crimewave - 5.5/10 Raising Arizona - 7/10 Miller's Crossing - n/s Barton Fink - n/s The Hudsucker Proxy - 7.5/10 Fargo - 8/10 The Big Lebowski - 7/10 O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 7.5/10 The Man Who Wasn't There - n/s Intolerable Cruelty - n/s The Ladykillers - 6/10 No Country for Old Men - 10/10 Burn After Reading - 6.5/10 A Serious Man - 5.5/10 True Grit - 7.5/10 Gambit - n/s Inside Llewyn Davis - n/s Unbroken - n/s Bridge of Spies - 7.5/10 Hail, Caesar! - n/s = 7.0/10
54. George A. Romero
Writer | Land of the Dead
George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and...
Night of the Living Dead (1968) - 9.5/10 Jack's Wife - n/s The Crazies - 5/10 Martin - 7/10 Dawn of the Dead - 10/10 Knightriders - n/s Day of the Dead - 9/10 Creepshow 2 - 5/10 Monkey Shines - 6/10 Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 6.5/10 The Dark Half - n/s Bruiser - n/s Land of the Dead - 6.5/10 Diary of the Dead - 6/10 Survival of the Dead - 6.5/10 = 7.0/10
55. Jordan Peele
Writer | Get Out
Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.
He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...
Keanu - 6/10 Get Out - 7/10 Us - 8/10 = 7.0/10
56. Taika Waititi
Actor | What We Do in the Shadows
Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...
Eagle vs Shark - 7/10 Boy - n/s What We Do in the Shadows - 8/10 Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 7/10 Jojo Rabbit - 6/10 = 7.0/10
57. Lawrence Kasdan
Writer | The Big Chill
Lawrence Kasdan was born on January 14, 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA as Lawrence Edward Kasdan. He is a writer and producer, known for The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985) and Wyatt Earp (1994). He has been married to Meg Kasdan since November 28, 1971. They have two children.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - 7/10 Raiders of the Lost Ark - 9/10 Continental Divide - n/s Body Heat - n/s Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - 7/10 The Big Chill - n/s Silverado - n/s The Accidental Tourist - n/s Grand Canyon - n/s The Bodyguard - n/s Wyatt Earp - n/s Mumford - n/s Dreamcatcher - n/s Darling Companion - n/s Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 5/10 = 7.0/10
58. Diablo Cody
Writer | Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...
Juno - 7.5/10 Jennifer's Body - 6/10 Young Adult - 7.5/10 Paradise - n/s Ricki and the Flash - n/s = 7.0/10
59. Darren Aronofsky
Director | Pi
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won ...
Pi - n/s Requiem for a Dream - 7/10 Below - n/s The Fountain - n/s Noah - 7/10 mother! - 7/10 = 7.0/10
Director | Punch-Drunk Love
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...
Sydney - n/s Boogie Nights - 8/10 Magnolia - 7.5/10 Punch-Drunk Love - n/s There Will Be Blood - 7.5/10 The Master - 7/10 Inherent Vice - 5/10 Phantom Thread - 6.5/10 = 7.0/10
61. Chris Matheson
Writer | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Chris Matheson was born on February 25, 1959 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Christian L. Matheson. He is a writer and director, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and A Goofy Movie (1995). He has been married to Patricia Paschell ...
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 7/10 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - 7/10 Mom and Dad Save the World - n/s A Goofy Movie - 8/10 Mr. Wrong - n/s The Wise Ones - n/s Evil Alien Conquerers - n/s Monkeys - n/s Imagine That - n/s Rapture-Palooza - 6/10 = 7.0/10
62. Dan Aykroyd
Writer | Blues Brothers 2000
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...
The Blues Brothers - 8/10 Ghostbusters - 8/10 Spies Like Us - n/s Dragnet - n/s Ghostbusters II - 7/10 Nothing But Trouble - n/s Coneheads - n/s Blues Brothers 2000 - 5/10 = 7.0/10
63. Wes Anderson
Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...
Bottle Rocket - 6.5/10 Rushmore - n/s The Royal Tenenbaums - 7.5/10 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - 6.5/10 The Darjeeling Limited - n/s Fantastic Mr. Fox - 7/10 Moonrise Kingdom - 7/10 The Grand Budapest Hotel - 7/10 Isle of Dogs - 7.5/10 = 7.0/10
64. Joe Cornish
Writer | Attack the Block
Joe Cornish was born on December 20, 1968 in London, England as Joseph Murray Cornish. He is a writer and director, known for Attack the Block (2011), Ant-Man (2015) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
Attack the Block - 7/10 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - 7/10 Ant-Man - 8/10 The Kid Who Would Be King - 6/10 = 7.0/10
65. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 5/10 Toy Story - 10/10 Alien: Resurrection - 3/10 Titan A.E. - 5/10 Serenity - n/s The Cabin in the Woods - 8/10 The Avengers - 9/10 Much Ado About Nothing - n/s In Your Eyes - n/s Avengers: Age of Ultron - 8/10 = 6.9/10
66. Blake Edwards
Writer | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with ...
Panhandle - n/s Stampede - n/s Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - n/s All Ashore - n/s Cruisin' Down the River - n/s Drive a Crooked Road - n/s Bring Your Smile Along - n/s My Sister Eileen - n/s He Laughed Last - n/s Mister Cory - n/s Operation Mad Ball - n/s This Happy Feeling - n/s The Notorious Landlady - n/s Soldier in the Rain - n/s The Pink Panther - 6/10 A Shot in the Dark - 6/10 Gunn - n/s The Party - n/s Darling Lili - n/s Wild Rovers - n/s The Tamarind Seed - n/s The Return of the Pink Panther - 7.5/10 The Pink Panther Strikes Again - 7.5/10 Revenge of the Pink Panther - 7.5/10 10 - n/s S.O.B. - n/s Victor Victoria - n/s Trail of the Pink Panther - n/s Curse of the Pink Panther - n/s The Man Who Loved Women - n/s A Fine Mess - n/s That's Life! - n/s Sunset -n/s Skin Deep - n/s Switch - n/s Son of the Pink Panther - n/s = 6.9/10
67. Melissa Mathison
Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...
The Black Stallion - n/s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 7/10 The Escape Artist - n/s The Indian in the Cupboard - 7/10 Kundun The BFG - 6.5/10 = 6.9/10
Corpse Bride - 6.5/10 Monster House - 6/10 9 - 8/10 = 6.9/10
69. Mike Judge
Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).
Beavis & Butthead do America - 8/10 Office Space - 6.5/10 Idiocracy - 6.5/10 Extract - 6/10 = 6.8/10
70. Mark Bomback
Producer | War for the Planet of the Apes
Mark Bomback was born on August 29, 1971 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Total Recall (2012).
The Night Caller - n/s Godsend - n/s Live Free or Die Hard - 8/10 Deception - n/s Race to Witch Mountain - n/s Unstoppable - n/s Total Recall - 5/10 The Wolverine - 6/10 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 8/10 Insurgent - n/s = 6.8/10
71. Alvin Sargent
Writer | Spider-Man 2
Alvin Sargent was born on April 12, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alvin Supowitz. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Ordinary People (1980) and Paper Moon (1973). He was married to Laura Ziskin and Joan Camden. He died on May 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Gambit - n/s The Stalking Moon - n/s Pookie - n/s I Walk the Line - n/s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds - n/s Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing - n/s Paper Moon - n/s Bobby Deerfield - n/s Julia - n/s Straight Time - n/s Ordinary People - n/s Nuts - n/s Nicky and Gino - n/s White Palace - n/s Other People's Money - n/s Bogus - n/s Anywhere But Here - n/s Unfaithful - n/s Spider-Man 2 - 9/10 Spider-Man 3 - 6.5/10 The Amazing Spider-Man - 5/10 = 6.8/10
72. James Gunn
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...
Tromeo & Juliet - n/s Terror Firmer - n/s The Specials - n/s Scooby-Doo - 5/10 Dawn of the Dead (2004) - 8/10 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed - 3/10 Slither - 7/10 Super - 8.5/10 Guardians of the Galaxy - 7/10 The Belko Experiment - 8/10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 7/10 = 6.7/10
73. Jesse Armstrong
Writer | Four Lions
Magicians - 4/10 In the Loop - 8/10 Four Lions - 8/10 = 6.7/10
74. Robert Gordon
Writer | Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest - 7/10 Men in Black II - 6.5/10 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - 6.5/10 = 6.7/10
75. Damien Chazelle
Writer | Whiplash
Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench - n/s The Last Exorcism Part II - n/s Grand Piano - 7/10 Whiplash - 9/10 10 Cloverfield Lane - 8/10 La La Land - 8/10 First Man - 5/10 = 7.4/10
76. Evan Goldberg
Producer | This Is the End
Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his work on Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet, 50/50, Goon, The Watch, This is the End, Neighbors, The Interview and The Night Before. Goldberg works alongside longtime ...
(Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen)
Superbad - 8.5/10 Pineapple Express - 7/10 The Green Hornet - 7/10 Goon - n/s The Watch - 4.5/10 This Is the End - 7/10 The Interview - 7/10 The Night Before - 6/10 Sausage Party - 5.5/10 Bad Neighbors 2 - n/s = 6.6/10
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born...
Ali G Indahouse - 6/10 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - 10/10 Brüno - 8.5/10 The Dictator - 2/10 Grimsby - n/s = 6.6/10
Writer | Die Hard
Among the handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over $2 billion at the box office, Steven de Souza was introduced to Hollywood on camera--as a contestant on an L.A. game show. There the Philadelphia-based writer for PBS, "The New York Times", "Premiere" and other media outlets won a car ...
Arnold's Wrecking Co. - n/s 48 Hrs. - n/s The Return of Captain Invincible - n/s Commando - n/s The Running Man - n/s Bad Dreams - n/s Die Hard - 10/10 Die Hard 2 - 7.5/10 Hudson Hawk - n/s Ricochet - n/s The Flintstones - 5/10 Beverly Hills Cop III - n/s Street Fighter - n/s Judge Dredd - 4/10 Knock Off - n/s Blast - n/s = 6.6/10
79. Peter Farrelly
Producer | Green Book
Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There's Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). He has been married to Melinda Farrelly since December 31, 1996. They ...
The Farrelly Brothers)
Dumb & Dumber - 9/10 There's Something About Mary - 7/10 Outside Providence - n/s Me, Myself & Irene - 7/10 Shallow Hal - 5/10 Stuck on You - 6/10 The Heartbroke Kid - n/s Hall Pass - 5/10 The Three Stooges - n/s Dumb & Dumber To - 6.5/10 = 6.5/10
80. William Goldman
Writer | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA, began his career as a novelist in 1957. Started writing screenplays in 1965 with "Masquerade". A two-time Academy Award Winner, he is one of the most successful screenwriters and script doctors in ...
Masquerade - n/s The Moving Target - n/s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 7.5/10 The Hot Rock - n/s The Stepford Wives - 6.5/10 The Great Waldo Pepper - n/s All the President's Men - n/s Marathon Man - n/s A Bridge Too Far - n/s Magic - 6/10 Heat - n/s The Princess Bride - 7/10 Misery - 7/10 Memoirs of an Invisible Man - n/s Year of the Comet - n/s Chaplin - 5/10 Maverick - n/s The Chamber - n/s The Ghost and the Darkness - n/s Absolute Power - n/s The General's Daughter - n/s Hearts in Atlantis - n/s The Dreamcatcher - n/s Wild Card - n/s = 6.5/10
81. Mark Fergus
Writer | Children of Men
(Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby)
Consequence - n/s First Snow - n/s Children of Men - 7/10 Iron Man - 8/10 Cowboys & Aliens - 4.5/10 = 6.5/10
82. Ted Griffin
Writer | Ocean's Eleven
Ted Griffin was born on December 21, 1970 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Terriers (2010) and Ravenous (1999). He has been married to Sutton Foster since October 25, 2014.
Ravenous - 7.5/10 Best Laid Plans - n/s Ocean's Eleven - n/s Matchstick Men - 7/10 Rumor Has It... - n/s Killers - n/s Tower Heist - 5/10 Solace - n/s = 6.5/10
83. Mike Myers
Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively.
Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he ...
Wayne's World - 6.5/10 Wayne's World 2 - 6.5/10 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - 9/10 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 7.5/10 Austin Powers in Goldmember - 6/10 The Love Guru - 3/10 = 6.4/10
84. Nicholas Stoller
Producer | The Muppets
Nicholas Stoller is an English-American screenwriter and director. He is known best for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and writing/directing its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek. He also wrote The Muppets and directed the Seth Rogen comedy, Neighbors. He is a ...
Fun with Dick and Jane - n/s Yes Man - 5.5/10 Get Him to the Greek - 7/10 Gulliver's Travels - n/s The Muppets - 7/10 The Five-Year Engagement - n/s Muppets Most Wanted - 6.5/10 Sex Tape - n/s Zoolander 2 - 6/10 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - n/s Storks - n/s = 6.4/10
85. Lana Wachowski
Writer | The Matrix
Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight...
(representing The Wachowskis)
Assassins - n/s Bound - n/s The Matrix - 8/10 The Animatrix - n/s The Matrix Reloaded - 5/10 The Matrix Revolutions - 5.5/10 V for Vendetta - 7/10 Speed Racer - n/s Cloud Atlas - n/s Jupiter Ascending - n/s = 6.4/10
86. Terry Gilliam
Writer | Brazil
Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...
And Now for Something Completely Different - 7/10 Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 5/10 Jabberwocky - n/s Life of Brian - 7/10 Time Bandits - 6.5/10 The Meaning of Life - 6/10 Brazil - 7/10 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - 6.5/10 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 7/10 Tideland - n/s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 5.5/10 = 6.4/10
87. Alexander Payne
Director | Nebraska
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...
The Passion of Martin - n/s Citizen Ruth - n/s Election - n/s Jurassic Park III - 6/10 About Schmidt - n/s Sideways - n/s I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry - n/s The Descendants - 7/10 Downsizing - 6/10 = 6.4/10
Kill List - n/s Sightseers - 7/10 A Field in England - 6/10 High-Rise - 6/10 Free Fire - n/s = 6.4/10
89. Drew Goddard
Producer | The Martian
Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...
Cloverfield - 5/10 The Cabin in the Woods - 8/10 World War Z - 4/10 The Martian - 8/10 = 6.3/10
90. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
Animal House - 7/10 Meatballs - n/s Caddyshack - 2.5/10 Stripes - n/s Ghostbusters - 8/10 Back to School - n/s Club Paradise - n/s Armed and Dangerous - n/s Caddyshack II - n/s Ghostbuster II - 7/10 Groundhog Day - 9/10 Analyze This - n/s Bedazzled - 4/10 Analyze That - n/s Year One - n/s = 6.3/10
91. Jane Goldman
Producer | Kick-Ass
Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Stardust (2007). She has been married to Jonathan Ross since August 1988. They have three children.
Stardust - 6.5/10 Kick-Ass - 7/10 The Debt - n/s X-Men: First Class - 8/10 The Woman in Black - 5/10 Kingsman: The Secret Service - 7/10 The Limehouse Golem - n/s Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 4/10 = 6.3/10
92. Will Ferrell
Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...
A Night at the Roxbury - n/s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 8/10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - 6/10 Step Brothers - 5/10 Anchorman: The Legend Continues - 7.5/10 = 6.3/10
93. Woody Allen
Writer | Manhattan
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
What's Up Tiger Lillie? - n/s Take the Money and Run - n/s Bananas - n/s Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask - n/s Sleeper - n/s Love and Death - n/s Annie Hall - 7/10 Interiors - n/s Manhattan - 6/10 Stardust Memories - n/s A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy - n/s Zelig - n/s Broadway Danny Rose - n/s The Purple Rose of Cairo - n/s Hannah and Her Sisters - n/s Radio Days - n/s September - n/s Another Woman - n/s Crimes and Misdemeanors - n/s Alice - n/s Shadows and Fog - n/s Husbands and Wives - n/s Manhattan Murder Mystery - n/s Bullets Over Broadway - n/s Mighty Aphrodite - n/s Everyone Says I Love You - n/s Celebrity - n/s Deconstructing Harry - n/s Celebrity - n/s Sweet and Lowdown - n/s Small Time Crooks - n/s The Curse of the Jade Scorpion - n/s Hollywood Ending - n/s Anything Else - n/s Melinda and Melinda - n/s Match Point - n/s Scoop - n/s Cassandra's Dream - n/s Vicky Cristina Barcelona - n/s Whatever Works - n/s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - n/s Midnight in Paris - 6/10 To Rome with Love - n/s Blue Jasmine - n/s Magic in the Moonlight - n/s Irrational Man - n/s Cafe Society - n/s = 6.3/10
94. Sergio Leone
Writer | Once Upon a Time in America
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...
Afrodite, dea dell'amore - n/s Nel segno di Roma - n/s Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei - n/s Le sette sfide - n/s Il colosso di Rodi - n/s Le verdi bandiere di Allah - n/s A Fistful of Dollars - 5/10 For a Few Dollars More - 5.5/10 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 7/10 Once Upon a Time in the West - n/s A Fistful of Dynamite - n/s Once Upon a Time in America - 7.5/10 Troppo forte - n/s = 6.3/10
95. David Cronenberg
Director | The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...
Stereo - n/s Crimes of the Future - n/s Shivers - 6.5/10 Rabid - 6/10 Fast Company - n/s The Brood - n/s Scanners - 6/10 Videodrome - 8/10 The Fly - 8/10 Dead Ringers - 6/10 Naked Lunch - n/s Crash - 5/10 eXistenz - 6/10 Cosmopolis - 4/10 = 6.2/10
Writer | El laberinto del fauno
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...
Cronos - 7/10 Mimic - n/s The Devil's Backbone - 7.5/10 Hellboy - 6.5/10 Pan's Labyrinth - 8.5/10 Hellboy II: The Golden Army - 7/10 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 5/10 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 5/10 Pacific Rim - 7/10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2.5/10 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - n/s Crimson Peak - 6/10 = 6.2/10
97. Robert Rodriguez
Producer | El mariachi
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.
Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...
El mariachi - n/s Desperado - 6/10 Spy Kids - 6/10 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams - 5/10 Once Upon a Time in Mexico - n/s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D - n/s Planet Terror - 6/10 Shorts - n/s Machete - 8/10 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D - n/s = 6.2/10
98. Ted Elliott
Writer | Shrek
Ted Elliott was born on July 4, 1961 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He is a writer, known for Shrek (2001), The Lone Ranger (2013) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
(Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio)
Little Monsters - n/s Aladdin - 9/10 The Puppet Masters - n/s Small Soldiers - 6/10 The Road to El Dorado - n/s Shrek - 8/10 Treasure Planet - n/s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 5.5/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 6/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - 5/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - 4/10 The Lone Ranger - n/s = 6.2/10
99. Peter Spierig
Director | Predestination
(Representing The Spierig Brothers)
Undead - 5/10 Daybreakers - 7.5/10 Predestination - 6/10 = 6.2/10
100. Michael Tolkin
Writer | The Player
Gleaming the Cube - n/s The Rapture - 6/10 The Player - 7/10 Deep Cover - n/s The New Age - n/s Deep Impact - n/s Changing Lanes - n/s Nine - 5.5/10 = 6.2/10