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
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955
Actor
Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
08 July 1977
Actor
Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961
Actress

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962
Actress & Director

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974
Actress, Producer and Director

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
28 August 1969
Actor, Director

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Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor, Director & Producer

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Academy Award Winning Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967
Actress, Director
James GunnJames Gunn
05 August 1966
Filmmaker

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

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor
Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 
Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor, Director & Producer

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946
Actor, Director
Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927
 

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Director, Producer

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

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

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
04 October 1967
Actor

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 
Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer

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

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker
Chad StahelskiChad Stahelski
20 September 1968
Film Director, Stuntman

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor
Jeff BaenaJeff Baena
29 June 1977
Screenwriter, Director

Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
05 January 1931
Actor, Director

Brad FalchukBrad Falchuk
1971 AD
Screenwriter, Director

Scott FoleyScott Foley
15 July 1972
Actor
George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Film Director
Alan AldaAlan Alda
28 January 1936
Actor

Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979
Actress

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948
Actress and film director

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963
Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931
Actor, Author, Film Director

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director

Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
12 August 1975
Actor, Director

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
28 May 1978
Actor
John AstinJohn Astin
30 March 1930
Actor

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

James CaanJames Caan
26 March 1940
Actor
Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 

Ken BurnsKen Burns
29 July 1953
Documentary Filmmaker
Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944
Actress

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943
Actor

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

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker
Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
17 May 1936
Actor

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971
Director
Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
09 March 1980
Actor, Director, Model, Painter

Alan ArkinAlan Arkin
26 March 1934
Actor and Director
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969