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.
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Brie LarsonBrie Larson

01 October 1989

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox

15 June 1964

Spike LeeSpike Lee

20 March 1957

Steve CarellSteve Carell

16 August 1962

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

Sondra LockeSondra Locke

28 May 1944

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

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Andy WarholAndy Warhol

06 August 1928

John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg

18 December 1946

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

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jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

Vin DieselVin Diesel

18 July 1967

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

06 May 1961

Mel GibsonMel Gibson

03 January 1956

James FrancoJames Franco

19 April 1978

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Jason BatemanJason Bateman

14 January 1969

Stan LaurelStan Laurel

16 June 1890

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber

04 October 1967

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia

08 July 1977

Ron HowardRon Howard

01 March 1954

Howard HughesHoward Hughes

24 December 1905

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Jodie FosterJodie Foster

19 November 1962

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton

17 May 1955

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks

10 February 1974

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler

30 October 1945

Alan AldaAlan Alda

28 January 1936

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson

09 May 1979

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Sean PennSean Penn

17 August 1960

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Laura DernLaura Dern

10 February 1967

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner

18 January 1955

Meg RyanMeg Ryan

19 November 1961

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Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston

07 March 1956

Louis CKLouis C.K.

12 September 1967

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal

10 April 1952

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick

26 July 1928

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese

17 November 1942

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo

22 November 1967

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Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve

25 September 1952

Alan ArkinAlan Arkin

26 March 1934

James CaanJames Caan

26 March 1940

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson

28 May 1978

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton

04 August 1955

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Orson WellesOrson Welles

06 May 1915

Don CheadleDon Cheadle

29 November 1964

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau

03 October 1955

Tim BurtonTim Burton

25 August 1958

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck

12 August 1975

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Lucy LiuLucy Liu

02 December 1968

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones

15 September 1946

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt

17 February 1981

Robert DuvallRobert Duvall

05 January 1931

Paul DanoPaul Dano

19 June 1984

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

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Wes AndersonWes Anderson

01 May 1969

Mel BrooksMel Brooks

28 June 1926

Kathy BatesKathy Bates

28 June 1948

James GunnJames Gunn

05 August 1966

Albert BrooksAlbert Brooks

22 July 1947

Chuck LorreChuck Lorre

18 October 1952

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Beau BridgesBeau Bridges

09 December 1941

George LucasGeorge Lucas

14 May 1944

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch

20 January 1946

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky

12 February 1969

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Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert

08 May 1964

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler

09 March 1980

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy

26 March 1931