On This Day

Filmmakers in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1956-04-12 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1956-04-17 Elizabeth Lindsey, American explorer, filmmaker (Then There Were None), and actress (China Beach; The Byrds of Paradise), born in Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
  • 1957-08-03 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • 1957-09-15 Paweł Pawlikowski, Polish filmmaker (Cold War), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1957-09-21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1957-10-15 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India
  • 1958-01-03 Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1958-08-20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1958-12-06 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator (Wallace and Gromit), born in Preston, Lancashire, England
  • 1959-01-28 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1959-07-23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1959-09-18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-11-02 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 1960-04-29 Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker, born in Washington D.C.

Person of interestRichard Linklater

1960-07-30 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1960-08-24 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
  • 1960-10-25 Hong Sang-soo, South Korean filmmaker (Right Now, Wrong Then), born in Seoul
  • 1962-03-15 Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • 1962-06-06 Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese filmmaker (Shoplifters), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1962-12-30 Paul Crowder, British musician (The Adventures), sound engineer (Wham!), and filmmaker (Last Play At Shea), born in London
  • 1963-08-23 Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • 1963-11-02 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-12-29 Dave McKean, British artist & filmmaker, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • 1964-01-03 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1964-07-04 Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1964-11-06 Kerry Conran, American filmmaker (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1965-01-12 Rob Zombie [Cummings], American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • 1965-03-04 Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
  • 1965-05-25 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1965-06-03 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • 1965-09-02 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
  • 1965-09-05 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1965-12-10 Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress and filmmaker (Remembrance), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1966-11-02 Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker, born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1966-12-13 Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker, born in Walla Walla, Washington
  • 1967-08-15 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Indian spiritual leader and filmmaker, born in Sri Gurusar Modia
  • 1968-04-27 Cristian Mungiu, Romanian filmmaker (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), born in Iași, Romania
  • 1968-12-12 Rory Kennedy, American documentary filmmaker, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-04-23 Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker and founder of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1969-09-03 Noah Baumbach, American, director, writer and filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-10-09 Steve McQueen, British filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London, England
  • 1970-06-26 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City, California
  • 1970-06-28 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-08-05 James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-09-04 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Person of interestTodd Phillips

1970-12-20 Todd Phillips, American filmmaker (Road Trip, Joker), born in Brooklyn, New York

Filmmaker Todd Phillips
Todd Phillips
  • 1972-01-04 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1972-08-18 Shaun Wilson, Australian artist and filmmaker, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972-09-08 Lance Bangs, American filmmaker and music video director, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1973-01-12 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1973-07-16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestSeth MacFarlane

1973-10-26 Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • 1974-01-17 Annemarie Jacir, Palestinian filmmaker and poet, born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • 1974-09-08 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American documentary filmmaker (Be Like Others), born in Iran
  • 1975-04-09 David Gordon Green, American filmmaker (George Washington), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1976-12-07 Mark Duplass, American filmmaker and musician (The Morning Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1977-02-22 Timo Rose, German filmmaker, born in Rellingen, Germany
  • 1977-10-19 Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1978-05-05 Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker (Get Me Roger Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978-09-23 John "Worm" Miller, American filmmaker, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1979-08-10 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • 1979-08-27 Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker/actor
  • 1980-07-04 Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker, born in Pueblo, Colorado
  • 1981-01-31 Sergio D. Acosta, American Chicano Filmmaker, born in San Jose, California

Person of interestCasey Neistat

1981-03-25 Casey Neistat, American filmmaker and YouTube star, born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat
  • 1981-08-31 Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker
  • 1981-11-07 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1982-02-17 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and filmmaker (Third Rock From the Sun, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983-05-23 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • 1984-09-13 Nabil Abou-Harb, Arab-American filmmaker, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1987-10-01 Michaela Coel, English actress, filmmaker and singer (Chewing Gum), born in London, England
  • 1990-02-04 Zach King, American internet personality (TikTok, YouTube), filmmaker and illusionist, born in Portland, Oregon

Weddings in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV