Directors in History (Part 5)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 784

  • 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, Czech 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)
  • 1937-05-27 Allan Carr, American producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1937-06-14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • 1937-06-18 Varbara Ann Teer, US actress/director (National Black Theatre Company)
  • 1937-06-26 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor and director, born in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • 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)
  • 1937-09-13 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1937-09-26 Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 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 (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (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)
  • 1939-02-06 Mike Farrell, American actor, director and activist (M*A*S*H, Battered, Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1939-02-12 John D Hancock, American actor and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1939-03-14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-04-03 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), born in Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines (d. 1991)
  • 1939-04-05 David Winters, American 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, American 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)
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1940-02-02 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
  • 1940-04-20 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 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 and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), 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
  • 1941-06-25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-06-27 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 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 (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-04 Humberto Solás, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2008)
  • 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, born in Newport, Wales
  • 1942-04-12 Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 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)
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

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
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-02-20 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • 1943-03-13 André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
  • 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
  • 1943-07-26 Peter Hyams, American film director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop), 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, British physicist and academic (Middlesex Polytechnic), born in Gateshead, Durham, England
  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 401 - 500 of 505

  • 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

Person of interestRobert Altman

2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 2007-04-04 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007-04-06 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), dies at 90
  • 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)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

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 political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2007-12-27 Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • 2008-03-16 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes,The Final War of Olly Winter), dies of renal failure at 76
  • 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)
  • 2009-01-13 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), dies at 80
  • 2009-01-25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 2009-03-04 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • 2009-04-27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69
  • 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)
  • 2009-11-02 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2009-11-28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2010-03-24 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), dies at 79
  • 2010-05-29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • 2010-08-24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, dies at 46
  • 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)
  • 2011-01-09 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), dies at 81
  • 2011-01-21 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu Film Director, screenwriter and producer, dies at 54
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • 2011-02-17 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), dies at 90
  • 2011-04-09 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), dies at 86
  • 2011-05-03 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), dies at 88
  • 2011-07-25 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • 2011-08-14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), dies of chronic renal failure at 79
  • 2011-10-12 Peter Hammond, British actor and director (The Buccaneers, King of the Castle), dies at 87
  • 2011-12-03 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88
  • 2012-02-03 Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2012-03-19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 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 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 and director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • 2013-10-07 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • 2013-12-07 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), dies a respiratory insufficiency at 85
  • 2013-12-12 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), dies of complications from pneumonia at 82
  • 2014-02-13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), dies at 85
  • 2014-05-25 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), dies of heart failure at 100
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

2014-08-24 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 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 and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), dies at 93
  • 2015-07-31 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-18 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89
  • 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
  • 2016-01-14 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • 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 and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, 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
  • 2017-01-27 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, dies at 89
  • 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