Golden Globe Award for Best Director

The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943.

Having won all four of his nominations, Elia Kazan has been honored most often in this category. Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, David Lean, Miloš Forman, and Oliver Stone tie for second place with three wins each. Steven Spielberg has had the most nominations (twelve) and has received the award twice. Barbra Streisand is the only woman to have won the award.

In the following lists, the first names, listed in bold type against a blue background, are the winners, and the following names are the remaining nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which takes place in January of the following year.

Golden Globe for Best Director
Awarded forBest Director of a Motion Picture
LocationUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held byAlfonso Cuaron for Roma (2018)

Winners and nominees


Year Nominees Film
1943 [1] Henry King The Song of Bernadette
1944 [2] Leo McCarey Going My Way
1945 [3] Billy Wilder The Lost Weekend
1946 [4] Frank Capra It's a Wonderful Life
1947 [5] Elia Kazan Gentleman's Agreement
1948 [6] John Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 Robert Rossen All the King's Men


Year Nominees Film
1950 Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard
Joseph L. Mankiewicz All About Eve
John Huston The Asphalt Jungle
George Cukor Born Yesterday
1951 László Benedek Death of a Salesman
Vincente Minnelli An American in Paris
George Stevens A Place in the Sun
1952 Cecil B. DeMille The Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Fleischer The Narrow Margin
John Ford The Quiet Man
1953 [7] Fred Zinnemann From Here to Eternity
1954 [8] Elia Kazan On the Waterfront
1955 [9] Joshua Logan Picnic
1956 Elia Kazan Baby Doll
Michael Anderson Around the World in 80 Days
George Stevens Giant
Vincente Minnelli Lust for Life
King Vidor War and Peace
1957 David Lean The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sidney Lumet 12 Angry Men
Fred Zinnemann A Hatful of Rain
Joshua Logan Sayonara
Billy Wilder Witness for the Prosecution
1958 Vincente Minnelli Gigi
Richard Brooks Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Stanley Kramer The Defiant Ones
Robert Wise I Want to Live!
Delbert Mann Separate Tables
1959 William Wyler Ben-Hur
Otto Preminger Anatomy of a Murder
George Stevens The Diary of Anne Frank
Fred Zinnemann The Nun's Story
Stanley Kramer On the Beach


Year Nominees Film
1960 Jack Cardiff Sons and Lovers
Billy Wilder The Apartment
Richard Brooks Elmer Gantry
Stanley Kubrick Spartacus
Fred Zinnemann The Sundowners
1961 Stanley Kramer Judgment at Nuremberg
William Wyler The Children's Hour
Anthony Mann El Cid
J. Lee Thompson The Guns of Navarone
Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise West Side Story
1962 David Lean Lawrence of Arabia
George Cukor The Chapman Report
Blake Edwards Days of Wine and Roses
John Huston Freud: The Secret Passion
Mervyn LeRoy Gypsy
Martin Ritt Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Stanley Kubrick Lolita
John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate
Morton DaCosta The Music Man
Ismael Rodríguez My Son, the Hero (Los Hermanos Del Hierro)
Robert Mulligan To Kill a Mockingbird
1963 Elia Kazan America America
Otto Preminger The Cardinal
Hall Bartlett The Caretakers
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cleopatra
Robert Wise The Haunting
Martin Ritt Hud
Tony Richardson Tom Jones
George Englund The Ugly American
1964 George Cukor My Fair Lady
Peter Glenville Becket
John Huston The Night of the Iguana
John Frankenheimer Seven Days in May
Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek
1965 David Lean Doctor Zhivago
William Wyler The Collector
John Schlesinger Darling
Guy Green A Patch of Blue
Robert Wise The Sound of Music
1966 Fred Zinnemann A Man for All Seasons
Lewis Gilbert Alfie
Claude Lelouch A Man and a Woman
Robert Wise The Sand Pebbles
Mike Nichols Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1967 Mike Nichols The Graduate
Arthur Penn Bonnie and Clyde
Mark Rydell The Fox
Stanley Kramer Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Norman Jewison In the Heat of the Night
1968 Paul Newman Rachel, Rachel
William Wyler Funny Girl
Anthony Harvey The Lion in Winter
Carol Reed Oliver!
Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet
1969 Charles Jarrott Anne of the Thousand Days
Gene Kelly Hello, Dolly!
John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy
Stanley Kramer The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Sydney Pollack They Shoot Horses, Don't They?


Year Nominees Film
1970 Arthur Hiller Love Story
Bob Rafelson Five Easy Pieces
Robert Altman M*A*S*H
Franklin J. Schaffner Patton
Ken Russell Women in Love
1971 William Friedkin The French Connection
Stanley Kubrick A Clockwork Orange
Norman Jewison Fiddler on the Roof
Peter Bogdanovich The Last Picture Show
Robert Mulligan Summer of ‘42
1972 Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather
Billy Wilder Avanti!
Bob Fosse Cabaret
John Boorman Deliverance
Alfred Hitchcock Frenzy
1973 William Friedkin The Exorcist
George Lucas American Graffiti
Fred Zinnemann The Day of the Jackal
Bernardo Bertolucci Last Tango in Paris
Peter Bogdanovich Paper Moon
1974 Roman Polanski Chinatown
Francis Ford Coppola The Conversation
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Part II
Bob Fosse Lenny
John Cassavetes A Woman Under the Influence
1975 Miloš Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick Barry Lyndon
Sidney Lumet Dog Day Afternoon
Steven Spielberg Jaws
Robert Altman Nashville
1976 Sidney Lumet Network
Alan J. Pakula All the President's Men
Hal Ashby Bound for Glory
John Schlesinger Marathon Man
John G. Avildsen Rocky
1977 Herbert Ross The Turning Point
Woody Allen Annie Hall
Steven Spielberg Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Fred Zinnemann Julia
George Lucas Star Wars
1978 Michael Cimino The Deer Hunter
Hal Ashby Coming Home
Terrence Malick Days of Heaven
Woody Allen Interiors
Alan Parker Midnight Express
Paul Mazursky An Unmarried Woman
1979 Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now
Hal Ashby Being There
Peter Yates Breaking Away
James Bridges The China Syndrome
Robert Benton Kramer vs. Kramer


Year Nominees Film
1980 Robert Redford Ordinary People
David Lynch The Elephant Man
Martin Scorsese Raging Bull
Richard Rush The Stunt Man
Roman Polanski Tess
1981 Warren Beatty Reds
Louis Malle Atlantic City
Mark Rydell On Golden Pond
Sidney Lumet Prince of the City
Miloš Forman Ragtime
Steven Spielberg Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Richard Attenborough Gandhi
Steven Spielberg E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Constantin Costa-Gavras Missing
Sydney Pollack Tootsie
Sidney Lumet The Verdict
1983 Barbra Streisand Yentl
Peter Yates The Dresser
Ingmar Bergman Fanny and Alexander
Mike Nichols Silkwood
Bruce Beresford Tender Mercies
James L. Brooks Terms of Endearment
1984 Miloš Forman Amadeus
Francis Ford Coppola The Cotton Club
Roland Joffé The Killing Fields
Sergio Leone Once Upon a Time in America
David Lean A Passage to India
1985 John Huston Prizzi's Honor
Richard Attenborough A Chorus Line
Steven Spielberg The Color Purple
Sydney Pollack Out of Africa
Peter Weir Witness
1986 Oliver Stone Platoon
Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters
Roland Joffé The Mission
James Ivory A Room with a View
Rob Reiner Stand by Me
1987 Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor
James L. Brooks Broadcast News
Richard Attenborough Cry Freedom
Adrian Lyne Fatal Attraction
John Boorman Hope and Glory
1988 Clint Eastwood Bird
Fred Schepisi A Cry in the Dark
Alan Parker Mississippi Burning
Barry Levinson Rain Man
Sidney Lumet Running on Empty
Mike Nichols Working Girl
1989 Oliver Stone Born on the Fourth of July
Peter Weir Dead Poets Society
Spike Lee Do the Right Thing
Edward Zwick Glory
Rob Reiner When Harry Met Sally...


Year Nominees Film
1990 Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Part III
Martin Scorsese Goodfellas
Barbet Schroeder Reversal of Fortune
Bernardo Bertolucci The Sheltering Sky
1991 Oliver Stone JFK
Barry Levinson Bugsy
Terry Gilliam The Fisher King
Barbra Streisand The Prince of Tides
Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
Rob Reiner A Few Good Men
James Ivory Howards End
Robert Altman The Player
Robert Redford A River Runs Through It
1993 Steven Spielberg Schindler's List
Martin Scorsese The Age of Innocence
Andrew Davis The Fugitive
Jane Campion The Piano
James Ivory The Remains of the Day
1994 Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump
Edward Zwick Legends of the Fall
Oliver Stone Natural Born Killers
Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction
Robert Redford Quiz Show
1995 Mel Gibson Braveheart
Rob Reiner The American President
Ron Howard Apollo 13
Martin Scorsese Casino
Mike Figgis Leaving Las Vegas
Ang Lee Sense and Sensibility
1996 Miloš Forman The People vs. Larry Flynt
Anthony Minghella The English Patient
Alan Parker Evita
Joel Coen Fargo
Scott Hicks Shine
1997 James Cameron Titanic
Steven Spielberg Amistad
James L. Brooks As Good as It Gets
Jim Sheridan The Boxer
Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential
1998 Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan
Shekhar Kapur Elizabeth
Robert Redford The Horse Whisperer
John Madden Shakespeare in Love
Peter Weir The Truman Show
1999 Sam Mendes American Beauty
Neil Jordan The End of the Affair
Norman Jewison The Hurricane
Michael Mann The Insider
Anthony Minghella The Talented Mr. Ripley


Year Nominees Film
2000 Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich
Ridley Scott Gladiator
István Szabó Sunshine
Steven Soderbergh Traffic
2001 Robert Altman Gosford Park
Steven Spielberg A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge!
David Lynch Mulholland Drive
2002 Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York
Alexander Payne About Schmidt
Spike Jonze Adaptation.
Rob Marshall Chicago
Stephen Daldry The Hours
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Anthony Minghella Cold Mountain
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Peter Weir Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Clint Eastwood Mystic River
2004 Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
Martin Scorsese The Aviator
Mike Nichols Closer
Marc Forster Finding Neverland
Alexander Payne Sideways
2005 Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener
George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck.
Peter Jackson King Kong
Woody Allen Match Point
Steven Spielberg Munich
2006 Martin Scorsese The Departed
Alejandro González Iñárritu Babel
Clint Eastwood Flags of Our Fathers
Clint Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears The Queen
2007 Julian Schnabel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott American Gangster
Joe Wright Atonement
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
Tim Burton Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry The Reader
Sam Mendes Revolutionary Road
2009 James Cameron Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds
Clint Eastwood Invictus
Jason Reitman Up in the Air


Year Nominees Film
2010 David Fincher The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
David O. Russell The Fighter
Christopher Nolan Inception
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
2011 Martin Scorsese Hugo
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Alexander Payne The Descendants
George Clooney The Ides of March
Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
2012 Ben Affleck Argo
Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained
Ang Lee Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg Lincoln
Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty
2013 Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell American Hustle
Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
Alexander Payne Nebraska
2014 Richard Linklater Boyhood
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
David Fincher Gone Girl
Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay Selma
2015 Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
Todd Haynes Carol
George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott The Martian
Tom McCarthy Spotlight
2016 Damien Chazelle La La Land
Mel Gibson Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Tom Ford Nocturnal Animals
2017 Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
Ridley Scott All the Money in the World
Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
Steven Spielberg The Post
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2018 Alfonso Cuarón Roma
Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
Peter Farrelly Green Book
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
Adam McKay Vice

Multiple nominations

12 nominations
8 nominations
7 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

See also


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  3. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1945". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-26. Nominations for 1945 are not available.
  4. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1946". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-06-26. Nominations for 1946 are not available.
  5. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1947". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-06-26. Nominations for 1947 are not available.
  6. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1948". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-26. Nominations for 1948 are not available.
  7. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1953". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2007-06-26. Nominations for 1953 are not available.
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Alexander Payne

Constantine Alexander Payne (; born February 10, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), and Downsizing (2017). His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director.

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, (6 January 1954 – 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.

He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient (1996). In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Best Picture for The Reader (2008), as a co-producer.

Baby Doll

Baby Doll is a 1956 American black comedy drama film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Carroll Baker, Karl Malden and Eli Wallach. The film also features Mildred Dunnock and Rip Torn. It was produced by Kazan and Tennessee Williams, and adapted by Williams from his own one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. The plot focuses on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi; after one of the men commits arson against the other's gin, the owner retaliates by attempting to seduce the arsonist's nineteen-year-old virgin bride with the hopes of receiving an admission by her of her husband's guilt.

The film was controversial when it was released due to its implicit sexual themes, provoking a largely successful effort to ban it, waged by the Roman Catholic National Legion of Decency. Nevertheless, the film received multiple nominations for major awards and performed decently at the box office. Kazan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the film was nominated for four other Golden Globe awards, as well as four Academy Awards and four BAFTA Awards awards, with Eli Wallach taking the BAFTA prize for "Most Promising Newcomer to Film."

The film is credited with originating the name and popularity of the babydoll nightgown, which derives from the costume worn by Baker's character. The film was featured in The New York Times' Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988) which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

David Fincher

David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

He is also known for having directed Alien 3 in his directorial debut, and most known for films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present).

His films Zodiac and The Social Network are ranked in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.

David Fincher filmography

David Fincher is an American director and producer who has worked on feature films, television series, and music videos. His works have been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Grammys and Emmy Awards, among other accolades. He received Academy Award for Best Director nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010).

He made his directorial debut in 1992 with the science-fiction horror film Alien 3. Since then, he has gone on to direct several films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Gone Girl (2014). He has also produced three television series for Netflix: House of Cards (2013–2018), Mindhunter (2017–present), and Love, Death and Robots (2019).

Outside of feature films, Fincher has directed music videos for artists including The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z—for which he won two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video—Nine Inch Nails, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Rick Springfield, among others.

David Lean filmography

The following is a filmography of David Lean, whose body of work in the film industry spanned the period from 1930–1984. This list includes the release year of the film, the role(s) Lean had in the production of each film, and additional notes such as awards and nominations. Lean directed 17 feature films in total.

Edward Zwick

Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker, director and Academy Award-winning film and television producer. He has worked primarily in the comedy-drama and epic historical film genres, including About Last Night, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai.

Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (born November 9, 1955) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for co-directing the film City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films, which received international critical acclaim. For his work in the film, he was eventually nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director in 2005 for The Constant Gardener, which garnered the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. He also directed the 2008 adaptation of José Saramago's novel Blindness, and the 2011 film 360.

Filmography and awards of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick directed 13 feature films and three short documentaries over the course of his career, from Day of the Fight in 1951 to Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. Many of Kubrick's films were nominated for Academy Awards or Golden Globes, but his only personal win of an Academy Award was for his work as director of special effects on 2001: A Space Odyssey.

James Cameron filmography

James Cameron is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer who has had an extensive career in film and television. Cameron's debut was the 1978 science fiction short Xenogenesis, which he directed, wrote and produced. In the early part of his career, he did various technical jobs such as special visual effects producer, set dresser assistant, matte artist, and photographer. His feature directorial debut was the 1982 release Piranha II: The Spawning. The next film he directed was the science fiction action thriller The Terminator (1984). It starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular cyborg assassin, and was Cameron's breakthrough feature. In 1986, he directed and wrote the science fiction action sequel Aliens starring Sigourney Weaver. He followed this by directing another science fiction film The Abyss (1989). In 1991, Cameron directed the sequel to The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (with Schwarzenegger reprising his role), and also executive produced the action crime film Point Break. Three years later he directed a third Schwarzenegger-starring action film True Lies (1994).In 1997, Cameron directed, wrote, and produced the epic romantic disaster film Titanic which grossed over $1.84 billion at the worldwide box-office and became the highest grossing of all time. He received the Academy Award for Best Director, the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, and shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with the other producers. It had a total of 14 Oscar nominations (tying the record set by the 1950 drama All About Eve) and won 11 (tying the record set by the 1959 epic historical drama Ben-Hur). Cameron also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and shared the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama with the other producers. He followed this by directing, and producing two underwater documentaries: Ghosts of the Abyss (2003), and Aliens of the Deep (2005). He returned to directing features in 2009 with the 3D science fiction film Avatar. It grossed over $2.78 billion at the worldwide box-office and became the highest grossing of all time surpassing Titanic. The film still holds this record as of 2018. Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three in technical categories. Cameron also earned a second Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and Best Motion Picture – Drama. He followed this by executive producing two 3D films, Sanctum (2011) and Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012), as well as the documentary Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014).

Cameron made his television debut in 1998 playing himself in the sitcom Mad About You. Two years later he executive produced the science fiction television series Dark Angel (2000) starring Jessica Alba. In 2005, he appeared in two documentaries about the sinking of the RMS Titanic: Last Mysteries of the Titanic, and Tony Robinson's Titanic Adventure. He also made appearances as himself on the comedy-drama television series Entourage that same year. Cameron followed this by executive producing two biblical documentaries, The Exodus Decoded (2006) and Lost Tomb of Jesus (2007). He executive produced and appeared in a third Titanic related documentary, Titanic: Final Word with James Cameron, in 2012. Two years later, Cameron executive produced the climate change documentary television series Years of Living Dangerously (2014) which received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

List of awards and nominations received by David Fincher

David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) 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 (2008) and The Social Network (2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

He is also known for having directed the psychological thrillers Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), and Gone Girl (2014) and the mystery thrillers Zodiac (2007) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), as well as being instrumental in the creation of the U.S. television series House of Cards.

His films Zodiac and The Social Network are ranked in BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest motion pictures since 2000.

László Benedek

László Benedek (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlaːsloː ˈbɛnɛdɛk]; March 5, 1905 – March 11, 1992; sometimes Laslo Benedek) was a Hungarian-born film director and cinematographer, most notable for directing The Wild One (1953).

He gained recognition for his direction of the film version of Death of a Salesman (1951), for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and a Best Director nomination from the Directors Guild of America. However, it was for his directorial efforts on his next project that Benedek is best remembered. His motorcycle gang film The Wild One (1953) caused a storm of controversy and was banned in the United Kingdom until 1968.

Martin Scorsese filmography

Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian whose career spans more than fifty years. Scorsese has directed twenty-five narrative films to date.

His movies Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas are often cited among the greatest films ever made.

Peter Weir

Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director.

He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the supernatural thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983).

After the success of The Year of Living Dangerously, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films covering most genres—many of them major box office hits—including Academy Award-nominated films such as the thriller Witness (1985), the drama Dead Poets Society (1989), the romantic comedy Green Card (1990), the social science fiction comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998) and the epic historical drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). For his work on these five films, Weir personally accrued six Academy Award nominations as either a director, writer or producer.

Since 2003, Weir's productivity has declined, having directed only one subsequent feature, the critically acclaimed but financial flop The Way Back (2010).

Rob Reiner

Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for the coming of age drama film Stand by Me (1986), the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992). He also directed the psychological horror-thriller Misery (1990), the romantic comedy fantasy adventure The Princess Bride (1987), and the heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984).

Robert Wise

Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941) and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles (1966), which was nominated for Best Picture.

Among his other films are The Body Snatcher (1945), Born to Kill (1947), The Set-Up (1949), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Destination Gobi (1953), This Could Be The Night (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), I Want to Live! (1958), The Haunting (1963), The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Hindenburg (1975) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

Wise was the president of the Directors Guild of America from 1971 to 1975 and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1984 through 1987.

Often contrasted with auteur directors such as Stanley Kubrick, who tended to bring a distinctive directorial "look" to a particular genre, Wise has been viewed as a craftsman, inclined to let the (sometimes studio-assigned) story concept set the style. Later cineastes, such as Martin Scorsese, insist that despite Wise's legendary workaday concentration on stylistic perfection within the confines of genre and budget, his choice of subject matter and approach still functioned to identify Wise as an artist and not merely an artisan. Wise achieved critical success as a director in a striking variety of film genres: horror, noir, western, war, science fiction, musical and drama, with many repeat successes within each genre. Wise's meticulous preparation may have been largely motivated by studio budget constraints, but advanced the moviemaking art. Robert Wise received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1998.

Sam Mendes

Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stage director best known for directing the drama film American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), and the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

He also is known for dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995), and Gypsy (2003). He directed an original West End stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013).

In 2000 Mendes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama" and in the same year was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany. In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain. In 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 15 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

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