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

He's the great legend

The only one who has a flower and a districts name of karnataka in the world...

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62 John McTiernan
63 Edward Yang
64 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

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

65 Luchino Visconti
66 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

67 John Ford

Made some of the greatest westerns stage coach my darling clementine and the searchers

68 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Great Actor, Versatile Director

Going of to the Indian DVD store.

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69 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.

70 William Wyler

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

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71 Masaki Kobayashi
72 Wolfgang Petersen
73 Pier Paolo Pasolini
74 Carl Theodor Dreyer
75 Douglas Sirk
76 Michelangelo Antonioni

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

77 Zack Snyder Zack Snyder Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action and science fiction films.

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

Excellent for actions movies!

78 Sam Mendes
79 Sidney Lumet
80 William Friedkin

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

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