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Best Directors

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A list of some of the best directors in history

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Alfred Hitchcock Report Abuse
His movies are the stuff of legend and few people do not know his name or recognize his silhouette. His horror movies are in many ways still unmatched today.
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Stanley Kubrick Report Abuse
Long since recognized as one of the most innovative directors in the history of cinema, Kubrick answered to no one but himself. Movies were done his way and on his schedule, and the outcome was always worth the wait.
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Ingmar Bergman Report Abuse
One of the most accomplished and influential directors in cinema, his films were often dark and bleak explorations of the human condition. He directed 62 films, most of which were his own creation and 170 plays.
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David Lynch Report Abuse
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Orson Wells Report Abuse
Perhaps one of the most talented and visionary men to ever enter the world of theater. A talented actor, screenwriter, broadcaster and director. Two of his films Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil are widely recognized as being among the best films ever made.
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Francis Ford Coppola Report Abuse
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Martin Scorsese Report Abuse
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Great choice. Martin always on time and on budget.
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Federico Fellini Report Abuse
An amazing Italian director most well known for combining fantasy with baroque images. His movies have inspired numerous directors over the years for their fantastic elements and visionary ideas.
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David Lean Report Abuse
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Werner Herzog Report Abuse
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Bernardo Bertolucci Report Abuse
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Steven Spielberg Report Abuse
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Andrei Tarkovsky Report Abuse
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Akira Kurosawa Report Abuse
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Nicolas Roeg Report Abuse
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Woody Allen Report Abuse
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Sam Peckinpah Report Abuse
One of the best directors of all time!
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Jean Renoir Report Abuse
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Fritz Lang Report Abuse
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Sergio Leone Report Abuse
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Billy Wilder Report Abuse
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James Cameron Report Abuse
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Francois Truffaut Report Abuse
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Brian DePalma Report Abuse
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Robert Bresson Report Abuse
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Michael Mann Report Abuse
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The Magic MANN !!
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George Lucas Report Abuse
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John Ford Report Abuse
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Buster Keaton Report Abuse
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Howard Hanks Report Abuse
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