20 Awesome directors you just don't care about

by Visioneer | created - 23 Jul 2011 | updated - 05 Feb 2018 | Public

in random order, equally awesome.

1. Christopher Guest

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes),...

The Big Picture / Waiting for Guffman / Best in Show / For Your Consideration

2. David Schwimmer

Actor | Friends

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with ...

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3. 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 ...

Slither / Special

4. Tom McCarthy

Producer | Win Win

Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director.

McCarthy...

The Station Agent / The Visitor / Win Win

5. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006) and Club Dread (2004). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.

Club Dread / Beerfest

6. Scott Prendergast

Writer | Kabluey

Scott Prendergast was born on March 4, 1970 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Scott Perkins Prendergast. He is a writer and actor, known for Kabluey (2007), The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) and Anna Is Being Stalked (2002).

Kabluey

7. Bobcat Goldthwait

Director | God Bless America

Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian, and writer, producer, director, and star of films and television shows. He is most widely known for his at times screechy voice and scattergun delivery during his standup comedy performances and some film roles.

He was ...

World's Greatest Dad, God Bless America, Stay (a/k/a Sleeping Dogs Lie)

8. Tommy Wiseau

Actor | The Room

Tommy Wiseau is an American actor, director, screenwriter & producer. He trained to be an actor at: American Conservatory Theater, Vince Chase Workshop, Jean Shelton Acting Lab, Laney College and Stella Adler Academy of Acting.

In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Room (2003), a ...

The Room

9. Pauly Shore

Actor | Encino Man

Stand-up comic Pauly Shore (né Paul Montgomery Shore) tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly (1990) hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for four years, opening the door wide for him for television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred...

Pauly Shore is Dead / Adopted

10. Travis Betz

Director | Lo

Travis Betz was born on December 16, 1976 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Lo (2009), The Dead Inside (2011) and Joshua (2006).

Lo

11. 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).

Office Space / Idiocracy

12. Jenna Fischer

Actress | The Office

Emmy-nominated actress Jenna Fischer, known for playing the character of receptionist Pam Beesley in The Office (2005), was born Regina Marie Fischer on March 7, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the daughter of Anne (Miller), a teacher, and James E. Fischer, a plastic engineer. Her ancestry ...

Lollilove

13. Casey Affleck

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and ...

I'm Still Here

14. Philip Ridley

Writer | The Reflecting Skin

Philip was born in the East End of London where he still lives and works. He studied painting at St Martin's School of Art and has exhibited widely throughout Europe. As a novelist his credits include Crocodilia (1988), In The Eyes Of Mr. Fury (Penguin, 1989), Flamingoes In Orbit (Hamish Hamilton, ...

The Passion of Darkly Noon / The Reflecting Skin

15. Hart Bochner

Actor | Die Hard

Hart Matthew Bochner was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Ruth (Roher), a concert pianist, and Lloyd Bochner, an actor. He is of Russian Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish descent. Hart made his feature film debut portraying George C. Scott's son in Ernest Hemingway's Islands in the Stream (1977) and ...

PCU / Just Add Water

16. Robert Pulcini

Director | American Splendor

Robert Pulcini was born on August 24, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for American Splendor (2003), Cinema Verite (2011) and The Nanny Diaries (2007). He has been married to Shari Springer Berman since 1994.

American Splendor / The Extra Man

17. Shari Springer Berman

Director | American Splendor

Shari Springer Berman was born on July 13, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for American Splendor (2003), The Nanny Diaries (2007) and Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997). She has been married to Robert Pulcini since 1994.

American Splendor / The Extra Man

18. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

19. Spencer Susser

Editor | Hesher

Spencer Susser is an editor and director, known for Hesher (2010), I Love Sarah Jane (2008) and The Greatest Showman (2017).

Hesher

20. Neil LaBute

Writer | In the Company of Men

Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human ...

The Shape of Things

21. Simon Rumley

Director | Crowhurst

Simon Rumley was born in 1970 in England. He is a director and writer, known for Crowhurst (2017), Fashionista (2016) and Red White & Blue (2010).



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