Top 10 Best Hollywood Film Directors of all Time

Hollywood directors are honoured and referred to as the best directors on the planet through their super hit motion pictures that are constantly positioned on no.1 in the chartbuster rundown. These talented individuals with an eye for detail spent their days and nights working on set and making various masterpieces. Their motion pictures have made them famous everywhere throughout the world. Their movies have been able to remain in the chartbuster rundown on account of their story, superb screenplay, cast and their titles. Hollywood films are released into numerous languages like Hindi, Tamil and Marathi. Numerous directors have likewise made the second part or variant of their first motion picture after its success. Their magic is even spread to Cannes film celebration and Oscars Awards and has helped them achieve various awards and accolades.


Here is the rundown of ten best Hollywood directors ever:

  1. Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola was born on Seventh April 1939 in Detroit in The USA.  He has done his graduation in dramatization from Hofstra University and worked at UCLA in filmmaking in his early years. He is generally acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most inventive and powerful film makers. Known as one of the first generation film school directors he started his career from the movie “Dementia 13” and went on to deliver The Godfather in 1972 which turned into a blockbuster hit and helped him win Oscar for his written work and screenplay. He brought together the group of producers known as the New Hollywood, that incorporates Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, William Friedkin, George Lucas and Philip Kaufman who emerged in the mid 1970s with ideas that challenged the art of contemporary film-production. He co-composed the script for Patton (1970), which won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay).

  1. Joel Coen

Joel Daniel Coen was born on November 29, 1954, In USA. He is a standout amongst the most mainstream and finest directors of Hollywood who made films primarily based on the subject of injustice. His finest works include The Man, Who Wasn’t There(2001), Raising Arizona(1987), Fargo (1996). His movies such as No Country For Old Men (2007), True Grit(2010) were nominated for and awarded numerous Oscars.

  1. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood born in the USA is a prominent American director artist, and legislator. He won  the Best Director award and Best Producer award for his direction of film named ‘Best Picture‘. Eastwood first came to limelight as a supporting cast  in the TV show Rawhide (1959–1965). He rose to popularity for playing the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars triology of spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) amid the late 1960. He has furthermore received numerous awards as a leading actor. His blockbuster hits were Play Misty For Me (1971), Pale Rider (1985), Gran Torino (2008), Tightrope (1984). He was presented an award in the Venice Film celebration Golden Lion as lifetime accomplishment honour.

  1. Diminish Jackson

Sir Peter Robert Jackson born on 31 October 1961 is a New Zealand director, actor, screen author, and producer. His greatest blockbuster hits include the famous “Lord Of The Rings Trilogy”  in 2003 which won him the best director award. He was recognised by international media at a very early stage of his career with his “splatstick” horror comedies starting with Bad Taste (1987). He was recognised as one of the A class director in Hollywood with “Heavenly Creatures (1994),” for which he shared an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with his wife, Fran Walsh. His other hits incorporate Braindead (1995), King Kong (2005), The beautiful bones (2009).

  1. Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.  Born on 27 March 1963 in the USA this pop culture collagist thrilled audience with his movies such as “Reservoir Dogs”. He started his career as an autonomous producer in late 1990’s with movies utilizing nonlinear storylines and the aestheticization of viciousness His work has helped him receive numerous awards such as Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe. His films are for the most part made by complex impacts from grindhouse, kung fu, and spaghetti western movies.His blockbuster hits include movies such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Death Proof (2007), Jackie Brown (1997), and Kill Bill (2004). He has additionally been nominated as best director in Emmy and Grammy awards.

  1. Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick born on July 26, 1928, was an American director, manager, producer, and screenwriter. His films are best known for its cinematography and are most of them are adopted from books and little plays. Beginning as a photographer in New York City, he taught himself all parts of film creation and co-ordination after graduating secondary school. His blockbuster hits include movies such as A Space Odyssey (1968), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980). Each of his motion picture was selected for Oscars and won numerous awards. Kubrick’s movies covered number of genres, including war, dark drama, ghastliness and sci-fi. Kubrick was additionally known for being a stickler, utilizing meticulous consideration with scene organization and working closely with his on-screen characters.. He died in the year 1999 due to a heart attack.

  1. Martin Scorsese

An American film director, screenwriter, and artist who is regarded as the Best Living Directors ever. He has won numerous grants like Academy honor, Grammy Award, Golden Globes, DFA awards, BAFTA’s and lifetime accomplishment grant for his commitment to the silver screen. In 1990 he established The Film Foundation, a non-benefit association devoted to film protection, and in 2007 he started the World Cinema Foundation. He made numerous  movies in his career like Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Mean Streets (1973) and ranging bull (1980)Scorsese’s collection of movies are based on topics such as Italian American characters, Roman Catholic ideas of blame and reclamation, machismo, cutting edge crime, and savagery. He had likewise won Academy Award for his motion picture The Departed (2006) and is also the recipient of AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

  1. Woody Allen

Woody Allen born  American director, writer, screenwriter, on-screen character and performer. He started as a comic drama essayist in the 1950s, penning jokes and scripts for TV furthermore distributed a few books of short humour pieces. In the mid 1960s, Allen began working as a stand up comedian, presenting and emphasizing on monologs as opposed to conventional jokes.He began his directing career with slapstick comedy movie after which he switched to making movies based on European art. His best-known movies are Midnight in Paris (2011), Manhattan(1979); The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He is known as the treasure of cinema and is recorded as one of 100 top-most comic actors.

  1. Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joesph Hitchcock was born 13 August 1899 and was an English director and producer. He fundamentally made films based upon the idea of anticipation and mental thriller. He is considered as England’s best director of all times. He has made numerous blockbuster movies like to catch a thief (1955), The Ring (1927), The man who knew too much (1934), lifeboat (1943), Easy Virtue (1928), Dial M for homicide (1954), The wrong man (1956) , secret agent (1936), and some more. He pioneered the utilization of camera made to move in a manner that impersonates a man’s look, driving viewers to take part in a type of voyeurism. He framed shots to boost nervousness, apprehension, or compassion, and utilized creative film altering. He got numerous awards like Golden Globe two times, five accomplishment awards and Academy awards for the best director.

  1. Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg born on December 18, 1946, is an American producer, director and computer game originator. He has depicted numerous subjects and genres in his motion pictures. Spielberg’s initial sci-fi and enterprise movies were seen as archetypes of current Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his movies started tending to such issues as the Holocaust, bondage, war and terrorism. He is viewed as a standout amongst the most prevalent and compelling producers ever. He has won Academy Awards for his two motion pictures namely Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). His movies E. T The extra terrestrial (1982), jaws (1975), and Jurassic Park (1993) were the movie hits and also the most noteworthy earning film around then. He is also one of the founders of Dream Works film studio. He has received numerous grants like BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, Director guide of America, in Cannes film celebration. He got the best screenplay and Palme d’Or grant for his motion picture, The Sugarland Express in 1974.


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