Directors Who Work Infrequently

by jzappa | created - 06 Sep 2017 | updated - 06 Sep 2017 | Public

1. George Armitage

Director | Grosse Pointe Blank

George Armitage was born in 1942 in the USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Vigilante Force (1976) and Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970).

2. Gianfranco Baldanello

Director | 30 Winchester per El Diablo

Son of actor Emilio Baldanello.

3. Harold Becker

Director | Malice

Harold Becker was born on September 25, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Malice (1993), Mercury Rising (1998) and Sea of Love (1989). He is married to Susan Becker.

4. Robert Benton

Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer

Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978).

5. Jean Brismée

Director | Monsieur Plateau

Jean Brismée was born on August 20, 1926 in Pipaix, Leuze-en-Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Monsieur Plateau (1964), The Devil's Nightmare (1971) and Jean Rouch (1962).

6. Peter Brook

Director | Lord of the Flies

Born in London, Peter was educated at Westminster, and Magdalen College Oxford. He has staged numerous productions for Birmingham Rep, Stratford Upon Avon and Broadway. In 1962 he was appointed Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a position he held for 2 decades. His most famous stage ...

7. 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).

8. Stan Dragoti

Director | She's Out of Control

Stan Dragoti was born on October 4, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA as Stanley John Dragoti. He was a director and writer, known for She's Out of Control (1989), The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) and Dirty Little Billy (1972). He was married to Cheryl Tiegs. He died on July 13, 2018 in Los ...

9. Milos Forman

Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...

10. James B. Harris

Producer | Lolita

James B. Harris was born on August 3, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Lolita (1962), The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957).

11. Monte Hellman

Director | Iguana

Monte Hellman was born on July 12, 1932, in New York City, where his parents were visiting, but he grew up in Los Angeles. He studied drama at Stanford University--on an NBC scholarship--and film at UCLA. After a few years directing in summer theater, Hellman hooked up with legendary "B" movie ...

12. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer | La montaña sagrada

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...

13. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

14. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

15. Norbert Meisel

Director | Dreams of Desire

Norbert Meisel was born on April 30, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and director. He has been married to Nancy Kwan since 1976.

16. Massimo Pupillo

Director | Il boia scarlatto

After completing the direction of his horror film Terror-Creatures from the Grave (1965), he was unsatisfied with the final result, and allowed the film's producer, Ralph Zucker, to take the director's credit instead. This has led people to confuse Pupillo and Zucker for one another, and when ...

17. Peter Rader

Writer | Waterworld

Peter Rader is a director and writer, known for Waterworld (1995), The Last Legion (2007) and Grandmother's House (1988).

18. Richard Rush

Director | The Stunt Man

Richard Rush was born on April 15, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Stunt Man (1980), Freebie and the Bean (1974) and Color of Night (1994).

19. Mark Rydell

Actor | The Long Goodbye

Mark Rydell was born on March 23, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer H. Rydell. He is known for his work on The Long Goodbye (1973), On Golden Pond (1981) and James Dean (2001). He was previously married to Esther Jacobs and Joanne Linville.

20. Melvin Van Peebles

Actor | The Shining

Melvin Van Peebles was born on August 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Shining (1997), Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) and Bellyful (2000).



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