Notable Famous Filmmakers and their Oscar and Razzie films.by adog1990 | created - 04 Jul 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Rows 1-139: Famous Directors Rows 140-179: Writers/Filmmakers Rows 180-221: Producers Rows 222-233: Film Crew Members that Became Directors Rows 234-252: Acting Filmmakers
Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
Razzie Movie(s): The Shining
Producer | Schindler's List
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Color Purple
Empire of the Sun
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Saving Private Ryan
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Catch Me If You Can
War of the Worlds
Memoirs of a Geisha
Flags of Our Fathers
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Adventures of Tintin
Bridge of Spies
Ready Player One
Razzie Movie(s): Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Writer | The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed La Commare Secca (...
Last Tango in Paris
The Last Emperor
Razzie Movie(s): Little Buddha
4. Woody Allen
Writer | Manhattan
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
What's New Pussycat
Broadway Danny Rose
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Hannah and Her Sisters
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Husbands and Wives
Bullets Over Broadway
Sweet and Lowdown
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Midnight in Paris
Razzie Movie(s): A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Writer | Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.
In January of...
The Hateful Eight
Razzie Movie(s): Four Rooms From Dusk to Dawn
Actor | Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Bridges of Madison County
Million Dollar Baby
Flags of Our Fathers
Letters from Iwo Jima
Razzie Movie(s): Bronco Billy Honkytonk Man
7. Oliver Stone
Producer | JFK
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
William Oliver Stone was ...
Born on the Fourth of July
Reversal of Fortune
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Razzie Movie(s): Conan the Barbarian Scarface Year of the Dragon U Turn Alexander Snowden
Writer | Back to the Future
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...
Romancing the Stone
Back to the Future
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Back to the Future Part II
Death Becomes Her
The Polar Express
Razzie Movie(s): House of Wax
9. Ron Howard
Actor | Arrested Development
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Beautiful Mind
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Razzie Movie(s): Far and Away The Chamber The Da Vinci Code
10. Barry Levinson
Director | Rain Man
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...
...And Justice for All
Young Sherlock Holmes
Good Morning Vietnam
Wag the Dog
Razzie Movie(s): Envy
11. Neil Jordan
Writer | The Crying Game
Neil Jordan was born on February 25, 1950 in Sligo, Ireland. He is a writer and producer, known for The Crying Game (1992), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and Michael Collins (1996). He has been married to Brenda Rawn since June 30, 2004. They have two children. He was previously married to Vivienne ...
The Crying Game
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
The End of the Affair
Razzie Movie(s): High Spirits
12. Bill Condon
Director | Kinsey
Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006) and Gods and Monsters (1998).
Gods and Monsters
Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)
The Greatest Showman
Razzie Movie(s): Strange Invaders The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
13. Michael Moore
Director | Bowling for Columbine
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry.
Moore studied ...
Bowling for Columbine
Razzie Movie(s): Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9
14. Danny Boyle
Director | 127 Hours
Razzie Movie(s): The Beach
15. John Schlesinger
Director | Midnight Cowboy
Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War ...
Far from the Madding Crowd
Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Day of the Locust
Razzie Movie(s): Honky Tonk Freeway The Next Best Thing
16. Alexander Payne
Director | Nebraska
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...
Razzie Movie(s): Jurassic Park III I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
17. Edward Zwick
Producer | Thirtysomething
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer.
Legends of the Fall
Shakespeare in Love
I Am Sam
The Last Samurai
Razzie Movie(s): The Siege
18. John G. Avildsen
Director | Rocky
John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...
Save the Tiger
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid, Part II
Happy New Year
Razzie Movie(s): A Night in Heaven The Karate Kid Part III Rocky V
Director | Soylent Green
Richard Fleischer was born on December 8, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Soylent Green (1973), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Red Sonja (1985). He was married to Mary Dickson. He died on March 25, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
Design for Death
The Narrow Margin
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Between Heaven and Hell
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Incredible Sarah
Razzie Movie(s): The Jazz Singer (1980 film) Conan the Destroyer Red Sonja Million Dollar Mystery
20. Richard Brooks
Writer | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer.
He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadelphia HS...
With the Marines at Tarawa
Take the High Ground
The Brothers Karamazov
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Sweet Bird of Youth
In Cold Blood
The Happy Ending
Bite the Bullet
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Razzie Movie(s): Fever Pitch
21. Michael Cimino
Writer | The Deer Hunter
Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer...
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
The Deer Hunter
Razzie Movie(s): Year of the Dragon Desperate Hours
22. David Frankel
Director | The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada
Razzie Movie(s): Collateral Beauty
23. William Friedkin
Director | To Live and Die in L.A.
Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with ...
The French Connection
The Brink's Job
Razzie Movie(s): Cruising Blue Chips Jade
24. Spike Jonze
Producer | Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...
Being John Malkovich
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Razzie Movie(s): Jackass: The Movie
25. Warren Beatty
Actor | Heaven Can Wait
Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...
Bonnie and Clyde
Heaven Can Wait
Razzie Movie(s): Ishtar Love Affair (1994 film)
26. Kevin Costner
Actor | The Postman
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...
Dances with Wolves
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Razzie Movie(s): The Postman Message in a Bottle
27. Sidney Lumet
Director | 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...
12 Angry Men
Long Day's Journey Into Night
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
Murder on the Orient Express
Dog Day Afternoon
Prince of the City
The Morning After
Running on Empty
Razzie Movie(s): Deathtrap Power A Stranger Among Us Gloria (1999 film)
28. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return or the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Razzie Movie(s): Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
29. Ridley Scott
Producer | The Martian
Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...
Thelma & Louise
Black Hawk Down
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
All the Money in the World
Razzie Movie(s): G.I. Jane
30. Hugh Hudson
Director | Chariots of Fire
Hugh Hudson was born on August 25, 1936 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) and The Tortoise and the Hare (1966). He has been married to Maryam d'Abo since November 2003. He was previously ...
Chariots of Fire
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Razzie Movie(s): Revolution I Dreamed of Africa
31. Adrian Lyne
Director | Flashdance
Adrian Lyne (Director/Writer/Producer) is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about movies of our time, among them, "Fatal Attraction", "9 1/2 Weeks", "Flashdance", "Indecent Proposal", "Jacob's Ladder" and "Unfaithful".
Born in Peterborough, England and raised in London, Lyne attended...
Razzie Movie(s): 9½ Weeks Indecent Proposal
32. Rob Reiner
Actor | All in the Family
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.
As a child, he often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in....
Stand by Me
The Princess Bride
When Harry Met Sally...
A Few Good Men
The American President
Ghosts of Mississippi
Razzie Movie(s): North
33. Ivan Reitman
Producer | Up in the Air
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...
Up in the Air
Razzie Movie(s): Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Father's Day Private Parts Baywatch
34. Chris Columbus
Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...
Young Sherlock Holmes
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Razzie Movie(s): Jingle All the Way Pixels
Producer | Lady in the Water
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.
He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...
The Sixth Sense
Razzie Movie(s): Lady in the Water The Happening The Last Airbender After Earth
36. Chris Weitz
Writer | About a Boy
Chris Weitz was born on November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher John Weitz. He is a producer and writer, known for About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child.
About a Boy
The Golden Compass
A Single Man
A Better Life
Cinderella (2015 film)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Razzie Movie(s): The Twilight Saga: New Moon
37. Paul Weitz
Writer | About a Boy
Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, ...
About a Boy
Razzie Movie(s): Little Fockers
38. Stephen Frears
Director | Dangerous Liaisons
Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was ...
My Beautiful Laundrette
Dirty Pretty Things
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Florence Foster Jenkins
Victoria & Abdul
Razzie Movie(s): Mary Reilly
39. John Singleton
Writer | Boyz n the Hood
Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC, after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three ...
Boyz n the Hood
Hustle & Flow
Razzie Movie(s): 2 Fast 2 Furious Abuction
40. Michael Mann
Producer | The Insider
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...
The Last of the Mohicans
Razzie Movie(s): Thief
41. Mikael Håfström
Writer | Ondskan
Razzie Movie(s): Escape Plan
42. Blake Edwards
Writer | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with ...
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Days of Wine and Roses
The Pink Panther (1963 film)
The Great Race
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Razzie Movie(s): S.O.B. City Heat Son of the Pink Panther
43. Adam McKay
Producer | The Other Guys
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...
The Big Short
Razzie Movie(s): Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Tammy Daddy's Home 2 Holmes & Watson
44. Uli Edel
Director | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Uli Edel was born on April 11, 1947 in Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Christiane F. (1981) and Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga (2013).
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Razzie Movie(s): Body of Evidence
45. Nancy Meyers
Writer | It's Complicated
Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Holiday (2006). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.
Something's Gotta Give
Razzie Movie(s): Once Upon a Crime...
46. Frank Perry
Director | Mommie Dearest
Frank Perry was born on August 21, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Jr. Frank Joseph Perry. He was a director and producer, known for Mommie Dearest (1981), Last Summer (1969) and David and Lisa (1962). He was married to Virginia Brush Ford, Barbara Goldsmith and Eleanor Perry. He died on ...
David and Lisa
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Razzie Movie(s): Mommie Dearest Monsignor
47. Norman Jewison
Director | In the Heat of the Night
Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, ...
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
In the Heat of the Night
The Thomas Crown Affair
Fiddler on the Roof
Jesus Christ Superstar
...And Justice for All
A Soldier's Story
Agnes of God
Razzie Movie(s): Bogus
48. Alan J. Pakula
Producer | Sophie's Choice
Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), All the President's Men (1976) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Hannah Pakula and Hope Lange. He died on November ...
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Sterile Cuckoo
All the President's Men
Comes a Horseman
Razzie Movie(s): Rollover
49. J. Lee Thompson
Director | The Guns of Navarone
J. Lee Thompson was born on August 1, 1914 in Bristol, England as John Lee Thompson. He was a director and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Lucille Kelly, Penny Thompson, Florence (Bill) ...
The Guns of Navarone
What a Way to Go!
Razzie Movie(s): King Solomon's Mines (1985 film)
50. John Madden
Director | Shakespeare in Love
John Madden was born on April 8, 1949 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He is a director and producer, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and Miss Sloane (2016).
Shakespeare in Love
Razzie Movie(s): Captain Corelli's Mandolin
51. Roland Joffé
Director | The Mission
Roland Joffé was born on November 17, 1945 in London, England. He is a producer and director, known for The Mission (1986), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Scarlet Letter (1995). He was previously married to Jane Lapotaire.
The Killing Fields
Razzie Movie(s): The Scarlet Letter Captivity
52. Arthur Hiller
Director | Love Story
Arthur Hiller was born on November 22, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for Love Story (1970), The Hospital (1971) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). He was married to Gwen Hiller. He died on August 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Americanization of Emily
Man of La Mancha
The Man in the Glass Booth
Razzie Movie(s): Author! Author! Carpool An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
53. Todd Phillips
Producer | Due Date
Todd Phillips was born on December 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Todd Bunzl. He is a producer and director, known for Due Date (2010), Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009).
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
A Star is Born (2018 film)
Razzie Movie(s): Starsky and Hutch The Hangover Part II The Hangover Part III
54. Paul Verhoeven
Director | RoboCop
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval ...
Razzie Movie(s): Showgirls
55. Mark Rydell
Director | On Golden Pond
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 On Golden Pond (1981), The Long Goodbye (1973) and James Dean (2001). He was previously married to Esther Jacobs and Joanne Linville.
On Golden Pond
For the Boys
Razzie Movie(s): Intersection
56. Gus Van Sant
Director | Elephant
Gus Van Sant was born on July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Gus Greene Van Sant Junior. He is a director and producer, known for Elephant (2003), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
Good Will Hunting
Razzie Movie(s): Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Psycho (1998 film)
57. Martin Brest
Director | Scent of a Woman
Beverly Hills Cop
Scent of a Woman
Razzie Movie(s): Meet Joe Black Gigli
58. 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 ...
On the Town
Singin' in the Rain
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
It's Always Fair Weather
Two for the Road
The Little Prince
Razzie Movie(s): Saturn 3 Blame It on Rio
59. Hal Needham
Director | Smokey and the Bandit
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.
He wrote ...
Smokey and the Bandit
Razzie Movie(s): The Cannonball Run Megaforce Stroker Ace Cannonball Run II
60. James Bridges
Writer | The China Syndrome
James Bridges was born on February 3, 1936 in Paris, Arkansas, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The China Syndrome (1979), Perfect (1985) and The Paper Chase (1973). He died on June 6, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Baby Maker
The Paper Chase
The China Syndrome
Razzie Movie(s): Perfect
61. Robert Clouse
Director | Enter the Dragon
A hard-working director throughout his long and varied career, Robert Clouse is known best for his two most successful films: Enter the Dragon (1973) and _Game of Death (1978_. Clouse was a director who worked mainly in the visuals of cinema, owing to the fact that he was completely deaf, he ...
The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes
Razzie Movie(s): Gymkata
62. Bob Rafelson
Producer | Five Easy Pieces
Bob Rafelson is an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981).
He was also one of ...
Five Easy Pieces
The Last Picture Show
Razzie Movie(s): Man Trouble
63. Bruce Beresford
Director | 'Breaker' Morant
Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The ...
Crimes of the Heart
Driving Miss Daisy
Razzie Movie(s): King David Her Alibi Last Dance
64. Michael Tollin
Producer | Radio
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
Razzie Movie(s): Hardball Radio
65. Bill Couturié
Producer | Earth and the American Dream
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers
Razzie Movie(s): Ed
66. Matthew Diamond
Director | The Wiz Live!
Razzie Movie(s): The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
67. Ken Annakin
Director | The Longest Day
A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he ...
The Longest Day
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
Razzie Movie(s): The Pirate Movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
68. Terence Young
Director | Dr. No
Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised...
Wait Until Dark
Razzie Movie(s): Inchon
69. Michael Ritchie
Director | The Golden Child
Michael Ritchie was born on November 28, 1938 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Brunswick Ritchie. He was a director and producer, known for The Golden Child (1986), The Island (1980) and Fletch (1985). He was married to Jimmie Brown and Georgina Tebrock. He died on April 16, 2001 in New York ...
Razzie Movie(s): The Island
70. Ted Demme
Director | Blow
Ted Demme was born on October 26, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Demme. He was a director and producer, known for Blow (2001), Beautiful Girls (1996) and A Decade Under the Influence (2003). He was married to Amanda Scheer-Demme. He died on January 13, 2002 in Santa Monica, ...
Razzie Movie(s): Blow
Director | The Manchurian Candidate
Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he ...
Birdman of Alcatraz
The Manchurian Candidate
Seven Days in May
Razzie Movie(s): The Island of Dr. Moreau
72. Bob Clark
Director | A Christmas Story
Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Benjamin Clark. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Porky's (1981) and Baby Geniuses (1999). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.
Razzie Movie(s): Rhinestone Turk 182! From the Hip Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
73. John Landis
Director | The Blues Brothers
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...
An American Werewolf in London
Coming to America
Razzie Movie(s): Oscar Beverly Hills Cop III The Stupids
74. John Carpenter
Soundtrack | Escape from New York
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...
Razzie Movie(s): The Thing Village of the Damned
75. Joel Schumacher
Director | The Phantom of the Opera
Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and Phone Booth (2002).
The Phantom of the Opera
Razzie Movie(s): St. Elmo's Fire A Time to Kill Batman & Robin The Number 23 Trespass
76. Michael Bay
Producer | Armageddon
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Banghazi
A Quiet Place
Razzie Movie(s): The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Transformers: Age of Extinction Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Transformers: The Last Knight
77. Joe Wright
Director | Pride & Prejudice
Joe Wright is an English film director. He is best known for Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Anna Karenina (2012), and Darkest Hour (2017).
Wright always had an interest in the arts, especially painting. He would also make films on his Super 8 camera as well as spend time in the evenings...
Pride & Prejudice
Razzie Movie(s): Pan
78. Sam Raimi
Director | Spider-Man
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...
A Simple Plan
Razzie Movie(s): For Love of the Game
79. Richard Donner
Director | Superman
Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard D. Schwartzberg. He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He has been married to Lauren Shuler Donner since November 27, 1986.
The Omen (1976 film)
Lethal Weapon 2
Razzie Movie(s): Assassins Lethal Weapon 4
80. Richard Lester
Director | A Hard Day's Night
Richard Lester was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for the two films he helmed starring The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) (1964) and Help! (1965) (1965), the frenetic cutting style of which was ...
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
A Hard Day's Night
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
Razzie Movie(s): Superman III
81. Garry Marshall
Director | Pretty Woman
Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los ...
Razzie Movie(s): Exit to Eden The Other Sister Valentine's Day New Year's Day Mother's Day
82. Penny Marshall
Actress | Laverne & Shirley
Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of ...
The Preacher's Wife
Razzie Movie(s): Bewitched
83. Jerry Zucker
Producer | Airplane!
Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children.
My Best Friend's Wedding
Razzie Movie(s): A Walk in the Clouds
84. John McTiernan
Director | Die Hard
John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Predator (1987) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, ...
The Hunt for Red October
Razzie Movie(s): Medicine Man Last Action Hero Rollerball
85. Renny Harlin
Director | Die Hard 2
Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.
Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a ...
Razzie Movie(s): A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Cutthroat Island Driven Exorcist: The Beginning The Legend of Hercules
86. Alex Proyas
Director | Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...
Razzie Movie(s): Gods of Egypt
87. Roland Emmerich
Writer | Independence Day
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original ...
Razzie Movie(s): Godzilla Independence Day: Resurgence
88. Brian De Palma
Director | Dressed to Kill
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...
Phantom of the Paradise
Carrie (1976 film)
The Black Dahlia
Razzie Movie(s): Dressed to Kill Scarface Body Double The Bonfire of the Vanities Mission: Impossible Mission to Mars
89. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Star Trek Beyond
Razzie Movie(s): The Pallbearer
90. Matt Reeves
Writer | Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director ...
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
Razzie Movie(s): The Pallbearer
91. Fritz Lang
Actor | Le mépris
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...
Hangmen Also Die!
Razzie Movie(s): Metropolis
92. Stephen Hopkins
Producer | Lost in Space
The Ghost and the Darkness
Razzie Movie(s): A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Lost in Space
93. Jay Roach
Director | Trumbo
Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Trumbo (2015), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Blown Away (1994). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two ...
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Meet the Parents
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Razzie Movie(s): Little Fockers
94. Luis Mandoki
Director | Voces inocentes
Luis Mandoki was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Innocent Voices (2004), La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012) and Message in a Bottle (1999).
Gaby: A True Story
Razzie Movie(s): Born Yesterday Message in a Bottle Angel Eyes
95. John Guillermin
Director | The Towering Inferno
The Tower Inferno
King Kong (1976 film)
Death on the Nile
Razzie Movie(s): Sheena: Queen of the Jungle King Kong Lives
96. Tobe Hooper
Director | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Honored with many awards for his films and achievement in the horror genre, Tobe Hooper is truly one of the Masters of Horror (2005).
Tobe Hooper was born in Austin, Texas, to Lois Belle (Crosby) and Norman William Ray Hooper, who owned a theater in San Angelo. He spent the 1960s as a college ...
Razzie Movie(s): Invaders from Mars The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
97. Wes Craven
Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on ...
Music of the Heart
Razzie Movie(s): Deadly Blessing Scream 2
98. John Woo
Director | Ying hung boon sik
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...
Razzie Movie(s): Mission: Impossible II Paycheck
99. Allan Arkush
Producer | Heroes
Razzie Movie(s): Caddyshack II
100. Brad Silberling
Director | City of Angels
Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bradley Mitchell Silberling. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy ...
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Razzie Movie(s): Land of the Lost