Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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101John Huston

From his directorial debut, 'The Maltese Falcon' to dozens of total classics (Treasure of Sierra Madre, Key Largo, Asphalt Jungle, African Queen, Moby Dick, The Misfits, Night of the Iguana, The Mackintosh Man, The Man who would be King, Prizzi's Honour and his last, The Dead) he covered most genres, unfortunately, even musicals, with the terrible 'Annie' (one of very few mistakes). Also, a talented screenwriter, an incredible actor and father to Anjelica Huston, he had an impressive career of over 65 years.

102Michael Mann
103Jean Renoir

It truly upsets me that no one up till me even thought of Renoir. His films are not only technically masterful, but they are so full of human emotion and truth and brilliance that they transcend all film criticism. No director has ever shown humans as truthfully and honestly as Renoir.

What A Joke Renoir Is The Boss The Wisest Man to Make films, the teenagers & 20 something's who vote for populist hacks, haven't a clue about cinema.

104Oliver Stone

Don't forget Platoon people...

105Trivikram Srinivas

Wow! he's a director born for entertainment

He is one of the best directors in telugu

He is the best director in telugu because of his all films must be think and then understood films his films are very different for other films family sentiments recent movies like Attarintiki Daaredi,S/O Sathyamurthy like these movies are very thinking and then understanding films that's y am liking trivikram srinivas garu

106Alejandro G. IƱarritu

IƱarritu is quickly paving his way into the list of great directors, especially over recent years with The Revenant and Birdman. I can't wait to see what he has in store next.

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107Dziga Vertov
108Sydney Pollack
109Werner Herzog

All his collaborations with actor Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo, Aquirre, the Wrath of God, Cobra Verde and Woyzeck) are incredible works of finest cinema.

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110Theo Angelopoulos
111Denis Villeneuve
112Alan J. Pakula
113Arthur Penn
114Robert Altman
115Jean-Luc Godard
116John Boorman
117Mira Nair

Salaam Bombay and Kamasutra are great movies directed by her, her style of story narrations are good

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118Peter Weir
119Ron Howard

-should be in the top 20

120Andrzej Wajda

Great Polish, oscar-winning movie director.

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