Directors in History (Part 6)

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Person of interestSylvester Stallone

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, American actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), 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
  • 1947-11-06 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)

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, 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, Polish 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
  • 1949-05-07 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)
  • 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 (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • 1952-01-07 Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director and martial artist (Winners and Sinners), born in Hong Kong
  • 1952-04-11 Michael Shea, American director and actor (The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible), born in Queens, New York
  • 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
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India
  • 1952-10-05 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director

Person of interestRoberto Benigni

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
  • 1953-04-14 Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor, director and TV host (Super Trio series), born in Hong Kong
  • 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

Person of interestJames Cameron

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
  • 1955-03-29 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor and film director (Braveheart), born in Dublin
  • 1955-04-28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (The Grapes of Wrath, Curiosity Kills), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 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
  • 1956-06-02 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1956-06-10 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu film director, screenwriter and producer, born in Dommeru Village, India (d. 2011)
  • 1956-10-20 Danny Boyle, English film director
  • 1956-11-03 Gary Ross, American film director
  • 1956-12-03 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-12-17 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • 1956-12-29 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • 1957-01-16 Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Person of interestSpike Lee

1957-03-20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • 1957-04-04 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director (The Other Side of Hope), born in Orimattila, Finland
  • 1957-05-05 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • 1957-06-01 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • 1957-07-07 Jonathan Dayton, American film director
  • 1957-07-23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • 1957-08-16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1957-11-15 Ray McKinnon, American film actor/director
  • 1957-12-19 Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • 1957-12-19 John Gulager, American film director and actor (He Was a Quiet Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-02-03 Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • 1958-03-29 Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Director-General of the National Trust, born in Alston, Cumbria
  • 1958-03-29 Victor Salva, American film director (Jeepers Creepers), born in Martinez, California
  • 1958-04-30 Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1958-06-17 Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-07-17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • 1958-08-03 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
  • 1958-08-20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter

Person of interestTim Burton

1958-08-25 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

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