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.
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

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

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker
Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Actor
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962
Actress & Director

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Film director

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 
Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974
Actress
Spike LeeSpike Lee
20 March 1957
Film director

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Zach BraffZach Braff
06 April 1975
Actor, Director
Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967
Actress, Director

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961
Actress

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist
Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director
Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962
Actor

Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve
25 September 1952
Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
08 July 1977
Actor

Christopher GuestChristopher Guest
05 February 1948
Director

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
04 October 1967
Actor
Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
09 March 1980
Actor, Director, Model, Painter

Orson WellesOrson Welles
06 May 1915
Actor
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Filmmaker

Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress
Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Director

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972
Actress

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 
Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
05 January 1931
Actor, Director

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946
Actor
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

Jake JohnsonJake Johnson
28 May 1978
Actor

James CaanJames Caan
26 March 1940
Actor
Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963
Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927
 
Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck
12 August 1975
Actor, Director

Max GreenfieldMax Greenfield
04 September 1980
Actor
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
29 July 1974
Actor

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor
Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker

Paul DanoPaul Dano
19 June 1984
Actor

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948
Actress and film director
Michael BayMichael Bay
17 February 1965
Film Director, Producer
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931
Actor, Author, Film Director

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964
Actress

James GunnJames Gunn
05 August 1966
Filmmaker

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971
Director
Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944
Actress

Alan AldaAlan Alda
28 January 1936
Actor

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943
Actor

Zack SnyderZack Snyder
01 March 1966
Film Director
Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
17 May 1936
Actor

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

Tim DalyTim Daly
01 March 1956
Actor
Peter FondaPeter Fonda
23 February 1940
Actor, Director
Jennifer Siebel NewsomJennifer Siebel Newsom
19 June 1974
Filmmaker