< They received big budgets for their first big studio movies, but because they SUCK at directing their movies are huge disasters >

by Alex_Smith_777 | created - 03 May 2014 | updated - 04 May 2014 | Public

Fresh meat for Director's Jail.

1. Wally Pfister

Cinematographer | Inception

Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).

He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...

Ahhhh, irony's a bitch, huh Pfister? You like to trash other movies and filmmakers publicly, you have a huge ego and you're simply not a good person. That's a known fact.

And from now on you'll be known as the guy who directed that moronic, pathetic disaster known as Transcendence. Now you're the punching bag and oh yeah, Director's Jail is waiting for you.

He did 47 Ronin. Universal provided him with a production budget of $175 million despite his complete lack of feature film experience.

The result:

47 Ronin is the second most expensive box office bomb ever.

Nothing else to say here.

The End.

3. José Padilha

Producer | Tropa de Elite

He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...

The creator of Roboturd 2014.

4. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

Have you seen the new Godzilla?

If the answer is "No" then you're the luckiest guy/girl on the planet. Don't EVER watch that idiotic movie. Hell, you'll have more fun with the goofy Emmerich version.

The new one is just bad. Painfully BAD. In every way that matters.

5. Stuart Beattie

Writer | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Stuart Beattie is a writer and director, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Collateral (2004).

Remember I, Frankenstein?

No?

Well, I don't blame you.

6. Akiva Goldsman

Writer | A Beautiful Mind

Akiva Goldsman was born on July 7, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Batman & Robin (1997) and Fringe (2008).

7. Noam Murro

Director | 300: Rise of an Empire

Noam Murro was born on August 16, 1961 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a director and producer, known for 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Watership Down (2018) and Smart People (2008).

8. Scott Waugh

Producer | Act of Valor

Scott Waugh is known for his work on Act of Valor (2012), Need for Speed (2014) and 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017).

9. Marc Webb

Director | (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for 500 Days of Summer (2009), Gifted (2017) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). He is married to Jane Herman. They have one child.

10. Rupert Sanders

Director | Snow White and the Huntsman

Rupert Sanders was born on March 16, 1971 in Westminster, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Untitled Rupert Sanders/Sci-Fi Project. He was previously married to Liberty Ross.

11. Rupert Wyatt

Director | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Writer, Director and Producer Rupert Wyatt was born and raised in the South of England.

He is the founding member of the film collective Picture Farm that along with its prolific Commercial output has produced numerous Documentaries and Feature Films including the multi-award winning DARK DAYS (2001...

12. 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 ...

13. 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).

14. Patrick Hughes

Director | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Patrick Hughes is a director and writer, known for The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Red Hill (2010) and The Expendables 3 (2014).

15. Kinka Usher

Director | Mystery Men

Kinka Usher is known for his work on Mystery Men (1999), The Nest (1988) and Voyager (1991).

16. Antony Hoffman

Director | Red Planet

In his native South Africa, Antony became a filmmaker and journalist for International Press Syndicates AP and BBC, documenting the anti-apartheid uprisings in the embattled townships around Cape Town. Fascinated by the violent human drama unfolding before him, Antony developed a raw, unaffected ...

18. Simon West

Director | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Simon West was born in 1961 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. He is a producer and director, known for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The General's Daughter (1999) and The Mechanic (2011).

19. David McNally

Director | Kangaroo Jack

David McNally was born in London, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Kangaroo Jack (2003), Coyote Ugly (2000) and Justice (2006).

20. Bo Welch

Production_designer | Edward Scissorhands

Bo Welch was born on November 30, 1951 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert W. Welch III. He is a production designer and director, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Men in Black (1997) and Thor (2011). He has been married to Catherine O'Hara since April 25, 1992. They have two children.

21. Ron Underwood

Director | Tremors

A director who is equally adept at working in television as well as features, Southern California native Ron Underwood has been making films since 5th grade and was winning Eastman Kodak filmmaking awards by the time he was in his teens. After graduating from University of Southern California, he ...

22. Wych Kaosayananda

Director | Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Wych Kaosayananda was born in 1974 in Thailand. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002), The Driver and 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance (2015).

23. Joseph Kahn

Director | Bodied

Joseph Kahn was born on October 12, 1972. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Bodied (2017), Detention (2011) and Torque (2004).

24. John R. Leonetti

Director | Annabelle

John R. Leonetti was born on July 4, 1956 in California, USA as John Robert Leonetti. He is known for his work on Annabelle (2014), The Conjuring (2013) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013).

25. Steven E. de Souza

Writer | Die Hard

Among the handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over $2 billion at the box office, Steven de Souza was introduced to Hollywood on camera--as a contestant on an L.A. game show. There the Philadelphia-based writer for PBS, "The New York Times", "Premiere" and other media outlets won a car ...

26. Steven Seagal

Producer | On Deadly Ground

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...

27. Jimmy Hayward

Actor | Horton Hears a Who!

Jimmy Hayward is known for his work on Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Jonah Hex (2010) and Free Birds (2013).

28. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

29. Simon Wells

Director | The Time Machine

Simon Wells was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Time Machine (2002), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). He is married to Wendy Wells. They have two children.

30. 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 ...

31. Hugh Johnson

Cinematographer | The Chronicles of Riddick

In 1994, he was set to make his feature debut as a director of photography on Ridley Scott's film "Hot Zone" before it was cancelled. Instead, he shot Scott's next project, White Squall (1996).

32. Pitof

Director | Vidocq

Pitof started his career in 1976 as photographer, assistant director and editor for films and commercials. He then branched out into musical scoring, software design and graphic design for televisions, music videos and commercials.

A pioneer of digital imaging in France, Pitof made his debut in ...

33. Stefen Fangmeier

Visual_effects | The Perfect Storm

Stefen Fangmeier was born on December 9, 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Stefen Markus Fangmeier. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Jurassic Park (1993) and Master and Commander: Cinematic Phasmids (2004).

34. David Kellogg

Director | Inspector Gadget

Married Denise Kellogg (aka Denise Michele Tom), the Hawaii Island girl who went on to be a "Playmate of the Month" in Playboy back in April 1976. They have two boys and a girl.

35. Kevin Donovan

Director | The Tuxedo

Filmmaker Kevin Donovan, whose commercials and music videos have garnered international recognition, made his feature film directing debut in 2002 with the Dreamworks action comedy The Tuxedo starring Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The film has grossed over $100 million dollars to date, and ...

36. Paul Hunter

Director | Bulletproof Monk

Paul Hunter's inventive style has arguably elevated the standard of music video production. Having worked with celebrated musical artists including Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, D'Angelo, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Mariah Carey, Will Smith and ...



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