Find out more about the greatest German Film Directors, including Christoph Waltz, Werner Herzog, Roland Emmerich, Leni Riefenstahl and Wim Wenders
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942
Actor, Director
Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter

Uwe BollUwe Boll
22 June 1965
Restaurateur

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957
Actor

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Film producer,

Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Actor,
Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,

Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University
Wolfgang PetersenWolfgang Petersen
14 March 1941
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Marc ForsterMarc Forster
30 November 1969
film director, screenwriter, film producer

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer
23 May 1965
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

F. W. MurnauF. W. Murnau
28 December 1888
Film director

Ernst LubitschErnst Lubitsch
29 January 1892
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837
Composer, Writer, Director

Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck
02 May 1973
Film director, Screenwriter

Ulrich MüheUlrich Mühe
20 June 1953
Actor

Robert SchwentkeRobert Schwentke
1968 AD
screenwriter, film director
Max OphülsMax Ophüls
06 May 1902
Film Director

Volker SchlöndorffVolker Schlöndorff
31 March 1939
Filmmaker
Lexi AlexanderLexi Alexander
23 August 1974
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

I. Marlene KingI. Marlene King
22 May 1962
Screenwriter

Marcus NispelMarcus Nispel
15 April 1963
film director
Dolly BusterDolly Buster
23 October 1969
Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician,

Hito SteyerlHito Steyerl
1966 AD
film director
Oliver HirschbiegelOliver Hirschbiegel
29 December 1957
Film director

Uli EdelUli Edel
11 April 1947
Film director

Margarethe von TrottaMargarethe von Trotta
21 February 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter
Peter WeissPeter Weiss
08 November 1916
Playwright, Writer, Painter, Director, Film

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Ulli LommelUlli Lommel
21 December 1944
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Erwin PiscatorErwin Piscator
17 December 1893
Theatre director

Heiner MüllerHeiner Müller
09 January 1929
Dramatist

Harun FarockiHarun Farocki
09 January 1944
Screenwriter, Photographer, Film director,

Jeremy PodeswaJeremy Podeswa
1962 AD
screenwriter, film director, television director
Rebecca HornRebecca Horn
24 March 1944
Sculptor, Choreographer, Film director
Wolfgang WagnerWolfgang Wagner
30 August 1919
Director

Fatih AkınFatih Akın
25 August 1973
Director

Niko von GlasowNiko von Glasow
1960 AD
film director, film producer,screenwriter

Curtis BernhardtCurtis Bernhardt
15 April 1899
Film director
Helmut KäutnerHelmut Käutner
25 March 1908
Director

Carl EbertCarl Ebert
20 February 1887
Actor

Christian PetzoldChristian Petzold
14 September 1960
film director, screenwriter

August EverdingAugust Everding
31 October 1928
Opera director

Friederike Caroline NeuberFriederike Caroline Neuber
09 March 1697
Actress
Leopold JessnerLeopold Jessner
03 March 1878
Producer

Otto BrahmOtto Brahm
05 February 1856
Literary Critic
Ruth BerghausRuth Berghaus
02 July 1927
Choreographer

Hans RichterHans Richter
06 April 1888
painter, art historian, artist

Manfred WekwerthManfred Wekwerth
03 December 1929
Theatre Director
Eduard DevrientEduard Devrient
11 August 1801
Baritone