10 Most Famous Film Directors

Saturday, January 29 by Anya Meave

Who are the 10 most famous film directors? Movies inspire and entertain people of all ages. These 10 most famous film directors have helped produce movies that inspire and make such quotes as "Luke I am your father" and "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse" famous. Without these famous film directors, our modern day film industry would be non-existent.

  1. George Lucas is the director and creator of one of the biggest sci-fi series in the history of film: "Star Wars". Not only has this film allowed us to expose the hidden geek inside, but it has also permitted generations of fans to connect. George Lucas has also entertained us with such films as "Indiana Jones" adventure series and the classic car flick "American Graffiti."
  2. Steven Spielberg is known for his adventurous film and hard pressing issues. His eclectic mixture of film directing includes "Saving Private Ryan", "Jurassic Park," "Catch Me If You Can" and "ET." Thanks to him, we all need to "Phone home" once in a while.
  3. Francis Ford Coppola is the "Godfather" of film. OK, maybe not the godfather, but he definitely set a trend with one of the best all time movie franchises with "The Godfather." Without this movie, we wouldn't remember to "Leave the gun, take the cannolis" with us.
  4. Martin Scorsese is the original gangster. He has directed some of the greatest gangster movies such as "Goodfellas" and "Casino," which permitted Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to become household names. He has also entertained us with his elaborate tales such as "Taxi," "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed."
  5. Oliver Stone is known as a risk taker, and has directed some of the most controversial films in the industry with hard hitting subjects. Although his films aren't always well received by critics, his talent goes well beyond film making. Oliver Stone is best known for directing movies such as "Natural Born Killers," "Platoon" and "JFK."
  6. Ron Howard has directed such inspirational films such as of "Apollo 13," "The Da Vinci Code" and "A Beautiful Mind." Best known for his television roles as "Opie" on the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Richie Cunningham" on "Happy Days," he later went on to become one of the greatest film directors of our time.
  7. Quentin Tarantino is a director with his own unique style and blend of irony. He has become one of the most famous film directors in the last century. His directing credits include "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and most recently "Inglorious Bastards." Thanks to Quentin, a "Quarter Pounder with Cheese" will never be seen the same way again.
  8. Robert Rodriguez has created and directed films with low cost special effects that work. Known for making box office hits such as "El Mariachi" on a $7,000 budget, this native Texan really knows meaning of “Low Budget, High Profit” in Hollywood. Mr. Rodriguez's talents have brought us such movies as "Grindhouse," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and “Desperado.” 
  9. Clint Eastwood is an acting legend, and now one of the most famous directors. Dirty Harry, as many of us remember him by, has recently entertaine the American public with such films as "Changeling," "Gran Torino" and "Invictus." This guy is truly a double threat!
  10. Guillermo Del Toro is an international director from Guadalajara, Mexico. His creativity has brought us films such as "Hellboy" 1 and 2, and "Pans Labyrinth." Although he hasn't been around as long as other directors on this list, he certainly deserves recognition for his unusual imagination.
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