Oscar Legends 2: Other Legends

by AlexHartsell | created - 12 Feb 2014 | updated - 21 May 2015 | Public

Other directors and writers that I forgot in number 1 and I have add famous movie producers on this list now.

New Updated: I have now added Christopher Guest, Anne Fletcher and Adam Shankman who also help with the Academy Awards' ceremonies while making some Academy Award nominated films

1. Howard Hawks

Director | Red River

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

The Prizefighter and the Lady Barbary Coast Come and Get It Only Angels Have Wings Sergeant York Ball of Fire Air Force Red River The Big Sky Hatari!

2. Jacques Tati

Writer | Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who ...

Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot Mon Oncle The Illusionist (2010 film)

3. King Vidor

Director | Hallelujah

King Vidor was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter of Hungarian descent. He was born in Galveston, Texas to lumberman Charles Shelton Vidor and his wife Kate Wallis. King's paternal grandfather Károly (Charles) Vidor had fled Hungary as a refugee following the failed ...

The Crowd Hallelujah The Champ The Texas Rangers Stella Dallas The Citadel Comrade X Duel in the Sun War and Peace

4. Mark Robson

Director | Peyton Place

Mark Robson studied political science and economics at the University of California. He then took a law course at Pacific Coast University, and, at one time, also attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Ultimately, his interests led him elsewhere, since he ended up in the movie business as a ...

Champion My Foolish Heart Bright Victory I Want You The Bridge at Toko-Ri Trial The Harder They Fall Peyton Place The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Von Ryan's Express Valley of the Dolls Earthquake

5. Sidney Poitier

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to...

No Way Out Blackboard Jungle The Defiant Ones Porgy and Bees Paris Blues Lilies of the Field The Greatest Story Ever Told A Patch of Blue The Slender Thread In the Heart of the Night Guess Who's Coming to Dinner For Love of Ivy King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

6. Atom Egoyan

Director | The Sweet Hereafter

Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Both his parents were painters, and he planned to be a playwright, but after making a short film, he became hooked on telling stories visually. Returned to ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar (1993) in Armenia. Won attention ...

The Sweet Hereafter Barney's Version

7. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

The 400 Blows Stolen Kisses Day for Night The Story of Adele H Close Encounters of the Third Kind The Last Metro

8. Arthur Penn

Director | Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He was married to Peggy Maurer. He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

The Miracle Worker Bonnie and Clyde Alice's Restaurant Little Big Man

9. James Bridges

Writer | The China Syndrome

James Bridges was born on February 3, 1936 in Paris, Arkansas, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The China Syndrome (1979), Perfect (1985) and The Paper Chase (1973). He died on June 6, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Baby Maker The Paper Chase The China Syndrome

10. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. ...

Henry V Howard's End The Remains of the Day In the Name of the Father Junior Sense and Sensibility Primary Colors Treasure Planet Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Pride & Prejudice An Education Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Brave Saving Mr. Banks

11. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...

What Dreams May Come Encounters at the End of the World The Act of Killing The Wind Rises

12. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...

Buena Vista Social Club Pina The Salt of the Earth

13. 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 ...

Super Size Me GasLand

14. Hany Abu-Assad

Director | Omar

Hany Abu-Assad a Palestinian/Dutch movie director and writer. From the famous movies Abu-Assad has directed so far are : Rana's Wedding (2002), Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013), The mountains between us (2017). He has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for his movies 'Paradise Now' in 2006 ...

Paradise Now Omar

15. Stanley Tucci

Actor | Big Night

Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria.

Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State ...

Prizzi's Honor Deconstructing Harry Road to Perdition The Devil Wears Prada Julie & Julia The Lovely Bones Margin Call The Wind Rises

16. Robert Clouse

Director | Enter the Dragon

A hard-working director throughout his long and varied career, Robert Clouse is known best for his two most successful films: Enter the Dragon (1973) and _Game of Death (1978_. Clouse was a director who worked mainly in the visuals of cinema, owing to the fact that he was completely deaf, he ...

The Cadillac The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes

17. Jack Cardiff

Director | Sons and Lovers

Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical ...

The Four Feathers The Diary of Anne Frank Black Narcissus The Red Shoes The Black Rose The African Queen The Barefoot Contessa War and Peace The Brave One Sons and Lovers Fanny My Geisha Death on the Nile Rambo: First Blood Part II

18. Stuart Baird

Editor | Skyfall

Stuart Baird was born on January 14, 1947 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. He is known for his work on Skyfall (2012), Superman (1978) and Casino Royale (2006).

Tommy The Omen Superman Altered States Outland Ladyhawke Lethal Weapon Gorillas in the Mist Scrooged Lethal Weapon 2 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Maverick Monster's Ball Salt Skyfall

19. Dean Cundey

Cinematographer | Jurassic Park

Dean Cundey reigns supreme as one of the best, most prolific, and talented cinematographers to ever grace celluloid with his often striking and accomplished photography. Cundey was born on March 12th, 1946, in Alhambra, California. One of his hobbies during his elementary school days was building ...

Romancing of the Stone Back to the Future Who Framed Roger Rabbit Back to the Future Part II Hook Death Becomes Her Jurassic Park Apollo 13

20. Mel Damski

Director | Lou Grant

Mel Damski has directed dozens movies and hundreds of hours of series television, from M*A*S*H (1972) to Boston Legal (2004) to Psych (2006) and _Scorpion_. For the past several years he served as the producer/director of Psych (2006) for USA network.

He has been nominated for an Oscar, two Emmy ...

Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Follies

21. Susan Seidelman

Director | Desperately Seeking Susan

Susan Seidelman was born on December 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Sex and the City (1998) and Smithereens (1982).

The Dutch Master

22. Charles Guggenheim

Producer | Berga: Soldiers of Another War

Charles Guggenheim was born into a wealthy Cincinnati family (his father was a furniture manufacturer). While studying agriculture in college in 1943, Guggenheim was drafted into the army. Upon discharge from the service he decided against an agricultural career and moved to New York to pursue a ...

Monument to the Dream Robert Kennedy Remembered The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America High Schools The Johnstown Flood D-Day Remembered A Time for Justice The Shadow of Hate A Place in the Land

23. George Stevens

Director | Giant

George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen ...

Alice Adams Swing Time Quality Street A Damsel in Distress Vivacious Lady Gunga Din Penny Serenade Woman of the Year The Talk of the Town The More Merrier I Remember Mama A Place in the Sun Shane Giant The Diary of Anne Frank The Greatest Story Ever Told

24. John Cassavetes

Actor | Love Streams

John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.

Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929, to Nicholas John Cassavetes and his wife Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). Nicholas was...

The Dirty Dozen Rosemary's Baby Faces A Woman Under the Influence Two-Minute Warning Gloria

25. Bob Rafelson

Producer | Five Easy Pieces

Bob Rafelson is an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981).

He was also one of ...

Easy Rider Five Easy Pieces The Last Picture Show

26. Saul Bass

Director | Why Man Creates

Saul Bass was born in New York City in 1920 and is a widely acclaimed graphic designer with a career spanning over 40 years. Among his most famous works are the title sequences for such classic films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960). Bass used his ...

Carmen Jones The Man with the Golden Arm Around the World in 80 Days Cowboy Vertigo The Big Country Anatomy of Murder North by Northwest Psycho Spartacus The Facts of Life Exodus One, Two, Three West Side Story Walk on the Wild Side It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World The Cardinal In Harm's Way Seconds Grand Prix Why Man Creates Notes on the Popular Arts Alien The Solar Film Broadcast News Big Goodfellas Cape Fear Mr. Saturday Night The Age of Innocence Casino

27. Andrew Sugerman

Producer | Conviction

Andrew Barry Sugerman has been involved in the production of a diverse range of motion pictures as a producer over the past thirty years. His own production, "Conviction," based on a true story, starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver, directed by Tony Goldwyn, was released in October...

Mandy's Grandmother

28. Andrew Birkin

Writer | Der Name der Rose

Andrew Birkin was born on December 9, 1945 in London, England as Andrew Timothy Birkin. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), The Cement Garden (1993) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

2001: A Space Odyssey Sredni Vashtar

29. Dean Parisot

Director | Galaxy Quest

Dean Parisot was born as Aldo Luis Parisot. He is a director and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), RED 2 (2013) and Charlie Countryman (2013). He was previously married to Sally Menke.

The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

30. Gabriele Salvatores

Director | Nirvana

Gabriele Salvatores was born on July 30, 1950 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Nirvana (1997), I'm Not Scared (2003) and The Invisible Boy (2014).


31. W.D. Richter

Writer | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

W.D. Richter was born on December 7, 1945 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA as Walter Duch Richter. He is a writer and producer, known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Stealth (2005) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).


32. Arne Glimcher

Producer | The Mambo Kings

Arne Glimcher was born on March 2, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Mambo Kings (1992), Just Cause (1995) and The White River Kid (1999).

Gorillas in the Mist The Mambo Kings

33. Juan José Campanella

Writer | El secreto de sus ojos

Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), The Man of Your Dreams (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).

Son of the Bride The Secret in Their Eyes

34. Bruce Beresford

Director | 'Breaker' Morant

Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The ...

Breaker Morant Tender Mercies Crimes of the Heart Driving Miss Daisy

35. Freddie Francis

Cinematographer | The Straight Story

During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...

Moulin Rouge Room at the Top Sons and Lovers The Elephant Man The French Lieutenant's Wife Dune Return to Oz Glory Cape Fear The Straight Story

36. James Marsh

Director | The Theory of Everything

James Marsh was born on April 30, 1963 in Truro, Cornwall, England. He is a director and producer, known for The Theory of Everything (2014), The King (2005) and Shadow Dancer (2012).

Howard's End Man on Wire Searching for Sugar Man Ida The Theory of Everything

37. Carroll Ballard

Camera_department | Star Wars

Carroll Ballard was born on October 14, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carroll James Ballard. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Black Stallion (1979) and Fly Away Home (1996).

Harvest Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope The Black Stallion Never Cry Wolf My Family Fly Away Home

38. Christine Lahti

Actress | Chicago Hope

Christine Lahti was born April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan, to Elizabeth Margaret (Tabar), a painter and nurse, and Paul Theodore Lahti, a surgeon. She is of half Finnish and half Austro-Hungarian descent. She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in ...

...And Justice for All Swing Shift Running on Empty Lieberman in Love

39. John Astin

Actor | The Frighteners

Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...

West Side Story That Touch of Mink Period of Adjustment Billy Rose's Jumbo Prelude

40. Sean Astin

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...

Kangaroo Court Bulworth The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Click

41. Mikael Salomon

Director | The Long Road Home

Mikael Salomon was born and grew up in Denmark. He is originally and primarily a cinematographer. The first feature film he shot was Fantasterne (1967) by Kirsten Stenbæk. After almost two decades as one of his country's finest in the field and only a few foreign productions, he then moved his life...

The Abyss Backdraft

42. Robert Stromberg

Production_designer | Avatar

Robert Stromberg is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Maleficent (2014) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

Cape Fear A Few Good Men The Age of Innocence Addams Family Values The Birdcage DragonHeart Star Trek: First Contact Daylight Patch Adams Cast Away I Am Sam About Schmidt Catch Me If You Can Seabiscuit Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World The Aviator Walk the Line Memories of a Geisha Pan's Labyrinth The Good German The Good Shepherd Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 3:10 to Yuma There Will Be Blood The Golden Compass Tropic Thunder Avatar Alice in Wonderland The Way Back Life of Pi Maleficent

43. Scott Hicks

Director | Shine

Hicks was born in Uganda and lived in Kenya, just outside Nairobi, until the age of ten. His family then moved, first to England and, when he was 14, on to Adelaide, Australia. Hicks graduated from Flinders University of South Australia (BA Honors) in 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in ...

Shine Snow Falling on Cedars

44. JoBeth Williams

Actress | Poltergeist

The product of a musical family, Margaret JoBeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional ...

Kramer vs. Kramer Poltergeist The Big Chill Poltergeist II: The Other Side On Hope Wyatt Earp

45. John Crowley

Director | Brooklyn

John Crowley was born on August 19, 1969 in Cork, Ireland. He is a director, known for Brooklyn (2015), Boy A (2007) and Intermission (2003). He is married to Fiona Weir. They have one child.

If he gets nominated for Brooklyn at the 88th Academy Awards


46. Allan Miller

Director | Small Wonders

Mr. Miller has both a B.A. and an M.A. in Music from Harvard, and studied conducting in Europe with Hermann Scherchen.

He has been an Educational Conductor for the Baltimore Symphony, an Associate Conductor of the Denver Symphony, and a guest conductor of several orchestras in the U.S.

He was also ...

The Bolero Small Wonders Music of the Heart

47. Tony Richardson

Director | A Taste of Honey

Tony Richardson was born on June 5, 1928 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as Cecil Antonio Richardson. He was a director and producer, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), Tom Jones (1963) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He was married to Vanessa Redgrave. He died on November 14,...

The Entertainer Tom Jones Blue Sky

48. Christophe Barratier

Writer | Les choristes

Christophe Barratier was born on June 17, 1963 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a producer and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Paris 36 (2008) and Team Spirit (2016).

Winged Migration The Chorus Paris 36

49. Didier Flamand

Director | La vis

Didier Flamand was born on March 12, 1947. He is an actor and director, known for The Screw (1993), The Chorus (2004) and The Crimson Rivers (2000).

The Screw The Chorus

50. Ray McKinnon

Writer | Rectify

Ray McKinnon is a writer, actor, director and producer. He served from 2012 through 2016 as creator, showrunner, writer and director of the Peabody Award winning, Sundance TV series, "Rectify."

As an actor, McKinnon has created a canon of unforgettable, offbeat and richly textured characters. In a ...

Driving Miss Daisy Bugsy Apollo 13 O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Accountant The Blind Side

51. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

Johnny Flynton

52. Max Lang

Writer | The Gruffalo

Max Lang was born in 1982 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an assistant director and writer, known for The Gruffalo (2009), Room on the Broom (2012) and Zog (2018).

The Gruffalo Room on the Boom

53. Alexandre Espigares

Animation_department | Mr Hublot

Alexandre Espigares is known for his work on Mr Hublot (2013), Riddick (2013) and Iron Man 3 (2013).

Mr. Hublot Iron Man 3

54. Teddy Newton

Actor | The Incredibles

Teddy Newton was born on March 3, 1964 in Encino, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Toy Story 3 (2010) and WALL·E (2008).

The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille Presto WALL-E Let's Pollute Up Day & Night Toy Story 3

55. Robert Kondo

Producer | The Dam Keeper

Robert Kondo is known for his work on The Dam Keeper (2014), Monsters University (2013) and Moom (2016).

Ratatouille The Dam Keeper

56. Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi

Producer | The Dam Keeper

Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is a filmmaker, painter and philanthropist. A graduate from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Dice has worked as a visual development/color key artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears a Who! He is best known for his color ...

Ice Age Toy Story 3 The Dam Keeper

The Prince of Egypt Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Shark Tale The Curse of the Were-Rabbit French Roast Despicable Me 2

58. Dominique Monfery

Animation_department | Au fil de l' eau

Dominique Monfery is known for his work on On Flying Water (2015), Destino (2003) and A Goofy Movie (1995).

Runaway Brain The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hercules Tarzan The Emperor's New Grove Destino

59. Eric Armstrong

Visual_effects | Jurassic Park

Eric Armstrong (born May 15, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland) is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Hollow Man (2000) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)., Works in Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Columbia, Disney and Warner Bros., Created her Casper, ChubbsChubbs, Mr. DNA from Jurassic ...

Jurassic Park Stuart Little Hollow Man Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone The Chubbchubbs!

60. Hamilton Luske

Director | Cinderella

Hamilton Luske was born on October 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hamilton Luton Luske. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Pinocchio (1940) and Mary Poppins (1964). He died on February 19, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA.

The Tortoise and the Hare Who Killed Cock Robin? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Ferdinand the Bull Pinocchio Fantasia Saludos Amigos So Dear to My Heart Cinderella Alice in Wonderland Ben and Me Donald in Mathmagic Land Marry Poppins

61. John Canemaker

Animation_department | The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation

John Canemaker was born on May 28, 1943 in Waverly, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005), Bottom's Dream (1984) and Braingames (1983).

The World According to Garp You Don't Have to Die The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation

62. Tim Miller

Director | Deadpool

Tim Miller is an American animator, film director, creative director and visual effects artist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for the work on his short animated film Gopher Broke. He made his directing debut with Deadpool. Miller is also famous for creating ...

Gopher Broke The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

63. Patrick Osborne

Writer | Feast

Patrick Osborne is known for his work on Feast (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Pearl (2016).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Bolt Tangled Paperman Wreck-It Ralph Feast

64. Don Hall

Writer | Meet the Robinsons

Don Hall was born on March 8, 1969 in Glenwood, Iowa, USA as Donald Lee Hall. He is known for his work on Meet the Robinsons (2007), Big Hero 6 (2014) and The Princess and the Frog (2009).

Tarzan The Emperor's New Grove Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Bolt The Princess and the Frog Big Hero 6

65. Gary Rydstrom

Sound_department | Minority Report

Gary Rydstrom, Director of Creative Operations/Sound Designer and Mixer, joined Skywalker Sound in 1983 as an operator in the machine room. Since then, he has contributed his talents to many projects as a sound designer, re-recording mixer, effects mixer and foley mixer. In 1998, Rydstrom was ...

Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom Cocoon Remo Williams: The Adventures Begins Luxo Jr. Tin Toy Willow Backdraft Terminator 2: Judgement Day A River Runs Through Jurassic Park Quiz Show Mrs. Doubtfire Toy Story James and the Giant Peach Sleepers The Lost World: Jurassic Park Hercules Titanic The Horse Whisperer A Bug's Life Saving Private Ryan Toy Story 2 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport 102 Dalmatians A.I. Artificial Intelligence For the Birds Monsters Inc. Minority Report Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Finding Nemo The Village Lifted Presto Up Toy Story 3 La Luna The Adventures of Tintin War Horse Brave Lincoln Wreck-It Ralph The Lone Ranger All Is Lost The Wind Rises Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Jurassic World

66. Steve Moore

Director | The Indescribable Nth

Steve Moore was born as Stephen Oscar Moore. He is known for his work on The Indescribable Nth (2000), Redux Riding Hood (1997) and Coraline (2009).

The Nightmare Before Christmas Redux Riding Hood Coraline Despicable Me 2

67. Chris Bailey

Director | Kim Possible

Chris Bailey was born on March 26, 1962 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Kim Possible (2002), Deep Rising (1998) and X2: X-Men United (2003).

Technological Threat The Little Mermaid The Lion King Runaway Brain Hercules Mighty Joe Young Shrek

68. Fisher Stevens

Actor | Short Circuit

Fisher Stevens moved from his native Chicago to New York at the age of 13 to pursue an acting career. He tried, unsuccessfully, to get any kind of job and was, he recalls, even rejected as extra for a Crest commercial.

When his acting teacher, Dan Fauci, lost the lease to his teaching studio, he ...

Reversal of Fortune The Cove The Square The Grand Budapest Hotel

69. Robert Rossen

Writer | The Hustler

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Rosen. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Lilith (1964). He was married to Susan Siegal. He died on February 18, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Sea Wolf Blues in the Night The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Body and Soul All the King's Men The Hustler Billy Budd

70. Peter Ustinov

Actor | Spartacus

Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions.

He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, ...

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Quo Vadis Le Plaisir The Egyptian Spartacus The Sundowners Billy Budd Topkapi Hot Millions Robin Hood Logan's Run Death on the Nile The Great Muppet Caper Lorenzo's Oil

71. Lewis Milestone

Director | All Quiet on the Western Front

Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early ...

Two Arabian Knights The Racket All Quiet on the Western Front The Front Page The General Died at Dawn Of Mice and Men The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Mutiny on the Bounty

72. David Mamet

Writer | House of Games

David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David Alan Mamet. He is a writer and producer, known for House of Games (1987), State and Main (2000) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He was ...

The Verdict The Untouchables Glengarry Glen Ross Hoffa Wag the Dog

73. Michael Tollin

Producer | Radio

Michael Tollin was born on October 6, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Radio (2003), Coach Carter (2005) and Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (1995).

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream Norbit

74. Edward Dmytryk

Director | Crossfire

Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age ...

Crossfire The Sniper The Caine Mutiny Broken Lance Raintree Country The Young Lions Walk on the Wild Side Where Love Has Gone

75. Alexander Mackendrick

Writer | The Man in the White Suit

One of the most distinguished (if frequently overlooked) directors ever to emerge from the British film industry, Alexander Mackendrick, was in fact born in the US (to Scottish parents), but grew up in his native Scotland, where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He started out as a ...

The Man in the White Suit The Ladykillers

76. Bryan Forbes

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

Bryan Forbes was born on July 22, 1926 in Stratford, London, England as John Theobald Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Whisperers (1967) and Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964). He was married to Nanette Newman and Constance Smith. He died on May 8, 2013 ...

The Angry Silence The L-Shaped Room Seance of a Wet Afternoon King Rat The Whisperers The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Chaplin

77. Geoffrey Fletcher

Writer | Precious

Initially working with a video camera and cast of toys and action figures, Geoffrey Fletcher began making films as a child. Those films in part led to his acceptance to NYU's Tisch Graduate Film Program, which he attended after his graduation from Harvard University. He has also apprenticed under ...


78. John Ridley

Producer | 12 Years a Slave

John Ridley is the author of seven published novels, the most recent, What Fire Cannot Burn from Warner Books and The Drift from Knopf. His first novel, Stray Dogs, was made into the feature film U Turn (1997) directed by Oliver Stone and starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Nolte. ...

12 Years a Slave

79. 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...


80. Rick Famuyiwa

Producer | Dope

Rick has a degree in Cinema-Television (Production) and Cinema-Television (Critical Studies), both from USC. He considers his time at the Sundance Lab to be the equivalent of grad school.

If he gets nominated for Dope at the 88th Academy Awards


81. Lynne Littman

Director | Number Our Days

Lynne Littman was born on June 26, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Number Our Days (1976), Testament (1983) and In Her Own Time (1985). She was previously married to Taylor Hackford.

Number Our Days Testament

82. Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Writer | Cyrano de Bergerac

Jean-Paul Rappeneau was born on April 8, 1932 in Auxerre, Yonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Bon voyage (2003) and A Matter of Resistance (1966).

That Man from Rio Cyrano de Bergerac

83. Dalton Trumbo

Writer | Roman Holiday

Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery.

Dalton Trumbo was raised at 1124 Gunnison Ave. in ...

Kitty Foyle I Married a Witch A Guy Named Joe Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Roman Holiday The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell The Brave One Cowboy Career Exodus Spartacus The Sandpiper Hawaii The Way We Were Papillon

84. Irwin Rosten

Writer | The Wolf Men

Irwin Rosten was born on September 10, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Wolf Men (1969), The Incredible Machine (1975) and National Geographic Specials (1965). He was married to Marilyn Ryan. He died on May 23, 2010 in Hollywood, California...

The Wolf Men Birds Do It, Bees Do It The Incredible Machine

85. Barbara Kopple

Director | American Dream

Barbara Kopple was born on July 30, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for American Dream (1990), Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) and Shut Up & Sing (2006).

Harlan County U.S.A. American Dream Hoop Dreams Capturing the Friedmans

86. Bill Couturié

Producer | Earth and the American Dream

Bill Couturié is a producer and director, known for Earth and the American Dream (1992), Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) and Vietnam Requiem (1982).

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers

87. John Maloof

Director | Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof is a director and writer, known for Finding Vivian Maier (2013), Vivian Maier and The Oscars (2015).

Finding Vivian Maier

88. Charlie Siskel

Producer | Finding Vivian Maier

Charlie Siskel, is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy nominated TV and film writer, director and producer. His work in film includes the documentaries Bowling for Columbine, Religulous and Finding Vivian Maier. Among his TV credits are The Awful Truth with Michael Moore, Crossballs, Important ...

Bowling for Columbine Finding Vivian Maier

89. Kirby Dick

Director | The Invisible War

Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground (2015), a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The ...

Twist of Faith The Invisible War

90. Leon Gast

Director | When We Were Kings

Leon Gast is a director and producer, known for When We Were Kings (1996), Smash His Camera (2010) and The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013).

When We Were Kings

91. Joshua Oppenheimer

Director | The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer was born on September 23, 1974 in Texas, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Act of Killing (2012), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998) and The Look of Silence (2014).

The Act of Killing

92. Andrew Jarecki

Producer | Capturing the Friedmans

Andrew Jarecki is an American filmmaker, musician, and entrepreneur. He is best known for the Emmy-winning 2015 HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" that led to the arrest and imprisonment of Mr. Durst. He is also known for documentary film "Capturing the Friedmans...

Capturing the Friedmans

93. Alex Gibney

Producer | Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Alex Gibney was born on October 23, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Philip Alexander Gibney. He is a producer and director, known for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) and Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015). He has been married...

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Taxi to the Dark Side

94. Steve James

Director | The Interrupters

Steve James was born in Hampton, Virginia, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Interrupters (2011), Hoop Dreams (1994) and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016). He is married to Judy James.

Hoop Dreams The Invisible War

95. Denys Arcand

Writer | Les invasions barbares

One of Québec's most politically aware filmmakers, Denys Arcand studied history at Université de Montréal, where he co-directed Alone or with Others (1962) with Denis Héroux and co-written with Stéphane Venne. He joined the National Film Board (NFB) in 1963, where his feature-length documentary on ...

The Decline of the American Empire Jesus of Montreal The Barbarian Invasions Barney's Version

96. Russell Rouse

Writer | The Well

Russell Rouse was born on November 20, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Well (1951), The Thief (1952) and Pillow Talk (1959). He was married to Beverly Michaels. He died on October 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Well The Thief Pillow Talk A House Is Not a Home The Oscar

97. Christopher McQuarrie

Writer | The Usual Suspects

Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...

The Usual Suspects Paradise Now

98. Richard LaGravenese

Writer | Freedom Writers

Richard LaGravenese was born on October 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Freedom Writers (2007), Beautiful Creatures (2013) and Behind the Candelabra (2013). He is married to Ann Weiss. They have one child.

The Fisher King A Little Princess The Bridge of Madison County Unstrung Heroes The Mirror Has Two Faces The Horse Whisperer Beloved Unbroken

99. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

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100. Irwin Allen

Producer | The Towering Inferno

A graduate of New York's Columbia School of Journalism, Irwin Allen was a magazine editor, the producer/director of a radio show and the owner of an advertising agency before entering film production in the 1950s. His documentary, The Sea Around Us (1953), won an Academy Award. A successful TV ...

The Sea Around Us The Poseidon Adventure The Towering Inferno The Swarm When Time Ran Out...

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