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Poll: America's National Director

According to Wikipedia, a national poet "is a poet held by tradition and popular acclaim to represent the identity, beliefs and principles of a particular national culture [and writes] poetry that closely identifies with the nation's cause – or is thought to do so."

Which director most deserves to be called the cinematic equivalent of a national poet for the United States?

(Don't necessarily vote for your favorite director or the one you think is the most talented)

Discuss here

Make Your Choice

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    D.W. Griffith

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    Michael Curtiz

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    John Ford

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    William A. Wellman

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    Howard Hawks

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    Frank Capra

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    John Huston

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    Orson Welles

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    Clint Eastwood

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    Francis Ford Coppola

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    Martin Scorsese

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    Oliver Stone

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    Steven Spielberg

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    Woody Allen

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    Paul Thomas Anderson

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    Wes Anderson

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    Tim Burton

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    Charles Chaplin

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    Joel Coen

    and Ethan Coen
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    Jim Jarmusch

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    Stanley Kubrick

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    Christopher Nolan

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    Alexander Payne

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    John Sayles

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    Quentin Tarantino

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    Billy Wilder