Directors in History (Part 7)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 853

  • 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), born in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1951-08-05 John Jarratt, Australian actor, director and producer (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 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 Die), 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
  • 1952-04-16 Michel Blanc, French actor and director, born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 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 (2020)
  • 1952-10-05 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions), born in Liverpool
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois

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)
  • 1952-12-11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 1953-09-29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953-12-09 John Malkovich, American actor and director (Killing Fields), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • 1954-01-19 Katharina Thalbach, German actress & film director, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 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
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling) born in Paterson, New Jersey

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
  • 1955-06-23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • 1955-08-07 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1955-08-13 Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England
  • 1955-10-18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955-11-09 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1955-11-15 Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (On Body and Soul), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1955-12-25 Claus Strigel, German filmmaker and director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God), born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1956-01-10 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 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)
  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-10-20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England
  • 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
  • 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 (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1957-06-01 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • 1957-07-07 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • 1957-07-23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), born in The Hague, Netherlands (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 (Dumb and Dumber), born in Cumberland, Rhode Island
  • 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, China
  • 1958-08-03 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1958-08-20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario

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
  • 1958-10-20 Valerie Faris, American film director
  • 1958-11-10 Stephen Herek, American film director (Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1959-01-26 Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish film director (Winter Sleep), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1959-03-15 Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
  • 1959-04-02 Yves Lavandier, French film writer and director, born in France
  • 1959-04-15 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director, born in Guangdong, China
  • 1959-05-21 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-05-26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1959-10-15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959-10-18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1959-11-03 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • 1959-11-08 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1959-12-26 Koji Morimoto, Japanese anime director, born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1960-03-11 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • 1960-05-02 Stephen Daldry, English film director (Billy Elliot, The Hours), born in Dorset, England
  • 1960-05-15 Rob Bowman, American film director
  • 1960-05-22 Hideaki Anno, Japanese film director and animator (Neon Genesis Evangelion), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • 1960-06-24 Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • 1960-07-28 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1960-10-31 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director and screenwriter, born in Roubaix, France
  • 1960-11-11 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director (Prizzi's Honor), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1960-11-22 Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1960-12-10 Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director (High Season, Dead Again), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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