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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 43 1946 4 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 14 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 28 1992 19 USA English
4 Scorsese, Martin 26 1990 15 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 36 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 46 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 26 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 47 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 72 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 8 Japan Japanese
11 Huston, John 30 1961 60 USA English
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 81 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 5 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 18 France French
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
16 Allen, Woody 34 1989 12 USA English
17 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 28 Germany German
18 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 6 France French
19 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 21 Italy Italian
20 Godard, Jean-Luc 35 1977 22 France French
21 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 3 USA English
22 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 10 USA English
23 Altman, Robert 25 1984 48 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 49 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 31 USA English
26 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 129 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 16 1954 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 132 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 84 USA English
30 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 13 USA English
31 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 104 USA English
32 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
33 Stevens, George 14 1946 147 USA English
34 Powell, Michael 19 1947 256 UK English
35 Coen, Ethan 16 1999 69 USA English
35 Coen, Joel 16 1999 69 USA English
36 Vidor, King 26 1938 36 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 36 USA English
38 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 42 India Bengali
39 Eastwood, Clint 26 1994 61 USA English
40 Lubitsch, Ernst 28 1929 103 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 109 France French
42 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 33 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 25 1935 101 USA English
44 Wise, Robert 19 1959 77 USA English
45 Antonioni, Michelangelo 9 1962 54 Italy Italian
46 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 92 USA English
47 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 7 USA English
48 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 170 Italy Italian
49 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 2 Italy Italian
50 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 126 Poland French
51 Scott, Ridley 15 1997 99 USA English
52 Forman, Milos 10 1980 52 USA English
53 Zhang, Yimou 13 1997 38 China Mandarin
54 Herzog, Werner 22 1992 57 West Germany German
55 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 29 Italy Italian
56 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 130 France French
57 Reed, Carol 16 1950 79 UK English
58 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 27 USA English
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 14 1996 118 Spain Spanish
60 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 255 USA English
61 Lee, Ang 10 2000 123 USA English
62 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 184 France French
63 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 256 UK English
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 80 Soviet Union Russian
65 Tarantino, Quentin 9 2002 11 USA English
66 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 45 USA English
67 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 253 USA English
68 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 110 USA English
69 Walsh, Raoul 27 1939 218 USA English
70 Jackson, Peter 10 2004 139 New Zealand English
71 Lynch, David 10 1989 150 USA English
72 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 236 USA English
73 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 89 Japan Japanese
74 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 9 USA English
75 Wenders, Wim 13 1988 51 West Germany German
76 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 234 UK English
77 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 65 Germany German
78 Weir, Peter 13 1987 434 USA English
79 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 313 West Germany German
80 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 125 UK English
81 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 248 USA English
82 Cameron, James 9 1994 162 USA English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 83 Italy Italian
84 King, Henry 30 1942 575 USA English
85 Whale, James 9 1934 107 USA English
86 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 41 Japan Japanese
87 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 285 France French
88 Frears, Stephen 16 1997 293 UK English
89 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 143 Denmark Danish
90 Demme, Jonathan 15 1991 62 USA English
91 Wood, Sam 16 1936 339 USA English
92 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 146 France French
93 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 317 France French
94 Griffith, D.W. 42 1913 159 USA English
95 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 75 USA English
96 Lucas, George 7 1984 17 USA English
97 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 137 Soviet Union Russian
98 Malick, Terrence 6 1996 194 USA English
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99 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 383 Denmark English
100 Clair, René 16 1936 288 France French
101 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 362 USA English
102 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 223 USA English
103 Siegel, Don 13 1967 149 USA English
104 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 471 USA English
105 Clément, René 10 1954 95 France French
106 Lee, Spike 16 1997 71 USA English
107 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 284 USA English
108 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 219 USA English
109 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 254 USA English
110 unknown 95 1887 2203 USA English
111 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 247 USA English
112 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 173 Italy English
113 Zemeckis, Robert 13 1996 336 USA English
114 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 7 USA English
115 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 197 France French
116 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 87 Poland Polish
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 78 France French
118 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 198 USA English
119 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 127 UK English
120 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 350 USA English
121 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 376 USA English
122 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 206 USA English
123 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 606 France French
124 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 95 France French
125 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 318 USA English
126 Fincher, David 9 2004 430 USA English
127 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 431 USA English
128 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 555 USA English
129 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 198 USA English
130 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 158 France French
131 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 202 USA English
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 119 USA English
133 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 238 USA English
134 Friedkin, William 8 1987 105 USA English
135 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 153 USA English
136 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 435 Austria French
137 Dieterle, William 14 1939 312 USA English
138 Boorman, John 8 1982 185 USA English
139 Cronenberg, David 11 1993 756 USA English
140 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 196 UK English
141 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 274 USA English
142 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 355 USA English
143 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 593 USA English
144 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 163 Hong Kong Cantonese
145 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 145 USA English
146 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 90 USA English
147 Lester, Richard 13 1970 116 UK English
148 Mann, Michael 10 1995 304 USA English
149 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 308 USA English
150 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 567 USA English
151 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 274 USA English
152 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 113 USA English
153 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 299 UK English
154 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 112 USA English
155 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 1183 USA English
156 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 676 USA English
157 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 546 USA English
158 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 406 USA English
159 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 200 Japan Japanese
160 Kiarostami, Abbas 14 1991 454 Iran Persian
161 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 279 USA English
162 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 656 USA English
163 Ivory, James 8 1985 295 UK English
164 Borzage, Frank 26 1931 1112 USA English
165 Hand, David 4 1937 86 USA English
166 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 164 USA English
167 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 403 USA English
168 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 102 USA English
169 Algar, James 11 1954 274 USA English
170 Levinson, Barry 11 1991 382 USA English
171 Loach, Ken 18 1990 476 UK English
172 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 301 France English
173 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 121 France French
174 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 557 UK English
175 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 182 UK English
176 Keighley, William 10 1938 114 USA English
177 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 607 France French
178 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 117 USA Spanish
179 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 542 USA English
180 Howard, Ron 11 1997 545 USA English
181 Jordan, Neil 10 1998 259 UK English
181 Yates, Peter 6 1976 439 USA English
182 DeMille, Cecil B. 25 1929 582 USA English
183 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 55 USA English
184 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 348 UK English
185 Mendes, Sam 6 2005 108 USA English
186 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 199 France French
187 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 643 Netherlands Dutch
188 Sturges, John 9 1963 367 USA English
189 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 225 USA English
190 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 272 USA English
191 Benton, Robert 6 1984 229 USA English
192 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 875 USA English
193 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 242 USA English
194 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 5 2006 386 USA English
195 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 681 USA English
196 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 80 Soviet Union Russian
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197 Brown, Clarence 18 1934 1068 USA English
198 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 400 USA English
199 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 457 Germany German
200 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 521 UK English
201 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 273 USA English
202 Conway, Jack 13 1934 564 USA English
203 Romero, George A. 8 1989 275 USA English
204 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 63 USA English
205 Russell, David O. 7 2004 542 USA English
206 Berri, Claude 5 1985 352 France French
207 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 251 Germany German
208 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 357 France French
209 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 319 France French
210 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 168 Italy Italian
211 McLeod, Norman Z. 8 1936 438 USA English
212 Apted, Michael 18 1990 602 UK English
213 Sayles, John 15 1992 758 USA English
214 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 302 UK English
215 Burton, Tim 12 1999 1032 USA English
216 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 337 UK English
217 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 315 UK English
218 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 488 USA English
219 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 714 USA English
220 Lasseter, John 7 1997 270 USA English
221 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 795 Australia English
222 Parker, Alan 11 1985 968 USA English
223 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 537 USA English
224 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 63 USA English
225 von Stroheim, Erich 7 1923 217 USA English
226 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 510 UK English
227 Newell, Mike 8 1996 607 UK English
228 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 172 Italy Italian
229 Campion, Jane 9 1991 138 Australia English
230 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 496 USA English
231 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 274 USA English
232 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 673 UK English
233 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 280 France French
234 Carpenter, John 10 1984 369 USA English
235 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 821 Belgium French
235 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 821 Belgium French
236 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 541 USA English
237 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 308 USA English
238 Morris, Errol 9 1998 638 USA English
239 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 754 USA English
240 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 704 USA English
241 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 148 USA English
242 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 510 UK English
243 Browning, Tod 8 1930 448 USA English
244 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 287 USA English
245 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 330 USA English
246 Cromwell, John 16 1941 725 USA English
247 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 135 China Mandarin
248 Redford, Robert 7 1994 394 USA English
249 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 354 UK English
250 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 395 Canada English
251 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 592 UK English
252 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 392 Canada French
253 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1028 France French
254 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1160 USA English
255 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 493 USA English
256 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 760 USA English
257 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 217 USA English
258 Singer, Bryan 8 2003 316 USA English
259 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 361 USA English
260 Moore, Michael 6 2001 776 USA English
261 Marshall, George 12 1943 501 USA English
262 Gance, Abel 6 1929 276 France French
263 Lang, Walter 14 1949 866 USA English
264 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 730 USA English
265 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 454 Japan Japanese
266 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
267 Robson, Mark 17 1954 1081 USA English
268 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 452 UK English
269 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 115 USA English
270 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 141 USA Portuguese
271 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 104 USA English
272 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 283 USA English
273 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 733 USA English
274 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 885 France Russian
275 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 573 USA English
276 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1176 USA English
277 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 224 USA English
278 Leonard, Robert Z. 9 1933 889 USA English
279 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
280 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 718 France French
281 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 77 USA English
282 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 1018 USA English
283 Stevenson, Robert 14 1954 494 USA English
284 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 181 UK English
285 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 122 Spain Spanish
286 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 401 UK English
287 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 192 USA Spanish
288 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 124 Italy French
289 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 717 USA English
290 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 420 Australia English
291 Lloyd, Frank 13 1928 309 USA English
292 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 470 USA English
293 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 897 UK English
294 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 215 Czechoslovakia Czech
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295 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 742 France French
296 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 300 USA English
297 Salles, Walter 4 2002 414 France Portuguese
298 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 504 Spain Spanish
299 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1023 USA English
300 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 391 USA English
301 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1182 USA English
302 Forster, Marc 8 2005 634 USA English
303 Miller, George 9 1990 659 Australia English
304 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 819 France French
305 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1190 Italy Italian
306 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 120 USA English
307 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 991 Finland Finnish
308 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 510 UK English
309 Audiard, Jacques 5 2004 432 France French
310 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 211 Denmark Danish
311 Badham, John 6 1983 195 USA English
312 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 160 USA English
313 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 228 USA English
314 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 866 USA English
315 Boulting, John 5 1952 753 UK English
316 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 531 Ireland English
317 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 451 USA English
318 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 290 West Germany German
319 Madden, John 4 2002 321 USA English
320 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1174 USA English
321 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 759 Italy English
322 Nair, Mira 6 2000 629 India Hindi
323 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1360 USA English
324 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 855 USA English
325 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 475 Italy Italian
326 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 483 France German
327 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 1139 USA English
328 Yang, Edward 4 1993 340 Taiwan Mandarin
329 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1026 USA English
330 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 421 UK English
331 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 141 Brazil Portuguese
332 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 528 USA English
333 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 446 Brazil Portuguese
334 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
335 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 612 USA English
336 Szabó, István 6 1987 645 Hungary Hungarian
337 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 905 Australia English
338 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 991 Australia English
339 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 1019 USA English
340 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1070 France French
341 Sidney, George 18 1954 1525 USA English
342 Seaton, George 7 1957 805 USA English
343 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 224 USA English
344 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1406 UK English
345 Jones, Terry 4 1981 651 UK English
346 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 730 USA English
347 Branagh, Kenneth 7 1996 818 UK English
348 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 525 USA English
349 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 530 USA English
350 Franklin, Sidney 9 1933 661 USA English
351 Vidor, Charles 7 1949 559 USA English
352 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 652 UK English
353 Woo, John 5 1997 744 Hong Kong Cantonese
354 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 325 Soviet Union Russian
355 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 311 UK English
356 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 658 Soviet Union Ukrainian
357 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 351 USA English
358 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 188 UK English
359 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 713 USA English
360 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 305 USA English
361 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 331 USA English
362 Bird, Brad 4 2005 1136 USA English
363 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 1104 USA English
364 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 697 USA English
365 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 233 France French
366 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 379 USA English
367 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1104 Taiwan Mandarin
368 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 839 USA English
369 Maysles, David 3 1971 713 USA English
370 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 260 France English
371 Schnabel, Julian 4 2003 407 USA French
372 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 566 France French
373 Clooney, George 4 2008 479 USA English
374 Winterbottom, Michael 16 2003 1564 UK English
375 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 323 USA English
375 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 323 USA English
376 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 390 Sweden Swedish
377 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 249 Soviet Union Russian
378 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 409 USA English
379 Park, Chan-wook 5 2006 430 South Korea Korean
380 Horne, James W. 5 1931 752 USA English
381 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 560 USA English
382 Denis, Claire 7 1999 1323 France French
383 Sembene, Ousmane 6 1983 1033 Senegal French
384 James, Steve 4 2005 463 USA English
385 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 583 Greece Greek
386 Landis, John 7 1980 772 USA English
387 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 514 Italy Italian
388 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1914 USA English
389 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 308 USA English
390 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 324 Australia English
391 Parrott, James 6 1930 910 USA English
392 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 274 USA English
393 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 1076 UK English
394 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 757 USA English
395 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 513 USA English
396 Brest, Martin 5 1983 979 USA English
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