Film Directors From California

Film directors from California

  • Aaron Norris
    Aaron Norris is an American film producer, director, and actor. He is the younger brother of Chuck Norris, and Wieland Clyde Norris. During the Vietnam War, both Aaron and his older brother Wieland enlisted in the United States Army. Wieland was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970.
  • Aaron Schoenke
    Aaron Schoenkeis an American film and television actor, screenwriter, film director, film editor, film producer, and cinematographer best known for his independent Batman-genre fan films.
  • Aaron Woolfolk
    Aaron Woolfolk is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and playwright. He shot his first feature film The Harimaya Bridge in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan and San Francisco.
  • Abby Ginzberg
    Abby Ginzberg has been an independent documentary film director and producer for the past 20 years, creating films that tackle discrimination and the legal profession.
  • Abe Levitow Abe Levitow
    Abraham "Abe" Levitow was an American animator who worked at Warner Bros. Cartoons, UPA and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Adam Davidson (director)
    Adam Davidson is an American actor and television director from Los Angeles, California. Davidson has appeared in the following films, The Day Trippers, A Match Made in Heaven, Návrat ztraceného ráje, Way Past Cool, Nature Boy and Pop Life.
  • Adam Kane
    Adam Kane is an Irish cinematographer, film director, television director and producer.
  • Adam Shankman Adam Shankman
    Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer.
  • Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler
    Aisha N. Tyler is an American talk show host, actress, author, producer, writer, and director.
  • Akiva Schaffer Akiva Schaffer
    Akiva D. "Kiv" Schaffer is an American film director, comedian, producer, writer, and actor. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island.
  • Alan Alda Alan Alda
    Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is widely known for his roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H, hosting of Scientific American Frontiers, and as Arnold Vinick in The West Wing.
  • Alan Rudolph Alan Rudolph
    Alan Steven Rudolph is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • Albert H. Kelley
    Albert H. Kelley was an American film director. He is often credited as Albert Kelly or Albert Kelley.
  • Alberto Fuguet Alberto Fuguet
    Alberto Felipe Fuguet de Goyeneche is a Chilean writer, journalist, film critic and film director who rose to critical prominence in the 1990s as part of the movement known as the New Chilean Narrative. Although he was born in Santiago, he spent his first 13 years of life in Encino, California.
  • Alek Keshishian
    Alek Keshishian is an Armenian-American film and commercial director, writer, producer and music video director. He is best known for his 1991 film ' which was, at the time, the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
  • Alexander Sebastien Lee Alexander Sebastien Lee
    Alexander Sebastien Lee is an American award-winning filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Lee was exposed from an early age to the films of Akira Kurosawa, Zhang Yimou, and Claude Berri.
  • Alexandra Cassavetes Alexandra Cassavetes
    Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes is an American actress and director. She is the daughter of Greek-American actor-director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. She is the granddaughter of actress Katherine Cassavetes.
  • Alexandra Hedison Alexandra Hedison
    Alexandra Hedison is an American photographer, director and actress.
  • Alex D. Linz
    Alexander David "Alex" Linz is an American former actor who starred in several late 1990s and early 2000s films and television programs as a child actor. His film roles include Home Alone 3 and Max Keeble's Big Move.
  • Alfred E. Green
    Alfred E. Green was a prolific movie director. Green entered film in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Company. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell. He then started to direct two-reelers until he started features in 1917.
  • Alice Wu
    Alice Wu is a Chinese American film director and screenwriter.
  • Alison Eastwood Alison Eastwood
    Alison Eastwood is an American actress, fashion model, and fashion designer.
  • Allan Graf
    Allan Graf, also known as Allan L. Graf, is an American athlete, film actor, stuntman and director with more than 35 years' experience in the film making industry.
  • Allen Holubar
    Allen Holubar was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter of the silent film era. He appeared in 38 films between 1913 and 1917. He also directed 33 films between 1916 and 1923.
  • Amanda Lovejoy Street
    Amanda Lovejoy Street is an American actress best known for her work in How to Cheat, an award-winning feature film. She and her cast mates were awarded Best Performance in the Narrative Competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She is also a commercial and stage actress.
  • Amir Bar-Lev
    Amir Bar-Lev is an American film director, producer and writer from Berkeley, California.
  • Andrew Getty
    Andrew Rork Getty was an American oil heir, businessman, film director and philanthropist.
  • Andrew Koenig
    Joshua Andrew Koenig ;, was an American character actor, film director, editor, writer, and human rights activist.
  • Angela Robinson
    Angela Robinson is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.
  • Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston
    Anjelica Huston is an American actress, director and former fashion model.
  • Anna Boden Anna Boden
    Anna Boden is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is known for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck.
  • Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
    Anna Boden and Ryan K. Fleck are American film directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters best known for their collaborations on Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississippi Grind.
  • Anthony J. Hilder Anthony J. Hilder
    Anthony J. Hilder is an American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor. In the late 1950s to the mid 1960s he was also a record producer, producing music in mainly the surf genre. He is also the step-son of actress Dorothy Granger.
  • Anthony Mann Anthony Mann
    Anthony Mann was an American actor and film director, most notably of films noir and Westerns. As a director, he often collaborated with the cinematographer John Alton and with actor James Stewart in his Westerns.
  • Ari Sandel
    Ari Devon Sandel is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the short film, West Bank Story, which won the 2006 Academy Award in the category Best Live Action Short Film.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder who holds both Austrian and American citizenship. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
  • Arthur Dong
    Arthur Dong is an American documentary filmmaker. His work combines the art of the visual medium with an investigation of social issues, examining topics such as Asian American history and identity, and gay oppression.
  • Arthur Lubin
    Arthur Lubin was an American film director and producer who directed several Abbott & Costello films, Phantom of the Opera, the Francis the Talking Mule series and created the talking-horse TV series Mister Ed. A prominent director for Universal Pictures in the 1940s and 1950s, he is perhaps best...
  • Aubrey Scotto
    Aubrey Scotto was an American film director and editor.
  • Audrey Wells
    Audrey Wells is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.
  • Aurora Guerrero
    Aurora Guerrero is a Chicana filmmaker, LGBT director, and screenwriter from California. Described as activist first and filmmaker second, Guerrero focuses on collaborative work with her communities creating art forms that offer opportunities for dialogue and education.
  • Ava DuVernay Ava DuVernay
    Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award.
  • Aya Tanimura Aya Tanimura
    Aya Tanimura is an Australian-Japanese writer and director, based in Los Angeles, California.
  • Barbara Hammer Barbara Hammer
    Barbara Hammer is an American feminist filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film whose career has spanned over 40 years. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family.
  • Barry Ptolemy Barry Ptolemy
    Robert Barry Ptolemy is an American film director, producer and writer. Ptolemy directed Transcendent Man a documentary film about futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil.
  • Ben Affleck
    Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Ben Caldwell (filmmaker)
    Ben Caldwell is a Los Angeles-based arts educator and independent filmmaker.
  • Ben Going Ben Going
    Ben Going, username boh3m3 on YouTube, is a video blog personality based in Torrance, California. He was fairly popular on YouTube in 2006 and into 2007, and an early YouTube partner.
  • Bennett Joshua Davlin Bennett Joshua Davlin
    Bennett Joshua Davlin is an American novelist, screen writer, film director and producer, noted for being the only American artist to have served in all these roles within a single project, Warner Bros. and Echo Bridge's Memory. Also known for Sony Picture's The Medallion starring Jackie Chan.
  • Ben Rock
    Ben Rock is an American film and theatre director, based in Los Angeles.
  • Ben York Jones
    Ben York Jones is an American screenwriter and film actor best known for writing and co-starring in Like Crazy which won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Bernard McEveety
    Bernard E. McEveety, Jr. was an American film and television director.
  • Bill Bixby Bill Bixby
    Wilfred Bailey Everett "Bill" Bixby III was an American actor, director, producer, and frequent game-show panelist. His career spanned more than three decades, including appearances on stage, in films, and on television series.
  • Bill Carter Bill Carter
    Bill Carter is a writer and director. He directed the documentary film Miss Sarajevo, which consists of amateur video material he shot during his stay in the besieged city of Sarajevo.
  • Bill Ewing
    William R. 'Bill' Ewing is an American director, producer, screenwriter and president of Every Tribe Entertainment and Bearing Fruit Entertainment.
  • Bill Walsh (producer)
    Bill Walsh was a comic author, film producer and screenwriter who primarily worked on live-action films for Walt Disney Productions. He was born in New York City.
  • Bobby Blood (musician)
    Bobby Blood is an American musician, filmmaker, drummer for the band First Blood and drummer of the NYHC band Merauder. Blood is also the writer-director of the movies The Death Valley Meth Lab, Hearse Hotel and Terror 66.
  • Bob Rafelson Bob Rafelson
    Robert Rafelson is an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens, and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
  • Bradley Gregg
    Bradley Gregg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer.
  • Breck Eisner
    Michael Breckenridge "Breck" Eisner is an American television and film director.
  • Brett Morgen
    Brett Morgen is an American documentary film director, producer and social commentator.
  • Brett Simon Brett Simon
    Brett Simon is an American commercial, music video and film director.
  • Brian Flemming Brian Flemming
    Brian Flemming is an American film director, playwright and activist. His films include Hang Your Dog in the Wind, Nothing So Strange, and The God Who Wasn't There. His musicals include Bat Boy: The Musical, which won the LA Weekly Theater Award, Lucille Lortel Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award.
  • Brian King (writer)
    Matthew "Brian King" is an American screenwriter and director known for writing Haunter, Night Train, and Cypher. He was nominated in 2014 for Best Screenplay at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.
  • Brian Tochi Brian Tochi
    Brian Keith Tochihara, better known by his professional name Brian Tochi, is an American actor, comedian, entrepreneur, screenwriter, director and producer.
  • Brie Larson Brie Larson
    Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, musician and director. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home-schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater.
  • Bruce A. Evans
    Bruce Anslie Evans is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work on Stand by Me, Jungle 2 Jungle and Mr. Brooks.
  • Bruce Kessler
    Bruce Kessler is an American racing driver and film and television director.
  • Bruce W. Smith
    Bruce Wayne Smith is an American character animator, film director, and television producer, best known as the creator of Disney Channel's The Proud Family, and as the supervising animator of Kerchak in Tarzan, Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, and...
  • Bruce Yonemoto
    Bruce Yonemoto is a Japanese-American multimedia artist.
  • Bryan Cranston
    Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC comedy series Seinfeld.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard is an American film actress, director, producer, and writer. Howard attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but left before graduating to take on roles on Broadway.
  • Burt Topper
    Burt Topper was an American film director and screenwriter best known for cult films aimed at teenagers.
  • Busby Berkeley Busby Berkeley
    Busby Berkeley was an American movie director and musical choreographer.
  • Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
    Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face."
  • Byron Q Byron Q
    Byron Q is an American filmmaker, director and writer. His film production company is known as "Beyond Cinema Productions." His debut feature film, Bang Bang won a Special Jury Award for Best First Feature, Narrative, at the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
  • Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe
    Cameron Bruce Crowe is an American director, producer, screenwriter, journalist, author, and actor. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.
  • Camille Billops
    Camille Billops is an African American sculptor, filmmaker, archivist, and printmaker.
  • Campion Murphy
    Campion E. Murphy is a writer/director.
  • Carl Franklin
    Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director. Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his education at the AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with an M.F.A. degree in directing in 1986.
  • Carl Monson
    Carl Monson a.k.a. Carlos Monsoya, Charles Monsoya and Nosnom Lrak, was at the forefront of independent low budget sexploitation/grindhouse films or paracinema during the 1970s and 1980s. He is most well known for Blood Legacy, Booby Trap and Death Feud.
  • Cary Fukunaga Cary Fukunaga
    Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer.
  • Catlin Adams
    Catlin Adams is an American actress and film director. Her main roles include The Jazz Singer and Toothless. She is also well known for her performance as promiscuous carnival worker Patty Bernstein in The Jerk. As a director she shared a Directors Guild of America Award for an afterschool special.
  • Chandran Rutnam Chandran Rutnam
    Chandran Rutnam is a Sri Lankan film maker and entrepreneur.
  • Charles Avery
    Charles Avery was an American silent-film actor, film director, and screenwriter.
  • Charles Barton (director)
    Charles Barton was a film and vaudeville actor and film director. He won an Oscar for best assistant director in 1933. His first film as a director was the Zane Grey feature Wagon Wheels, starring Randolph Scott, in 1934.
  • Charles B. Griffith Charles B. Griffith
    Charles Byron Griffith was a Chicago-born screenwriter, actor and film director, son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge.
  • Charles Braverman
    Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman is an American film director, documentary filmmaker and producer.
  • Charles Dorian
    Charles Dorian was an American assistant director and film actor. He appeared in 26 films between 1915 and 1920. He won an Academy Award in 1933 for Best Assistant Director. He was born in Santa Monica, California and died in 1942 in Albuquerque, New Mexico from a heart attack.
  • Charles Lamont
    Charles Lamont was a prolific filmmaker, directing over 200 titles and producing and writing many others. A California native, Lamont was born in San Francisco and died in Los Angeles.
  • Charles Martin Smith Charles Martin Smith
    Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his roles in American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf, Starman, The Buddy Holly Story and The Untouchables. He also known for writing and directing the films Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2 and The Snow Walker.
  • Charles Shyer Charles Shyer
    Charles Richard Shyer is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Shyer's films are predominantly comedies, often with a romantic-comedy overtone.
  • Charles Walters
    Charles Walters was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • Charlie McDowell
    Charlie McDowell is an American film director and writer. He is most known for his film The One I Love.
  • Chester Franklin
    Chester M. Franklin born San Francisco, was an American film director and actor. He was active mainly in the silent era. He was the brother of Sidney A. Franklin. In the late 1910s he co-directed with his brother Sidney several films with all children casts for William Fox.
  • Chester M. Franklin
    Chester Mortimer Franklin was an American film director and actor active mainly in the silent era. Born in San Francisco, he was the brother of Sidney A. Franklin. In the late 1910s he co-directed with his brother Sidney several films with all children casts for William Fox.
  • Chris Bell (director)
    Chris Bell is an American director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Trophy Kids, and Prescription Thugs.
  • Chris Carter (screenwriter) Chris Carter (screenwriter)
    Christopher Carl Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach before spending thirteen years working for Surfing Magazine.
  • Chris Chan Lee Chris Chan Lee
    Chris Chan Lee is an Asian-American filmmaker.
  • Chris Columbus (filmmaker)
    Chris Joseph Columbus is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing movies such as Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and for writing movies such as Gremlins and The Goonies.
  • Chris Cooley (artist)
    Chris Cooley is a U.S. film director, music composer, and film editor. He has written, edited, and directed seven narrative short films, as well as a myriad of experimental/musical non-narrative films. He also works as an editor and composer for other director's film work.
  • Chris D.
    Chris D. is a punk poet, rock critic, singer, writer, actor and filmmaker. He is best known as the lead singer and founder of the early Los Angeles punk/deathrock band the Flesh Eaters.
  • Chris Innis
    Christina Jean "Chris" Innis is an American film editor and filmmaker. She was awarded the 2010 Academy Award, BAFTA, and ACE awards for "Best Film Editing" on the film The Hurt Locker, shared with co-editor, Bob Murawski.
  • Chris Milk Chris Milk
    Chris Milk is an American entrepreneur, innovator, director, photographer, and immersive artist. He is founder and CEO of Within, a virtual reality technology company, and founder and creative director of Here Be Dragons, a virtual reality production company.
  • Chris Roberts (game developer) Chris Roberts (game developer)
    Chris Roberts is an American video game designer, programmer, film producer and film director. He created the Wing Commander series while at Origin Systems and is now working on the crowdfunded space simulator Star Citizen.
  • Chris Tashima Chris Tashima
    Christopher Inadomi "Chris" Tashima is a Japanese American actor and director. He is co-founder of the entertainment company Cedar Grove Productions and Artistic Director of its Asian American theatre company, Cedar Grove OnStage.
  • Christian Calson Christian Calson
    Christian Calson is a Romanian-born American independent filmmaker best known for his use of anti-film and shock-cinema techniques.
  • Christian Nyby
    Christian Nyby was an American television and film director and editor. As an editor, he had seventeen feature film credits from 1943 to 1952, including The Big Sleep and Red River. From 1953–1975 he was a prolific director of episodes in many television series, including Gunsmoke and Wagon Train.
  • Christine Fugate Christine Fugate
    Christine Fugate is an American film director specializing in documentaries and independent films. She is also a journalist, interviewer, and author of Mothering Heights, a now monthly online column also published in the Laguna Beach Independent.
  • Christopher Coppola
    Christopher Coppola is a film director and producer.
  • Christopher Horner (director)
    Christopher Horner is an American anthropologist and scenic designer.
  • Christopher Jaymes Christopher Jaymes
    Christopher Jaymes is an American musician, television and film actor, director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Clay Kaytis
    Clay Kaytis is an American animator and film director, best known for directing the animated film The Angry Birds Movie. He has been the head of animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
  • Clifford Odets Clifford Odets
    Clifford Odets was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Odets was widely seen as successor to Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill as O'Neill began to retire from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash in the mid-1930s.
  • Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
    Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure.
  • Clyde Bruckman
    Clyde Adolf Bruckman was an American writer and director of comedy films during the late silent era as well as the early sound era of cinema. Bruckman collaborated with such comedians as Buster Keaton, W. C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and Harold Lloyd.
  • Coleman Francis Coleman Francis
    Coleman C. Francis was an American actor, writer, producer, and director.
  • Colin Trevorrow
    Colin T. Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • Connie Stevens Connie Stevens
    Connie Stevens is an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and singer. She played the role of "Cricket" Blake in the television series Hawaiian Eye.
  • Constance Jackson
    Constance L. Jackson is an American film director, producer and writer.
  • Constance Tillotson
    Constance Tillotson is an actor, writer, producer, personal manager, and director who specializes in original films created by and for children. As the CEO of Sterling Studio in Los Angeles, she mentors, trains and inspires child actors.
  • Craig R. Baxley
    Craig Redding Baxley is an American director, stunt coordinator, stunt performer and occasional actor. He is best known for his work in the action and thriller genres.
  • Craig Ross Jr.
    Craig Ross Jr. is an American film/television director, editor, producer and screenwriter.
  • Craig Saavedra
    Craig Michael Saavedra is an American film producer, director, two time Tony Award nominated Broadway producer and co-owner of New York City and Los Angeles-based production company Starry Night Entertainment.
  • Creep Creepersin Creep Creepersin
    Creep Creepersin is an American film director, musician, screenwriter, producer, actor and author.
  • Crispin Glover Crispin Glover
    Crispin Hellion Glover is an American actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author.
  • Daedalus Howell Daedalus Howell
    Daedalus Howell, is an American writer, journalist, filmmaker and conceptual artist who lives and works in Petaluma, California. He wrote the novel Quantum Deadline and a published collection of essays as I Heart Sonoma: How to Live and Drink in Wine Country.
  • Damon Packard
    Damon Packard is an underground American film director and actor. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
  • Dan Gilroy
    Daniel Christopher Gilroy is an American screenwriter and film director. An Academy Award nominee, he has co-written films such as Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy, but is best known for writing and directing the 2014 thriller Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Danica McKellar Danica McKellar
    Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. In her teens she appeared on the television series The Wonder Years, on which she played Winnie Cooper, the on-off girlfriend of Kevin Arnold, the show's lead character.
  • Daniel Haller
    Daniel Haller is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.
  • Daniel Hsia
    Daniel Hsia is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Daniel Wu Daniel Wu
    Daniel Wu Yin-cho is an American actor, director and producer based in Hong Kong, and as of 2015, starring as Sunny in the AMC martial arts drama series Into the Badlands. Since his film debut in 1998, he has been featured in over 60 films.
  • Danny Comden
    Danny Hill Comden is an American actor, director, film producer and writer. He is best known for playing Stevie Hanson in the ABC sitcom I'm with Her, Blake in Urban Legend and Roger Nicholl in Pretty Persuasion. He wrote and directed Sol Goode, in which he also starred.
  • Danny Glover Danny Glover
    Danny Lebern Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is well known for his leading role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series, The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, and Angels in the Outfield.
  • Darren Benjamin Shepherd
    Darren Benjamin Shepherd is an American screenwriter and film director. He was born in San Jose, CA and graduated with film and music degrees from San Jose State University.
  • Darryl Knickrehm Darryl Knickrehm
    Darryl Knickrehm is an American director, writer, and editor based in Japan.
  • Dave Markey
    David Markey is an American film director.
  • Dave Meyers (director)
    David "Dave" Meyers is an American music video, commercial, and film director.
  • Dave Tatsuno
    Dave Tatsuno was a Japanese American businessman who documented life in his family's internment camp during World War II. His footage was later compiled into the film Topaz. The film was placed in the National Film Registry, part of the Library of Congress, in 1997.
  • David Arquette David Arquette
    David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer and former professional wrestler.
  • David Ayer
    David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day, and the director and writer of Harsh Times, Street Kings, End of Watch, Sabotage, Fury, and Suicide Squad.
  • David Butler (director)
    David Butler was an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and television director.
  • David Carradine David Carradine
    David Carradine was an American actor and martial artist. He was known for his leading role as a peace-loving Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was also known for playing Frankenstein in the original Death Race movie and Bill in both Kill Bill films.
  • David Fincher David Fincher
    David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American director and producer, notably for films, television series and music videos. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network.
  • David L. Hewitt
    David L. Hewitt is a film director and producer. Among the films he has directed are The Wizard of Mars in 1965, Monsters Crash the Pajama Party also in 1965, Journey to the Center of Time in 1967, The Mighty Gorga in 1967 and The Girls from Thunder Strip in 1970.
  • David Lynch David Lynch
    David Keith Lynch is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era".
  • David R. Ellis David R. Ellis
    David Richard Ellis was an American film director and stuntman born in Santa Monica, California in 1952.
  • David Siegel (screenwriter)
    David Siegel is an American film director, screenwriter and producer, and part of a long-standing writing-directing-producing team with filmmaker Scott McGehee.
  • David Twohy David Twohy
    David Neil Twohy is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • David Wall (actor)
    David Wall is an American actor who wrote, produced, and directed a 2007 dramedy film called Noëlle, which won the Best Director Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
  • D. C. Douglas D. C. Douglas
    D.C. Douglas is an American character actor, voice actor, writer, editor and director.
  • Deborah Raffin Deborah Raffin
    Deborah Iona Raffin was an American film and television actress who later became an audiobook publisher.
  • Delmer Daves
    Delmer Daves was an American screenwriter, director and producer.
  • Demi Moore Demi Moore
    Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an acting career and appeared in the men's magazine Oui in 1981.
  • Denise Di Novi
    Denise Di Novi is an American film producer and director.
  • Dennis Burkley Dennis Burkley
    Dennis Henry Burkley was an American actor. In a career spanning four decades, he appeared in numerous films and television series.
  • Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.
  • Deon Taylor
    Deon Taylor is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is the founder of Hidden Empire Film Group.
  • Diana Lee Inosanto Diana Lee Inosanto
    Diana Lee Inosanto is an American actress, stuntwoman, and martial artist, sometimes credited as D. Lee Inosanto.
  • Diane Keaton
    Diane Keaton is an American film actress, director and producer. She began her career on stage and made her screen debut in 1970.
  • Dick Powell Dick Powell
    Richard Ewing Powell was an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature.
  • Dieter Trattmann
    Dieter Trattmann is a Swiss film editor and producer who currently resides in California.
  • DJ King Assassin
    Craig Venegas Alvarado, known by his stage name DJ King Assassin, is an American disc jockey and producer from Los Angeles, California.
  • Dom DeLuise Dom DeLuise
    Dominick DeLuise was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, producer, chef and author. He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur and the father of actor, director, pianist, and writer Peter DeLuise, actor David DeLuise, and actor Michael DeLuise.
  • Donald Wrye
    Donald Wrye was an American director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for directing the 1978 film Ice Castles. He died on May 15, 2015, at his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Don DaGradi
    Don DaGradi was a Disney writer who started out as a layout artist on 1940s cartoons including "Der Fuehrer's Face" in 1943. He eventually moved into animated features with the film Lady and the Tramp in 1955.
  • Don Mancini Don Mancini
    George Donald Mancini is an American screenwriter and film director. Mancini is best known for creating the character Chucky and writing all the films in the Child's Play series.
  • Donna Deitch
    Donna Deitch is an American film and television director best known for her 1986 film Desert Hearts. The movie was the first feature film to depict a lesbian love story in a generally mainstream vein, with positive and respectful themes.
  • Donovan Cook
    Donovan R. Cook III is an American film director, best known for creating, directing and producing the animated series 2 Stupid Dogs and directing the Disney animated features Return to Never Land and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers.
  • Dorothy Arzner Dorothy Arzner
    Dorothy Arzner, born Dorothy Emma Arzner, was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s. In fact, Dorothy Arzner was the only female director working in the 1930s in the United States.
  • Douglas Trumbull Douglas Trumbull
    Douglas Huntley Trumbull is an American film director and special effects supervisor.
  • Drake Doremus Drake Doremus
    Drake Doremus is a film director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing the films Like Crazy which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Douchebag which was in Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and Equals.
  • Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore
    Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and a granddaughter of actor John Barrymore.
  • Drew Renaud
    Michael "Drew" Renaud is an American film director, screenwriter, editor and producer. He has received awards from the San Diego Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest.
  • Duke Johnson (director)
    Duke Johnson is an American film director who specializes in stop-motion animation. He currently serves as a director and junior partner for Dino Stamatopoulos's animation production studio Starburns Industries in Burbank, California.
  • Dustin Diamond Dustin Diamond
    Dustin Neil Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian widely known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell; Good Morning, Miss Bliss; Saved by the Bell: The College Years; and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
  • Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and a director, with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. Hoffman has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
  • Dustin Kahia
    Dustin Thomas Kahia is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for writing and directing his feature film, Call of the Void.
  • Ed Solomon
    Edward James "Ed" Solomon is an American writer, producer and director. He began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley — making him the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America.
  • Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos
    Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director.
  • Edward LeSaint
    Edward LeSaint was an American silent film actor and director who acted in over 300 films and directed over 90 films.
  • Eleanor Coppola
    Eleanor Coppola is an American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. She is married to director Francis Ford Coppola. She is most known for her 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as well as other documentaries chronicling the films of her husband and children.
  • Elodie Keene
    Elodie Keene is an American film/television director, producer and editor. As a television director her credits include ER, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Charmed, Felicity, The Wire, House, M.D., The Closer, Nip/Tuck and among other series.
  • Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez is an American actor, director, and writer. He started his career as an actor and is well known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and also acting in the 1983 hit movie The Outsiders.
  • Emily Morse Emily Morse
    Emily Hope Morse is an American sex therapist, author, and media personality. She is the host of the long-running podcast, Sex with Emily and is also known for her 2012 recurring reality television appearance in Bravo's series Miss Advised.
  • Eric Stoltz Eric Stoltz
    Eric Stoltz is an American actor, director and producer.
  • Erin Wiedner
    Erin Wiedner is an American independent filmmaker, director and cinematographer.
  • Erma Elzy-Jones
    Erma Elzy-Jones is an American television and theatre director.
  • Esther Eng
    Esther Eng was a Chinese–American film director and the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. Eng made four feature films in America and five in Hong Kong. She was recognized as a female pioneer who crossed the boundaries of race, language, culture and gender.
  • Evan Jackson Leong Evan Jackson Leong
    Evan Jackson Leong is a director and documentary filmmaker. Leong is likely most known for his documentary Linsanity about Jeremy Lin, which made its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Félix Enríquez Alcalá
    Félix Enríquez Alcalá is an American film and television director.
  • Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker
    Forest Steven Whitaker III is an American actor, producer, and director.
  • Francine Parker
    Francine Parker was an American television and film director, who was one of the first female members of the Directors Guild of America. Parker was best known for her controversial documentary, F.T.A., which chronicled the antiwar entertainers tour, Free The Army tour, during the Vietnam War.
  • Francis Boggs
    Francis Winter Boggs was a stage actor and pioneer silent film director. He was one of the first to direct a film in Hollywood.
  • Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola
    Francis Ford Coppola, also credited as Francis Coppola, is a semi-retired American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered to have been a central figure of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
  • Francis Lawrence
    Francis Lawrence is an American filmmaker and producer, who has worked on films, television shows, and music videos. He is best known for directing three of the four films in the Hunger Games film series.
  • Francis Pollara Francis Pollara
    Francis Pollara is an Italian-Arab-American award-winning independent producer, project manager, entrepreneur, and industrial designer.
  • Frank Borzage Frank Borzage
    Frank Borzage was an American film director and actor, most remembered for directing 7th Heaven, Man's Castle, and The Mortal Storm.
  • Frank Capra III
    Frank Capra III is the son of Frank Capra Jr. and grandson of director Frank Capra.
  • Frank Darabont Frank Darabont
    Frank Árpád Darabont is a French-Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
  • Frank Marshall (producer)
    Frank Wilton Marshall is an American film producer and director, often working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. With Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment.
  • Frank Oz Frank Oz
    Frank Oz is an English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker and actor. His career began as a puppeteer, where he performed the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street.
  • Frank Tuttle
    Frank Wright Tuttle was a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 to 1959.
  • Fraser Clarke Heston
    Fraser Clarke Heston, born, is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. The son of actors Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke, Fraser Clarke Heston was born in Los Angeles.
  • Fred Gallo
    Fred Gallo is an American director and writer.
  • Fred Haines
    Fred Haines was an American screenwriter and film director.
  • Gabriel Cowan
    Gabriel Cowan is a film director, composer and film producer. He has made documentaries, horror films, dramas, and comedies.
  • Gail Dolgin Gail Dolgin
    Gail Dolgin was an American filmmaker. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Daughter from Danang, and The Barber of Birmingham. Daughter from Danang also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.
  • Gary Fong Gary Fong
    Gary Fong is an American entrepreneur, author, former wedding photographer, film director, producer and screenwriter. He is most widely known as the inventor of the "Lightsphere", a line of accessories for flash photography.
  • Gary Goddard
    Gary Goddard is the founder and CEO of The Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
  • Gary Goldman
    Gary Wayne Goldman is an American film producer, director, animator, writer and voice actor, he is well known for working on films with Don Bluth such as Anastasia, An American Tail, and The Land Before Time. He was an animator at Disney before working at Sullivan Bluth Studios with Bluth.
  • Gary Ross
    Gary Ross is an American film director, writer, and author. He directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit.
  • Gary Sinise Gary Sinise
    Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been nominated for an Academy Award.
  • George Cukor George Cukor
    George Dewey Cukor was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations.
  • George Fitzmaurice George Fitzmaurice
    George Fitzmaurice was a French-born film director and producer.
  • George F. Marion
    George F. Marion Sr. was an American stage actor and director, a film actor and director of two silent films. George F. Marion, who was born in San Francisco, California was father of writer George Marion Jr. and he died of a heart attack at the age of 85 years in Carmel, California, United States.
  • George Lucas George Lucas
    George Walton Lucas Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
  • George Stevens
    George Cooper Stevens was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.
  • Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
    Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla born in Mombasa, Kenya, is a Los Angeles-based writer. He is most famous for his novel Ode to Lata published in 2002, that was adapted to a film in 2008 under the title The Ode. He has also published the novel The Two Krishnas in 2011, which was released as The Exiles in India.
  • Gia Coppola
    Gian-Carla "Gia" Coppola is an American film director, screenwriter, and actress. She is a granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the daughter of Gian-Carlo Coppola and the niece of Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola.
  • Gil Kenan Gil Kenan
    Gil Kenan is an Israeli-British-American film director and screenwriter, best known for his work on the films Monster House and City of Ember.
  • Glen Morgan Glen Morgan
    Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director.
  • Gordon Hollingshead
    Gordon Hollingshead was an American movie producer, associate producer and assistant director.
  • Graeme Whifler
    Graeme Whifler is an American screenwriter and director. He has written/directed movies, television documentaries, videos, and music videos. He directed the film Neighborhood Watch, the video Icky Flix, and Secrets and Mysteries. He wrote the screenplay for Dr. Giggles and Sonny Boy as well.
  • Graham Streeter Graham Streeter
    Graham Streeter is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
  • Gregg Araki Gregg Araki
    Gregg Araki is an American filmmaker involved heavily with New Queer Cinema. His film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm awarded in 2010.
  • Gregory Cahill
    Gregory Cahill is an American director, producer, and screenwriter known for The Golden Voice and Two Shadows. He is also the production coordinator for The Talk and assistant directed Hell and Back.
  • Gregory Dark
    Gregory Dark is an American film director, film producer, music video director, and screenwriter. Dark is one of the few adult filmmakers to successfully transition into mainstream Hollywood film-making. He has also been credited as Alexander Hippolyte, as Gregory Brown, and as The Dark Brothers.
  • Gregory Nava Gregory Nava
    Gregory James Nava is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.
  • Gregory Orr (filmmaker)
    Gregory Orr is an American writer and director of documentary and fiction films. He is the son of actress Joy Page and TV producer William T. Orr.
  • Greta Gerwig Greta Gerwig
    Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker. Gerwig first came to prominence through her association with the mumblecore film movement.
  • Haley Webb Haley Webb
    Haley Webb is an American actress. She acts primarily in film and television and is the founder and president of production company Legion of Horribles.
  • Hampton Fancher
    Hampton Lansden Fancher is an American actor who became a producer and screenwriter in the late 1970s.
  • Harley Cokeliss
    Harley Cokeliss is an American director, producer, writer and actor born in San Diego. He was born Harley Louis Cokliss, and his name is credited as Cokliss until the late 1980s, when he changed the spelling to Cokeliss.
  • Harmony Korine Harmony Korine
    Harmony Korine is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for writing Kids and for writing and directing Spring Breakers, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely.
  • Hawk Koch
    Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch Jr. is an American film producer and a former road manager for the musical groups The Supremes and The Dave Clark Five.
  • Helaine Head
    Helaine Head is an American film, television and theatre director.
  • Helen Hunt Helen Hunt
    Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Henry Hathaway Henry Hathaway
    Henry Hathaway was an American film director and producer. He is best known as a director of Westerns, especially starring Randolph Scott and John Wayne. He directed Gary Cooper in seven films.
  • some sources 1870 Henry Kolker
    Joseph Henry Kolker some sources 1870
    Berlin, Prussia, Germany – July 15, 1947, Los Angeles, California was an American stage and film actor and director. He came to America at the age of five and his family settled in Quincy, Illinois.
  • Hillman Curtis Hillman Curtis
    David Hillman Curtis was an American new media designer, author, musician and filmmaker. Curtis was the Principal and Chief Creative Officer of hillmancurtis.com, inc., a digital design and film production firm in New York City.
  • Hobart Bosworth Hobart Bosworth
    Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth was an American film actor, director, writer, and producer.
  • Howard Hawks Howard Hawks
    Howard Winchester Hawks was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him "the greatest American director who is not a household name."
  • Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
    Howard Robard Hughes Jr. was an American businessman, investor, pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
  • Howard Zieff
    Howard B. Zieff, was an American director, television commercial director, and advertising photographer.
  • Hoyt Yeatman
    Hoyt Yeatman is an American visual effects artist and supervisor. He has worked with Jerry Bruckheimer on a number of films, including Armageddon, Con Air, and The Rock. He made his directorial debut with the film G-Force.
  • Hy Averback Hy Averback
    Hyman Jack Averback, was an American radio, television, and film actor who eventually became a producer and director.
  • Ice Cube Ice Cube
    O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper and actor.
  • Iram Parveen Bilal
    Iram Parveen Bilal is an international filmmaker and entrepreneur. In 2012 her first feature film debuted at the Mumbai Film Festival.
  • Irwin Rosten
    Irwin Rosten was an American documentary filmmaker who also produced several hour-long documentaries for television. He is best known for his 1975 film '. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award and won an Emmy Award for the documentary Mysteries of the Mind.
  • Isaiah Saxon
    Isaiah Saxon is an American film and music video director. He co-founded the animation studio Encyclopedia Pictura, and the online community DIY.org.
  • Iwao Takamoto Iwao Takamoto
    Iwao Takamoto was an American animator, television producer, and film director. He began his career as a production and character designer for Walt Disney Productions films such as Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella.
  • Jack Couffer
    Jack Couffer A.S.C. is an American cinematographer, film and television director, and author. Couffer has specialized on documentary films, often involving nature and animal cinematography.
  • Jackie Cooper
    John "Jackie" Cooper Jr. was an American actor, television director, producer and executive. He was a child actor who managed to make the transition to an adult career. Cooper was the first child actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.
  • Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
    John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins.
  • Jack Perez
    Jack Perez is an American film and television director, screenwriter, and film professor. Perez is known primarily for two efforts. He directed the acclaimed comedy-thriller Some Guy Who Kills People executive produced by John Landis.
  • Jack Webb Jack Webb
    John Randolph Webb was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sgt. Joe Friday in the Dragnet franchise. He was the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited.
  • Jake Hoffman Jake Hoffman
    Jacob Edward "Jake" Hoffman is an American actor and director.
  • Jake Paltrow
    Jacob Danner "Jake" Paltrow is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He is the younger brother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • James Algar
    James Algar was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He worked for the Walt Disney Productions for 43 years and received the Disney Legends award in 1998. He was born in Modesto, California and died in Carmel, California.
  • James B. Clark (director)
    James B. Clark, Jr. was an American film director, film editor, and television director. His career as a film editor began in 1937, and he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing in 1941 for How Green Was My Valley.
  • James Cameron James Cameron
    James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. After working in special effects, he found major success after directing and writing the science fiction action film The Terminator.
  • James Franco James Franco
    James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker known for his work in both comedic and dramatic films and TV shows. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • James Goldstone
    James Goldstone was an American film and television director whose career spanned over thirty years.
  • James Gruen
    James Gruen was an Hollywood screenwriter.
  • James Scurlock
    James Duncan Scurlock is an American director, producer, writer and financial adviser. He is probably best known for his critically acclaimed documentary Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders and his award-winning book, Maxed Out: Hard Times in the Age of Easy Credit.
  • James Stanfield
    James Stanfield is an American professor and film producer. He is an Academy Award for Technical Achievement winner in 1979 and trademarked the term Video Modeling in 1999. He is also the founder of James Stanfield Publishing.
  • James Wong (filmmaker)
    James "Jim" Wong is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director. He directed and wrote episodes of The X-Files and Millennium. He is the co-creator and co-writer, along with Glen Morgan of '. He is also the founder of Hard Eight Pictures.
  • Jamie DeWolf
    Jamie DeWolf is an American film director, writer, slam poet, spoken word artist, and circus ringmaster from Oakland, California.
  • Jason Gould
    Jason Emanuel Gould is an American actor, director, producer, writer and singer.
  • Jason Hall (screenwriter)
    Jason Dean Hall is an American screenwriter, film director, and former actor. He played the recurring character of Devon MacLeish in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had a guest starring role on Without a Trace as Jesse in season two. Hall attended Phillips Exeter Academy.
  • Jason Russell Jason Russell
    Jason Russell is an American film and theater director, choreographer, and activist who co-founded Invisible Children, Inc. He is the director of Kony 2012, a short documentary film that went viral in the beginning of March 2012.
  • Jason Zada Jason Zada
    Jason Zada is an American film director, music video director, screenwriter and digital marketeer, best known for Elf Yourself, an interactive viral holiday season campaign for OfficeMax, and for Take This Lollipop, an interactive horror short film created to raise awareness of the danger of...
  • Jay Sandrich
    Jay Henry Sandrich is an American television director; he is son of film director Mark Sandrich.
  • Jeff Adachi
    Jeff Adachi is the elected Public Defender of San Francisco, pension reform advocate, and a former candidate for Mayor of San Francisco.
  • Jeff Imada
    Jeff Imada is an American martial artist, stuntman, actor and director. He has performed stunts in over 100 films and television programs and authored one of the first books published in the US about the Balisong knife.
  • Jeff Zwart
    Jeff Zwart is an American commercial film director, racer, photographer, cameraman and author. He is best known for shooting commercial campaigns in collaboration with Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, General Motors, Hyundai, Ford and more.
  • Jen McGowan
    Jen McGowan is an American filmmaker. At the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, McGowan won the Gamechanger Award for Kelly & Cal, her first feature film. She is an honorary member of the Alliance of Women Directors.
  • Jennifer Phang
    Jennifer Phang is a filmmaker most known for her feature films Advantageous, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision there and was also based on her award-winning short film of the same name, and Half-Life, which also premiered at...
  • Jennifer Yuh Nelson Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    Jennifer Yuh Nelson, also known as Jennifer Yuh, is an American director and storyboard artist. She is best known for her directorial debut Kung Fu Panda 2. Yuh is the first woman to solely direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio.
  • Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell
    Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is an American contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles California. Corbell is best known for his immersive mixed media art exhibitions that combine art, fashion and film.
  • Jerome Courtland
    Jerome Courtland was an American actor, director and producer. He acted in films in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and in television in the 1950s and 1960s. Courtland also appeared on Broadway in the musical, "Flahooley" in the early 1950s. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Jerome Storm
    Jerome Storm was an American film director, actor and writer. He acted in 48 films between 1914 and 1941 and directed 47 films between 1918 and 1932. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and died in Desert Hot Springs, California.
  • Jerry Belson Jerry Belson
    Jerry Belson was a writer, director, and producer of Hollywood films for over forty years.
  • Jerry Paris
    William Gerald "Jerry" Paris was an American actor and director best known for playing Jerry Helper, the dentist and next-door neighbor of Rob and Laura Petrie, on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Jessica Yu Jessica Yu
    Jessica Lingmin Yu is an American film director, writer, producer, and editor. She has directed documentary films, dramatic films, and television shows. Yu won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien.
  • J Hanna
    J Hanna is an American film writer and director, best known for his work on the 2013 film 'I Was a Teenage Superhero Sidekick,' screened at the 2015 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.
  • Jim Dziura
    Jim Dziura is an American film director, cinematographer, and editor. His work often involves heavily music-related themes and his subjects are often marginalized members of society.
  • Jimmy T. Murakami
    Teruaki "Jimmy" Murakami was an American animator and film director with a long career working in numerous countries. Among his best-known works are the animated adaptations of the Raymond Briggs books When the Wind Blows and The Snowman.
  • Joanna Kerns
    Joanna Kerns is an American actress and director best known for her role as Maggie Seaver on the family situation comedy Growing Pains from 1985 to 1992.
  • Joan Tewkesbury
    Joan Tewkesbury is an American film and television director, screenwriter, producer and actress. She had a long association with the celebrated director Robert Altman, and wrote the screenplays for two of his films, Thieves Like Us and Nashville.
  • Jodie Foster Jodie Foster
    Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress and filmmaker who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
  • Joe Alves
    Joseph M. Alves is an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on three of the Jaws films. He directed Jaws 3-D.
  • Joe Ranft Joe Ranft
    Joseph Henry Ranft was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist, voice actor and magician who worked for Pixar Animation Studios and Disney at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Television Animation. His brother, Jerome Ranft, is a sculptor who also worked on several Pixar movies.
  • John Asher
    John Mallory Asher is an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for his performance as Gary on the USA Network's series spinoff of the movie Weird Science.
  • John Broderick (producer)
    John C. Broderick was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and entertainer.
  • John Derek John Derek
    John Derek was an American actor, director and photographer. He appeared in such films as Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, and Rogues of Sherwood Forest. He was also known for launching the career of his fourth wife, Bo Derek.
  • John Korty John Korty
    John Korty is an American film director and animator, best known for the television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and the documentary Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, as well as the theatrical animated feature Twice Upon a Time.
  • John Lasseter John Lasseter
    John Alan Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He currently is the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • John M. Sjogren
    John Mark Sjogren is an American film director.
  • John Ottman John Ottman
    John Ottman is an American film composer and editor.
  • John P. McCarthy
    John P. McCarthy, also known as J.P. McCarthy or simply as John McCarthy, was an American director and screenwriter of the 1920s through 1945. He began in the film industry in front of the camera, as an actor in silent films and film shorts during the 1910s, before moving behind the camera in 1920.
  • John Rawlins (director)
    John Rawlins was an American film editor and film director. He directed 44 films between 1932 and 1958. He was born in Long Beach, California and died in Arcadia, California.
  • John R. Leonetti John R. Leonetti
    John Robert Leonetti A.S.C. is an American cinematographer and film director. He is most well known for his collaborative work with director James Wan, with whom he has acted as cinematographer on five films.
  • John S. Boskovich
    John S. Boskovich was an artist, writer, filmmaker, and teacher. An only child, Boskovich was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Notre Dame High School.
  • John Schwert
    John Schwert is a film and commercial director and producer born in Fredonia, New York and owner/operator of Fourth Ward Productions. He is represented by Trailer Park Films for Canadian commercials and content/media creation. John Schwert is related to Pius L. Schwert.
  • John Singleton John Singleton
    John Daniel Singleton is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood. For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award.
  • John Wayne John Wayne
    Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.
  • John Wells (filmmaker)
    John Marcum Wells is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director.
  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
    Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are a team of American film directors and music video directors, also husband and wife, that received critical acclaim for their feature film directorial debut, Little Miss Sunshine.
  • Jon Carnoy
    Jonathan Jerzy Carnoy is an American writer and director currently living and working in France.
  • Jon Gries Jon Gries
    Jonathan Francis "Jon" Gries is an American actor, writer and director. He is also credited under the names Jon Francis and Jonathan Gries. He is best known for his role in Napoleon Dynamite as Uncle Rico, and also as recurring character Roger Linus on Lost.
  • Jon M. Chu Jon M. Chu
    Jonathan Murray "Jon" Chu is an American filmmaker, best known for directing the movies such as Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Hasbro franchises Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
  • Jon Paul Puno Jon Paul Puno
    Jon Paul Puno is an American filmmaker and classical crossover singer. As a filmmaker, he has directed films such as Valle de Lágrimas and Peace Grows. And also played a small role in the 2006 movie I Will Always Love You.
  • Joseph Culp
    Joseph Culp is an American actor. He is the son of actor Robert Culp and his second wife, Nancy Ashe.
  • Joseph Depew
    Joseph Depew was an American television director and producer and actor.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor and filmmaker. As a child actor, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun.
  • Joseph Kane Joseph Kane
    Jasper Joseph Inman Kane was an American film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter. He is best known for his extensive directorship and focus on Western films.
  • Josh Evans (film producer)
    Joshua "Josh" Evans is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, author and actor best known for his role in Born on the Fourth of July.
  • Josh Greenbaum
    Josh Greenbaum is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won an MTV Movie Award, CINE Golden Eagle and Emmy Award. He directed the feature documentary The Short Game, winner of the SXSW Audience Award, which was acquired by Netflix to launch their Originals film division.
  • Josh Trank
    Joshua Benjamin "Josh" Trank is an American film director, screenwriter, and editor. He is known for directing the 2012 science fiction film Chronicle and the 2015 superhero film Fantastic Four, both of which feature Michael B. Jordan in a starring role.
  • J. S. Cardone
    Joseph S. Cardone is an American film director, producer and writer. He is probably best known for writing and directing Shadowzone and The Forsaken.
  • Juan Escobedo
    Juan Escobedo is an award winning actor and director who was born and raised in San Diego, California, USA. Juan's famous quote is...
  • Judd Apatow Judd Apatow
    Judd Apatow is an American comedian and film/television producer, writer, director and actor.
  • Judson Pearce Morgan
    Judson Pearce Morgan is an American actor, film producer and director.
  • Julia Crawford Ivers
    Julia Crawford Ivers was an American motion picture pioneer. Born in Boonville, Missouri, her family arrived a year later in Los Angeles. Her father was a dentist. Her mother died in 1976, when Julia was seven years old. Julia's sister, Grace, died at age 14.
  • Justin Benson (director)
    Justin Benson is an American director, writer, actor, and producer.
  • Justin Kelly (director)
    Justin Kelly is an American film director, screenwriter and film editor. He came to prominence as director and writer of Sundance Film Festival 2015 premiere select I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto.
  • Justin Lin Justin Lin
    Justin Lin is a Taiwanese American film director whose films have grossed US$2.3 billion worldwide as of March 2017. He is best known for his directorial work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious movies, as well as on Star Trek Beyond.
  • Kalai Strode
    Kalai Strode was an assistant director of native Hawaiian descent who worked in film and television from the early 1970s to around 2010. In film he worked on North Dallas Forty. In television he worked regularly in the series Diagnosis Murder. He also was an actor, writer and composer.
  • Kaleena Kiff
    Kaleena Kiff is an American actress, producer, and director. Kiff is best known for her roles in the sitcoms Love, Sidney and The New Leave It to Beaver.
  • Kansas Bowling
    Kansas Bowling is an American filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She is known for writing and directing Troma's B.C. Butcher when she was 17 years old.
  • Karen Moncrieff
    Karen Moncrieff, is an American actress, director and screenwriter. Her directorial debut was Blue Car.
  • Kathi Lynn Austin
    Kathi Lynn Austin is an expert on arms trafficking, peace and security, and human rights.
  • Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow
    Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American director, producer, and writer.
  • Keith Larsen Keith Larsen
    Keith Larsen was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer who starred in three short-lived television series between 1955 and 1961.
  • Ken Mora Ken Mora
    Kenneth Oscar "Ken" Mora is an American screenplay writer, director, producer, editor, and voice actor. He is best known for creating the computer-animated short films Magnum Farce: A Shot in the Park and Magnum Farce: Along Came a Sniper.
  • Kenneth Anger Kenneth Anger
    Kenneth Anger is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle".
  • Kenny Ortega Kenny Ortega
    Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega is an American producer, director, and choreographer. He is best known for directing Hocus Pocus, the High School Musical trilogy, Descendants and Michael Jackson's This Is It concerts.
  • Kevin Corcoran
    Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran was an American former child actor, television director and film producer. He appeared in numerous Disney projects between 1957 and 1963, frequently as an irrepressible character with the nickname Moochie.
  • Kevin Costner Kevin Costner
    Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, director, producer, and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award.
  • Kevin Hershberger
    Kevin Richard Hershberger. is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
  • Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey Fowler, KBE, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television.
  • Kevin Tancharoen Kevin Tancharoen
    Kevin Harwick Tancharoen is an American dancer, choreographer, television producer and director.
  • Kip Fulbeck Kip Fulbeck
    Kip Fulbeck is an American artist, spoken word performer, filmmaker and author. Fulbeck's work explores identity politics.
  • Kirk Wise
    Kirk Wise is an American film director, animator and screenwriter best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Wise has directed such Disney animated films as Beauty and the Beast, ', and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Klaudia Kovács (director)
    Klaudia Kovacs is a director well known for her documentary Torn from the Flag.
  • Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart
    Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress and model. Born in Los Angeles to parents working in show business, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films.
  • Kristoffer Tabori
    Kristoffer Tabori is an American actor and television director.
  • Kurt Voss Kurt Voss
    Kurt Voss is an American film director, screenwriter and musician-songwriter.
  • Kurt Yaeger Kurt Yaeger
    Kurt Yaeger is an American actor, director and professional athlete, who is also a below-the-knee amputee. Recent work includes roles on the CBS hit franchise NCIS and the much anticipated HBO/Cinemax series Quarry.
  • Lamont Johnson
    Ernest Lamont Johnson Jr. was an American actor and film director who has appeared in and directed many television shows and movies. He won two Emmy Awards.
  • Lance Bangs Lance Bangs
    Lance Bangs is an American filmmaker and music video director who has created videos for Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Shins, The Thermals, Belle & Sebastian, Menomena, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, R.E.M., Mike Watt, Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Keys, Kanye West, Odd...
  • Larry Hagman Larry Hagman
    Larry Martin Hagman was an American film and television actor, director and producer best known for playing ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas and befuddled astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie.
  • Larry Semon Larry Semon
    Lawrence "Larry" Semon was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent film era. In his day, Semon was considered a major movie comedian, but he is now remembered mainly for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they started working together.
  • Leah Meyerhoff Leah Meyerhoff
    Leah Meyerhoff is a Student Academy Award-nominated director, producer and screenwriter. Her films have screened in over 200 film festivals worldwide and won over a dozen international awards.
  • Leanna Creel Leanna Creel
    Leanna Creel is an American actress, film producer, film director, screenwriter and photographer.
  • Lee Frost (director)
    Lee Frost was a film director, producer, cinematographer, editor and occasional actor. He directed a string of exploitation type movies including Love Camp 7, Chain Gang Women, Chrome and Hot Leather, The Thing with Two Heads, The Black Gestapo, Dixie Dynamite and Private Obsession.
  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
    Lee Shallat-Chemel sometimes credited as Lee Shallat is an American film, television director and television producer.
  • Len Wiseman Len Wiseman
    Len Ryan Wiseman is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work on the Underworld series, Live Free or Die Hard, and the 2012 film Total Recall.
  • Leo D. Maloney Leo D. Maloney
    Leo D. Maloney was an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 156 films between 1911 and 1929. He also directed 47 films between 1914 and 1929.
  • Lesley Selander Lesley Selander
    Lesley Selander was an American film director of Westerns and adventure movies. His career as director, spanning 127 feature films and dozens of TV episodes, lasted from 1936-68.
  • Leslie Stevens
    Leslie Clark Stevens IV was an American producer, writer, and director. He created two television series for the ABC network.
  • Linh Nga Linh Nga
    Linh Nga, known as Linh Nga, or Lina Linh Nga is an American-Vietnamese film director, film producer, actress,screenwriter, and news anchor.
  • Linus Lau Linus Lau
    Linus Lau is a film composer, keyboardist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. In 2000, he penned the music to a one-act opera titled The Release, with writer Daniel G. Lee. The opera was picked up for distribution by The Franchesa Group.
  • Lisa Cholodenko
    Lisa Cholodenko is an American screenwriter and director of film and television. She has made the films High Art, Laurel Canyon and The Kids Are All Right.
  • Liz Goldwyn Liz Goldwyn
    Liz Goldwyn is an American filmmaker, artist, and writer.
  • Lloyd Bacon Lloyd Bacon
    Lloyd Francis Bacon was an American screen, stage and vaudeville actor and film director. As a director he made films in virtually all genres, including westerns, musicals, comedies, gangster films, and crime dramas.
  • Lloyd Bryan Molander Adams
    Lloyd Bryan Molander aka Lloyd Bryan Molander Adams was is an American documentary, television and feature film director and producer.
  • Louis J. Horvitz
    Louis J. Horvitz is an American director and producer.
  • Lowell Sherman Lowell Sherman
    Lowell J. Sherman was an American actor and film director. At a time when it was highly unusual, he was both the actor and director on several films in the early 1930s, before completely transitioning to the role of director.
  • Lucky McKee Lucky McKee
    Edward Lucky McKee is an American director, writer, and actor, largely known for the cult 2002 film May.
  • Luis F. Soto
    Luis F. Soto is an American film and television director based in Los Angeles, California.
  • Luis Valdez
    Luis Valdez is an American playwright, actor, writer and film director. Regarded as the father of Chicano theater in the United States, Valdez is best known for his play Zoot Suit, his movie La Bamba, and his creation of El Teatro Campesino.
  • Lynn Breedlove Lynn Breedlove
    Lynn Breedlove is an American musician, writer, and performer.
  • Malcolm St. Clair (filmmaker)
    Malcolm St. Clair, also known as Mal St Clair, was a Hollywood film director, writer, producer and actor.
  • Marielle Heller
    Marielle Heller is an American writer, director and actor. She has received attention as the writer and director of the feature film The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Meloni.
  • Mark Edwin Robinson
    Mark Edwin Robinson is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • Mark Illsley
    Mark Illsley is a film director best known for writing and directing the film Happy, Texas, which starred William H. Macy and Steve Zahn, and directing Bookies.
  • Mark Jones (filmmaker)
    Mark Jones is an American screenwriter, film director, television director, film producer, and television producer. He is notable for his work on the Leprechaun horror franchise and numerous television series such as The A-Team and The Highwayman.
  • Mark Rosman
    Mark Rosman is an American film director, film producer, television director and screenwriter.
  • Mars Callahan
    Mars Callahan is an American actor, film director, producer and writer.
  • Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
    Matt Bettinelli-Olpin is an American director, writer, actor and musician. He is a founding member of the punk band Link 80 and co-creator of the filmmaking collectives Chad, Matt & Rob and Radio Silence. His films include V/H/S, Devil's Due and Southbound.
  • Matt Mahurin
    Matt Mahurin is an American illustrator, photographer and film director. Mahurin's illustrations appear in Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Forbes, and The New York Times.
  • Matt Thompson (film director)
    Matt Thompson, is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He also directed some music videos and commercials and acted on stage productions.
  • Max Albert Max Albert
    Max Albert is an American filmmaker from San Diego, CA.
  • Max Baer Jr.
    Maximilian Adalbert "Max" Baer Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Jethro Bodine, the dimwitted nephew of Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.
  • Max Miller (director)
    Max Leeds Fest Miller was an American film director. Miller worked at NBC in New York City, where he directed the original Today show hosted by Dave Garroway, and the NBC documentary series Wide, Wide World.
  • Mervyn LeRoy Mervyn LeRoy
    Mervyn LeRoy was an American film director, film producer and occasional actor.
  • Michael Arias Michael Arias
    Michael Arias is an American-born filmmaker active primarily in Japan.
  • Michael Bay Michael Bay
    Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions.
  • Michael DeLuise Michael DeLuise
    Michael Robert DeLuise is an American actor, film director, and film producer.
  • Michael Lehmann
    Michael Stephen Lehmann is an American film and television director.
  • Michael Preece
    Michael Preece is an American film and television director, script supervisor, producer, and actor best known for directing television series Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger and films The Prize Fighter and Logan's War: Bound by Honor.
  • Michael Ritchie (film director)
    Michael Brunswick Ritchie was an American film director of films with comical or satirical leanings, such as The Candidate and Smile. He scored commercial successes directing sports films like The Bad News Bears and Chevy Chase's Fletch comedies.
  • Michael Whitton
    Michael Whitton is an American film director and film editor based in Los Angeles, California.
  • Mick Garris Mick Garris
    Mick Garris is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.
  • Mika Johnson Mika Johnson
    Mika Johnson is an American filmmaker, photographer, writer, and musician.
  • Mike Le
    Mike Le is an American screenwriter.
  • Mike L. Murphy Mike L. Murphy
    Mike L. Murphy is an American animation director and animator in film and television.
  • Mike Mayer
    Mike Mayer is an American writer, director and producer of feature and short films. He was born in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife, Sasha.
  • Mike Mills (director)
    Michael Chadbourne "Mike" Mills is an U.S. film and music video director and graphic designer. He is perhaps best known for his independent films Thumbsucker, Beginners, and 20th Century Women. For the latter film, Mills was nominated for an Academy Award for his original screenplay.
  • Mike Piscitelli
    Mike Piscitelli is a director, photographer and actor.
  • Milton Katselas
    Milton George Katsalas was an American director and producer of stage and film, as well as a famous Hollywood acting instructor and coach who trained under Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg at the acclaimed Actors Studio in New York City.
  • Mitchell Altieri Mitchell Altieri
    Mitchell Altieri is an American film director, producer and writer.
  • Morgan J. Freeman
    Morgan J. Freeman is an American film director. In 1997, his debut feature, Hurricane Streets, won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie
    Murdock MacQuarrie was an American silent film actor and director.
  • Nadine Truong Nadine Truong
    Nadine Truong is a director, writer, and photographer. She received her MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
  • Nathan H. Juran
    Naftuli "Nathan" Hertz Juran was an American film art director, and later film director. As an art director, he won the Academy Award in 1942 for How Green Was My Valley, along with Richard Day and Thomas Little. His work on The Razor's Edge in 1946 also received an Academy nomination.
  • Nat Ross
    Nat Ross was an American film director and producer of the silent era. He directed 61 films between 1922 and 1931.
  • Neal Jimenez
    Neal Jimenez is a screenwriter and film director, best known for the 1986 film River's Edge. He was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. He won Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and Best Screenplay for The Waterdance.
  • Neeraj Kumar Neeraj Kumar
    Neeraj Kumar is an Award Winning Film Maker/Actor/Writer/Director at Neerajfilms and software consultant based in United States.
  • Newt Arnold
    Newt Arnold was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Arnold directed Bloodsport, which was released in 1988 and has since become a cult film and several other screen works.
  • Nicholas Carpenter
    Nicholas Andre Carpenter is an American film director. He worked as a set production assistant on TV and on films such as Thank You for Smoking before going on to direct the 2009 horror anthology The Telling.
  • Nick Castle Nick Castle
    Nicholas Charles "Nick" Castle, Jr. is an American screenwriter, film director and actor best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween, directed by his friend John Carpenter. Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with Carpenter.
  • Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, director and producer.
  • Nina Montée Karp
    Nina Montée Karp is an environmental activist, producer and director.
  • Nnegest Likké
    Nnegest Likké is an internationally based, Award Winning film director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Noel M. Smith
    Noel Mason Smith was an American film director and writer. He directed 125 films between 1917 and 1952. He was born in California, and died in Los Angeles, California.
  • Norman Z. McLeod Norman Z. McLeod
    Norman Zenos McLeod was an American film director, cartoonist, and writer.
  • Ollie Johnston Ollie Johnston
    Oliver Martin "Ollie" Johnston, Jr. was an American motion picture animator. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men, and the last surviving at the time of his death from natural causes. He was recognized by The Walt Disney Company with its Disney Legend Award in 1989.
  • Oz Scott Oz Scott
    Osborne "Oz" E. Scott is an American film director, television director, television producer and theatre director.
  • Pat Hartigan (actor)
    Pat Hartigan was an American actor and director. He appeared in 72 films between 1909 and 1940. He also directed 14 films between 1911 and 1919.
  • Patricia Cardoso
    Patricia Cardoso is a Colombian-American film director, screenwriter and anthropologist. She has directed The Water Carrier, Real Women Have Curves, Lies in Plain Sight, The Air Globes, Meddling Mom, Ro, La Clave and El Regalo.
  • Patty Chang Patty Chang
    Patty Chang is an American film director and performance artist living in New York. Her performative works deal with themes of gender, language and empathy. She was described as "one of our most consistently exciting young artists" by The New York Times in 2006.
  • Paul Mayeda Berges Paul Mayeda Berges
    Paul Mayeda Berges is an American screenwriter and director.
  • Paul Scheuring
    Paul T. Scheuring is an American screenwriter and director of films and television shows. His work includes the 2003 film A Man Apart and the creation of the television drama Prison Break, for which he was also credited as an executive producer and head writer.
  • Paul Terry (cartoonist)
    Paul Houlton Terry was an American cartoonist, screenwriter, film director and one of the most prolific film producers in history. He produced over 1,300 cartoons between 1915 and 1955 including the many Terrytoons cartoons.
  • Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson
    Paul Thomas Anderson also known as P.T. Anderson, is an American filmmaker. Interested in film-making since a young age, Anderson was encouraged by his father, Ernie Anderson, to become a filmmaker.
  • Perry Lang
    Perry Lang is an American director, writer and actor.
  • Peter Douglas
    Peter Vincent Douglas is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens.
  • Peter H. Hunt
    Peter Huls Hunt is an American theatre, film, and television director and theatrical lighting designer.
  • Peter Hyams
    Peter Hyams is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, known for directing Capricorn One, the 1981 science fiction thriller Outland, 2010, the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death, and the horror films The Relic...
  • Lucas, KS Peter Max Lawrence
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    He currently resides in San Francisco.
  • Peter Stephan Jungk
    Peter Stephan Jungk is an American German-speaking novelist.
  • Philip Kan Gotanda Philip Kan Gotanda
    Philip Kan Gotanda is an American playwright and filmmaker. Much of his work deals with Asian American issues and experiences.
  • Philippe Martinez
    Philippe Martinez is a French film producer, director, screenwriter, actor, and former President of the Odeon Theater in Marseilles.
  • Phil Joanou
    Phil Joanou is an American film director and music video director.
  • Phillip Pine
    Phillip Pine was an American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer. Despite incorrect biographical information repeated on many entertainment sites, Phillip Pine was not related to Robert Pine or Chris Pine.
  • Prince Bagdasarian
    Prince Bagdasarian is an American award-winning film director, screenwriter, and editor. His directorial debut feature film "Abstraction", garnered various awards at festivals and was released in the United States by Breaking Glass Pictures in 2015.
  • Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino
    Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American director, writer, and actor.
  • Raja Gosnell
    Raja Raymond Gosnell is an American film director and film editor best known for directing the films Home Alone 3, Never Been Kissed, Big Momma's House, Scooby-Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Smurfs.
  • Ralph Graves Ralph Graves
    Ralph Graves was an American screenwriter, film director and actor who appeared in 93 films between 1918 and 1949.
  • Randa Haines
    Randa Jo Haines is a film and television director and producer. Haines started her career as a script supervisor on several low-budget features in the 1970s, including Let's Scare Jessica to Death and The Groove Tube.
  • Randall Park Randall Park
    Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He played Kim Jong-Un in the 2014 film The Interview, Minnesota governor Danny Chung in Veep, and beginning in 2015 he portrayed Eddie Huang's father, American restaurateur Louis Huang, in ABC's television show Fresh Off the Boat.
  • Ray Arthur Wang Ray Arthur Wang
    Ray Arthur Wang, born Raymond Wang, is an American filmmaker/entrepreneur, known for human and animal rights activism. He is also a retired concert pianist.
  • Ray Griggs (director) Ray Griggs (director)
    Ray Griggs is a director, writer and producer in Hollywood, California, and owner of RG Entertainment, Ltd. His work, which has included the film Super Capers' released in 2009 as well as the documentary "I Want Your Money" in 2010, has won several awards.
  • Ray Manzarek Ray Manzarek
    Raymond Daniel "Ray" Manzarek, Jr. was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, which he co-founded with singer and lyricist Jim Morrison.
  • Ray McCarey
    Raymond Benedict "Ray" McCarey was an American film director.
  • Reggie Bannister Reggie Bannister
    Reginald Horace "Reggie" Bannister is an American musician, actor, producer, writer, and activist.
  • Reza Sixo Safai
    Reza Sixo Safai is an American director, actor and producer.
  • Rian Johnson Rian Johnson
    Rian Craig Johnson is an American film director, screenwriter, editor, and actor. He won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature film, Brick.
  • Richard Elfman Richard Elfman
    Richard "Rick" Elfman is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and magazine publisher.
  • Richard L. Bare
    Richard Leland Bare was an American director, producer, and screenwriter of television shows and short films.
  • Richard Moore (cinematographer)
    Richard Moore was an American cinematographer. In 1953, Moore teamed with Robert Gottschalk to co-found Panavision.
  • Richard Sakai
    Richard Sakai is an American television and film producer. He is best known for his work on the animated sitcom The Simpsons, for which he is one of the original producers. In 1997, Sakai was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for his work on the film Jerry Maguire.
  • Rich Correll
    Richard Thomas "Rich" Correll is an American television actor, director, producer and writer.
  • Rick Moses Rick Moses
    Rick Moses is an American actor and singer/songwriter.
  • Rider Strong Rider Strong
    Rider King Strong, born as Rider Tilshesloose, is an American actor, director, voice actor, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World and its 2014 sequel Girl Meets World.
  • Riley Thomson
    Riley A. Thomson, Jr. was an American animator and comics artist who spent most of his career working with Walt Disney films and characters. He directed six Disney short films including The Nifty Nineties and Symphony Hour.
  • Robert Butler (director)
    Robert Butler is an American film director and Emmy Award-winning television director. He is best known for his work in television, where he directed the pilots for a number of influential series including Star Trek and Hill Street Blues.
  • Robert Coppola Schwartzman Robert Coppola Schwartzman
    Robert Coppola Schwartzman is an American actor, musician, and film director, Schwartzman is also best known as the lead vocalist of the rock/pop band Rooney.
  • Robert Culp Robert Culp
    Robert Martin Culp was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy, the espionage television series in which co-star Bill Cosby and he played secret agents.
  • Robert Duvall Robert Duvall
    Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award. He received the National Medal of Arts in 2005.
  • Robert Ginty
    Robert Winthrop Ginty was an American movie actor, producer, scenarist, and director of movies and TV series episodes.
  • Robert Green Hall Robert Green Hall
    Robert Green Hall, is a special makeup effects artist, film director, musician, and owner of the now defunct Almost Human Inc.
  • Robert Houston (actor)
    Robert Houston is an American actor and filmmaker from California. Houston first became known for his character Bobby in Wes Craven's 1977 horror classic The Hills Have Eyes.
  • Robert Parrish Robert Parrish
    Robert R. Parrish was an American film director, editor, writer, and child actor. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for his contribution to Body and Soul.
  • Robert P. Kerr
    Robert P. Kerr was an American film director, actor and screenwriter. He directed 41 films between 1917 and 1928. He was born in Burlington, Colorado and died in Porterville, California from a heart attack.
  • Robert Redford
    Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Robert Scheerer
    Robert Scheerer is an American film and television director, actor and producer.
  • Robert Schwartzman
    Robert Schwartzman is an American actor, musician, and film director, Schwartzman is also best known as the lead vocalist of the rock/pop band Rooney.
  • Rob Minkoff Rob Minkoff
    Robert R. "Rob" Minkoff is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing the double Academy Award–winning animated feature The Lion King.
  • Rob Nilsson Rob Nilsson
    Rob Nilsson is a filmmaker, poet, and painter, best known for his feature film Northern Lights, co-directed with John Hanson and winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
    Robert Reiner is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family. That role earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s.
  • Rod Lurie
    Rod Lurie is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film critic.
  • Roger Allers Roger Allers
    Roger Allers is an American film director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, animator and playwright. He is most well known for co-directing the highest-grossing 2D animated film of all time, Walt Disney Animation Studios' The Lion King, and for writing the Broadway adaptation, The Lion King.
  • Ron Howard Ron Howard
    Ronald William Howard is an American actor and filmmaker. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career.
  • Ron Lagomarsino
    Ron Lagomarsino is an American film, theatre and television director.
  • Ron Shelton
    Ronald Wayne "Ron" Shelton is an American Oscar-nominated film director and screenwriter. Shelton is known for the many films he has made about sports.
  • Ron Underwood
    Ronald Brian "Ron" Underwood is an American film director, producer and television director.
  • Rowland V. Lee
    Rowland Vance Lee was an American film director, writer and producer. In 1929, he directed The Wolf of Wall Street featuring George Bancroft.
  • Ruben Fleischer Ruben Fleischer
    Ruben Samuel Fleischer is an American film director, film producer, television producer, music video director, and commercial director who lives in Los Angeles. He is best known as the director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful Zombieland, his first feature film.
  • Russ Meyer Russ Meyer
    Russell Albion "Russ" Meyer was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor, actor, and photographer.
  • Ruth Ann Baldwin
    Ruth Ann Baldwin was originally a journalist who became a silent film writer and director most active during the 1910s, one of the few women to direct in the early era of film-making.
  • Ryan Fleck Ryan Fleck
    Ryan K. Fleck is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. He is known for his collaborations with fellow filmmaker Anna Boden.
  • Sage Stallone Sage Stallone
    Sage Moonblood Stallone was an American actor, film director, film producer, and film distributor. He was the son of Sylvester Stallone.
  • Sally Field Sally Field
    Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. Field began her career on television, starring on the sitcoms Gidget, The Flying Nun, and The Girl with Something Extra.
  • Sam Peckinpah Sam Peckinpah
    David Samuel Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the visually innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.
  • Sam White (film producer)
    Sam White was an American film producer, film director and actor.
  • Sandra Seacat
    Sandra Diane Seacat is an American actress, director and acting coach best known for teaching stage-style method acting. Professionally known as Sandra Kaufman before 1969, she was the first of three daughters born to Russell Henry and Lois Marion Seacat in Greensburg, Kansas.
  • Santino Ramos Santino Ramos
    Santino Ramos is an actor, filmmaker, and artist born in Salinas, California.
  • Scott Cooper (director) Scott Cooper (director)
    Scott Cooper is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is known for writing, directing and producing the 2009 film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges.
  • Scott Marshall (director)
    Scott Marshall is an American director.
  • Scott McGehee
    Scott McGehee, is an American film director and screenwriter. He is a Columbia University graduate and did graduate work in the Rhetoric department at UC Berkeley. He was born in California, and currently resides in New York City.
  • Scott McGinnis
    Scott McGinnis is an American actor and director. He has appeared in both films and television. McGinnis is best known by Star Trek fans as "Mr. Adventure" in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, where his character worked with Cdr. Uhura in the Spacedock transporter room.
  • Scott Pembroke
    Scott Pembroke was an American director, actor and screenwriter. He directed 73 films between 1920 and 1937. He was born in San Francisco, California and died in Pasadena, California.
  • Scott Shaw Scott Shaw
    Scott Shaw is an American actor, author, film director, film producer, journalist, martial artist, musician, photographer, and professor.
  • Sean Astin Sean Astin
    Sean Patrick Astin is an American actor. He is known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of Rudy.
  • Sean McNamara (director) Sean McNamara (director)
    Sean Patrick Michael McNamara is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.
  • Sean Penn
    Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk.
  • Serge Levin
    Serge Levin is an American actor and filmmaker known for: Alterscape, Jack Goes Home, ', "Welcome to Willits", "Superstrata", "War on War", and "Lorenz Fractal".
  • Shana Feste
    Shana Feste is an American film director and screenwriter. She has directed and written The Greatest, Country Strong, and Endless Love, and also has writing credits for You're Not You.
  • Shane Black
    Shane Black is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actor. Black has written such films as Lethal Weapon and its sequel, The Monster Squad, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. As an actor, Black is best known for his role as Hawkins in Predator.
  • Sid Davis
    Sidney "Sid" Davis was an American director and producer who specialized in social guidance films.
  • Sidney Franklin (director)
    Sidney Arnold Franklin was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays.
  • Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola
    Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and former actress.
  • Soleil Moon Frye Soleil Moon Frye
    Soleil Moon Frye is an American actress, director and screenwriter. She began her career as a child actor at the age of 2. When she was 7 years old, Frye won the role of Penelope "Punky" Brewster in the sitcom Punky Brewster.
  • Sondra Locke Sondra Locke
    Sandra Louise "Sondra" Anderson, professionally known as Sondra Locke, is an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Stephane Gauger
    Stephane Gauger is a Vietnamese-American film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer.
  • Stephanie Swift Stephanie Swift
    Stephanie Swift is a former American pornographic actress who starred in over 300 adult movies between 1995 and 2009, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and left the industry. She is a member of both the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
  • Steve Bing
    Stephen Leo "Steve" Bing is an American businessman, film producer, and donor to progressive causes. He is the founder of the Shangri-La business group, an organization with interests in property, construction, entertainment, and music.
  • Steve Boyum
    Steve Boyum is a long time Hollywood stunt performer, television director and film director. He has appeared in over 60 films as a stunt performer. He has lived in Palm Springs, California since 1987.
  • Steve Kloves
    Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves is an American screenwriter, film director and producer, who mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys.
  • Steven Robman
    Steven I. "Steve" Robman is an American television and theatre director/producer.
  • Steven Seagal Steven Seagal
    Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship.
  • Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg
    Steven Allan Spielberg, is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios.
  • Steven Zaillian
    Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company.
  • Steve Oedekerk Steve Oedekerk
    Steven Brent Oedekerk is an American comedian, director, editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey and director Tom Shadyac, his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.
  • Susanna Styron
    Susanna Styron is an American film and documentary maker. She is one of the four children of writer and novelist William Styron and his wife, Rose.
  • Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack
    Sydney Irwin Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 20 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films.
  • Tad Stones
    Tad Stones is an American animator, screenwriter, producer and director best known for his work for The Walt Disney Company, where he worked from 1974 to 2003.
  • Tamara Jenkins
    Tamara Jenkins is an American screenwriter, film director, and occasional actress. She is best known for her two feature films, Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages.
  • Tamra Davis
    Tamra Davis is an American film, television and music video director.
  • T. Arthur Cottam T. Arthur Cottam
    T. Arthur Cottam is a screenwriter, actor, producer and film director. A graduate of the Film and Television Production program at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, Cottam resides in Los Angeles, California.
  • Tay Garnett
    William Taylor "Tay" Garnett was an American film director and writer.
  • Taylor Hackford Taylor Hackford
    Taylor Edwin Hackford is an American film director and former president of the Directors Guild of America. He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Teenage Father.
  • Ted Berman
    Ted Berman was an American film director, animator, and screenwriter, known for his work with Disney, including Bambi, Fantasia, and The Black Cauldron.
  • Ted Lange Ted Lange
    Theodore William "Ted" Lange is an American actor, director, and screenwriter best known for his role as the bartender, Isaac Washington, in the TV series The Love Boat. Lange and Gavin MacLeod, who played his captain in the series, have remained close friends.
  • Ted Tetzlaff
    Dale H. "Ted" Tetzlaff was a noted Academy Award-nominated Hollywood cinematographer active in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Ted V. Mikels Ted V. Mikels
    Ted V. Mikels was an American independent filmmaker primarily of the horror cult film genre. Movies that he both produced and directed include Girl in Gold Boots, The Astro-Zombies, and The Doll Squad.
  • Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
    Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
  • Thomas Del Ruth
    Thomas Del Ruth, ASC is an American cinematographer.
  • Thomas Mignone
    Thomas Mignone is an American feature film, commercial, and music video director, and screenwriter.
  • Thom Eberhardt
    Thom Eberhardt is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Eberhardt has won two awards and two nominations. He is most noted for his work on Captain Ron, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and the cult classic Night of the Comet.
  • Tiffany Shlain Tiffany Shlain
    Tiffany Shlain is an American filmmaker, author, and public speaker. Regarded as an internet pioneer, Shlain is the founder of the Webby Awards and the co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
  • Tim Burton Tim Burton
    Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator.
  • Tim Guinee Tim Guinee
    Timothy S. "Tim" Guinee is an American stage, television, and feature film actor.
  • Tim Hunter (director)
    Tim Hunter is an American television and film director.
  • Tim Matheson Tim Matheson
    Tim Matheson is an American actor and television director. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of the smooth-talking Eric "Otter" Stratton in the comedy film National Lampoon's Animal House and of Vice President John Hoynes in the NBC drama The West Wing.
  • Tim Minear Tim Minear
    Timothy "Tim" P. Minear is an American screenwriter and director. He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his role as an executive producer on American Horror Story.
  • Timothy Björklund
    Timothy Björklund, also known as Timothy Berglund, is an American artist, story writer, art director, and director of animated film and television from the United States. His sole movie to date, Teacher's Pet, was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in 2005.
  • Timothy Hutton Timothy Hutton
    Timothy Tarquin Hutton is an American actor and director. He is the youngest male actor to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, which he won at the age of 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People.
  • Timothy Linh Bui
    Timothy Linh Bui is a Vietnamese-born American filmmaker, film producer, and screenwriter. He directed Green Dragon, and co-wrote and produced Three Seasons.
  • Timothy Tau Timothy Tau
    Timothy Tau is a Taiwanese American writer and filmmaker. Tau won the 2011 Hyphen Asian American Short Story Contest for his short story, "The Understudy", which was published in the Winter 2011 issue of Hyphen magazine, Issue No. 24, the "Survival Issue."
  • Tim Robbins Tim Robbins
    Timothy Francis Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is well known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Tim Story
    Timothy Kevin "Tim" Story is an American director, producer and writer. He is the founder of The Story Company, an entertainment production company that he started with his wife in 1996.
  • Tina Takemoto
    Tina Takemoto is an American artist and associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Takemoto's work explores issues of race and queer identity.
  • Todd Field
    William Todd Field is an American actor and three-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker.
  • Todd Haynes Todd Haynes
    Todd Haynes is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s.
  • Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.
  • Tom Kennedy (producer)
    Tom Kennedy was an American film trailer producer, film director, voice-over artist, author, writer and film editor.
  • Tony Bill Tony Bill
    Gerard Anthony "Tony" Bill is an American actor, producer, and director. He produced the 1973 movie The Sting, for which he shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips.
  • Tony Bui
    Tony Bui is a Vietnamese independent film director in the U.S., most famous for his 1999 film Three Seasons, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and became the only film ever to win both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize there.
  • Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn
    Anthony Howard Goldwyn is an American actor, producer, director and political activist. He portrayed Carl Bruner in Ghost, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and the voice of the title character of the Disney animated film Tarzan.
  • Victor Salva Victor Salva
    Victor Ronald Salva is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Powder and Jeepers Creepers. The latter of these has been expanded into a franchise with two sequels that he has also directed.
  • Walt Becker
    Walter William Becker is an American film director, writer and actor best known for directing the films Van Wilder, Wild Hogs and Old Dogs.
  • Walter Hill (director)
    Walter Hill is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his action films and revival of the Western genre. He has directed such films as The Warriors, Hard Times, The Driver, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.
  • Wayne Wang Wayne Wang
    Wayne Wang is a Hong Kong-born American film director.
  • Wesley Barry Wesley Barry
    Wesley Barry was an American child actor in silent motion pictures. He later became a producer and director of both film and television. As a director, he was sometimes billed as Wesley E. Barry.
  • Wesley Ruggles Wesley Ruggles
    Wesley Ruggles was an American film director.
  • Whitney Blake Whitney Blake
    Whitney Blake was an American film and television actress, director and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the early 1960s sitcom Hazel, and as co-creator and writer of the sitcom One Day at a Time.
  • William A. Fraker
    William Ashman Fraker, A.S.C., B.S.C. was an American cinematographer, film director, and producer. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In 2000, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers honoring his career.
  • William A. Seiter
    William A. Seiter was an American film director.
  • William Eubank William Eubank
    William Eubank is an American film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. His 2014 feature film The Signal premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters by Focus Features on June 13, 2014.
  • William S. Hart William S. Hart
    William Surrey Hart was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered as a foremost western star of the silent era who "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity."
  • Willie Aames
    Willie Aames is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter.
  • W. S. Van Dyke
    Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II was an American film director and writer who made several successful early sound films, including Tarzan the Ape Man in 1932, The Thin Man in 1934, San Francisco in 1936, and six popular musicals with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
  • Yelena Lanskaya Yelena Lanskaya
    Yelena Lanskaya is an American film director, producer and editor. She is an active member of Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Editors Guild and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • York Shackleton York Shackleton
    York Shackleton is an American filmmaker and former professional snowboarder. Shackleton is best known for films like Kush and the television show MTV'S Undressed.
  • Zach Helm
    Zach Helm is an American writer, director, and producer. The son of school teachers, Helm was raised in a town of less than 50 citizens in the Sierra Nevadas of California.
  • Zoe Cassavetes Zoe Cassavetes
    Zoe Rowlands Cassavetes is an American film director, screenwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of filmmaker John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. She is best known for her 2007 film Broken English.

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