Directors in History (Part 4)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 590

  • 1936-09-28 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, born in Damascus, Syria (d. 2016)
  • 1936-11-25 Matt Clark, actor/director (Return to Oz, Horror Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1937-01-28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • 1937-01-30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1937-06-14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • 1937-06-18 Varbara Ann Teer, US actress/director (National Black Theatre Company)
  • 1937-07-28 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1937-09-26 Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother)
  • 1937-10-30 Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
  • 1937-11-30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • 1937-12-13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director/producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
  • 1938-01-30 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • 1938-02-18 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • 1938-04-30 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director
  • 1938-05-10 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938-05-22 Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-06 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-12-25 Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
  • 1938-12-26 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • 1938-12-26 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
  • 1939-02-12 John D Hancock, actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
  • 1939-02-14 Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1939-03-14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-05-19 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • 1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, director/producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1939-08-02 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)

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1940-02-04 George A. Romero, American actor and director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director George Romero
Actor & Director
George Romero
  • 1940-05-09 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • 1940-05-28 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1940-06-22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940-09-11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, TV producer/director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • 1941-02-10 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • 1941-03-15 Dick Top, Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • 1941-06-20 Stephen Frears, film director ("Prick Up Your Ears", "Dangerous Liaisons"), born in Leicester England
  • 1941-06-27 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, director/actor (Underground Passage)
  • 1941-07-13 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • 1941-08-11 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • 1941-09-16 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-11 Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1941-12-04 Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
  • 1941-12-26 Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • 1942-01-31 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • 1942-02-21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
  • 1942-05-23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942-06-25 Wilbert Bank, actor/director (On Hope of Blessing)
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • 1943-01-12 Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
  • 1943-01-24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • 1943-01-25 Tobe Hooper, American film director
  • 1943-02-05 Michael Mann, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-02-20 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • 1943-03-13 Andre Techine, director/writer (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous)
  • 1943-04-23 [Gerardus] Bob van Toll, actor/interpreter/director (Pastorale 1943)
  • 1943-05-15 Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
  • 1943-10-22 Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • 1943-11-30 Terrence Malick, film director (Badlands, The Tree of Life), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1943-12-01 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
  • 1944-01-05 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • 1944-02-22 Jonathan Demme, Baldwin NY, actor/director (Caged Heat, Swing Shift)
  • 1944-02-28 Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
  • 1944-03-15 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • 1944-04-04 David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-11-21 Harold Ramis, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1945-01-05 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • 1945-01-09 Harun Farocki, actor/director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • 1945-02-19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • 1945-02-20 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • 1945-03-24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1945-05-23 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • 1945-07-10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director
  • 1945-08-16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-09-15 Ron Shelton, American film director
  • 1945-12-02 Penelope Spheeris, American film director
  • 1946-02-07 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1946-03-15 David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
  • 1946-03-19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • 1946-04-12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1946-05-21 Ronald Bear, actor/director (Make-up), born in Havana, Cuba

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1946-07-06 Sylvester Stallone, American actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946-09-05 Dennis Dugan, Wheaton IL, actor/director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling)
  • 1946-09-29 Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
  • 1946-10-10 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 1946-10-26 Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
  • 1947-02-03 Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, actor/director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, German film director
  • 1947-04-20 David Leland, actor/director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1947-11-06 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai (d. 2007)

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1948-01-16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1948-01-30 Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, New Rochelle NY, actor/director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H)
  • 1948-05-18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • 1948-06-02 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-13 Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • 1948-11-28 Agnieszka Holland, actress/director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 301 - 350 of 350

  • 2007-06-29 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2007-07-30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)

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2007-07-30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 2007-08-08 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2007-12-27 Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • 2008-03-18 Anthony Minghella, English Oscar winning film director (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), dies at 54
  • 2008-03-31 Jules Dassin, American film director (b .1911)
  • 2008-04-15 Benoît Lamy, Belgian Movie Director (b. 1945)
  • 2008-06-02 Mel Ferrer, American actor, film director and film producer (b. 1917)
  • 2008-06-15 Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-27 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • 2009-01-12 Claude Berri, French movie director (b. 1934)
  • 2009-03-04 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • 2009-07-25 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • 2009-08-06 John Hughes, American film director (b. 1950)
  • 2009-09-27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2010-08-24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)
  • 2010-09-12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • 2010-11-29 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • 2010-12-15 Blake Edwards, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-03 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)
  • 2011-01-21 E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
  • 2011-04-09 Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2012-12-26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-01-03 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • 2013-01-15 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
  • 2013-01-21 Robert Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • 2013-04-02 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • 2013-09-18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2014-08-24 Richard Attenborough, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90
  • 2015-01-07 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, dies at 88
  • 2015-01-10 Francesco Rosi, Italian film director ("The Mattei Affair" - Palme d'Or 1972), dies at 92
  • 2015-02-21 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), dies at 58 from diabetes complications
  • 2015-03-28 Gene Saks, American actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), dies at 93
  • 2015-09-27 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), dies at 89
  • 2015-10-05 Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65
  • 2015-11-30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2016-01-22 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), dies at 93
  • 2016-01-29 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87
  • 2016-02-24 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, dies at 79
  • 2016-03-18 Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), dies at 79
  • 2016-07-04 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • 2016-07-13 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies at 70
  • 2016-07-19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • 2016-09-20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71
  • 2016-10-09 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • 2017-02-13 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, dies at 93