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1. Marc Allégret

Director | Entrée des artistes

Marc Allégret was born on December 22, 1900 in Basel, Switzerland. He was a director and writer, known for The Curtain Rises (1938), With André Gide (1952) and Julietta (1953). He was married to Nadine Vogel. He died on November 3, 1973 in Paris, France.

2. Corey Allen

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Corey Allen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UCLA in Theatre in 1954. While there, he received the department's Best Actor award and starred in the UCLA film, "A Time Out of War", which won the Academy Award & Cannes & Venice Film Festival for Best Short Film. Upon graduation, he appeared in ...

3. Jean Aurel

Director | 14-18

Jean Aurel was born on November 6, 1925 in Rastolita, Mures, Romania. He was a writer and director, known for Over There, 1914-18 (1963), Les femmes (1969) and Le Trou (1960). He died on August 26, 1996 in Paris, France.

4. Claude Autant-Lara

Director | Le diable au corps

Claude Autant-Lara was born on August 5, 1901 in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France as Claude Autant Larapide de Lisle. He was a director and writer, known for Devil in the Flesh (1947), Four Bags Full (1956) and The Red and the Black (1954). He was married to Ghislaine Autant-Lara. He died on February ...

5. Lemuel Ayers

Director | Ziegfeld Follies

Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955), a New Yorker, studied at Princeton University and the University of Iowa before being chosen, at the age of 29, by Leonard Sillman to design the sets for the 1939 Broadway revivals of "Journey's End" and "They Knew What They Wanted". Major recognition came with his costume...

6. Jules Bass

Producer | The Hobbit

Producer, author, and composer, educated at NYU. Until 1960, he worked at a New York advertising agency, and then co-founded a film production company in New York. He joined ASCAP in 1963 and collaborated musically with Edward Thomas and James Polack. His popular-song works include "Pinocchio," "...

7. André Berthomieu

Director | Belle mentalité

André Berthomieu was born on February 16, 1903 in Rouen, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritime], France. He was a director and writer, known for Wonderful Mentality (1953), Préméditation (1960) and Firemen's Ball (1949). He died on April 10, 1960 in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin, Oise, France.

8. Michel Boisrond

Director | Faibles femmes

Michel Boisrond was born on October 9, 1921 in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, Eure-et-Loir, France. He was a director and assistant director, known for Three Murderesses (1959), Le Samouraï (1967) and Naughty Girl (1956). He was married to Marie-Christine Barrault. He died on November 10, 2002 in ...

9. Yves Boisset

Director | Dupont Lajoie

Yves Boisset was born on March 14, 1939 in Paris, France as Yves Félix Claude Boisset. He is a director and writer, known for The Common Man (1975), Le Sheriff (1977) and The Assassination (1972).

10. Mario Bonnard

Director | Il trattato scomparso

Mario Bonnard was born on December 24, 1889 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Mario Bonard. He was a director and actor, known for Il trattato scomparso (1933), I promessi sposi (1922) and Thirty Seconds of Love (1936). He died on March 22, 1965 in Rome.

11. Serge Bourguignon

Director | Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray

Serge Bourguignon was born on September 3, 1928 in Maignelay-Montigny, Oise, Picardie, France as Serge Edouard Albert Bourguignon. He is a director and writer, known for Sundays and Cybèle (1962), Le sourire (1960) and Two Weeks in September (1967).

12. Jean Boyer

Soundtrack | Chocolat

Jean Boyer was born on June 26, 1901 in Paris, France as Jean Marie Joseph Boyer. He was a writer and director, known for Chocolat (2000), Un mauvais garçon (1936) and Calais-Douvres (1931). He was married to Jeanne Dastor. He died on March 10, 1965 in Paris.

13. Guy Casaril

Director | L'astragale

Guy Casaril was born on November 1, 1933 in Miramont-de-Guyenne, Lot-et-Garonne, France. He was a director and writer, known for Astragal (1968), The Beguines (1972) and Les novices (1970). He died on May 3, 1996 in Chapel Hill, Queensland, Australia.

14. Claude Chabrol

Director | Le beau Serge

Claude Chabrol was born on June 24, 1930 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Le Beau Serge (1958), La Cérémonie (1995) and Story of Women (1988). He was married to Aurore Chabrol, Stéphane Audran and Agnès Goute. He died on September 12, 2010 in Paris.

16. René Clair

Writer | Le silence est d'or

René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), Beauties of the Night (1952) and The Grand Maneuver (1955). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

17. Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writer | Le salaire de la peur

Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...

18. Jean Cocteau

Writer | La belle et la bête

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

19. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

20. Roy Del Ruth

Director | It Happened on Fifth Avenue

Roy Del Ruth was born on Oct. 18, 1895, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his Hollywood career as a writer for Mack Sennett in 1915. He began directing in 1919 for Sennett with the two-reeler Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts (1920). In the early 1920s he moved over to features with such efforts as Asleep...

21. Jean Devaivre

Director | La ferme des sept péchés

Jean Devaivre (1912-2004),who had sunk into oblivion ,gained fame again as one of the heroes of Bertrand Tavernier's "Laissez passer" which was based on his memoirs(Jacques Gamblin played his part in this 2002 film).His career as a director was short-lived and only two of his movies are worth ...

22. Michel Deville

Director | Le dossier 51

Michel Deville, a singular talent in French cinema. For, except during a short period where he made two or three standard commercial films (but that was to repay the debts of his own film company, due to the defection of a business partner), Deville made pictures which, without being too elitist, ...

23. 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 ...

24. Stanley Donen

Director | Charade

Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a tap dancer.

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Helen Pauline (Cohen) and Mordecai ...

25. Julien Duvivier

Writer | Un carnet de bal

Revered by such legendary fellow directors as Ingmar Bergman and Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier is one of the greatest figures in the history of French cinema and of world cinema in general. He is perhaps the most neglected of the "Big Five" of classic French cinema (the other four being Jean Renoir,...

26. Robert Enrico

Director | Le vieux fusil

Robert Enrico studied in Toulon and then in Paris where he graduated from Lycée Voltaire. He later enrolled in the famous film school IDHEC where he specialized in editing and directing. Until 1956 he was an active member of the Sorbonne's mediaeval group "Les Théophiliens". From 1956 to 1959 he ...

27. Federico Fellini

Writer |

The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...

28. Thornton Freeland

Director | Be Yourself!

On the stage since childhood, Thornton Freeland went to work for Vitagraph in 1918, rising in the ranks from assistant cameraman to director, and made his directorial debut, Three Live Ghosts (1929), just at the dawn of the sound era. A specialist in light romantic comedies and musicals, Freeland ...

29. Pierre Gaspard-Huit

Writer | Le capitaine Fracasse

Pierre Gaspard-Huit was born on November 29, 1917 in Libourne, Gironde, France as Jean Michel Pierre Gaspard Huit. He was a writer and director, known for Captain Fracasse (1961), Scheherazade (1963) and The Leatherstocking Tales (1969). He was married to Claudine Auger. He died on May 1, 2017 in ...

30. Daniel Gélin

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Gallic lead and character actor Daniel Gelin did not have an easy life but was warmly embraced as a talented star who appeared to fine advantage for such legendary directors as Max Ophüls, Louis Malle, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, and Claude Lelouch. He left home at age 16 to take dramatic arts ...

31. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

32. Edward H. Griffith

Director | Virginia

Born in Virginia and educated in Europe, Edward H. Griffith started out as a newspaper reporter, then switched to magazine writing. He took to the Broadway stage, and entered films as an actor/writer for the Edison Co. in 1915. He soon began directing two-reelers, graduating to features in 1917. ...

33. John Guillermin

Director | The Towering Inferno

He was replaced by Jack Smight as director of Midway (1976).

34. Sacha Guitry

Writer | Les perles de la couronne

French actor, dramatist and director, Sacha Guitry was born in 1885 in Saint-Petersburg where his father, actor Lucien Guitry, was under contract with the city's French theater. Early on, Sacha knew he was going to be an artist. Therefore, his studies were mediocre.

His acting debuts were not too ...

35. Stuart Heisler

Director | Saturday Island

Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with ...

36. John Irvin

Director | Raw Deal

John Irvin is a British director who has made more than thirty motion pictures in his career so far.

Born in England, Irvin began his career working for British Movietone News. He directed his first film "Gala Day" a documentary financed by the British Film Institute which was bought by the BBC. ...

37. Christian-Jaque

Director | Fanfan la Tulipe

Christian-Jaque was born on August 4, 1904 in Paris, France as Christian Maudet. He was a director and writer, known for Fanfan la Tulipe (1952), If All the Guys in the World... (1956) and The Pearls of the Crown (1937). He was married to Denise Morlot, Laurence Christol, Martine Carol, Renée Faure...

38. Alf Kjellin

Actor | Ice Station Zebra

Although trained for the stage in his native Sweden, Alf Kjellin appeared in only a few stage productions before entering films. His work in Torment (1944) resulted in his being noticed by Hollywood, and he made his American film debut in 1949 under the name Christopher Kent. He soon went back to ...

39. Stanley Kramer

Producer | Judgment at Nuremberg

Stanley Kramer was born on September 29, 1913 in Hell's Kitchen [now Clinton], Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Earl Abramson. He was a producer and director, known for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and Inherit the Wind (1960). He was married to ...

40. Georges Lacombe

Director | Derrière la façade

Geoges Lacombe (b.1902) ,chiefly when he collaborated with Clouzot or Pierre Very ,gave estimable works.Too much of his filmography is simply forgettable ,but some works ,notably "Le Pays Sans Etoiles " and "Le Dernier Des Six" can be considered classics. He began with a short,"La zone"( 1928) ...

41. Sidney Lanfield

Director | Hush Money

After a stint as a jazz musician and a vaudeville entertainer, Sidney Lanfield was hired by Fox Film Corp. in 1926 as a gag writer and brought to Hollywood. Making his debut as a director in 1930, he specialized in romances and light comedies, directing many of Bob Hope's films in the 1930s and ...

42. Robert Lewis

Actor | Ziegfeld Follies

Robert Lewis was one of the original members of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and co-founder of the Actors Studio in 1947. He was active as a character actor in Hollywood for only a brief period, under contract first to Fox Studios and then MGM. Though he went on to appear in and direct Hollywood ...

43. Anatole Litvak

Director | The Snake Pit

The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 ...

44. David Lowell Rich

Director | The Concorde... Airport '79

Under-rated producer and director of the 1960s and 1970s.

In the 1960s he directed episodes of several cult TV shows including one episode of The Twilight Zone.

In the 1970s he got caught up in the disaster movie craze by putting out atleast five disaster films, four for TV and one feature (The ...

45. Louis Malle

Director | Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies ...

46. Rouben Mamoulian

Director | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Rouben Mamoulian was born on October 8, 1897 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Rouben Zachary Mamoulian. He was a director and writer, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Applause (1929) and The Gay Desperado (1936). He was married to Azadia Newman. He died on December 4, 1987 in Woodland Hills, ...

47. George McCowan

Director | Run, Simon, Run

George McCowan was born on June 27, 1927 in Paris, Ontario, Canada as George Edward McCowan. He was a director and producer, known for Run, Simon, Run (1970), Seeing Things (1981) and Frogs (1972). He was married to Anna Gilmour Wilmot and Frances Hyland. He died on November 1, 1995 in Santa Monica...

48. Norman Z. McLeod

Director | Horse Feathers

Norman Z. McLeod was one of Hollywood's leading early comedy directors. Born in Grayling, Michigan, he came from a family that had no connections to show business (his father was a clergyman). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in ...

49. Vincente Minnelli

Director | An American in Paris

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set ...

50. Édouard Molinaro

Writer | The Birdcage

Édouard Molinaro was born on May 31, 1928 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Édouard Camille Molinaro. He was a director and writer, known for The Birdcage (1996), La Cage aux Folles (1978) and Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996). He was married to Catherine Laporte, Graziella and Marie-Hélène Breillat....

51. Jean Negulesco

Director | Boy on a Dolphin

Jean Negulesco made his reputation as a director of both polished, popular entertainments as well as critically acclaimed dramatic pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Craiova, Romania, he left home at age 12, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art ...

52. H.C. Potter

Director | The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

H.C. Potter was born on November 13, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Codman Potter. He was a director and writer, known for The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939), The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Second Chorus (1940). He was married to Lucilla Annie Wylie. He died on August 31, ...

53. Merrill Pye

Art_director | North by Northwest

Merrill Pye was born on August 14, 1902 in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA as Merrill Manley Pye. He is known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Ziegfeld Follies (1945). He was married to Doris Simons, Natalie Draper, Mary Halsey and Patricia Avery. He died on...

54. Richard Quine

Actor | The Cockeyed Miracle

Richard Quine was born on November 12, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Cockeyed Miracle (1946), The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) and My Sister Eileen (1955). He was married to Diana Balfour, Fran Jeffries, Barbara Bushman and Susan Peters. He died on June 10,...

55. Arthur Rankin Jr.

Producer | Willy McBean and His Magic Machine

Arthur Rankin Jr. was born on July 19, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Arthur Gardner Rankin Jr. He was a producer and director, known for Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965), The Hobbit (1977) and The Last Dinosaur (1977). He was married to Olga Karlatos. He died on January 30, 2014 in ...

56. Willy Rozier

Writer | Manina, la fille sans voiles

Willy Rozier (b.1903) .although a writer, was not very good at conceiving movies;"Les Anges Noirs " (1937) highlighted his problem: though based on a François Mauriac's novel ,it was impossible to take an interest in these characters ,the director being incapable of giving a little life to them."...

57. Mark Sandrich

Director | Shall We Dance

Mark Sandrich was born on October 26, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA as Mark Rex Goldstein. He was a director and writer, known for Shall We Dance (1937), Holiday Inn (1942) and Melody Cruise (1933). He was married to Freda Wirtschafter. He died on March 4, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

58. George Seaton

Writer | Miracle on 34th Street

Working his way up from general factotum and gag writer to highly versatile writer/director, George Seaton was involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry along the way.

He was born George Stenius of Swedish parentage (his family hailed from Stockholm) in South Bend, IN, and grew up in ...

59. William A. Seiter

Director | The Cheerful Fraud

Originally a writer and artist, William A. Seiter entered films with Selig. He worked from 1915 as a stunt double and bit player at Keystone and quickly graduated to directing comedy shorts. He moved up to features in the 1920s. He married actress Laura La Plante, who he directed in several films, ...

60. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

The son of Louis K. Sidney the vice president of M.G.M. and Hazel Mooney of The Mooney Sisters. In his teens he worked as studio messenger going through every department learning the techniques and secrets of the trade. In 1933 he was assigned to direct screen tests of Judy Garland, Robert Taylor ...

61. 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 ...

62. Norman Taurog

Director | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, ...

63. Ralph Thomas

Director | Doctor in the House

Educated at Middlesex College, Ralph started working in films as a clapper boy. He gave up on the movie industry in 1934 going to work as a journalist. During WWII he served with the 9th Lancers cavalry regiment. After the war he joined the Rank organisation and soon became one of their directors.

64. Richard Thorpe

Director | Knights of the Round Table

After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in...

66. Roger Vadim

Writer | Barbarella

Roger Vadim was born on January 26, 1928 in Paris, France as Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov. He was a writer and director, known for Barbarella (1968), The Game Is Over (1966) and Les liaisons dangereuses (1959). He was married to Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Schneider, Jane Fonda, Annette ...

67. Steno

Writer | La polizia ringrazia

Steno was born on January 19, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Stefano Vanzina. He was a writer and director, known for Execution Squad (1972), Cops and Robbers (1951) and Hot Potato (1979). He died on March 12, 1988 in Rome.

68. Charles Walters

Director | Lili

Charles Walters was born on November 17, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Lili (1953), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and Ask Any Girl (1959). He died on August 13, 1982 in Malibu, California, USA.

69. Robert Wise

Director | West Side Story

Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...



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