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

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Remember Catch Me If You Can, Schindlers List or even Saving Private Ryan? They are all Directors are the ones who direct the translation of the script into the final movie. They guide the complete process of making of the film starting right from the visualization of the script to the completion of the filming. The role of a director in film making is extremely complex—he is responsible not just for the technical aspects, but also for the dramatization and artistic elements of film production. Direction is a highly creative process; the director has to give a concrete form to the written words in the script by translating them into sounds and visuals. He has to guide the cinematographer in camera placements, selection of shots and staging of the action. He has to manage the flow of film production in a controlled pace by working with the other crew members and guiding them in setups and rehearsals. Film making involves various components which are to be converged into a single complete unit, i.e., the movie. It is the director who coordinates the efforts of the different professionals involved in film making to realize the artistic vision that eventually takes the shape of a film. Read on to know about the life and works of famous directors, through their biographies and timelines, from around the world.
Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Canadian, Lebanese

Brie Larson Brie Larson
American

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
American
Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Israeli, American

Vin Diesel Vin Diesel
American

Seth Rogen Seth Rogen
Canadian, American

Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
American
Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
American

John Wayne John Wayne
American

Meg Ryan Meg Ryan
American
Ron Howard Ron Howard
American

Jason Priestley Jason Priestley
Canadian, American

Louis CK Louis C.K.
American

Bill Paxton Bill Paxton
American
Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland
Canadian, British

Sean Penn Sean Penn
American

Rob Zombie Rob Zombie
American

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol
American

Laura Dern Laura Dern
American

James Gunn James Gunn
American

Don Cheadle Don Cheadle
American

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
American

Lucy Liu Lucy Liu
American

Tim Burton Tim Burton
American

Mel Brooks Mel Brooks
American

Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Canadian

Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Bahamian, American
Steve-O Steve-O
Canadian, British, American

Banksy Banksy
British

David Keith Lynch David Lynch
American

Mike Myers Mike Myers
Canadian

Jeff Baena Jeff Baena
American

Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British

Scott Foley Scott Foley
American

Alan Alda Alan Alda
American

Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis
American