Who do you think calls the shot in Hollywood? No, it isn't the money minting stars nor the flick funding big, fat, producers. The directors run the show in world's most famous movie industry. America has produced some astute, exceptionally gifted filmmakers who are lauded for their principled artistic vision, iconoclastic individuality, and Oscar-grabbing movies. In this fleeting world of fame and films, while a few talented survived, a great many promising filmmakers just faded with time. Regardless of ups and downs of fame and fortune, some American directors have managed to become the benchmarks of best cinema. Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino are just a few Hollywood directors that the world easily reckons with, thanks to the large body of quality works that have given to Hollywood. Let us trail the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on the life of famous American directors in the biographies here.
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974
Actress

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Film Director
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962
Actress & Director
Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961
Actress
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967
Actress, Director

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James GunnJames Gunn
05 August 1966
Filmmaker

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
08 July 1977
Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor, Director & Producer
Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress
Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Academy Award Winning Actor

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Director, Producer

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor & Martial Artist
Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve
25 September 1952
Actor

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
04 October 1967
Actor

Alan ArkinAlan Arkin
26 March 1934
Actor and Director

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948
Actress and film director

Alan AldaAlan Alda
28 January 1936
Actor
James CaanJames Caan
26 March 1940
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor, Director & Producer

Orson WellesOrson Welles
06 May 1915
Actor and Director
Charlie McDowellCharlie McDowell
10 July 1983
Film Director

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Chad StahelskiChad Stahelski
20 September 1968
Film Director, Stuntman

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946
Actor, Director
Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
05 January 1931
Actor, Director
Michael BayMichael Bay
17 February 1965
Film Director, Producer

Jeff BaenaJeff Baena
29 June 1977
Screenwriter, Director

Frank OzFrank Oz
25 May 1944
 

Scott FoleyScott Foley
15 July 1972
Actor
Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927
 
Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979
Actress

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963
Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter

Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor
Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
12 August 1975
Actor, Director

Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
28 May 1978
Actor

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943
Actor
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944
Actress
Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director

Trey ParkerTrey Parker
19 October 1969
 

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931
Actor, Author, Film Director
John AstinJohn Astin
30 March 1930
Actor

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director
Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964
Actress

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971
Director

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
17 May 1936
Actor
Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 

Brad FalchukBrad Falchuk
1971 AD
Screenwriter, Director
Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Chuck LorreChuck Lorre
18 October 1952
Writer, Television Producer, Director
Clark GreggClark Gregg
02 April 1962
Actor

Spike LeeSpike Lee
20 March 1957
 
Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer