Directors in History (Part 5)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 676

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1943-06-16 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 and director (One Evening at Eva)
  • 1944-01-05 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • 1944-02-22 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1944-04-29 Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • 1944-06-21 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-11-02 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • 1944-11-21 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1945-01-05 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • 1945-01-09 Harun Farocki, actor and 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)
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 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 and director (Make-up), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1946-05-31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)

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

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946-09-05 Dennis Dugan, American actor and director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling), born in Wheaton, Illinois
  • 1946-09-29 Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
  • 1946-10-10 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1947-02-03 Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, actor and 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 and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1947-05-12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 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, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1948-05-18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and 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
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1948-10-05 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948-11-28 Agnieszka Holland, actress/director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1949-01-14 Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-01-26 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • 1949-03-30 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • 1949-08-01 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • 1950-01-13 John McNaughton, American film director
  • 1950-02-18 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1950-04-29 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
  • 1950-06-06 Chantal Akerman, actor and director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1950-08-09 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • 1950-08-13 Andre van de Berg, actor and director (Transport)
  • 1950-10-10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director (Mister Cactus, Passion)
  • 1951-08-08 Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • 1951-10-15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Diet), born in Devon, England
  • 1951-11-14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director
  • 1952-04-30 Jacques Audiard, French film director
  • 1952-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-07-24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952-08-12 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1952-10-05 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director

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1952-10-27 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • 1952-11-29 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • 1953-03-04 Scott Hicks, Ugandan-born film director
  • 1953-03-10 Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1953-09-03 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
  • 1953-09-29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-12-09 John Malkovich, actor and director (Killing Fields), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • 1953-12-10 Jack Scalia, actor and director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • 1954-01-19 Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • 1954-03-01 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • 1954-04-30 Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano), born in Wellington, New Zealand

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1954-08-16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1955-03-10 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • 1955-03-16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • 1955-06-23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • 1955-08-07 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • 1955-08-13 Paul Greengrass, English film director
  • 1955-10-18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955-11-09 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • 1956-03-31 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brothers Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1956-04-30 Lars von Trier, Danish film director (Dancer in the Dark), born in Kongens Lyngby

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Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 401 - 415 of 415

  • 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
  • 2016-05-10 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), dies at 93
  • 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
  • 2017-04-26 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), dies at 73
  • 2017-06-16 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2017-09-02 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90