Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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61 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
4. Scorsese

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62 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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63 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.

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

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

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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64 Edward Yang
65 John McTiernan
66 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

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

67 Edgar Wright

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

68 Chris Columbus

I mean who hates Harry. I think chris 8

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70 Luchino Visconti
71 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

72 John Ford

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

73 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Great Actor, Versatile Director

Going of to the Indian DVD store.

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74 William Wyler

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

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75 Carl Theodor Dreyer
76 Masaki Kobayashi
77 Wolfgang Petersen
78 Pier Paolo Pasolini
79 Douglas Sirk

Once you've seen his touching motion pictures such as "Imitation of Life", "All That Heaven Allows", "Written on the Wind" or "A Time to Love and a Time to Die" you will wonder how comes he is not regarded as one of the top directors of his time (mostly the 1950s), and how his movies are so widely forgotten despite their commercial success. Back then, Sirk dug deep into the issues of society, and he spread values that didn't lose any relevance - maybe slightly altered, but still. Sirk openly talked about topics that weren't talked about until ten years later in pictures such as "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". But apart from their content, the movies of Sirk are simply beautifully shot. Whether the snowy landscapes of "All that Heaven Allows" or the autumn leaves in the storm in "Written on the Wind", his visuals are both stunning and full of symbolic meaning. - Martin_Canine

80 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!

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