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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 35 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 47 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 26 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 46 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 72 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 10 Japan Japanese
11 Huston, John 30 1961 57 USA English
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 82 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 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 28 Germany German
17 Allen, Woody 34 1989 12 USA English
18 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 6 France French
19 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 21 Italy Italian
20 Godard, Jean-Luc 34 1976 22 France French
21 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 3 USA English
22 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 9 USA English
23 Altman, Robert 25 1984 48 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 49 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 33 USA English
26 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 127 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 16 1954 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 134 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 83 USA English
30 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 13 USA English
31 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 184 USA English
32 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 104 USA English
33 Stevens, George 14 1946 147 USA English
34 Powell, Michael 19 1947 258 UK English
35 Coen, Ethan 16 1999 70 USA English
35 Coen, Joel 16 1999 70 USA English
36 Vidor, King 26 1938 35 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 35 USA English
38 Lubitsch, Ernst 28 1929 103 USA English
39 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 42 India Bengali
40 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 29 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 114 France French
42 Wise, Robert 19 1959 76 USA English
43 Eastwood, Clint 25 1993 62 USA English
44 McCarey, Leo 25 1935 102 USA English
45 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 92 USA English
46 Antonioni, Michelangelo 9 1962 54 Italy Italian
47 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 7 USA English
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 2 Italy Italian
49 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 171 Italy Italian
50 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 129 Poland French
51 Scott, Ridley 14 1995 97 USA English
52 Forman, Milos 10 1980 50 USA English
53 Zhang, Yimou 13 1997 39 China Mandarin
54 Herzog, Werner 22 1992 58 West Germany German
55 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 31 Italy Italian
56 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 131 France French
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 27 USA English
58 Reed, Carol 16 1950 78 UK English
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 14 1996 122 Spain Spanish
60 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 255 USA English
61 Lee, Ang 10 2000 126 USA English
62 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 258 UK English
63 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 185 France French
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 80 Soviet Union Russian
65 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 109 USA English
66 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 45 USA English
67 Tarantino, Quentin 9 2002 11 USA English
68 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 253 USA English
69 Walsh, Raoul 27 1939 215 USA English
70 Lynch, David 10 1989 147 USA English
71 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 234 USA English
72 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 90 Japan Japanese
73 Jackson, Peter 9 2003 140 New Zealand English
74 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 8 USA English
75 Wenders, Wim 13 1988 52 West Germany German
76 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 64 Germany German
77 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 237 UK English
78 Weir, Peter 13 1987 439 USA English
79 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 315 West Germany German
80 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
81 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
82 Cameron, James 9 1994 159 USA English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 84 Italy Italian
84 King, Henry 30 1942 564 USA English
85 Whale, James 9 1934 106 USA English
86 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 41 Japan Japanese
87 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 143 Denmark Danish
88 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 285 France French
89 Frears, Stephen 16 1997 290 UK English
90 Wood, Sam 16 1936 334 USA English
91 Demme, Jonathan 15 1991 61 USA English
92 Griffith, D.W. 42 1913 158 USA English
93 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 146 France French
94 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 311 France French
95 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 75 USA English
96 Lucas, George 7 1984 16 USA English
97 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 138 Soviet Union Russian
98 Malick, Terrence 6 1996 194 USA English
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99 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 384 Denmark English
100 Clair, René 16 1936 287 France French
101 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 225 USA English
102 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 350 USA English
103 Siegel, Don 13 1967 149 USA English
104 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 459 USA English
105 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
106 Lee, Spike 16 1997 71 USA English
107 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 283 USA English
108 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 224 USA English
109 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 257 USA English
110 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 7 USA English
111 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 170 Italy English
112 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 248 USA English
113 Zemeckis, Robert 13 1996 333 USA English
114 unknown 94 1887 2201 USA English
115 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 199 France French
116 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 196 USA English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 77 France French
118 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 91 Poland Polish
119 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 347 USA English
120 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 371 USA English
121 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 205 USA English
122 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 124 UK English
123 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 597 France French
124 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 99 France French
125 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 312 USA English
126 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 539 USA English
127 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 426 USA English
128 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 195 USA English
129 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 157 France French
130 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 196 USA English
131 Fincher, David 9 2004 431 USA English
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 119 USA English
133 Friedkin, William 8 1987 107 USA English
134 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 150 USA English
135 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 240 USA English
136 Dieterle, William 14 1939 316 USA English
137 Boorman, John 8 1982 182 USA English
138 Cronenberg, David 11 1993 737 USA English
139 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 438 Austria French
140 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 198 UK English
141 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 575 USA English
142 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 270 USA English
143 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 144 USA English
144 Lester, Richard 13 1970 116 UK English
145 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 88 USA English
146 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 167 Hong Kong Cantonese
147 Anderson, Paul Thomas 6 2002 348 USA English
148 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 308 USA English
149 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 571 USA English
150 Mann, Michael 10 1995 309 USA English
151 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 115 USA English
152 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 270 USA English
153 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 294 UK English
154 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 1135 USA English
155 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 111 USA English
156 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 657 USA English
157 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 409 USA English
158 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 547 USA English
159 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 204 Japan Japanese
160 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 278 USA English
161 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 640 USA English
162 Kiarostami, Abbas 14 1991 450 Iran Persian
163 Borzage, Frank 26 1931 1060 USA English
164 Ivory, James 8 1985 297 UK English
165 Hand, David 4 1937 85 USA English
166 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 399 USA English
167 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 163 USA English
168 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
169 Algar, James 11 1954 270 USA English
170 Levinson, Barry 11 1991 377 USA English
171 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 298 France English
172 Loach, Ken 18 1990 463 UK English
173 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 552 UK English
174 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 120 France French
175 Keighley, William 10 1938 113 USA English
176 DeMille, Cecil B. 25 1929 572 USA English
177 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 594 France French
178 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 180 UK English
179 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 121 USA Spanish
180 Yates, Peter 6 1976 423 USA English
181 Howard, Ron 11 1997 541 USA English
181 Jordan, Neil 10 1998 260 UK English
182 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 55 USA English
183 Sturges, John 9 1963 361 USA English
184 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 344 UK English
185 Mendes, Sam 6 2005 112 USA English
186 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 199 France French
187 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 226 USA English
188 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 828 USA English
189 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 634 Netherlands Dutch
190 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 273 USA English
191 Benton, Robert 6 1984 233 USA English
192 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 678 USA English
193 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 80 Soviet Union Russian
194 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 244 USA English
195 Brown, Clarence 18 1934 1042 USA English
196 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 395 USA English
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197 Conway, Jack 13 1934 559 USA English
198 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 505 UK English
199 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
200 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 453 Germany German
201 Romero, George A. 8 1989 272 USA English
202 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 274 USA English
203 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 250 Germany German
204 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 346 France French
205 Russell, David O. 7 2004 542 USA English
206 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 169 Italy Italian
207 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 317 France French
208 Berri, Claude 5 1985 349 France French
209 McLeod, Norman Z. 8 1936 417 USA English
210 Apted, Michael 18 1990 593 UK English
211 Burton, Tim 12 1999 980 USA English
212 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 301 UK English
213 Sayles, John 15 1992 744 USA English
214 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 307 UK English
215 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 490 USA English
216 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 694 USA English
217 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 338 UK English
218 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 525 USA English
219 Parker, Alan 11 1985 943 USA English
220 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 788 Australia English
221 von Stroheim, Erich 7 1923 210 USA English
222 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
223 Lasseter, John 6 1999 267 USA English
224 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 503 UK English
225 Newell, Mike 8 1996 599 UK English
226 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 1170 USA English
227 Campion, Jane 9 1991 139 Australia English
228 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 270 USA English
229 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 495 USA English
230 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 173 Italy Italian
231 Carpenter, John 10 1984 357 USA English
232 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 666 UK English
233 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 282 France French
234 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 5 2006 386 Mexico Spanish
235 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 308 USA English
236 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 148 USA English
237 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 686 USA English
238 Morris, Errol 9 1998 620 USA English
239 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 746 USA English
240 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 503 UK English
241 Browning, Tod 8 1930 443 USA English
242 Cromwell, John 16 1941 712 USA English
243 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 326 USA English
244 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 291 USA English
245 Daldry, Stephen 4 2005 545 USA English
246 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 135 China Mandarin
247 Redford, Robert 7 1994 392 USA English
248 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 582 UK English
249 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 393 Canada English
250 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 360 UK English
251 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1112 USA English
252 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 496 USA English
253 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 994 France French
254 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 394 Canada French
255 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 220 USA English
256 Singer, Bryan 8 2003 313 USA English
257 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 805 Belgium French
257 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 805 Belgium French
258 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 353 USA English
259 Moore, Michael 6 2001 760 USA English
260 Gance, Abel 6 1929 276 France French
261 Robson, Mark 17 1954 1037 USA English
262 Marshall, George 12 1943 501 USA English
263 Lang, Walter 14 1949 837 USA English
264 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
265 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 117 USA English
266 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 454 Japan Japanese
267 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 448 UK English
268 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 718 USA English
269 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 104 USA English
270 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 142 USA Portuguese
271 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 282 USA English
272 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 217 USA English
273 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 729 USA English
274 Leonard, Robert Z. 9 1933 862 USA English
275 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 565 USA English
276 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
277 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 711 France French
278 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 985 USA English
279 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1148 USA English
280 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 873 France Russian
281 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 177 UK English
282 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 76 USA English
283 Stevenson, Robert 14 1954 497 USA English
284 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 391 UK English
285 Lloyd, Frank 13 1928 307 USA English
286 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 125 Spain Spanish
287 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 129 Italy French
288 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 193 USA Spanish
289 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 877 UK English
290 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 714 USA English
291 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 468 USA English
292 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 415 Australia English
293 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 295 USA English
294 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 219 Czechoslovakia Czech
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295 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 721 France French
296 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 504 Spain Spanish
297 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 724 USA English
298 Miller, George 9 1990 641 Australia English
299 Salles, Walter 4 2002 416 France Portuguese
300 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 987 USA English
301 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1162 USA English
302 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 389 USA English
303 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 118 USA English
304 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 786 France French
305 Badham, John 6 1983 192 USA English
306 Forster, Marc 8 2005 632 USA English
307 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 503 UK English
308 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1189 Italy Italian
309 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 161 USA English
310 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 966 Finland Finnish
311 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 230 USA English
312 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 213 Denmark Danish
313 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 524 Ireland English
314 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 850 USA English
315 Audiard, Jacques 5 2004 434 France French
316 Boulting, John 5 1952 754 UK English
317 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 445 USA English
318 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 286 West Germany German
319 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1319 USA English
320 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 732 Italy English
321 Madden, John 4 2002 325 USA English
322 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 818 USA English
323 Nair, Mira 6 2000 626 India Hindi
324 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 1099 USA English
325 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 473 Italy Italian
326 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 484 France German
327 Tashlin, Frank 14 1955 1131 USA English
328 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 990 USA English
329 Yang, Edward 4 1993 339 Taiwan Mandarin
330 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 142 Brazil Portuguese
331 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 527 USA English
332 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 447 Brazil Portuguese
333 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
334 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 420 UK English
335 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 612 USA English
336 Sidney, George 18 1954 1517 USA English
337 Szabó, István 6 1987 643 Hungary Hungarian
338 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 884 Australia English
339 Seaton, George 7 1957 791 USA English
340 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 984 USA English
341 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 221 USA English
342 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 975 Australia English
343 Jones, Terry 4 1981 634 UK English
344 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1366 UK English
345 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1055 France French
346 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 515 USA English
347 Vidor, Charles 7 1949 550 USA English
348 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 718 USA English
349 Franklin, Sidney 9 1933 653 USA English
350 Branagh, Kenneth 7 1996 801 UK English
351 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 526 USA English
352 Woo, John 5 1997 722 Hong Kong Cantonese
353 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 638 UK English
354 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 324 Soviet Union Russian
355 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 649 Soviet Union Ukrainian
356 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 300 USA English
357 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 323 USA English
358 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 699 USA English
359 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 190 UK English
360 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 320 UK English
361 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 350 USA English
362 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 1059 USA English
363 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 692 USA English
364 Bird, Brad 4 2005 1116 USA English
365 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1057 Taiwan Mandarin
366 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 375 USA English
367 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 812 USA English
368 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 243 France French
369 Maysles, David 3 1971 699 USA English
370 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 553 France French
371 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 247 Soviet Union Russian
372 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 546 USA English
373 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 259 France English
374 Schnabel, Julian 4 2003 408 USA French
375 Clooney, George 4 2008 475 USA English
375 Landis, John 7 1980 746 USA English
376 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 322 USA English
376 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 322 USA English
377 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 403 USA English
378 Winterbottom, Michael 16 2003 1557 UK English
379 Sembene, Ousmane 6 1983 1011 Senegal French
380 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 390 Sweden Swedish
381 Denis, Claire 7 1999 1281 France French
382 Park, Chan-wook 5 2006 422 South Korea Korean
383 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 578 Greece Greek
384 Horne, James W. 5 1931 737 USA English
385 James, Steve 4 2005 464 USA English
386 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1889 USA English
387 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 1039 UK English
388 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 270 USA English
389 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 720 USA English
390 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 308 USA English
391 Brest, Martin 5 1983 939 USA English
392 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 507 Italy Italian
393 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 505 USA English
394 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 833 USA English
395 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 302 USA English
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