Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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61 Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry.

Keeping the Indian flag flying high all over the world for three decades is great achievement. He is the greatest living legend in India.

Just copied from others movie and showcased big budget movie - gdchetan

The great director in Indian film industry movie viswaroopam

He's the great legend

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62 William Wyler

How can William Wyler be forgotten.
Movies such as Ben Hur, The little foxes surely cannot be underrated.

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63 John McTiernan
64 John Carpenter

Seriously this guy's movies are original and not duplicates of other flicks, Escape from NY (created Snake Plissken whose similarity is copied by protagonists in duke nukem, action man, metal gear and hoss del gado in Billy n Mandy), The Thing, Prince of darkness, StarMan, Vampires (which inspired van helsing), Ghosts of mars. And has also directed video games such as Fear 3, Dead Space, plus he is the cinematic director for God Of War 4 (2012)

His early works like 'Dark Star', 'Assault on Precinct 13', 'Eyes of Laura Mars', 'Halloween', 'Escape from New York' and 'Big Trouble in Little China' have all stood the test of time and remain great movies. Sadly, later films have mainly disappointed.

He's also a great composer, composing most of the music for his films (especially composing the Halloween theme song). he even has his own band called the Coupe De Viles.

65 Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire, Millions, 127 Hours, Trainspotting. Hands down the greatest director of the last 3 decades. - tuckrayl

Unconventional may be the best word to describe him.
A way of directing in which you can expect the unexpected, plus a brilliant way of storytelling, Boyle makes films that get into your brain, and they won't get of it in a long long time
With his portrait of claustrophoby; comedy; and subtle, not dramatic, sentimentalism, Boyle has become one of the greatest of our generations, and a really underrated one along with Paul Thomas, Wes Anderson
127 Hours, Trainspotting, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, and 28 Days Later are among his best films

66 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Great Actor, Versatile Director

Going of to the Indian DVD store.

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67 Ken Annakin
68 Masaki Kobayashi
69 Wolfgang Petersen
70 Pier Paolo Pasolini
71 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

Braveheart (won best director in the academy awards), Apocalypto, Passion of the Christ - Bman23

72 Ang Lee

One of the all time great directors hands down.

One of the best directors in the world. The level of his diversity is on the level of Kubrick. All of his films have such beauty and sensitivity.

His most well known films include brokeback mountain, hulk, life of pi, and crouching tiger hidden dragon.

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73 Michelangelo Antonioni

There are only three Film Directors: Antonioni, Bergman, Fellini. All others are just film directors.

74 Zack Snyder

Awesome director, different and a class apart vision too... Man of steel is a movie which will appeal future progeny

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75 Sam Mendes
76 Puri Jaganath

Very creative. Director all his movies dedicated for new generation his thinking style is difference... I enjoyed every movie of his direction

Fastest film maker, characterizations are very strong. dialogs are contemporary!

Very open minded dialogues in his movies. Always thinks positive.

77 Sidney Lumet
78 William Friedkin

#57 Really?
The French Connection and The Exorcist alone put him in the Top 10

79 Edgar Wright

Comedies are so bland. Wright makes jokes out of the simplest things. It's amazing what he can do with film

80 Douglas Sirk
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