Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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41 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

An expert, so real. This is why he is the best, because his view of the world is real, its true. Its because he's a conservative. You see, liberals don't get it. Look at the Newsroom by Aaron Sorkin, it's a pretty (if not smug and sanctimonious) view of how the would SHOULD be. But Eastwood produces films which depict how the world IS: dark, dirty, vicious, cruel, but also nuanced, subtle, and capable of redemption.

flags of ou fathers and letters from iwo jima! WOO - doodie-dude25

Everything he makes is perfection. A truly talented man.

Both a good actor and director. - zxm

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42 Darren Aronofsky

Watch Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan, and honestly tell me Aronofsky is not a top 10 director! His thought-provoking, brilliantly-shot masterpieces are complemented by some of the greatest scores by the underrated Clint Mansell. Although a young director now, expect him to be listed in the ranks of Scorsese and Tarantino as his repertoire grows.

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43 K. Balachander

Best directer in Indian cinema forever

May his soul rest in peace.

He is legend director

Introduced many talents like Rajnikanth, Prakash Raj to Indian cinema. A great director!

44 George A. Romero

When you get down to it, George A. Romero seems like a wise old man.

45 S. S. Rajamouli

He has the most creative director in Telugu film industry. He can make any genre of films, the subject has to solid not star cast, that is what he believes in..

Rajamouli has the mind full of innovations n perfect screenplay which the movie viewer wanted to with great dedication n perfect planning the movies will n finalised by him.

One of best director the world ever seen. He doesn't know the word failure in his career. His movies are simply awesome they cannot express.

I love rajamouli

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46 Lars Von Trier

Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves. No more to say..

The top ten of this list is an absolute mess. Hollywood BS like Thievin' Stealberg, with me having to scroll to page 3 to find LvT. Grow up, Hollywood moviegoers, and embrace the dark side.

47 Brian De Palma

Would be placed at the top of the list "Most underrated director of all times". It's a shame that he not in the top ten.

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49 Roman Polanski Roman Polanski

The Movie-Titles speak for themselves: Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, The Tenant, Chinatown, Tess, Frantic, The Ninth Gate, The Pianist, The Ghostwriter, etc.. Let's just ignore 'Hook'.

50 Jean Renoir Jean 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.

51 Billy Wilder

The indisputable 'King of Comedy'. 'Some like it hot', 'The apartment', One, Two, Three', 'The Fortune Cookie',etc.. And his dramas like 'Sunset Boulevard', Double Indemnity', 'the Lost weekend, 'Stalag 17', 'Ace in the Hole', etc are just as brilliant. Top 20-Director!

I love all of his movies. He was a real master of combining light comedy and emotional themes (see The Apartment for perfection at this. ) When you look at the quality of his movie catalog it is really staggering. - chambon

Billy wilder was a true master he didn't make pretentious crap that tried to be some thing they weren't. He made down to earth films with grace and modesty

This is a joke. Not even in the top 20?!?!?!? His work with both comedy and film noir is impeccable. Intellgient but not pretencious, funny but not a joke every 2 seconds. In a time where cinema as at it's fines,t Wilder was the finest of them all alongside Hitchcock, Kurosawa and Ozu. I guess his position goes to show that "Nobody is perfect" when it comes to voting. - DysenteryGary

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52 Todd Phillips
53 Fritz Lang

His films from 80 years ago are still far better than most made today

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54 Yograj Bhat

He is the one who bought Kannada film industry a dimension of lyrics and dialogues Writting. Truly very talented. His lyrics will be the mixture of humour along with the message to the society. He was the one who made other writers to think once again.

He is different thinking director n also different body language

Hai sir your good and excellent in Kannada industry then your films are bombatt your films suitable hero is golden Star Ganesh

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55 David Cronenberg
56 Puttanna Kanagal

If he would've not died so early.. He would've been one amongst the best classic director of Indian film industry.. All movies are novel based and brilliant narration mirrors the burning problems of the era and social messages in his movies are sensible.

Brilliant technically strong director.. All his movies are GEMS.. Re-made in almost all major Indian languages.

Very good movies came in Kannada film industry in his era. Many people got inspiration from his movies. I think he also should be in top 10 list.

The most talented Kannada movie director of all time. He was working as a driver on many sets and learnt about everything! Truly amazing talent.

The greatest director in Kannada. No one can meet his standards

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57 Veeraswamy Ravichandran

Always every time superb director of all film industry Ravi sir is the love king "nobody can live without love no one love live without Ravi sir", love means Ravi sir,

Definitely he should be awarded for his creativeness and screenplay. The best of is his attitude and respect mixed reactions to the women.

He is the one who doesn't cares about money when it comes to his films in the world

Person who tells the story through camera work and colors. He has been inspiration to many directors in India.

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58 Orson Welles Orson Welles George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

He should be top 5 at least. his first film Citizen Kane is considered the greatest movie of all time and was made in 1941. He also directed The Third Man which is also a wonderful film.

It's depressing that this genius is only number 96. At least Kubrick is deservedly very high.

Citizen Kane. That is all. - ILegitMakeLists

Top seven greatest: 1.orson welles
2.Hitchcock
3.Kubrick
4. Scorsese
5.Spielberg
6.Tarantino
7.Nolan

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59 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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60 David O. Russell

Silver linings playbook is amazing! So is American hustle. His directing techniques are amazing and timeless. He maked you feel warm and comfortable and as if you have been friends forever. He will take the time to talk to you and that is a making of an amazing director

It was starting from his works that I acknowledged movies as an art of a director, mastermind, not just a play by an actors

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