Oscar Legends 3: Directors-Producers who while not nominated for an Academy Award, made films that were nominated for Oscars and have a impact on film or film fans.

by adog1990 | created - 11 Apr 2015 | updated - 20 May 2015 | Public

Since my first Oscar Legends list is very famous along with my spin off (Other Actors and Actress who had involvement with other Oscar films besides act) and my second one is almost getting really famous. I have decided to make a third one, one that has director to producers who while not getting an Academy Award nomination for the category they are good in, manege to make lots Academy Award nominated films while having their movie followers or change how cinema is and where so close at getting nominated for the Academy Award movie he or she did work on. Whether it be directing, screenplay, story, film editing, cinematography, production design, costume design, animated feature or picture. We all need to see that they were nominated in our books for some of their movies they worked on and had at least made one or two films we saw them try their best to entertain us. Rows 1-13 are famous film crew members who went to be directors (who go their start as cinematographer or a film editor). Rows 14-23 are famous animation creators who were almost nominated for Best Animated Feature and also animated directors who would of been great nominated if Best Animated Feature began at the 68th Academy Awards. Rows 24-95 are famous writers and some may be directors/writers but their written is more famous then their directing. Rows 96-347 are famous directors who's styles have left an impact on our views of movies and why we love them. And finally rows 348-394 are legendary film producers who while not nominated for Best Picture have made and finance the films we would love see over and over again and like the people in the writers row, some of these producers are also directors but are better as producers.

To see the reason of this list and more understanding of it, check the list that was the first version and inspiration for it called Famous Directors that had involvement with Oscar movies. To see why I made this list.

1. Nicolas Roeg

Director | Don't Look Now

When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's ...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Far from the Madding Crowd

2. Jan de Bont

Director | Speed

Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the ...

Turkish Delight The Clan of the Cave Bear Die Hard Black Rain The Hunt for Red October Flatliners Basic Instinct Speed Twister Minority Report

3. Barry Sonnenfeld

Director | Men in Black

Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple (1984). This film began his ...

Throw Momma from the Train Big When Harry Meet Sally... Misery The Addams Family Addams Family Values Men in Black Enchanted

4. Raja Gosnell

Director | Never Been Kissed

Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...

Pretty Woman Home Alone Mrs. Doubtfire

5. George Bowers

Editor | Money Train

George Bowers was born on July 6, 1944 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as George A. Bowers. He was an editor and director, known for Money Train (1995), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) and From Hell (2001). He was married to Irene Bowers. He died on August 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California,...

Harlem Nights The Preacher's Wife

6. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

Vanilla Sky Thirteen

7. Duwayne Dunham

Editor | Twin Peaks

Duwayne Dunham was born on November 17, 1952 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Duwayne Robert Dunham. He is an editor and director, known for Twin Peaks (1990), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He has been married to Janet Louise ...

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Blue Velvet Wild at Heart

8. Andrzej Bartkowiak

Cinematographer | Falling Down

Andrzej Bartkowiak was born on March 6, 1950 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Falling Down (1993), Doom (2005) and The Verdict (1982). He was previously married to Diane Venora.

Prince of the City The Verdict Terms of Endearment Prizzi's Honor The Morning After Speed The Mirror Has Two Faces

9. Ernest R. Dickerson

Cinematographer | Do the Right Thing

Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C., aka. Ernest R. Dickerson, is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for films such as Juice (1992), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), Bones (...

Do the Right Thing Malcolm X

10. Jeff Kanew

Director | Revenge of the Nerds

Jeff Kanew was born on December 16, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Roger Kanew. He is an editor and director, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Eddie Macon's Run (1983) and Natural Enemies (1979).

Ordinary People

11. Patrick Lussier

Editor | My Bloody Valentine

Patrick Lussier is known for his work on My Bloody Valentine (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Scream (1996).

Music of the Heart

12. Peter R. Hunt

Director | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Having started out in the film industry as a clapper boy, by the 40's he was working in the editing department and by the 50's he was an assistant editor then a fully fledged editor. In 1962 as editor on the first James Bond film, Dr No, he helped to create a new fast style which put it's mark on ...

Goldfinger Gold

13. John Glen

Director | Licence to Kill

John Glen was born on May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. He is an editor and assistant director, known for Licence to Kill (1989), Octopussy (1983) and For Your Eyes Only (1981).

Gold The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only

14. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

An American Tail Anastasia

15. Barry Cook

Director | Mulan

Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother...

Mulan

16. Frederik Du Chau

Director | Racing Stripes

Frederik Du Chau was born on May 15, 1965 in Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Racing Stripes (2005), Underdog (2007) and Aasha And The Street Dogs.

Quest for Camelot

17. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

The Lion King Stuart Little

18. Mark Dindal

Writer | Chicken Little

Mark Dindal was born on May 15, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Mark Louis Dindal. He is known for his work on Chicken Little (2005), The Emperor's New Groove (2000) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). He has been married to Samie Maeda since August 29, 1981. They have two children. Mark Dindal works on ...

The Emperor's New Groove

19. Gabor Csupo

Producer | Rugrats

Gabor Csupo is a Hungarian animator, film director, and producer. He has had a long career, but he is better known as the co-founder of animation studio Klasky Csupo. The other major co-founder was his business partner and wife Arlene Klasky.

Csupo was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952. At the time ...

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

20. Nathan Greno

Actor | Tangled

Nathan Greno was born in Kenosha, Wisc., on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, he developed a love for drawing, which quickly evolved into a passion for visual storytelling. Influenced by comic books and newspaper comic strips, he started filling tablets of paper full of sketches...

Tangled

21. Phil Lord

Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord was born on July 12, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Philip A. Lord. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Lego Movie (2014) and Clone High (2002).

The Lego Movie

22. Christopher Miller

Writer | The Lego Movie

Christopher Miller was born on September 23, 1975 in Everett, Washington, USA as Christopher Robert Miller. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Clone High (2002). He is married to Robyn Murgio. They have one child.

The Lego Movie

23. Dan Lin

Producer | The Lego Movie

Dan Lin was born on April 8, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan as Wei Lín. He is a producer and executive, known for The Lego Movie (2014), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

Sherlock Holmes The Lego Movie

24. Colin Higgins

Writer | Nine to Five

Colin Higgins was born on July 28, 1941 in Nouméa, New Caledonia, France. He was a writer and director, known for 9 to 5 (1980), Foul Play (1978) and Harold and Maude (1971). He died on August 5, 1988 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Silver Streak Foul Play Nine to Five The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

25. John Gregory Dunne

Writer | A Star Is Born

John Gregory Dunne was born on May 25, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was a writer, known for A Star Is Born (2018), Up Close & Personal (1996) and The Panic in Needle Park (1971). He was married to Joan Didion. He died on December 30, 2003 in New York City, New York, USA.

A Star is Born Up Close & Personal

26. Richard Pryor

Actor | Superman III

Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as ...

Blazing Saddles

27. Bernard Gordon

Writer | Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Bernard Gordon was born on October 29, 1918 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) and The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957). He was married to Jean Lewin. He died on May 11, 2007 in Hollywood Hills, ...

55 Days at Peaking Krakatoa: East of Java

28. John Hughes

Writer | The Breakfast Club

John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for The Breakfast Club (1985), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) and Weird Science (1985). He was married to Nancy Ludwig. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City...

Home Alone

29. Tom Mankiewicz

Writer | Ladyhawke

Tom Mankiewicz was born on June 1, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Frank Mankiewicz. He is known for his work on Ladyhawke (1985), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Live and Let Die (1973). He died on July 31, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die Ladyhawke

30. Hal Kanter

Writer | Julia

Hal Kanter started out writing variety shows and revues for television in the early 1950s. He turned to screenwriting in the mid-1950s, specializing in comedies (he wrote for Bob Hope and Martin & Lewis) but also turning out dramas such as The Rose Tattoo and Let's Make Love. He directed a few ...

Mardi Gras Pocketful of Miracles

31. Don Rhymer

Writer | Big Momma's House

Attended James Madison University

Surf's Up Rio

32. Gore Vidal

Actor | Gattaca

Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind ...

Suddenly, Last Summer The Best Man Is Paris Burning?

33. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghostbusters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

Ghostbusters

34. Richard Matheson

Writer | Jaws 3-D

Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and ...

Somewhere in Time

35. Mann Rubin

Writer | Mannix

Mann Rubin served in the U.S. Army Forces, 1945-47, stationed in Paris, France.

He attended New York University and earned his B.A. in 1952.

His first job as a writer was science fiction [at least 19 stories] for the DC Comics' books Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space, edited by Julius Schwartz.

...

The Best of Everything See You in Hell, Darling

36. Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Writer | Three Days of the Condor

Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Three Days of the Condor (1975), Flash Gordon (1980) and Pretty Poison (1968). He was married to Joyce Miller. He died on March 28, 2014 in Brentwood, California, ...

Papillon Three Days of the Condor King Kong

37. Vincent Ward

Director | The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Vincent Ward has produced, executive produced and/or written and directed feature films including What Dreams May Come (Which won an Oscar and was nominated for 2 Academy Awards), The River Queen (Won best film in Shanghai) and The Last Samurai (4 Academy Award nominations and winner of Best ...

Alien³ What Dreams May Come

38. Paul Schrader

Writer | First Reformed

Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...

Taxi Driver Obsession Raging Bull The Last Temptation of Christ Affliction

39. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

40. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

The Adventures of Tintin Ant-Man

41. Joe Cornish

Writer | Attack the Block

Joe Cornish was born on December 20, 1968 in London, England as Joseph Murray Cornish. He is a writer and director, known for Attack the Block (2011), Ant-Man (2015) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).

The Adventures of Tintin Ant-Man

42. 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 ...

If Ant-Man gets nominated at the 88th Academy Awards.

Ant-Man

43. David S. Goyer

Writer | The Dark Knight

David S. Goyer was born on December 22, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as David Samuel Goyer. He is a writer and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Batman Begins (2005) and Dark City (1998). He is married to Marina Black. They have two children.

Batman Begins The Dark Knight

44. David Twohy

Writer | The Fugitive

As both writer and director, David Twohy has contributed much to the film world, helping to elevate movies in such a way that Entertainment Weekly was prompted to name him "one of the 100 most creative people in Hollywood." In his career, Twohy has worked with on-screen notables like Harrison Ford,...

The Fugitive Waterworld

45. Robert L. Levy

Producer | Smokey and the Bandit

Robert L. Levy is a producer, known for Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Point Break (1991) and Point Break (2015).

Smokey and the Bandit

46. Don Roos

Writer | The Opposite of Sex

Don Roos was born on April 14, 1955 in New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Opposite of Sex (1997), Happy Endings (2005) and This Is Us (2016). He has been married to Dan Bucatinsky since 2008. They have two children.

Love Field

47. Nicholas Stoller

Producer | The Muppets

Nicholas Stoller is an English-American screenwriter and director. He is known best for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and writing/directing its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek. He also wrote The Muppets and directed the Seth Rogen comedy, Neighbors. He is a ...

The Muppets

48. Caroline Thompson

Writer | Edward Scissorhands

Caroline Thompson was born on April 23, 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Addams Family (1991) and Corpse Bride (2005). She is married to Steve Nicolaides. She was previously married to Henry Bromell.

Edward Scissorhands The Addams Family The Nightmare Before Christmas Corpse Bride

49. Nick Castle

Director | The Last Starfighter

Nick Castle was born on September 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Nicholas Charles Castle Jr. He is a writer and director, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) and Escape from New York (1981). He has been married to Charlene N Nelson since December 31, ...

Hook August Rush

50. Matthew Robbins

Writer | Crimson Peak

Matthew Robbins was born in New York City and went to the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BA degree in Romance Languages. Shortly after getting his MFA at the USC School of Cinema, he began writing screenplays with partner Hal Barwood. Together, in a period of three years, they wrote ...

Dragonslayer

51. Jeremy Leven

Writer | Don Juan DeMarco

Jeremy Leven was born on August 16, 1941 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Real Steel (2011) and The Notebook (2004). He was previously married to Roberta Danza.

Don Juan DeMarco Real Steel

52. Jessie Nelson

Writer | I Am Sam

Jessie Nelson is an American producer and writer, known for her work on I Am Sam (2001), Stepmom (1998), Corrina, Corrina (1994), and The Story of us (1999). She is married to film and television series director Bryan Gordon and their daughter is actress Molly Gordon. Jessie and Molly have worked ...

I Am Sam

53. Jeanne Rosenberg

The Fog

Jeanne Rosenberg is known for her work on The Fog (1980), The Howling (1981) and Urban Cowgirl (2008).

The Black Stallion The Journey of Natty Gann

54. 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 ...

Die Hard

55. Joel Oliansky

Writer | The Law

Joel Oliansky was born on October 11, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Law (1975), Masada (1981) and The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970). He was married to Patricia E. Godfrey. He died on July 29, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Competition Bird

56. Rod Amateau

Producer | The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his career as a dialogue coach and filmed screen tests for Fox Studios while working as a stunt dbl before directing 2nd Unit's, where he began his film career. He soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning ...

Sunset

57. Billy Crystal

Actor | Forget Paris

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...

Mr. Saturday Night

58. Shane Black

Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...

Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon 2 Iron Man 3

59. John Hamburg

Writer | Little Fockers

John Hamburg was born on May 26, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as John Liman Hamburg. He is a director and writer, known for Little Fockers (2010), Why Him? (2016) and I Love You, Man (2009). He has been married to Christina Kirk since September 24, 2005.

Meet the Parents

60. Andrew Bergman

Writer | Striptease

Andrew Bergman was born on February 20, 1945 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Striptease (1996), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Fletch (1985). He has been married to Louise Fay since 1973. They have two children.

Blazing Saddles

61. Stuart Beattie

Writer | Tomorrow, When the War Began

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Collateral Australia

62. Carl Gottlieb

Writer | Jaws 2

Member of The Committee, an early improvisational comedy theater group in San Francisco, founded in the mid-1960s, which shared cast members including Gary Goodrow, Larry Hankin, Morgan Upton, Peter Bonerz, Del Close and John Brent, with similar groups such as the Compass Players (St. Louis) and ...

Jaws

63. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Spider-Man (2002).

Death Becomes Her Jurassic Park The Paper The Lost World: Jurassic Park Spider-Man War of the Worlds

64. Delmer Daves

Writer | An Affair to Remember

Although Delmer Daves obtained a law degree at Stanford University, he never had the opportunity to use it; while still in college, he obtained a job as a prop boy on The Covered Wagon (1923) and after graduation was hired by several film companies as a technical advisor on films with a college ...

Flirtation Walk Love Affair You Were Never Lovelier Stage Door Canteen Destination Tokyo Hollywood Canteen Pride of the Marines Broken Arrow An Affair to Remember The Hanging Tree

65. Patrick Read Johnson

Director | '77

Patrick Read Johnson was born on May 7, 1962 in Wadsworth, Illinois, USA.

DragonHeart

66. Rick Jaffa

Writer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rick Jaffa was born on May 8, 1956 in Dallas County, Texas, USA as Richard David Jaffa. He is a writer and producer, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Jurassic World (2015) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). He has been married to Amanda Silver since June 29, 1989. They have ...

If Jurassic World or In the Heart of the Sea gets nominated at the 88th Academy Awards.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Jurassic World

67. Amanda Silver

Writer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Amanda Silver was born on May 24, 1963 in the USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Jurassic World (2015) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). She has been married to Rick Jaffa since July 29, 1989. They have two children.

If Jurassic World or In the Heart of the Sea gets nominated at the 88th Academy Awards.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Jurassic World

68. Gregory Widen

Writer | The Prophecy

Gregory Widen was born on November 30, 1958 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Gregory Conan Widen. He is a writer and producer, known for The Prophecy (1995), Highlander (1986) and Highlander II: The Quickening (1991).

Backdraft

69. David Seltzer

Writer | Shining Through

David Seltzer was born on February 12, 1940 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Shining Through (1992), The Omen (1976) and Dragonfly (2002). He has been married to Carrie Hauman since January 17, 2010. He was previously married to Eugenia Zukerman.

The Other Side of the Mountain The Omen

70. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

U-571 Training Day

71. Michael McCullers

Writer | Baby Mama

Michael McCullers is a writer and director, known for Baby Mama (2008), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

72. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

73. Robert Mark Kamen

Writer | The Fifth Element

Robert Mark Kamen was born on October 9, 1947 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Fifth Element (1997), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Taken (2008).

The Krate Kid The Krate Kid, Part II The Fifth Element

74. David Leland

Director | Wish You Were Here

David Leland was born on April 20, 1941 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as David Hugh Leland. He is an actor and director, known for Wish You Were Here (1987), Band of Brothers (2001) and Mona Lisa (1986). He has been married to Sabrina Canale since May 26, 2007. He was previously married to ...

Mona Lisa

75. Alek Keshishian

Director | Love and Other Disasters

Graduated from Harvard University in 1986

W.E.

76. David Benioff

Writer | Game of Thrones

David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.

Troy

77. Jeffrey Boam

Writer | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Jeffrey Boam was born on November 30, 1946 in Rochester, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Dead Zone (1983) and The Phantom (1996). He was married to Paula M. Boam. He died on January 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Innerspace Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Lethal Weapon 2

78. Roberto Orci

Producer | Star Trek

Roberto Orci was born on July 20, 1973 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a producer and writer, known for Star Trek (2009), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Fringe (2008).

Transformers Transformers: Revange of the Fallen Star Trek Star Trek Into Darkness

79. Alex Kurtzman

Producer | Sleepy Hollow

Alex Kurtzman was born on September 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Hilary Kurtzman. He is a producer and writer, known for Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Mummy (2017) and Star Trek (2009). He is married to Samantha Counter.

Transformers Transformers: Revange of the Fallen Star Trek Star Trek Into Darkness

80. Christopher Markus

Writer | Avengers: Endgame

Christopher Markus is a writer and producer, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He has been married to Claire Saunders since October 22, 2011.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Captain America: The Winter Soldier

81. Stephen McFeely

Writer | Avengers: Endgame

Stephen McFeely is a writer and producer, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Captain America: The Winter Soldier

82. Stewart Raffill

Writer | Passenger 57

Stewart Raffill's career includes 57 film and TV credits and 11 industry awards. As a writer/director he has worked with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning talent. His films have been distributed by MGM/UA, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Disney ABC, New World Pictures, Orion, Netflix, ...

Napoleon and Samantha

83. Noel Langley

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

Noel Langley was born on December 25, 1911 in Durban, South Africa. He was a writer and director, known for The Wizard of Oz (1939), Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961) and The Pickwick Papers (1952). He was married to Pamela Deeming. He died on November 4, 1980 in Desert Hot Springs, ...

The Wizard of Oz Trio Ivanhoe The Pickwick Papers Knights of the Round Table

84. Craig Bolotin

Writer | Black Rain

Craig Bolotin is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied philosophy and penned film reviews. His screenwriting break came with his first uncredited rewrite for the critically acclaimed "Desperately Seeking Susan," ...

Black Rain

85. Heywood Gould

Writer | Cocktail

Heywood Gould is a writer and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and One Good Cop (1991).

The Boys from Brazil

86. Adam Brooks

Writer | Definitely, Maybe

Adam Brooks was born on September 3, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and producer, known for Definitely, Maybe (2008), Whatever Works (2009) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).

Beloved

87. John Byrum

Writer | Inserts

John Williams Byrum was born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois. While attending NYU Film School, he worked as an intern for Jim Henson and the Muppets, eventually working as a writer on the new Sesame Street (1969) show. Byrum moved to Los Angeles to pursue film work after writing several ...

Mahogany

88. Dan O'Bannon

Writer | Alien

Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film).

O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi ...

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89. Scott Alexander

Writer | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Scott Alexander was born on June 16, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), American Crime Story (2016) and Big Eyes (2014).

Ed Wood The People vs. Larry Flynt

90. Larry Karaszewski

Writer | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Larry Karaszewski was born on November 20, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), American Crime Story (2016) and Big Eyes (2014).

Ed Wood The People vs. Larry Flynt

91. Michael Grais

Writer | Poltergeist

Michael Grais is a writer and producer, known for Poltergeist (2015), Poltergeist (1982) and Great Balls of Fire! (1989).

Poltergeist Poltergeist II: The Other Side

92. Mark Victor

Writer | Poltergeist

Mark Victor is a producer and writer, known for Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist (2015) and Marked for Death (1990).

Poltergeist Poltergeist II: The Other Side

93. Abi Morgan

Writer | Shame

Abi Morgan was born in 1968 in the UK. She is a writer and producer, known for Shame (2011), The Iron Lady (2011) and Suffragette (2015).

The Iron Lady The Invisible Woman

94. Kurt Wimmer

Writer | Equilibrium

Kurt Wimmer was born in 1964. He is a writer and director, known for Equilibrium (2002), Total Recall (2012) and Ultraviolet (2006).

Salt

95. Etan Cohen

Writer | Holmes & Watson

Etan Cohen was born on March 14, 1974 in Israel. He is a writer and producer, known for Holmes & Watson (2018), Idiocracy (2006) and Men in Black 3 (2012). He has been married to Emily Bowen-Cohen since June 14, 1998. They have three children.

Tropic Thunder

96. 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...

Thunderball Wait Until Dark

97. Samuel Fuller

Writer | The Steel Helmet

At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also ...

Pickup on South Street Hell and High Water

98. 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 ...

The Candidate

99. 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, ...

Life

100. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

George Sidney was born on October 4, 1916 in Long Island City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Scaramouche (1952), Pepe (1960) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Corinne Cole, Jane Robinson and Lillian Burns. He died on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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