Born in 1959.
French film director, scriptwriter, producer, cameraman and actor. Each of his movies immediately becomes a sensation. The most famous movies of this director are The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element and Leon.
Born in 1956.
Australian and American actor, director, scriptwriter and producer. Winner of the Academy Award. The most famous work of Mel Gibson as director and scriptwriter is considered The Passion of Christ.
Born in 1954.
Film director, scriptwriter, producer. Director of the world most profitable movie Titanic. He is the creator of Terminator and director of two first movies of this series.
Born in 1951.
Spanish film director, producer, scriptwriter, writer and singer. From the second part of the 1980s he is one of the most popular and world-knows Spanish directors. In 1987 together with his brother he established his own motion picture company El Deseo. He is a winner of two Academy Awards, two Cannes awards, Felix award, two Golden Globe awards, four Goya awards.
Born in 1946.
American film director, producer and scriptwriter. He is a winner of numerous movie awards including three Academy Awards. Today he is in the top ten of the most famous directors in the United States.
Born in 1946.
American film director, scriptwriter, producer and actor. He has played many roles in movies, in some pictures – as himself. According to the 1997 poll of the American Motion Picture Institute five of his films were included into the hundred best movies of all time.
Born in 1945.
Russian actor, film director, scriptwriter and producer. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1984). Chairman of the Russian Fund of Culture, Chairman of the Filmmakers’ Union of Russia.
Born in 1942.
Famous American film director, producer and scriptwriter. Winner of the Golden Palm of Cannes Film Festival and Academy Award.
Francis Ford Coppola
Born in 1939.
American film director, scriptwriter, wine merchant, magazine published, owner of chain hotels, most known for his Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, Vietnam war movies.
Andrei Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky
Born in 1937.
Soviet and Russian film director, scriptwriter, he also worked with several theater projects. Son of Natalya Konchalovskaya and Sergei Mikhalkov. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1980).
Born in 1937.
English film director, producer and scriptwriter. Together with his brother Tony he established Scott Free Productions. One of the most famous “visualists” of the world motion picture industry.
Born in 1936.
Russian actor, film director, scriptwriter, artist, politician. He is well-known for his theater staging. Aside from fiction movies he is an author of journalistic and artistic and documentary films.
Born in 1935.
American film director, comic actor, producer, musician, writer. Winner of three Academy Awards. Author of numerous short stories and plays. Intellectual, expert on literature and filmmaking, and amateur clarinetist and jazz performer as well.
Mark Anatolyevich Zakharov
Born in 1933.
Soviet and Russian theater and film director, scriptwriter, since 1973 – head of Lenkom Moscow theater. People’s Artist of the USSR (1991).
Andrey Arsenyevich Tarkovsky
Film director, scriptwriter and actor. According to numerous foreign critics he is in the second place after Sergei Eisenstein as the most prominent Soviet film director from the point of view of his contribution into the world filmmaking and influence on history of its development. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1980).
Born in 1932.
Czech and American director, scriptwriter and actor. Since the middle of the 1950s acted as a scriptwriter, participated in first programs of famous theater Laterna Magica. Since 1975 teaches in the filmmaking faculty of the Columbia University.
Georgi Nikolayevich Daneliya
Born in 1930.
Soviet and Russian film director and scriptwriter. People’s Artist of the USSR (1989). Winner of the Cannes Film Festival award (1964) in “Special Mentioning of Films of Young Directors” for I Step Through Moscow. Winner of the Golden Eagle award in the nomination “For Faithfulness to the Profession” (2006). Academician of the National Academy of Filmmaking Arts and Sciences.
American film director and producer widely acknowledged as one of the most talented, influential and innovative filmmakers of the end of the XXth century. Winner of the Academy Award.
Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov
Soviet and Russian film director, scriptwriter, producer, actor, poet, song text writer. As a rule he plays walk-on parts in his movies. People’s Artist of the USSR (1984). In 2008 he was awarded with the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of 2nd degree “for outstanding merits in development of home filmmaking and long creative activity”.
Grigory Vasilyevich Alexandrov
Soviet film director, scriptwriter, actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1948), twice winner of the Stalin Award (1941, 1950). In 1979, on the basis of materials shot by the group of Sergei Eisenstein, he edited film “Long Live Mexico!” which was awarded the prize of the Moscow International Film Festival.
American cartoon director, film director, actor, scriptwriter and producer. Founder of Walt Disney Productions, which by now turned into media empire “The Walt Disney Company”. Winner of Academy Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards and many other awards.
Famous English film director, producer, scriptwriter. He worked in Great Britain and the USA. Hitchcock detective movies give birth to a new genre – thriller, and pictures of this director won numerous Academy Awards.
Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein
Soviet film director, scriptwriter, cinema theorist and teacher. He was a director of many famous movies including Die Walküre at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Discoveries in the sphere of film editing allowed Eisentein to introduce the concept of “intellectual cinematograph” and synthesis of art and science. Honored Cultural Worker of the RSFSR (1935).