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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 43 1946 4 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 12 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1994 22 USA English
4 Cukor, George 38 1946 32 USA English
5 Scorsese, Martin 27 1991 18 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 44 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 24 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 42 France French
9 Huston, John 30 1961 58 USA English
10 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 71 USA English
11 Wyler, William 30 1945 82 USA English
12 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 9 Japan Japanese
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 5 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 16 France French
15 Lean, David 16 1954 21 UK English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
17 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 10 USA English
18 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 6 France French
19 Allen, Woody 35 1990 15 USA English
20 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 19 Italy Italian
21 Godard, Jean-Luc 35 1977 20 France French
22 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 126 USA English
23 Capra, Frank 28 1939 48 USA English
24 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 30 USA English
25 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 3 USA English
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
27 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 137 USA English
28 Welles, Orson 16 1954 1 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 84 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 173 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 212 UK English
32 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 13 USA English
33 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
34 Stevens, George 14 1946 140 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 32 USA English
36 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 110 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 32 USA English
38 Wise, Robert 19 1959 79 USA English
39 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 28 USA English
40 Coen, Ethan 17 2000 72 USA English
40 Coen, Joel 17 2000 72 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 115 France French
42 Eastwood, Clint 27 1995 66 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 105 USA English
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 7 USA English
45 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 46 India Bengali
46 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 161 Italy Italian
47 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 2 Italy Italian
48 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 97 USA English
49 Antonioni, Michelangelo 9 1962 50 Italy Italian
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 168 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 99 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 80 UK English
53 King, Henry 30 1942 599 USA English
54 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 36 USA English
55 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 214 USA English
56 Forman, Milos 10 1980 54 USA English
57 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 212 UK English
58 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 262 USA English
59 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 53 West Germany German
60 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 135 Poland French
61 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 123 France French
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 29 Italy Italian
63 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 215 USA English
64 Zhang, Yimou 13 1997 43 China Mandarin
65 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 76 Soviet Union Russian
66 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 241 USA English
67 Almodóvar, Pedro 15 1997 134 Spain Spanish
68 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 8 USA English
69 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 114 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 175 France French
71 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 45 USA English
72 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 101 Japan Japanese
73 Lee, Ang 10 2000 142 USA English
74 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 63 Germany German
75 Lynch, David 10 1989 144 USA English
76 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 120 UK English
77 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 55 West Germany German
78 Wood, Sam 17 1936 337 USA English
79 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 241 USA English
80 Tarantino, Quentin 10 2003 11 USA English
81 Weir, Peter 13 1987 489 USA English
82 Jackson, Peter 10 2004 147 New Zealand English
83 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 294 West Germany German
84 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
85 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 38 Japan Japanese
86 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 260 UK English
87 Whale, James 11 1934 96 USA English
88 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 269 France French
89 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 136 Denmark Danish
90 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 78 USA English
91 Clair, René 16 1936 275 France French
92 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 299 France French
93 Cameron, James 9 1994 170 USA English
94 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 210 USA English
95 Siegel, Don 13 1967 148 USA English
96 unknown 98 1890 2384 USA English
97 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 139 France French
98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 68 USA English
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99 Frears, Stephen 17 1998 310 UK English
100 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 304 USA English
101 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 251 USA English
102 Lucas, George 7 1984 17 USA English
103 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 238 USA English
104 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 150 Soviet Union Russian
105 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 536 USA English
106 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 566 USA English
107 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 204 USA English
108 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 196 USA English
109 Clément, René 10 1954 92 France French
110 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 7 USA English
111 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 149 Italy English
112 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 953 USA English
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 89 Poland Polish
114 Dieterle, William 14 1939 305 USA English
115 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 367 USA English
116 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 406 Denmark English
117 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 893 USA English
118 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 73 France French
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 83 USA English
120 Lester, Richard 13 1970 88 UK English
121 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 421 USA English
122 Lee, Spike 16 1997 70 USA English
123 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 190 USA English
124 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 490 USA English
125 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 344 USA English
125 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 221 France French
126 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 341 USA English
127 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 192 UK English
128 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 92 France French
129 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 611 USA English
130 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 133 USA English
131 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 130 USA English
132 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 297 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 550 France French
134 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 128 UK English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 252 USA English
136 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 365 USA English
137 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 152 USA English
138 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
139 Jackson, Wilfred 14 1946 318 USA English
140 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 141 France French
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 187 USA English
142 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 190 USA English
143 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 402 USA English
144 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1075 USA English
145 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 598 USA English
146 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 289 UK English
147 Friedkin, William 8 1987 111 USA English
148 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 548 USA English
149 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 271 USA English
150 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 796 USA English
151 Fincher, David 9 2004 505 USA English
152 Conway, Jack 14 1935 543 USA English
153 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 117 USA English
154 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 682 USA English
154 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 296 USA English
155 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 502 UK English
156 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 94 USA English
157 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 329 USA English
158 Keighley, William 10 1938 107 USA English
159 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 588 USA English
160 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 268 USA English
161 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 291 USA English
162 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 113 USA English
163 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 271 USA English
164 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 521 Austria French
165 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 186 Hong Kong Cantonese
166 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 371 USA English
167 Sturges, John 9 1963 306 USA English
168 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 160 USA English
169 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 331 USA English
170 Mann, Michael 10 1995 327 USA English
171 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 213 USA English
172 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 473 USA English
173 Ivory, James 8 1985 314 UK English
174 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 464 Iran Persian
175 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 159 UK English
176 Hand, David 4 1937 86 USA English
177 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 419 USA English
178 Yates, Peter 6 1976 453 USA English
179 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 701 USA English
180 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 265 USA English
181 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 223 Japan Japanese
182 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 109 France French
183 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 631 USA English
184 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 666 France French
185 Algar, James 11 1954 271 USA English
186 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 703 Netherlands Dutch
187 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 287 USA English
188 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 433 USA English
189 Loach, Ken 19 1991 439 UK English
190 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 300 UK English
191 Cromwell, John 16 1941 657 USA English
192 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 232 USA English
193 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 76 Soviet Union Russian
194 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 240 Germany German
195 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 264 UK English
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196 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 359 USA English
197 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 590 USA English
198 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1157 USA English
199 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 511 UK English
200 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 431 Germany German
201 Howard, Ron 12 1998 591 USA English
202 Benton, Robert 6 1984 252 USA English
203 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 59 USA English
204 Linklater, Richard 16 2003 629 USA English
205 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 52 USA English
206 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 288 UK English
207 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 132 USA Spanish
208 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 166 Italy Italian
209 Jordan, Neil 9 1998 285 UK English
210 Parker, Alan 11 1985 914 USA English
211 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1262 USA English
212 Sayles, John 15 1992 816 USA English
213 Mendes, Sam 7 2007 119 USA English
214 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 466 UK English
215 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 313 France French
216 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 227 France French
217 Miller, George 10 1992 589 Australia English
218 Boyle, Danny 7 2004 388 UK English
219 Apted, Michael 18 1990 552 UK English
220 Berri, Claude 5 1985 378 France French
221 Carpenter, John 10 1984 376 USA English
222 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 262 USA English
223 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 601 UK English
224 Lang, Walter 14 1949 825 USA English
225 Romero, George A. 8 1989 278 USA English
226 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 441 UK English
227 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 441 UK English
228 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 779 USA English
229 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 728 Australia English
230 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 380 France French
231 Burton, Tim 14 1999 1067 USA English
232 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 59 USA English
233 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 302 USA English
234 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 156 USA English
235 Browning, Tod 8 1930 395 USA English
236 Russell, David O. 8 2005 583 USA English
237 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 318 USA English
238 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 558 USA English
239 Lasseter, John 7 1997 273 USA English
240 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 799 UK English
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 603 USA English
242 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 753 USA English
243 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 968 USA English
244 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 471 USA English
245 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 271 USA English
246 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1082 USA English
247 Newell, Mike 8 1996 659 UK English
248 Campion, Jane 9 1991 145 Australia English
249 Sidney, George 18 1954 1391 USA English
250 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 267 France French
251 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 353 USA English
252 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 383 UK English
253 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 533 USA English
254 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 211 USA English
255 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1133 USA English
256 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 193 Italy Italian
257 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 876 Belgium French
257 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 876 Belgium French
258 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 382 UK English
259 Marshall, George 12 1943 514 USA English
260 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 776 France French
261 Morris, Errol 9 1998 654 USA English
262 Egoyan, Atom 12 1997 415 Canada English
263 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 363 UK English
264 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 229 USA English
265 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 370 USA English
266 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
267 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 602 USA English
268 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 519 USA English
269 Gance, Abel 6 1929 261 France French
270 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 178 UK English
271 Haynes, Todd 8 2000 526 USA English
272 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 138 China Mandarin
273 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 303 USA English
274 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 441 UK English
275 Redford, Robert 7 1994 420 USA English
276 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 342 USA English
277 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1442 USA English
278 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1036 USA English
279 Singer, Bryan 8 2005 317 USA English
280 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 435 Canada French
281 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 911 USA English
282 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
283 Moore, Michael 7 2003 815 USA English
284 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 754 USA English
285 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 962 USA English
286 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1128 France French
287 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 110 USA English
288 Badham, John 6 1983 195 USA English
289 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 513 Japan Japanese
290 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1060 USA English
291 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 790 USA English
292 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
293 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 253 USA English
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294 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1215 France French
295 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 638 Italy English
296 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 116 Italy French
297 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 307 USA English
298 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 79 USA English
299 Seaton, George 8 1956 752 USA English
300 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 125 Spain Spanish
301 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
302 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 606 USA English
303 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 154 USA Portuguese
304 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 546 USA English
305 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 729 France French
306 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 582 USA English
307 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 197 Czechoslovakia Czech
308 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 939 France Russian
309 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 844 USA English
310 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 165 USA English
311 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 765 France French
312 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 770 USA English
313 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 854 USA English
314 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 470 Australia English
315 Boulting, John 5 1952 805 UK English
315 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1316 Italy Italian
316 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 436 West Germany German
317 Audiard, Jacques 6 2006 507 France French
317 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 228 USA Spanish
318 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 171 Soviet Union Russian
319 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 410 USA English
320 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 350 Soviet Union Russian
321 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 520 USA English
322 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 912 UK English
323 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1238 USA English
324 Jones, Terry 4 1981 580 UK English
325 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 127 USA English
326 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 345 USA English
327 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1120 USA English
328 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1180 USA English
329 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 569 Spain Spanish
330 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 281 West Germany German
331 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 970 USA English
332 Landis, John 7 1980 810 USA English
333 Salles, Walter 4 2002 463 France Portuguese
334 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 457 USA English
335 Greengrass, Paul 7 2008 965 USA English
336 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 820 Australia English
337 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 806 USA English
338 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 1110 Finland Finnish
339 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 233 Denmark Danish
340 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 562 Ireland English
341 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 702 USA English
342 Forster, Marc 8 2005 727 USA English
343 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 464 USA English
344 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 411 Brazil Portuguese
345 Nair, Mira 7 2002 669 India Hindi
346 Madden, John 4 2002 349 USA English
347 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 488 UK English
348 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 870 USA English
349 Yang, Edward 4 1993 366 Taiwan Mandarin
350 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 348 USA English
351 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1262 UK English
352 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 517 Italy Italian
353 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
354 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1725 USA English
355 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 568 USA English
356 Szabó, István 6 1987 600 Hungary Hungarian
357 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1428 UK English
358 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 209 USA English
359 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 790 USA English
360 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 686 UK English
361 Russell, Ken 5 1973 711 UK English
362 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 854 USA English
363 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 154 Brazil Portuguese
364 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1022 France French
365 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 641 USA English
366 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1087 Australia English
367 Branagh, Kenneth 8 1998 842 UK English
368 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1435 USA English
369 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 203 UK English
370 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 634 Soviet Union Ukrainian
371 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1583 USA English
372 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 298 USA English
373 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 507 France French
374 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 716 USA English
375 Woo, John 5 1997 796 Hong Kong Cantonese
376 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1414 USA English
377 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 730 USA English
378 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 680 USA English
379 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 732 USA English
380 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1296 USA English
381 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 738 USA English
382 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 340 UK English
383 Bird, Brad 5 2007 1240 USA English
384 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1165 Taiwan Mandarin
385 Horne, James W. 5 1931 793 USA English
386 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 374 USA English
387 Del Ruth, Roy 17 1937 1920 USA English
387 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1547 USA English
388 Maysles, David 3 1971 732 USA English
389 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 476 South Korea Korean
390 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1138 France French
391 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 389 USA English
391 Skolimowski, Jerzy 6 1991 712 UK English
392 Donner, Richard 9 1989 786 UK English
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