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He is a writer and actor, known for Emma (1996), Bullets Over Broadway (1994) and Happiness (1998). William Oliver Stone was ... 21. To explain what a director does, it helps to differentiate the roles of producer vs. director.The producer of a film hires the director. Fred later married at age 20 and had a daughter name Adriana Durst. MaÃ¯wenn is of mixed Breton, ... After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.In January of... James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. Born in Oran, French Algeria in 1958, Alain Chabat moved with his family to Massy, a suburb of Paris, as the Algeria War came to an end in 1963 . Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. The 23 best film directors in the world today From The Master to Holy Motors, this autumn promises to be a strong season for director-led cinema. They have three ... Josiane Balasko was born on April 15, 1950 in Paris, France as Josiane Balaskovic. AstÃ©rix & ObÃ©lix: Mission ClÃ©opÃ¢tre. He is one of the primary ... Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He was married to MichÃ¨le Morgan and Jacqueline Roman. Sherman, a theatrical producer (1855-1924), and Julia Gray Sherman, an actress and daughter of actress Kate Gray.In 1905... Actor | Alan Mak Siu Fai was born in Hong Kong in 1965. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-... Anderson was born in 1970. His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ... Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Robert's mother died in 1955,... Mark Rydell was born on March 23, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer Harold Rydell. Shane Meadows was born on December 26, 1972 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. In his senior year, he and Jill ... Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Ben has... Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ... Director, writer, and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter, and Ron, a businessman. Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. She is an actress and writer, known for My American Uncle (1980), Alias Betty (2001) and Ulubiony syn (1994). James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ... Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. The German Tom Tykwer first came to the wider world's attention with the ever so slightly mental Run Lola Run, which follows a race against time for the titular Lola to get money for her boyfriend.He also impresses with Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer, but the highlight of his career (artistically, if not financially) is undoubtedly Cloud Atlas, in which he collaborates with Andy and Lana Wachowski to create one of the most unique movies of the last 20 years. During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ... Xiaogang Feng was born in 1958 in Beijing, China. Born in either 1885 or 1888, his parents were John Wm. His early life was entirely aquatic. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.Howard ... GÃ©rard Oury was born on April 29, 1919 in Paris, France as Max-GÃ©rard Houry Tannenbaum. They have two ... David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ... Roger Spottiswoode was born on January 5, 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ... Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (nÃ©e Bledsoe). Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. We held discussions with several producers, directors, actors and other experts related to film industry in this regard," Adityanath said while addressing a press conference. He was an actor and writer, known for The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972), War of the Buttons (1962) and Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). All of them (and many more of the greats) have said this in interviews, and it’s persistence and “un-attributability” only lend more validity to it being … After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. Doug Liman was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He moved to Jacksonville in his late teens and served time in the US Navy. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. Popular ... Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. We held discussions with several producers, directors, actors and other experts related to film industry in this regard,” Adityanath said while addressing a press conference. While with that company he was Charles ... John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. An intense individual in a chair suspended high above the set or anxiously pacing the floor before yelling, “Cut!” is the stereotypical image of a director at work. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. He is married to Jane Herman. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Director Jared Januschka explains, “The Director is responsible for everything that goes into a production from an artistic standpoint and is required to be well-versed in every aspect of the filmmaking process, enabling him or her to speak with each department in that discipline’s own particular language. A director is the person who directs the making of a film. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ... Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. A day after meeting Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Adityanath today met film producer and director Subhash Ghai, producer Boney Kapoor, director Tigmanshu Dhulia, actor and director Satish Kaushik, director … Actors usually make good directors … Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ... Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. That's why, give me this job so I can get a better one" René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. 26 Battle of Algiers, The (1966) Gillo Pontecorvo. He was an actor and writer, known for Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful (1972), Weekend (1967) and Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001). Generally, a director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. He was previously ... Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008). He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, ... Director Je-Kyu Kang was born in South Korea. After studying the script, the director conducts auditions or scree… He ... Director | His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western series The ... Claims to have ghost-co-directed "Tombstone" with George P. Cosmatos. Films actors directors Audio Models Twitter British Film Institute - CAROL élu meilleur film LGBT de tous les temps. Actor | His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ... Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. He was an actor and writer, known for As Long as You've Got Your Health (1966), Yoyo (1965) and The Suitor (1962). He joined Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. after secondary school graduation. He is an actor and director, known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Munich (2005). He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ... American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), ... Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. They have one child. Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. He was previously married to Esther Jacobs and Joanne Linville. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He has been married to Ting Chen since December 2011. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).His parents made no real... Producer | He is a producer and director, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). Francis Ford Coppola graduated ... Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He made three shorts before meeting with success - both public and critical - with El Bola (2000), the sensitive portrait ... Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. Celebs. He is a producer and director, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Swingers (1996) and Fair Game (2010). Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. Films actors directors Audio Models Twitter George Lucas: "Je me suis toujours vu comme un artisan. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. He is a director and producer, known for 48 Hrs. He ... Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. He is an actor and writer, known for Jeszcze dalej niz Pólnoc (2008), Joyeux Noel (2005) and Agentka specjalnej troski (2016). I saw the same … He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in.... Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ... Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ... Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (nÃ©e Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.As a child, he often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ... Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). After showing an inclination for literature at an early... Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. 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