On This Day

Directors in History (Part 6)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 846

  • 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
  • 1942-04-17 Mario Brenta, Italian writer and director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1942-05-23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942-05-23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1942-08-09 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England

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
  • 1943-01-24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director, born in Nagpur, India
  • 1943-01-25 Tobe Hooper, American film director, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-02-05 Michael Mann, American actor & 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
  • 1943-03-31 Roy Andersson, Swedish film director (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1943-04-23 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-15 Harve Brosten, American comedy writer (All In The Family, 1975-77), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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

Person of interestPenny Marshall

1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • 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
  • 1943-12-13 Arturo Ripstein, Mexican film director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot), born in Mexico City
  • 1943-12-23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • 1944-01-05 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1944-01-09 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 1944-04-23 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-29 Richard Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • 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-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 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)
  • 1945-05-31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1945-07-10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director, born in Paris
  • 1945-07-16 Jos Stelling, Dutch film director (Pointsman), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1945-08-16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-28 Bruno Nuytten, French film director (Camille Claudel), born in Melun, Île-de-France, France
  • 1945-09-15 Ron Shelton, American film director (Bull Durham), born in Whittier, California
  • 1945-12-02 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91) born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • 1946-03-19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • 1946-03-29 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor, director and playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1946-04-21 Claire Denis, French film director (Chocolat, Beau Travail), born in Paris, France
  • 1946-04-22 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director (Going Away), born in Oran, Algeria
  • 1946-06-02 Lasse Hallström, Swedish screenwriter and film director (Cider House Rules; My Life As A Dog; ABBA music videos), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestSylvester Stallone

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

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and 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)
  • 1946-10-08 Jean-Jacques Beineix, French film director (Betty Blue, Diva), born in Paris
  • 1946-10-10 Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1947-02-03 Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American actor (All In The Family -"Mike") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • 1947-04-20 David Leland, English actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1947-05-12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter, born in Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 1947-05-28 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1947-11-06 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • 1948-01-08 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

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, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 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 film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, American new wave bassist, vocalist, keyboardist, and music video director (Devo - "Whip It!': "Jocko Homo"), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1948-09-10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born French film director, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1948-09-19 Mihai Timofti, director and actor (Lautarii), born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • 1948-10-05 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948-11-28 Agnieszka Holland, Polish actress and director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1948-12-09 Marleen Gorris, Dutch writer and director (Antonia's Line), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1949-01-12 Wayne Wang, American film director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance), born in Hong Kong
  • 1949-01-14 Lawrence Kasdan, American screenwriter & director (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-01-26 Paul Nurse, English geneticist (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 1949-03-30 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • 1949-04-28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-05-07 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)
  • 1949-08-01 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, born in Tenterden, Kent (d. 1995)
  • 1950-01-13 John McNaughton, American film director
  • 1950-02-18 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1950-04-29 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Bone Collector), born in Griffith, Australia
  • 1950-08-09 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • 1950-10-10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director (Mister Cactus, Passion), born in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1951-08-05 John Jarratt, Australian actor, director and producer (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in Wollongong, Australia

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Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 501 - 540 of 540

  • 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 (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), dies at 89
  • 2015-09-27 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), dies at 89
  • 2015-10-05 Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 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
  • 2016-05-06 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), dies at 72
  • 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 writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), 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
  • 2018-03-05 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • 2018-04-05 Isao Takahata, Japanese anime film director, screenwriter and producer (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2018-04-21 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), dies at 89
  • 2018-05-05 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86
  • 2018-08-03 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2018-11-03 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 74
  • 2018-11-23 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), dies of natural causes at 90

Person of interestPenny Marshall

2018-12-17 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Laverne & Shirley, Big), dies at 75

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • 2018-12-30 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95
  • 2019-02-21 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94
  • 2019-02-23 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), dies at 89
  • 2020-04-30 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67
  • 2020-06-04 Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), dies at 94
  • 2020-06-22 Joel Schumacher, American film director (Lost Boys, Batman), dies at 80

Person of interestCarl Reiner

2020-06-29 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor, writer and director (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 98

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • 2020-09-05 Jiří Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), dies at 82

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