Directors in History (Part 4)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 675

  • 1932-04-13 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
  • 1932-04-29 King Hu, film director
  • 1932-06-16 David Keylsey, actor/director
  • 1932-07-18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • 1932-08-21 Melvin Van Peebles, American actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932-09-25 Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
  • 1932-10-12 Dusan Makavejev, Serbian film director (Man is Not a Bird), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1932-11-01 John Clark, English-born actor/director
  • 1932-11-04 Noam Pitlik, actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag

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1933-03-15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1933-08-18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France
  • 1934-01-17 Donald Cammell, film director
  • 1934-07-01 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1934-07-18 Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)
  • 1934-07-25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1934-08-16 Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • 1934-09-24 Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director
  • 1934-10-27 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-04-01 Hans H Boswinkel, actor and director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • 1935-04-17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director
  • 1935-08-15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum, My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1935-08-23 Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-10-15 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director/actor (Witte Waan)
  • 1935-10-30 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)

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1935-12-01 Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • 1935-12-21 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1936-01-11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • 1936-01-21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • 1936-06-17 Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • 1936-06-23 Berend Boudewijn [van der Woude], Dutch TV host/director (Baantjer)
  • 1936-07-08 Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
  • 1936-07-12 Jan Nemec, film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1936-09-28 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, born in Damascus, Syria (d. 2016)
  • 1936-11-25 Matt Clark, actor and 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, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1937-09-04 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1937-09-26 Joop Admiral, Dutch actor and 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 and 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
  • 1938-07-18 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1938-08-06 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-10-02 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (d. 1983)
  • 1938-12-16 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
  • 1939-03-14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-04-05 David Winters, American actor, dancer, choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939-05-19 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • 1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, director and 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)
  • 1940-02-02 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
  • 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)
  • 1940-06-26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1940-09-11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-11-02 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, TV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • 1941-02-10 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • 1941-03-15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and 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, Polish 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 and director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • 1942-01-16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1942-01-23 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1942-01-31 Derek Jarman, actor and 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
  • 1942-05-23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • 1942-06-25 Wilbert Bank, actor and director (On Hope of Blessing), born
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)

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1942-11-17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 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 and 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)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 301 - 400 of 434

  • 2001-12-01 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-11 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-01-13 Ted Demme, American film director, dies at 38

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2002-03-27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 2002-05-05 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2002-05-10 Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-07-06 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2002-08-30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • 2002-10-04 André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002-10-09 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002-11-10 Michel Boisrond, French film director (b. 1921)
  • 2002-12-27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-11 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), dies at 77
  • 2003-01-13 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • 2003-03-04 Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • 2003-05-23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • 2003-07-25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2003-08-09 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)

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2003-09-08 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2003-09-28 Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2003-11-12 Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (b. 1986)
  • 2004-01-04 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • 2004-02-02 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2004-08-22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
  • 2004-09-18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • 2004-09-30 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)

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2004-11-26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 2005-03-20 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • 2005-04-19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2005-05-21 Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2005-07-03 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • 2005-09-15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89
  • 2005-11-11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 2005-11-19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2005-12-16 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • 2006-01-09 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • 2006-01-14 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2006-02-23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006-03-25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006-03-27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006-04-09 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2006-05-10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • 2006-05-21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)
  • 2006-05-30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • 2006-06-18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • 2006-06-29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • 2006-06-29 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2006-08-24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • 2006-08-27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006-10-06 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2006-10-12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-01 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American film director (M*A*S*H, Gosford Park), dies at 81
  • 2007-04-04 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007-04-06 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
  • 2007-04-13 Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
  • 2007-05-02 Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2007-05-06 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 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
  • 2007-08-07 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-08 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-24 Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
  • 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)
  • 2008-06-15 Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
  • 2008-06-18 Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  • 2008-07-27 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • 2008-09-07 Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
  • 2009-01-12 Claude Berri, French movie director (b. 1934)
  • 2009-01-25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 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 (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2009-09-27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2010-05-29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • 2010-08-24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)
  • 2010-08-28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • 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)
  • 2010-12-05 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2010-12-15 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 88
  • 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)
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • 2011-02-17 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), dies at 90
  • 2011-04-09 Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2011-08-14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
  • 2012-02-03 Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2012-07-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89
  • 2012-08-19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
  • 2012-12-26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83