Directors who have shaped film as ''auteurs''. For TV, the ''auteurs'' are usually the {{Producers}}.

This is not IMDB. Still, there are a number of film directors whose creativity, impact, and style are [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability worthy of comment]].

Also includes TV directors.

''Please don't just add a name, unless you are about to do the article.''
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!! Directors:
[[index]]

A
* Creator/LennyAbrahamson
* Creator/JJAbrams
* Creator/BenAffleck
* Creator/CaseyAffleck
* Creator/DiannaAgron
* Creator/AlexandreAja
* Creator/PedroAlmodovar
* Creator/RobertAltman
* Creator/WoodyAllen
%% * Creator/JonAmiel
* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson
* Creator/PaulWSAnderson
* Creator/WesAnderson
* Creator/KennethAnger
* Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni
* Creator/NoahAntwiler
* Creator/JuddApatow
%% * Creator/MichaelApted
* Creator/DarioArgento
* Creator/AdamArkin
* Creator/AlanArkin
* Creator/DarrenAronofsky
%% * Creator/HalAshby
* Creator/RogerAshtonGriffiths
%% * Creator/BilleAugust
* Creator/JohnAugust
* Creator/TexAvery
* Creator/DanAykroyd

B
* Creator/ArtBabbitt
%% * Creator/JohnBadham
* Creator/RalphBakshi
* Creator/AntonioBanderas
* Creator/ElizabethBanks
* Creator/PaulBartel
* Creator/AndrzejBartkowiak
* Creator/DrewBarrymore
* Creator/NoahBaumbach
* Creator/MarioBava
* Creator/MichaelBay
* Creator/WarrenBeatty
%% * Creator/HaroldBecker
%% * Creator/BruceBeresford
%% * Creator/AndrewBergman
* Creator/IngmarBergman
* Creator/BernardoBertolucci
* Creator/BusbyBerkeley
* Creator/LucBesson
* Creator/AngelaBettis
* Creator/KathrynBigelow
* Creator/BradBird
* Creator/ShaneBlack
* Creator/CateBlanchett
* Creator/NeillBlomkamp
* Creator/DonBluth
%% * Creator/PeterBogdanovich
* Creator/SergeiBondarchuk
* Creator/JohnBoorman
* Creator/FrankBorzage
* Creator/DannyBoyle
* Creator/CatherineBreillat
* Creator/RobertBresson
%% * Creator/MartinBrest
%% * Creator/JamesBridges
%% * Creator/StevenBrill
* Creator/AlbertBrooks
* Creator/JamesLBrooks
* Creator/MelBrooks
* Creator/LuisBunuel
* Creator/NeilBurger
* Creator/KenBurns
* Creator/TimBurton
* Creator/SteveBuscemi

C
* Creator/JamesCameron
* Creator/MartinCampbell
* Creator/JohnCarpenter
* Creator/FrankCapra
* Creator/JohnCassavetes
* Creator/WilliamCastle
%% * Creator/MichaelCatonJones
* Creator/JackieChan
* Creator/CharlieChaplin
* Creator/JoanChen
* Creator/ShinichiChiba
* Creator/SylvainChomet
* Creator/StephenChow
* Creator/JonMChu
* Creator/MichaelCimino
* Creator/BobClampett
* Creator/BobClark
* Creator/LarryClark
* Creator/GeorgeClooney
* Creator/TheCoenBrothers
* Creator/LarryCohen
%% * Creator/RobCohen
* Creator/ChrisColumbus
* Creator/BillCondon
* Creator/FrancisFordCoppola
* Creator/SofiaCoppola
%% * Creator/FrankCoraci
* Creator/AntonCorbijn
* Creator/RogerCorman
* Creator/KevinCostner
* Creator/BryanCranston
* Creator/WesCraven
* Creator/DavidCronenberg
* Creator/MackenzieCrook
* Creator/CameronCrowe
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron
* Creator/GeorgeCukor
* Creator/ShamusCulhane
* Creator/MichaelCurtiz

D
%% * Creator/JohnDahl
%% * Creator/StephenDaldry
* Creator/CharlesDance
* Creator/GeorgiDanelia
* Creator/TomDanger
* Creator/JoeDante
%% * Creator/AndrewDavis
* Creator/DelmerDaves
* Creator/ArtDavis
%% * Creator/TamraDavis
%% * Creator/JanDeBont
* Creator/GuillermoDelToro
* Creator/CecilBDeMille
%% * Creator/JonathanDemme
* Creator/BrianDePalma
* Creator/GerardDepardieu
%% * Creator/HowardDeutch
* Creator/DannyDeVito
* Creator/OsamuDezaki
%% * Creator/RogerDonaldson
* Creator/XavierDolan
%% * Creator/RogerDonaldson
* Creator/RichardDonner
* Creator/VincentDOnofrio
* Creator/CarlTheodorDreyer
* Creator/DennisDugan

E
* Creator/ClintEastwood
* Creator/JoelEdgerton
* Creator/BlakeEdwards
* Creator/GarethEdwards
* Creator/SergeiEisenstein
* Creator/AtomEgoyan
* Creator/RolandEmmerich
* Creator/NoraEphron
* Creator/ChrisEvans
* Creator/ChrisEyre

F
* Creator/BillFagerbakke
* Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder
* Creator/AsgharFarhadi
* Creator/VeraFarmiga
%% * Creator/FarrellyBrothers
* Creator/JonFavreau
* Creator/FedericoFellini
* Creator/RalphFiennes
%% * Creator/MikeFiggis
* Creator/DavidFincher
%% * Creator/GaryFleder
%% * Creator/RichardFleischer
%% * Creator/JamesFoley
* Creator/JohnFord
* Creator/MilosForman
* Creator/MarcForster
* Creator/BobFosse
* Creator/JodieFoster
* Creator/JonathanFrakes
* Creator/ColemanFrancis
* Creator/JamesFranco
* Creator/JessFranco
* Creator/JohnFrankenheimer
* Creator/StephenFrears
* Creator/WilliamFriedkin
* Creator/LucioFulci
* Creator/BryanFuller
* Creator/SamuelFuller
%% * Creator/SidneyJFurie

G
* Creator/DennisGansel
* Creator/AlexGibney
%% * Creator/LewisGilbert
* Creator/TerryGilliam
* Creator/VinceGilligan
* Creator/JeanLucGodard
* Creator/EricGoldberg
* Creator/BobcatGoldthwait
* Creator/MichelGondry
* Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu
* Creator/BertIGordon
* Creator/JosephGordonLevitt
%% * Creator/RajaGosnell
%% * Creator/DavidGordonGreen
* Creator/PaulGreengrass
* Creator/ClarkGregg
* [[Creator/DWGriffith D. W. Griffith]]
%% * Creator/JohnGuillermin
* {{Creator/James Gunn}}

H

%% * Creator/TaylorHackford
* Creator/JonHamm
* Creator/MichaelHaneke
* Creator/TomHanks
* Creator/RennyHarlin
* Creator/EdHarris
* Creator/GraemeHarper
* Creator/EthanHawke
* Creator/HowardHawks
* Creator/SalmaHayek
* Creator/ToddHaynes
%% * Creator/AmyHeckerling
* Creator/JimHenson
%% * Creator/StephenHerek
* Creator/WernerHerzog
%% * Creator/GeorgeRoyHill
* Creator/WalterHill
%% * Creator/ArthurHiller
* Creator/AlfredHitchcock
%% * Creator/GregoryHoblit
* Creator/DustinHoffman
%% * Creator/MichaelHoffman
* Creator/IshiroHonda
* Creator/TobeHooper
%% * Creator/StephenHopkins
* Creator/BryceDallasHoward
* Creator/RonHoward
* Creator/HouHsiaoHsien
* Creator/HowardHughes
* Creator/HughesBrothers
* Creator/JohnHughes
* Creator/JohnHuston
* Creator/PeterHyams

I
%% * Creator/JamesIvory
* Creator/ShunjiIwai

J
* Creator/PeterJackson
* Creator/ThomasJane
* Creator/JimJarmusch
* Creator/JeanPierreJeunet
%% * Creator/PhilJoanou
* Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky
%% * Creator/RolandJoffe
* Creator/ScarlettJohansson
%% * Creator/MarkStevenJohnson
* Creator/RianJohnson
* Creator/JoeJohnston
* Creator/AngelinaJolie
* Creator/ChuckJones
* Creator/DuncanJones
* Creator/TerryJones
* Creator/TommyLeeJones
* Creator/SpikeJonze
%% * Creator/NeilJordan
* Creator/MikeJudge

K
* Creator/MindyKaling
* Creator/JanuszKaminski
* Creator/ShusukeKaneko
%% * Creator/JonathanKaplan
* Creator/RajKapoor
* Creator/LawrenceKasdan
* Creator/CharlieKaufman
* Creator/LloydKaufman
%% * Creator/PhilipKaufman
* Creator/EliaKazan
* Creator/BusterKeaton
* Creator/JonathanKent
* Creator/TakeshiKitano
%% * Creator/RandalKleiser
%% * Creator/DavidKoepp
* Creator/SatoshiKon
* Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky
* Creator/HarmonyKorine
* Creator/ErnieKovacs
* Creator/StanleyKramer
* Creator/JohnKrasinski
* Creator/JohnKricfalusi
* Creator/EricKripke
* Creator/StanleyKubrick
* Creator/AkiraKurosawa

L
* Creator/JohnLandis
* Creator/MaxLandis
* Creator/FritzLang
* Creator/JudeLaw
* Creator/DavidLean
* Creator/SergioLeone
* Creator/AngLee
* Creator/SpikeLee
* Creator/MikeLeigh
* Creator/LouisLeterrier
%% * Creator/BrianLevant
%% * Creator/BarryLevinson
* Creator/ShawnLevy
* Creator/JerryLewis
* Creator/DougLiman
* Creator/JustinLin
* Creator/RichardLinklater
%% * Creator/KenLoach
%% * Creator/RichardLoncraine
* Creator/ErnstLubitsch
* Creator/GeorgeLucas
* Creator/BazLuhrmann
* Creator/SidneyLumet
* Creator/PavelLungin
* Creator/DavidLynch
%% * Creator/AdrianLyne
%% * Creator/JonathanLynn

M
* Creator/WilliamHMacy
%% * Creator/JohnMadden
* Creator/GuyMaddin
* Creator/TerrenceMalick
%% * Creator/LouisMalle
* Creator/DavidMamet
* Creator/JoeManganiello
* Creator/JamesMangold
* Creator/JosephLMankiewicz
* Creator/MichaelMann
%% * Creator/FrankMarshall
* Creator/GarryMarshall
%% * Creator/PennyMarshall
%% * Creator/RobMarshall
* Creator/ElaineMay
%% * Creator/PaulMazursky
* Creator/IanMcDiarmid
* Creator/MartinMcDonagh
* Creator/BruceMcDonald
* Creator/DaveMcKean
* Creator/RobertMcKimson
%% * Creator/ChristopherMcQuarrie
* Creator/SteveMcQueen
%% * Creator/JohnMcTiernan
* Creator/GeorgesMelies
* Creator/JeanPierreMelville
* Creator/SamMendes
* Creator/VladimirMenshov
* Creator/NicholasMeyer
%% * Creator/NancyMeyers
* Creator/TakashiMiike
* Creator/NikitaMikhalkov
* Creator/GeorgeMiller
* Creator/JohnMilius
%% * Creator/AnthonyMinghella
* Creator/VincenteMinnelli
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki
* Creator/KenjiMizoguchi
* Creator/JasonMomoa
* Creator/MichaelMoore
* Creator/RichMoore
* Creator/DavidMorrissey
%% * Creator/RussellMulcahy
* Creator/PeterMullan
%% * Creator/RobertMulligan
* Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau
* Creator/MikeMyers

N
* Creator/VincenzoNatali
* Creator/TimBlakeNelson
* Creator/MikeNewell
* Creator/JeffNichols
* Creator/MikeNichols
* Creator/GasparNoe
* Creator/ChristopherNolan
* Creator/JonathanNolan
%% * Creator/PhillipNoyce
* Creator/LupitaNyongO

O
* Creator/MasamiObari
* Creator/BobOdenkirk
* Creator/LaurenceOlivier
* Creator/ManoelDeOliveira
* Creator/MamoruOshii
* Creator/FrankOz
* Creator/YasujiroOzu

P
* Creator/AlPacino
%% * Creator/AlanJPakula
* Creator/ParkChanWook %%Park is his surname
%% * Creator/AlanParker
* Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone
* Creator/PierPaoloPasolini
* Creator/AlexanderPayne
* Creator/SamPeckinpah
* Creator/SeanPenn
* Creator/TylerPerry
* Creator/WolfgangPetersen
* Creator/PixarRegulars
* Creator/BillPlympton
* Creator/RomanPolanski
%% * Creator/MichaelPolish
* Creator/SydneyPollack
* Creator/SarahPolley
* Creator/NataliePortman
* Creator/MichaelPowell
* Creator/OttoPreminger
* Creator/AlexProyas

Q

R
%% * Creator/MichaelRadford
* Creator/JoshRadnor
* Creator/SamRaimi
* Creator/HaroldRamis
%% * Creator/BrettRatner
* Creator/NicholasRay
* Creator/RobertRedford
* Creator/KeanuReeves
* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn
%% * Creator/CarlReiner
* Creator/RobReiner
%% * Creator/IvanReitman
* Creator/JasonReitman
* Creator/JeanRenoir
* Creator/ShondaRhimes
* Creator/GuyRitchie
* Creator/RobertRodriguez
* Creator/JamesRolfe
%% * Creator/GeorgeARomero
* Creator/RobertoRossellini
* Creator/EliRoth
* Creator/TimRoth
%% * Creator/AlanRudolph
* Creator/MarkRuffalo
%% * Creator/RichardRush
* Creator/DavidORussell
* Creator/KenRussell
%% * Creator/MarkRydell

S
* Creator/AngusSampson
* Creator/JohnSayles
%% * Creator/FredSchepisi
* Creator/LoneScherfig
%% * Creator/JohnSchlesinger
* Creator/PaulSchrader
* Creator/LievSchreiber
%% * Creator/BarbetSchroeder
* Creator/JoelSchumacher
* Creator/RobertSchwentke
* Creator/MartinScorsese
* Creator/RidleyScott
* Creator/TonyScott
* Creator/StevenSeagal
%% * Creator/PeterSegal
* Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg
%% * Creator/AdamShankman
* Creator/MakotoShinkai
* Creator/MNightShyamalan
%% * Creator/CharlesShyer
* Creator/TakashiShimizu
%% * Creator/BradSilberling
* Creator/BryanSinger
%% * Creator/JohnSingleton
* Creator/DouglasSirk
* Creator/KevinSmith
* Creator/ZackSnyder
* Creator/StevenSoderbergh
* Creator/ToddSolondz
* Creator/StephenSommers
* Creator/BarrySonnenfeld
* Creator/KevinSpacey
* Creator/StevenSpielberg
%% * Creator/RogerSpottiswoode
* Creator/SylvesterStallone
* Creator/JosefVonSternberg
%% * Creator/GeorgeStevens
* Creator/RobertStevenson
* Creator/BenStiller
* Creator/WhitStillman
* Creator/ErichVonStroheim
* Creator/OliverStone
* Music/BarbraStreisand
* Creator/PrestonSturges
* Creator/SeijunSuzuki
* Creator/JanSvankmajer

T
* Creator/IsaoTakahata
%% * Creator/LeeTamahori
* Creator/QuentinTarantino
* Creator/AndreiTarkovsky
* Creator/FrankTashlin
* Creator/JacquesTati
* Creator/BettyThomas
* Creator/BillyBobThornton
* Creator/LarsVonTrier
* Creator/FrancoisTruffaut
* Creator/StanleyTucci
%% * Creator/JonTurteltaub
* Creator/BillTytla
* Creator/JimTyer

U
%% * Creator/RonUnderwood

V
* Creator/JeanMarcVallee
%% * Creator/GusVanSant
* Creator/MatthewVaughn
* Creator/GoreVerbinski
* Creator/PaulVerhoeven
* Creator/KingVidor
* Creator/LuchinoVisconti

W
* Creator/RaoulWalsh
%% * Creator/WayneWang
%% * Creator/DavidSWard
* Creator/DenzelWashington
* Creator/JohnWaters
* Creator/JohnWayne
* Creator/ChrisWeitz
* Creator/PeterWeller
* Creator/OrsonWelles
* Creator/WilliamAWellman
* Creator/WimWenders
%% * Creator/SimonWest
* Creator/FrankWhaley
* Creator/JossWhedon
* Creator/BillyWilder
%% * Creator/HughWilson
* Creator/MichaelWinner
* Creator/MichaelWinterbottom
* Creator/RobertWise
%% * Creator/LenWiseman
* Creator/FreddieWong
* Creator/WongKarWai
* Creator/JamesWan
* Creator/JohnWoo
* Creator/EdWood
* Music/SamTaylorWood
* Creator/EdgarWright
* Creator/JoeWright
* Creator/RobinWright
* Creator/WilliamWyler

X

Y
* Creator/DavidYates
%% * Creator/PeterYates
* Creator/YojiYamada
* Creator/ZhangYimou
* Creator/YoshitomoYonetani
* Creator/MasaakiYuasa
* Creator/YuenWooPing

Z
%% * Creator/FrancoZeffirelli
* Creator/KarelZeman
* Creator/RobertZemeckis
%% * Creator/HowardZieff
* Music/RobZombie
* Creator/HaraldZwart
%% * Creator/EdwardZwick


!![=ADR=][=/=]Voice Directors for anime dubs: '''Here's a list of noteworthy English dub voice directors. ADR voice directors are usually not exclusive to one studio or region - this list is separated by where they are based.'''

!!Los Angeles area: (Creator/BangZoomEntertainment, Creator/NewGenerationPictures, Animaze, Creator/{{Studiopolis}}, Creator/NYAVPost West)
* Chris Cason (based in Dallas until 2013)
* Alex von David
* Creator/SuzanneGoldish (worked in New York until the late 2000s or early 2010s)
* Creator/LexLang
* Creator/WendeeLee
* Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn
* Creator/TonyOliver
* Creator/PatrickSeitz (also frequently works in Texas with Creator/FUNimation)
* Creator/StephanieSheh (primarily works as an ADR Director at Creator/NYAVPost West)
* Jamie Simone
* Creator/KirkThornton
[[/index]]

!!Texas: (Creator/FUNimation, Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios (formerly ADV Studios), the now-closed Monster Island Studio)
Because anime dubbing is big in Texas and done in two separate cities, the [=ADR=][=/=]Voice Directors are divided by which city they primarily work in.

[[AC: Primarily works for Creator/FUNimation in Dallas/Ft. Worth:]]
[[index]]
* Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard
* Creator/CaitlinGlass
* Creator/JamieMarchi
* Creator/MikeMcFarland
* Creator/ChristopherSabat
[[/index]]

[[AC: Primarily works in Houston for Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios (and Creator/SentaiFilmworks):]]
[[index]]
* Creator/ChrisAyres
* Kyle Jones
* Creator/EmilyNeves
[[/index]]

!!New York City: ([[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] (now closed), Creator/NYAVPost [[note]](they also have a headquarters in Los Angeles)[[/note]], Headline Studios, [=MB VoiceWorks=])
[[index]]
* Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas
* Tom Wayland
[[/index]]
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