Alexandre Desplat's Directors

by ChristopherLeeFan | created - 27 Sep 2015 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Robert Guédiguian

Producer | Marius et Jeannette

Robert Guédiguian was born on December 3, 1953 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is a producer and writer, known for Marius and Jeannette (1997), The Town Is Quiet (2000) and The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011).

3 projects 1985 – Ki lo sa? 2009 – L'armée du crime 2015 – Une histoire de fou

2. Christophe Delmas

Director | V.O.

Christophe Delmas is an assistant director and director, known for V.O. (1987), Dance Challenge (2002) and Le Retour d'Arsène Lupin (1989).

1 project 1987 – V.O. (short)

3. Georges Nicolas Hayek

Director | Manövergäste

Georges Nicolas Hayek is a director and writer, known for Manövergäste (1981), The Land of William Tell (1985) and Family Express (1991).

1 project 1991 – Family Express

4. Stéphane Kurc

Director | L'homme de ma vie

Stéphane Kurc was born in 1945 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is a director and writer, known for Man of My Life (1999), His Master's Eye (1980) and Anne Le Guen (1995).

2 projects 1991 – "Le flic de Moscou" Crime sous hypnose 1993 – J'aime pas qu'on m'aime (TV Movie)

1 project 1991 – Simon courage (short)

6. Christian Merret-Palmair

Director | Les portes de la gloire

Christian Merret-Palmair is a director and writer, known for Doors of Glory (2001), Rossignol de mes amours (1991) and Bons baisers de Suzanne (1995).

3 projects 1991 – Rossignol de mes amours (short) 1995 – Bons baisers de Suzanne (short) 2001 – Les portes de la gloire

2 projects 1992 – Lapse of Memory 1995 – Innocent Lies

8. Patrice Noïa

Director | Au nom du père et du fils

Patrice Noïa was born on December 15, 1953 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Au nom du père et du fils (1992), Vive la mariée (1980) and Paradis pour tous (1982).

1 project 1992 – Au nom du père et du fils

1 project 1992 – Sexes faibles!

2 projects 1992 – Papa veut pas que je t'épouse (TV Movie) 1994 – Le paradis absolument (TV Movie)

11. Daniel Delume

Producer | The Artist

Daniel was born and grew up in Grenoble in the french Alps. In 1973, he moved to Paris with his family. He first studied Film at Le Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais, a famous french movie school, from 1981 to 1983. Since then, he started working in the film industry, first as "assistant ...

1 project 1993 – Départ en vacances (short)

1 project 1993 – Le tronc

13. Karl Zéro

Director | Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac

Karl Zéro was born on August 6, 1961 in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, France as Marc Tellenne. He is a director and actor, known for Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac (2006), Le tronc (1993) and Moi, Luka Magnotta (2013).

2 projects 1993 – Le tronc 2007 – Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (Documentary)

14. Leslie Megahey

Writer | Diario para un cuento

Leslie Megahey was born on December 22, 1944 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a producer and director, known for Diary for a Tale (1998), The Advocate (1993) and Artists and Models (1986).

1 project 1993 – The Hour of the Pig

15. Vincent Monnet

Director | Les enquêtes d'Éloïse Rome

Vincent Monnet is a director and writer, known for Les enquêtes d'Éloïse Rome (2001), L'amour dans le sang (2008) and Les bleus: premiers pas dans la police (2006).

2 projects 1993 – Jour de fauche (short) 1995 – Quand je serai grand, mon père il sera policier (short)

16. Olivier Chavarot

Director | Police district

Olivier Chavarot is a director and actor, known for Police district (2000), En tout bien tout honneur (2018) and Vertiges (1997).

1 project 1994 – La Vienne dynamique

17. Jacques Audiard

Writer | De rouille et d'os

Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...

6 projects 1994 – Regarde les hommes tomber 1996 – Un héros très discret 2001 – Sur mes lèvres 2005 – De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté 2009 – Un prophète 2012 – De rouille et d'os 2018 – The Sisters Brothers

18. Manuel Flèche

Director | Une femme pour l'hiver

Manuel Flèche was born in 1958 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. He is a director and writer, known for Une femme pour l'hiver (1988), Marie-Louise ou la permission (1995) and Wacko (1994).

1 project 1995 – Marie-Louise ou la permission

19. Sébastien Grall

Director | Surveillance

Sébastien Grall was a director and writer, known for Surveillance (2013), Les Milles (1995) and La femme secrète (1986). He was married to Frédérique Noiret. He died on July 11, 2013 in France.

2 projects 1995 – Les Milles 1997 – Un petit grain de folie (TV Movie)

20. Didier Haudepin

Writer | Paco l'infaillible

Didier Haudepin was born on August 15, 1951 in Paris, France. He is an actor and producer, known for Paco the Infallible (1979), Those Were the Days (1995) and Killing Time (1987).

1 project 1995 – Le plus bel âge...

2 projects 1995 – Le fils de Paul (TV Movie) 1996 – Le poteau d'Aldo (TV Movie)

22. Jérôme Enrico

Director | Le rat noir d'amérique

Jérôme Enrico is an assistant director and director, known for Le rat noir d'amérique (1981), Cerise (2015) and Paulette (2012).

1 project 1996 – Échappée belle (TV Movie)

23. Philippe Bensoussan

Director | Bluff

Philippe Bensoussan is a director and actor, known for Bluff (1982), Décryptage (2003) and Une heure sans savoir (1980).

1 project 1996 – L'enfer vert (TV Movie)

1 project 1996 – Lucky Punch

25. Macha Méril

Actress | Profondo rosso

Macha Méril was born on September 3, 1940 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco as Marie-Madeleine Gagarine. She is an actress and producer, known for Deep Red (1975), Vagabond (1985) and Belle de Jour (1967). She was previously married to Michel Legrand and Gian Vittorio Baldi.

1 project 1996 – Alla turca (TV Movie)

26. Edwin Baily

Director | Le silence des églises

Edwin Baily was born in 1953 in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Church (2013), The Accident (2016) and Faut-il aimer Mathilde? (1993).

1 project 1996 – D'amour et d'eau salée (TV Movie)

27. Yvon Marciano

Director | Emilie Muller

Yvon Marciano was born on February 13, 1953 in Marnia, Oran, France. He was a director and writer, known for Emilie Muller (1994), La part de l'ombre (1999) and La face cachée de la lune (1987). He died on November 23, 2011 in Nimes, France.

1 project 1996 – Le cri de la soie

28. Francis Girod

Director | Le bon plaisir

Francis Girod was born on October 9, 1944 in Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was a director and actor, known for Le bon plaisir (1984), Passage à l'acte (1996) and L'enfance de l'art (1988). He died on November 19, 2006 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.

3 projects 1996 – Passage à l'acte 2001 – Mauvais genres 2004 – Le pays des enfants perdus (TV Movie)

29. Marion Vernoux

Writer | Rien à faire

Marion Vernoux was born on June 29, 1966 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. She is a writer and director, known for Empty Days (1999), Personne ne m'aime (1994) and Raw (2016).

3 projects 1996 – Love, etc. 1999 – Rien à faire 2001 – Reines d'un jour

1 project 1996 – Tout ce qui brille (TV Movie)

31. Luc Béraud

Writer | La petite voleuse

Luc Béraud was born on October 30, 1945 in La Rochelle, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Little Thief (1988), The Best Way to Walk (1976) and An Impudent Girl (1985).

2 projects 1997 – La voisine (TV Movie) 2002 – Tous les chagrins se ressemblent (TV Movie)

32. Rachida Krim

Director | Sous les pieds des femmes

Rachida Krim was born on February 17, 1955. She is a director and writer, known for Sous les pieds des femmes (1997), Houria (2002) and La dévoilée femme (1998).

1 project 1997 – Sous les pieds des femmes

33. Jacques Monnet

Writer | C'est pas ma faute!

Jacques Monnet was born on January 18, 1934 in Concarneau, Finistère, France. He is an actor and writer, known for I Didn't Do It! (1999), La femme du cosmonaute (1997) and Signes extérieurs de richesse (1983).

2 projects 1997 – La femme du cosmonaute 1999 – C'est pas ma faute!

34. Patrice Leconte

Director | La fille sur le pont

Patrice Leconte was born on November 12, 1947 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Girl on the Bridge (1999), Monsieur Hire (1989) and Ridicule (1996).

1 project 1998 – 1 chance sur 2

1 project 1998 – The Revengers' Comedies

36. Jean-Paul Salomé

Director | Arsène Lupin

Jean-Paul Salomé was born on February 2, 1960 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004), Les braqueuses (1994) and Je fais le mort (2013).

1 project 1998 – Restons groupés

37. Florent-Emilio Siri

Director | Hostage

Florent-Emilio Siri was born on March 2, 1965. He is a director and writer, known for Hostage (2005), A Minute of Silence (1998) and L'ennemi intime (2007).

9 projects 1998 – Une minute de silence 2002 – Nid de guêpes 2005 – Hostage 2007 – L'ennemi intime 2012 – Cloclo 2016 – "Marseille" 20 ans 2016 – "Marseille" Homme de paille 2016 – "Marseille" Crocodile 2016 – "Marseille" Intox

38. Santiago Aguilar

Writer | Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad

Santiago Aguilar is a writer and director, known for Justino (1994), Matías, juez de línea (1996) and Atilano, presidente (1998).

1 project 1998 – Atilano, presidente

39. Luis Guridi

Director | Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad

Luis Guridi is a director and writer, known for Justino (1994), La isla de los nominados (2010) and Matías, juez de línea (1996).

1 project 1998 – Atilano, presidente

3 projects 1999 – Toni 1999 – Retour à Fonteyne (TV Movie) 2000 – Les ritaliens (TV Movie)

41. Jean-François Laguionie

Director | Gwen, le livre de sable

Jean-François Laguionie was born on October 4, 1939 in Besançon, Doubs, France. He is known for his work on Gwen, the Book of Sand (1985), Louise by the Shore (2016) and Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978).

1 project 1999 – Le château des singes

42. Jérôme Foulon

Director | Les enfants du naufrageur

Jérôme Foulon is a director and actor, known for Les enfants du naufrageur (1992), Par accident (2004) and Passage du Désir (2012).

3 projects 1999 – Juliette (TV Movie) 1999 – N'oublie pas que tu m'aimes (TV Movie) 2002 – Une autre gemme (TV Movie)

43. Olivier Schatzky

Director | L'élève

Olivier Schatzky was born in 1949. He is a director and writer, known for The Pupil (1996), Fortune Express (1991) and Force majeure (1989).

1 project 1999 – Monsieur Naphtali

44. Olivier Langlois

Director | Jaune revolver

Olivier Langlois is a director and writer, known for Jaune revolver (1988), Docteur Dassin, généraliste (2004) and Regards d'enfance (1993).

3 projects 1999 – Petits nuages d'été (TV Movie) 2001 – Campagnes (TV Movie) 2003 – Virus au paradis (TV Movie)

45. Camille de Casabianca

Actress | Le fabuleux destin de Madame Petlet

Camille de Casabianca was born on October 31, 1960 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Madame Petlet's True Story (1995), Thérèse (1986) and Pékin Central (1986). She has been married to Patrick Blossier since September 24, 1988. They have one child.

1 project 2000 – Vive nous!

46. Philippe de Broca

Director | L'homme de Rio

Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( "Les 400 coups" aka "The 400 blows" ). From 1960 to 2004 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as "That Man from Rio" (L'Homme de Rio) in ...

2 projects 2000 – Amazone 2002 – Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie)

47. Marleen Gorris

Director | Antonia

Marleen Gorris was born on December 9, 1948 in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands. She is a director and writer, known for Antonia's Line (1995), Gebroken spiegels (1984) and A Question of Silence (1982).

1 project 2000 – The Luzhin Defence

48. Bruno Chiche

Producer | Je préfère qu'on reste amis

Bruno Chiche was born on August 7, 1966 as Bruno Bauer Chiche. He is a director and actor, known for Let's Be Friends (2005), Le pinceau à lèvres (1990) and In and Out (2017).

1 project 2001 – Barnie et ses petites contrariétés

1 project 2001 – Home Sweet Home (Documentary)

50. Michael Raeburn

Director | Triomf

Michael Raeburn was born on January 22, 1943 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for Triomf (2008), Jit (1990) and Killing Heat (1981).

1 project 2001 – Home Sweet Home (Documentary)

51. Thomas Gilou

Director | Rai

Thomas Gilou was born on February 1, 1955 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Rai (1995), La vérité si je mens! (1997) and La combine de la girafe (1984).

6 projects 2002 – Paroles d'étoiles (TV Movie documentary) 2007 – Michou d'Auber 2016 – "Marseille" Face à Face 2016 – "Marseille" Liberté, Egalité, sans Pitié 2016 – "Marseille" A voté 2016 – "Marseille" La Lutte Finale

52. Edouard Niermans

Director | Poussière d'ange

Edouard Niermans was born on November 10, 1943. He is an actor and director, known for Killing Time (1987), Anthracite (1980) and Le retour de Casanova (1992).

1 project 2002 – "Sauveur Giordano" Noces de papier

53. François-Régis Jeanne

Director | Demi soeurs

François-Régis Jeanne got his start by interviewing directors for TV (Sophia Coppola, Spike Lee, William Friedkin, Barry Levinson, Olivier Stone) He then directed a series of documentaries on French filmmakers like Michel Audiard, Francis Veber, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Fred Cavayé and Olivier Marchal ...

1 project 2002 – Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes (Video documentary)

54. Stéphane Roux

Actor | Ratatouille

Stéphane Roux is known for his work on Ratatouille (2007), A Goofy Movie (1995) and Arthur and the Invisibles (2006).

1 project 2002 – Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes (Video documentary)

55. Isabelle Doval

Actress | Rire et châtiment

Isabelle Doval was born on October 15, 1962 in Tunis, Tunisia as Isabelle Françoise Huguette Pinelli. She is an actress and director, known for Laughter and Punishment (2003), My Very Best Friend (2007) and Mes plus beaux souvenirs (1998).

1 project 2003 – Rire et châtiment

1 project 2003 – Les baisers des autres (short)

57. Graham Guit

Director | Les kidnappeurs

Graham Guit was born on May 3, 1968 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Les kidnappeurs (1998), Le pacte du silence (2003) and Hello, Goodbye (2008).

1 project 2003 – Le pacte du silence

58. Xavier Giannoli

Director | Marguerite

Xavier Giannoli was born on March 7, 1970 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marguerite (2015), L'interview (1998) and The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (2006).

3 projects 2003 – Les corps impatients 2005 – Une aventure 2006 – Quand j'étais chanteur

59. Philippe Harel

Director | Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert

Philippe Harel was born on December 22, 1956 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001), Deux pièces/cuisine (1989) and Les heures souterraines (2015).

2 projects 2003 – Tristan 2005 – Tu vas rire, mais je te quitte

60. Sólveig Anspach

Director | Haut les coeurs!

Sólveig Anspach was born on December 8, 1960 in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. She was a director and writer, known for Haut les coeurs! (1999), The Aquatic Effect (2016) and Back Soon (2008). She died on August 7, 2015 in Drôme, France.

1 project 2003 – Stormy Weather

61. Peter Webber

Director | Girl with a Pearl Earring

A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda ...

1 project 2003 – Girl with a Pearl Earring

1 project 2003 – Les beaux jours (TV Movie)

63. Gilles Bourdos

Writer | Renoir

Gilles Bourdos was born in 1963. He is a writer and director, known for Renoir (2012), Endangered Species (2017) and Afterwards (2008).

4 projects 2003 – Inquiétudes 2008 – Afterwards 2012 – Renoir 2017 – Espèces menacées

64. Jonathan Glazer

Director | Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer was born on March 26, 1965 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Under the Skin (2013), Birth (2004) and Sexy Beast (2000).

1 project 2004 – Birth

65. Alain Berbérian

Director | Six-Pack

Alain Berbérian was born on July 2, 1953 in Beyrouth, Lebanon. He was a director and writer, known for Six-Pack (2000), Paparazzi (1998) and Dead Weight (2002). He died on August 22, 2017 in Paris, France.

1 project 2004 – L'enquête corse

66. Mike Binder

Self | Creating 'The Upside of Anger'

Mike Binder was born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Mind of the Married Man (2001). He is married to Diane Murphy. They have two children.

1 project 2005 – The Upside of Anger

67. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child...

1 project 2005 – Casanova

68. Stephen Gaghan

Writer | Syriana

Stephen Gaghan was born on May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is known for his work on Syriana (2005), Traffic (2000) and Gold (2016). He has been married to Minnie Mortimer since May 19, 2007.

1 project 2005 – Syriana

69. Matt Checkowski

Director | The Alibi

Matt Checkowski is a director and writer, known for Lies and Alibis (2006), Flying Lessons with Mr. Smolin (2014) and Minority Report (2002).

1 project 2006 – The Alibi

70. Kurt Mattila

World War Z

Kurt Mattila, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, began his professional career by creating the haunting Precog dream sequences for Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report." He went on to direct the heist film "Lies And Alibis," written by Noah Hawley for Summit Entertainment followed by ...

1 project 2006 – The Alibi

71. Richard Loncraine

Director | Richard III

Richard Loncraine has earned great acclaim for his work in film, television and commercials. He studied sculpture at the Central School of Art before attending the Royal College of Art Film School. He spent three years working for the BBC before moving into commercials. Since those days he has ...

2 projects 2006 – Firewall 2010 – The Special Relationship (TV Movie)

72. Francis Veber

Writer | Le dîner de cons

Francis Veber was born on July 28, 1937 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. He is a writer and director, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), The Birdcage (1996) and The Fugitives (1986). He has been married to Françoise Veber since January 11, 1964. They have two ...

1 project 2006 – La doublure

73. 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 ...

5 projects 2006 – The Queen 2009 – Chéri 2010 – Tamara Drewe 2013 – Philomena 2016 – Florence Foster Jenkins

74. John Curran

Director | Chappaquiddick

John Curran was born on September 11, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Chappaquiddick (2017).

1 project 2006 – The Painted Veil

75. Michel Royer

Director | Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac

Michel Royer is a director and writer, known for Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac (2006), Histoire immédiate (2011) and Docs interdits (2011).

1 project 2007 – Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (Documentary)

76. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...

1 project 2007 – Se, jie

77. Zach Helm

Writer | Stranger Than Fiction

Zach Helm was born on January 21, 1975 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Zachary Emile Helm. He is a writer and director, known for Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) and Freezing People Is Easy.

1 project 2007 – Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

78. 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.

4 projects 2007 – The Golden Compass 2009 – The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2011 – A Better Life 2018 – Operation Finale

79. Jérôme Salle

Writer | Anthony Zimmer

Jérôme Salle was born in 1971 in Paris. He is a writer and director, known for Anthony Zimmer (2005), The Odyssey (2016) and The Tourist (2010).

4 projects 2008 – Largo Winch 2011 – Largo Winch II 2013 – Zulu 2016 – L'odyssée

80. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

1 project 2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

81. Anne Fontaine

Writer | Coco avant Chanel

Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), The Innocents (2016) and Reinventing Marvin (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.

1 project 2009 – Coco avant Chanel

82. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

1 project 2009 – Julie & Julia

83. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

4 projects 2009 – Fantastic Mr. Fox 2012 – Moonrise Kingdom 2014 – The Grand Budapest Hotel 2018 – Isle of Dogs

84. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

5 projects 2010 – The Ghost Writer 2011 – Carnage 2012 – A Therapy (short) 2013 – La Vénus à la fourrure 2017 – D'après une histoire vraie

85. Tom Hooper

Director | The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which ...

3 projects 2010 – The King's Speech 2014 – Jaguar: Rendezvous (short) 2015 – The Danish Girl

86. David Yates

Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

2 projects 2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

87. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

3 projects 2011 – La fille du puisatier 2013 – Marius 2013 – Fanny

88. 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 ...

1 project 2011 – The Tree of Life

89. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

3 projects 2011 – The Ides of March 2014 – The Monuments Men 2017 – Suburbicon

90. Laurent Bouzereau

Producer | The Warriors

Currently, Laurent Bouzereau is the best-known home video/movie documentary filmmaker. His name has appeared in the closing credits for over 150 "making-of" documentaries and featurettes thus far, and he has only been in the business for 10 years as of 2005. It all started when he collected film ...

1 project 2011 – Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Documentary)

91. Stephen Daldry

Director | The Hours

In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the ...

1 project 2011 – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

92. Matteo Garrone

Director | Gomorra

Matteo Garrone was born in Rome in 1968. He is the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone, and a photographer. In 1996 he won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette (1996), that became one of the three episodes of his first feature film Land in Between ...

2 projects 2012 – Reality 2015 – Il racconto dei racconti

93. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

1 project 2012 – Argo

94. Peter Ramsey

Director | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Peter Ramsey is the director of Dreamworks Animation's 2012 feature film "Rise Of The Guardians". He also directed the Halloween TV special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" as well as serving as a story artist on several of Dreamworks Animation's feature films. Prior to ...

1 project 2012 – Rise of the Guardians

95. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | The Hurt Locker

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

1 project 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty

96. 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) ...

1 project 2014 – Godzilla

97. Morten Tyldum

Director | Hodejegerne

Morten Tyldum was born on May 19, 1967 in Bergen, Norway. He is a director and producer, known for Headhunters (2011), The Imitation Game (2014) and Buddy (2003).

1 project 2014 – The Imitation Game

98. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...

1 project 2014 – Unbroken

99. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...

1 project 2015 – Every Thing Will Be Fine

100. Sarah Gavron

Director | Suffragette

Sarah Gavron is a director and producer, known for Suffragette (2015), Brick Lane (2007) and This Little Life (2003).

1 project 2015 – Suffragette



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