Top 10 Film Directors Who are Terrible People

Pretty much what it says on the tin, beyond how this list isn't limited to whether the filmmakers in question are good or bad at their profession, but rather whether they are terrible as general human beings.
The Top Ten
1 Roman Polanski Roman Polanski is a French-Polish film directer, best known for Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), and Chinatown (1974). His former wife, Sharon Tate, along with their unborn son, was murdered by followers of Charles Manson. Polanski is also a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system; he... read more

Child rapist who has avoided punishment for over 40 years, but the man knows how to direct a good movie. Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist - this man has made many brilliant films.

This man should be hanged for what he did. There is no excuse for what he did to that child whatsoever.

2 Roger Avary

Arrested for manslaughter after his fellow passenger, Andrea Zini, was killed during a DUI incident.

3 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history. He died at the age of 71.

The way he treated Shelley Duvall in The Shining was pretty deplorable. Not to mention how he screwed Sidney Lumet over, among other things, doesn't help his reputation.

Stanley Kubrick is a great director but an awful person.

4 Uwe Boll Uwe Boll is a German-born Canadian filmmaker and restaurateur, whose work includes several films adapted from video games.

He can't take criticism for his garbage movies. In fact, I'd like to see him take on an MMA fighter that talks about his trash movies. Not to mention he has insane fanboys.

Tax-dodging pansy who can't take criticism and wanted to fight his critics. What a clown.

He's the Donald Trump of movies. In fact, he's also a Trump supporter.

5 Spike Lee

Politically correct doofus who likes to pull out the race card whenever he can, even if it disregards history (like his moaning over the film Flags Of Our Fathers). He nearly put an innocent family in danger after releasing their home address, thinking it was George Zimmerman's. Clint Eastwood was right. This guy should learn to 'shut his face.'

His movies are awful. I don't care for his personality.

6 Frank Miller

Racist, sexist, and utterly nasty human being who whinges about how America doesn't do enough to fight its enemies, all the while not being willing to fight on the frontlines himself. Grant Morrison was right about this clown.

7 Mel Gibson Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

I loved his performances as an actor, and it was very sad to realize he is racist.

8 James Cameron James Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and deep-sea explorer. He is best known for his films, The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic, and Avatar. He is also the third person in history to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the... read more

He's been known to be rude to the people he's worked with on his films.

9 Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American filmmaker, actor, film critic and author. His films are characterized by frequent references to popular culture and film history, nonlinear storylines, dark humor, stylized violence, extended dialogue, pervasive use of profanity, cameos and... read more

Beyond ruining modern cinema and letting his ego ruin many of his films, he is also an unbearable person. His pompous and arrogant behavior in his interviews makes him extremely unlikable. His political views are those of a deranged millionaire. His claim that cops are killers at a Black Lives Matter event left a sour taste in the mouth, since most cops aren't and are paid a pittance of what he makes to protect all the millions he has.

10 Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

Don't forget this guy. He told the actress from "The Birds" that he would use mechanical birds and eventually attacked her with real birds. Also, Tarantino didn't ruin modern cinema and is actually a chill guy.

This guy is such a great director. Why did he have to be such a creep?

The Contenders
11 Troy Duffy
12 David O. Russell
13 D.W. Griffith

Nobody's mentioned him yet? Seriously?

14 Woody Allen Heywood "Woody" Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; November 30, 1935) is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films. He began his career writing material for television in the 1950s, mainly Your Show of... read more
15 Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer and convicted sex offender. He and his brother, Bob Weinstein, co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced successful independent films including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989); The Crying Game (1992); Pulp... read more

Harvey Weinstein is lower than Steven Spielberg. Come on, Weinstein should be a lot higher on this list.

16 Dinesh D'Souza
17 Leni Riefenstahl
18 Michael Bay Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
19 Derek Savage

He literally wanted to take down I Hate Everything's channel because of his so-called "movie" Cool Cat Saves the Kids.

20 Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978), and wrote the gangster film remake Scarface (1983). Stone achieved prominence as writer and director of... read more
21 Victor Salva
22 Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
23 John Landis

This man straight-up got two kids murdered on the set of Twilight Zone.

24 Tommy Wiseau Thomas Wiseau is a European-American actor and filmmaker. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the 2003 film The Room, which has been described by many critics as one of the worst movies ever made and has gained cult film status.
25 James Gunn
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