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 fled the country in 1977 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful intercourse with a minor.

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 he did to that child whatsoever.

Never knew this about him!

2 Roger Avary

Arrested for manslaughter after killing 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 on 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.

He just wanted perfection.

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

Whingey 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 Feathers) and nearly put an innocent family in danger after releasing their home address, thinking it was George Zimmerman. Clint Eastwood was right. This cretin should learn to 'shut his face'.

His movies are awful, 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 their enemies, all the while not being arsed to fight on the frontlines himself. Grant Morrison was right about this stupid 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 ocean and the only person to do it solo and unassisted.

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 ensemble casts. more.

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

Tarantino can be pretty pompous, but by golly is he far from a terrible person. And ruining modern cinema? Since when?

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The Contenders
11 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 "Tye Birds" that he would use mechanical birds, and eventually attacked her with real birds. Also user, Tarantino didn't ruin modern cinema and is actually a chill guy

This little botch is such a great director why did he have to be such a creep

12 David O. Russell
13 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 Shows (1950–1954) working alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and Neil Simon. He also published several books featuring short stories and wrote humor pieces for The New Yorker. In the early 1960s, he performed as a stand-up comedian in Greenwich Village alongside Lenny Bruce, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, and Joan Rivers. There he developed a monologue style (rather than traditional jokes) more.
14 D.W. Griffith

Nobody's mentioned him yet? Seriously?

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 Fiction (1994); Heavenly Creatures (1994); Flirting with Disaster (1996); and Shakespeare in Love (1998). Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love and seven Tony Awards for plays and musicals, including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County. After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. more.

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

16 Dinesh D'Souza

Bit of a stretch calling him a director but he is great at writing fiction.

17 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.
18 Leni Riefenstahl
19 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.

What wrong did he ever do?

I don't think so

20 Derek Savage

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

21 Victor Salva
22 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.

What's wrong with our god, Tommy Wiseau?

23 James Gunn
24 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 the war drama Platoon (1986), which won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July (1989)—for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth (1993). Stone's other works include the Salvadoran Civil more.
25 Christopher Nolan Christopher Edward Nolan CBE (born 30 July 1970) is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films have grossed more than US$5 billion worldwide, and have garnered 11 Academy Awards from 36 nominations. more.
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