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

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

Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
American

Vin Diesel Vin Diesel
American

Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
American

Brie Larson Brie Larson
American

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Israeli, American
Bill Paxton Bill Paxton
American

John Wayne John Wayne
American

Sean Penn Sean Penn
American

Nick Cannon Nick Cannon
American

Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
French, Polish

Tommy Wiseau Tommy Wiseau
Polish, American

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Ron Howard Ron Howard
American

Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Canadian

Spike Lee Spike Lee
American

Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito
Danish, American

Meg Ryan Meg Ryan
American

Mel Brooks Mel Brooks
American

Seth Rogen Seth Rogen
Canadian, American

Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick
British, American

Laura Dern Laura Dern
American

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol
American

Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland
Canadian, British
Paul Dano Paul Dano
American

Banksy Banksy
British

Zack Snyder Zack Snyder
American

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
American

David Keith Lynch David Lynch
American

Zach Braff Zach Braff
American

Tim Burton Tim Burton
American

James Caan James Caan
American

James Gunn James Gunn
American

Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock
British, American

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Louis CK Louis C.K.
American

Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Bahamian, American

Lucy Liu Lucy Liu
American

Seth Green Seth Green
American
Bong Joon-ho Bong Joon-ho
South Korean