List of famous American directors with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Andy WarholAndy Warhol

06 August 1928

22 February 1987

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Leo

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

New York, New York, U.S.

Cancer

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Knoxville

Aries

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick

26 July 1928

07 March 1999

Manhattan

Leo

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg

18 December 1946

Cincinnati

Sagittarius

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Gemini

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

New York City

Leo

Vin DieselVin Diesel

18 July 1967

New York City

Cancer

George LucasGeorge Lucas

14 May 1944

Modesto

Taurus

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt

17 February 1981

Los Angeles

Aquarius

Kelsey Grammer Kelsey Grammer

21 February 1955

Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Pisces

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

San Francisco, California, U.S

Gemini

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

Berkeley

Leo

James FrancoJames Franco

19 April 1978

Palo Alto, California, U.S

Aries

Sean PennSean Penn

17 August 1960

Los Angeles County, California, U.S

Leo

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks

10 February 1974

Pittsfield

Aquarius

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

06 May 1961

Lexington

Taurus

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Amsterdam, New York, U.S.

Sagittarius

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert

08 May 1964

Los Angeles, California, United States

Taurus

John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

11 June 1979

Winterset, Iowa, U.S

Gemini

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman

23 July 1967

02 February 2014

Fairport, New York, U.S

Cancer

Mel GibsonMel Gibson

03 January 1956

Peekskill

Capricorn

Tim BurtonTim Burton

25 August 1958

Burbank, California, U.S.

Virgo

Christopher GuestChristopher Guest

05 February 1948

New York City, New York, United States

Aquarius

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Newton

Libra

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

Neptune City, New Jersey, United States

Taurus

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Staten Island, New York, United States

Taurus

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal

10 April 1952

Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Aries

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk

22 October 1962

Berwyn, Illinois, United States

Libra

Jodie FosterJodie Foster

19 November 1962

Los Angeles

Scorpio

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris

15 June 1973

Albuquerque

Gemini

Howard HughesHoward Hughes

24 December 1905

05 April 1976

Humble, Texas, US

Capricorn

Orson WellesOrson Welles

06 May 1915

10 October 1985

Kenosha

Taurus

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Leo

Steve CarellSteve Carell

16 August 1962

Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Leo

Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell

22 June 1958

Royal Oak

Cancer

Louis CKLouis C.K.

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Virgo

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider

31 October 1963

San Francisco, California, U.S

Scorpio

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo

22 November 1967

Kenosha

Scorpio

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy

26 March 1931

27 February 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

Aries

Lucy LiuLucy Liu

02 December 1968

Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States

Sagittarius

Wes AndersonWes Anderson

01 May 1969

Houston

Taurus

Clark GreggClark Gregg

02 April 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Aries

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Austin, Texas, United States

Scorpio

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton

04 August 1955

Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

Leo

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

Detroit

Aries

Kathy BatesKathy Bates

28 June 1948

Memphis

Cancer

Meg RyanMeg Ryan

19 November 1961

Fairfield

Scorpio

Mel BrooksMel Brooks

28 June 1926

Brooklyn, New York, U. S.

Cancer

Jason BatemanJason Bateman

14 January 1969

Rye, New York

Capricorn

Spike LeeSpike Lee

20 March 1957

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Pisces

Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi

26 May 1956

Houston, Texas, United States

Gemini

Chad LoweChad Lowe

15 January 1968

Dayton, Ohio, United States

Capricorn

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

Neptune Township

Scorpio

John SlatteryJohn Slattery

13 August 1962

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Leo

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner

18 January 1955

Lynwood

Capricorn

Robert DuvallRobert Duvall

05 January 1931

San Diego, California, U.S

Capricorn

Peter FondaPeter Fonda

23 February 1940

New York City, New York, U.S.

Pisces

Rob ZombieRob Zombie

12 January 1965

Haverhill

Capricorn

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis

16 March 1926

20 August 2017

Newark

Pisces

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

New York City

Cancer

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia

08 July 1977

Anaheim, California, U.S.

Cancer

Keenen Ivory WayansKeenen Ivory Wayans

08 June 1958

New York City, New York, United States

Gemini

Trey ParkerTrey Parker

19 October 1969

Denver

Libra

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones

15 September 1946

San Saba, Texas, U.S

Virgo

Michael BayMichael Bay

17 February 1965

Los Angeles

Aquarius

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler

09 March 1980

Las Vegas

Pisces

Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer

29 December 1974

Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

Capricorn

Seth GreenSeth Green

08 February 1974

Philadelphia

Aquarius

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Miami, Florida, U.S.

Pisces

Oliver StoneOliver Stone

15 September 1946

New York City

Virgo

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

04 November 2008

Chicago

Libra

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz

16 May 1969

Buffalo, New York

Taurus

Frank OzFrank Oz

25 May 1944

Hereford

Gemini

Alan ArkinAlan Arkin

26 March 1934

Brooklyn

Aries

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton

17 May 1955

25 February 2017

Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

Taurus

Zach BraffZach Braff

06 April 1975

South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Aries

Matt StoneMatt Stone

26 May 1971

Houston

Gemini

Mel FerrerMel Ferrer

25 August 1917

02 June 2008

Elberon, New Jersey, United States

Virgo

Albert BrooksAlbert Brooks

22 July 1947

Beverly Hills

Cancer

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr

03 November 1952

Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Scorpio

Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff

25 January 1958

New York City, New York, United States

Aquarius

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller

15 September 1962

Roxbury, Connecticut, United States

Virgo

Tom FordTom Ford

27 August 1961

Austin

Virgo

Jeff RichmondJeff Richmond

07 January 1961

Garrettsville, Ohio, United States

Capricorn

Mike JudgeMike Judge

17 October 1962

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Libra

George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott

18 October 1927

22 September 1999

Wise, Virginia, U.S

Libra

Mike NicholsMike Nichols

06 November 1931

19 November 2014

Berlin, Germany

Scorpio

Don SwayzeDon Swayze

10 August 1958

Texas, U.S.

Leo

Campbell ScottCampbell Scott

19 July 1961

New York City, New York, United States

Cancer

John HustonJohn Huston

05 August 1906

28 August 1987

Nevada, Missouri, US

Leo

Elia KazanElia Kazan

07 September 1909

28 September 2003

Constantinople, Greece (modern day Istanbul, Turkey)

Virgo

John WatersJohn Waters

22 April 1946

Baltimore

Taurus

John FordJohn Ford

01 February 1894

31 August 1973

Cape Elizabeth

Aquarius

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

28 December 2004

New York City

Capricorn

Ken BurnsKen Burns

29 July 1953

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

Leo

Adam ArkinAdam Arkin

19 August 1956

Brooklyn

Leo

Jake PaltrowJake Paltrow

26 September 1975

Los Angeles, California, USA

Libra

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