Directors

"Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee." —James Cameron

J.J. Abrams

Tomas Alfredson

Woody Allen

Roger Allers

Pedro Almodóvar

Robert Altman

Wes Anderson

Roy Andersson

Michelangelo Antonioni

Michael Apted

Gregg Araki

Niels Arden Oplev

Dario Argento

Michael Arias

Darren Aronofsky

Hal Ashby

Olivier Assayas

Ari Aster

David Ayer

Sean Baker

Ralph Bakshi

Tony Bancroft

Noah Baumbach

Michael Bay

J.A Bayona

Otto Bell

Robert Benton

Peter Berg

Ingmar Bergman

Bryan Bertino

Luc Besson

Kathryn Bigelow

Brad Bird

Shane Black

Peter Bogdanovich

Danny Boyle

Kenneth Branagh

Robert Bresson

Mel Brooks

Safdie brothers

Tod Browning

Luis Buñuel

Bo Burnham

Ken Burns

James Burrows

Tim Burton

James Cameron

Martin Campbell

Frank Capra

Leos Carax

Joe Carnahan

John Carpenter

Shane Carruth

Claude Chabrol

Aneesh Chaganty

Jackie Chan

Park Chan-wook

Charlie Chaplin

Damien Chazelle

Derek Cianfrance

Michael Cimino

Bob Clark

Jack Clayton

Ron Clements

Jean Cocteau

Joel & Ethan Coen

Chris Columbus

Ryan Coogler

Barry Cook

Scott Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Sofia Coppola

Sergio Corbucci

Panos Cosmatos

Kevin Costner

Wes Craven

David Cronenberg

Alan Crosland

Alfonso Cuarón

Michael Curtiz

Destin Daniel Cretton

Joe Dante

Frank Darabont

Terence Davies

Jonathan Dayton

Vittorio De Sica

Brian De Palma

Jan de Bont

Dean DeBlois

Guillermo del Toro

Jonathan Demme

Ruggero Deodato

Pete Docter

Xavier Dolan

Andrew Dominik

Richard Donner

Michael Dougherty

Don Siegel

Rodney Rothman

Rob Marshall

Paul Schrader

Boots Riley

James Wan

Justin Kurzel

David Frankel

Susanne Bier

Makoto Shinkai

Ruben Fleischer

Ruben Östlund

Coralie Fargeat

Warren Beatty

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Tatsuya Nagamine

Rob Bowman

David Slade

Georges Méliès

Debra Granik

Bryan Forbes

Andrea Arnold

Paul Dano