Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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161 Robert Redford Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr., known professionally as Robert Redford, is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
162 Warren Beatty
163 Mike Nichols V 1 Comment
164 Peter Bogdanovich
165 Nicolas Roeg

'Insignificance' is one of the most over-looked masterpieces of modern cinema.

166 Alan Rudolph
167 Francois Truffaut
168 John Landis
169 Walter Salles
170 Otto Preminger
171 Ken Russell

'Tommy' and 'The Devils' are groundbreaking movies. 'Altered States', 'Crimes of Passion' and 'Mr Nice' are totally underrated, but excellent films, too.

172 John Schlesinger
173 Eric Rohmer
174 Ken Loach
175 Adrian Lyne
176 Lindsay Anderson
177 Julian Schnabel
178 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
179 Luc Besson

The Professional? The Fifth Element? Nikita? The Big Blue? These are just examples...

The Professional? Nikita? The Fifth Element? The big blue?

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180 Elia Kazan

Not having this man on the list yet shows a total ignorance of the history of American Film. Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Gentlemen's Agreement, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - ever heard of these movies? Most film historians and modern directors would place him squarely in the top 5.

To the visitor - I think you may need to consider the age group and focus of the majority of active users here. Participants determine ranks on these lists. They're knowledge generally doesn't include art from that era, exception being some music. - Billyv

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