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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 43 1946 4 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 12 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 28 1992 22 USA English
4 Cukor, George 38 1946 32 USA English
5 Scorsese, Martin 26 1990 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 34 1989 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 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 110 USA English
36 Vidor, King 26 1938 32 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 16 1999 72 USA English
40 Coen, Joel 16 1999 72 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 115 France French
42 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 105 USA English
43 Eastwood, Clint 26 1994 66 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 Antonioni, Michelangelo 9 1962 50 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 97 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 168 USA English
51 Reed, Carol 16 1950 80 UK English
52 King, Henry 30 1942 597 USA English
53 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 36 USA English
54 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 214 USA English
55 Forman, Milos 10 1980 53 USA English
56 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 212 UK English
57 Scott, Ridley 15 1997 99 USA English
58 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 262 USA English
59 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 135 Poland French
60 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 123 France French
61 Herzog, Werner 21 1992 52 West Germany German
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 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 8 USA English
68 Almodóvar, Pedro 14 1996 134 Spain Spanish
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 Wood, Sam 17 1936 336 USA English
78 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 241 USA English
79 Wenders, Wim 14 1990 54 West Germany German
80 Tarantino, Quentin 9 2002 11 USA English
81 Weir, Peter 13 1987 488 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 298 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 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 139 France French
97 Demme, Jonathan 15 1991 68 USA English
98 unknown 96 1888 2368 USA English
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99 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 303 USA English
100 Frears, Stephen 16 1997 309 UK 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 535 USA English
106 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 564 USA English
107 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 196 USA English
108 Malick, Terrence 6 1996 204 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 949 USA English
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 89 Poland Polish
114 Dieterle, William 14 1939 304 USA English
115 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 366 USA English
116 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 406 Denmark English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 73 France French
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 889 USA English
119 Lester, Richard 13 1970 88 UK English
120 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 421 USA English
121 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 83 USA English
122 Lee, Spike 16 1997 70 USA English
123 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 489 USA English
124 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 343 USA English
124 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 221 France French
125 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 190 USA English
126 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 192 UK English
127 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 92 France French
128 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 610 USA English
129 Zemeckis, Robert 13 1996 340 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 548 France French
134 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 128 UK English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 252 USA English
136 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 364 USA English
137 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 152 USA English
138 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
139 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 141 France French
140 Boorman, John 8 1982 187 USA English
141 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 190 USA English
142 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 402 USA English
143 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1070 USA English
144 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 596 USA English
145 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 289 UK English
146 Friedkin, William 8 1987 111 USA English
147 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 318 USA English
148 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 271 USA English
149 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 794 USA English
150 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 605 USA English
151 Fincher, David 9 2004 504 USA English
152 Conway, Jack 14 1935 542 USA English
153 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 117 USA English
154 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 680 USA English
155 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 501 UK English
156 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 94 USA English
157 Keighley, William 10 1938 107 USA English
158 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 586 USA English
159 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 268 USA English
160 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 291 USA English
161 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 296 USA English
162 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 113 USA English
163 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 271 USA English
164 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 376 USA English
165 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 520 Austria French
166 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 186 Hong Kong Cantonese
167 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 370 USA English
168 Sturges, John 9 1963 305 USA English
169 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 160 USA English
170 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 330 USA English
171 Mann, Michael 10 1995 327 USA English
172 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 213 USA English
173 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 473 USA English
174 Ivory, James 8 1985 313 UK English
175 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 464 Iran Persian
176 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 159 UK English
177 Hand, David 4 1937 86 USA English
178 Yates, Peter 6 1976 453 USA English
179 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 700 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 629 USA English
184 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 287 USA English
185 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 433 USA English
186 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 664 France French
187 Algar, James 11 1954 271 USA English
188 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 299 UK English
189 Cromwell, John 16 1941 655 USA English
190 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 232 USA English
191 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 76 Soviet Union Russian
192 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 240 Germany German
193 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 264 UK English
194 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 358 USA English
195 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 588 USA English
196 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1151 USA English
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197 Loach, Ken 18 1990 439 UK English
198 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 510 UK English
199 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 431 Germany German
200 Benton, Robert 6 1984 252 USA English
201 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 59 USA English
202 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 702 Netherlands Dutch
203 Howard, Ron 11 1997 589 USA English
204 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 288 UK English
205 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 132 USA Spanish
206 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 166 Italy Italian
207 Jordan, Neil 9 1998 285 UK English
208 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 56 USA English
208 Parker, Alan 11 1985 910 USA English
209 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1256 USA English
210 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 627 USA English
211 Sayles, John 15 1992 814 USA English
212 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 466 UK English
213 Mendes, Sam 6 2005 119 USA English
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 312 France French
214 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 227 France French
215 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 5 2006 419 USA English
216 Apted, Michael 18 1990 550 UK English
217 Berri, Claude 5 1985 378 France French
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 375 USA English
219 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 262 USA English
220 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 599 UK English
221 Lang, Walter 14 1949 823 USA English
222 Romero, George A. 8 1989 278 USA English
223 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 441 UK English
224 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 441 UK English
225 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 777 USA English
226 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 726 Australia English
227 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 380 France French
228 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 59 USA English
229 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 301 USA English
230 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 156 USA English
231 Browning, Tod 8 1930 395 USA English
232 Burton, Tim 13 2000 1062 USA English
233 Russell, David O. 7 2004 581 USA English
234 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 318 USA English
235 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 556 USA English
236 Lasseter, John 7 1997 273 USA English
237 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 797 UK English
238 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 388 UK English
239 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 601 USA English
240 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 751 USA English
241 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 964 USA English
242 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 471 USA English
243 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 271 USA English
244 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1077 USA English
245 Newell, Mike 8 1996 657 UK English
246 Campion, Jane 9 1991 145 Australia English
247 Sidney, George 18 1954 1385 USA English
248 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 267 France French
249 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 352 USA English
250 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 383 UK English
251 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 532 USA English
252 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 211 USA English
253 Miller, George 10 1992 587 Australia English
254 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1128 USA English
255 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 193 Italy Italian
256 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 873 Belgium French
256 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 873 Belgium French
257 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 382 UK English
258 Marshall, George 12 1943 513 USA English
259 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 774 France French
260 Morris, Errol 9 1998 652 USA English
261 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 362 UK English
262 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 369 USA English
263 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 600 USA English
264 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
265 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 229 USA English
266 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 518 USA English
267 Gance, Abel 6 1929 261 France French
268 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 178 UK English
269 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 138 China Mandarin
270 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 415 Canada English
271 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 302 USA English
272 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 441 UK English
273 Redford, Robert 7 1994 420 USA English
274 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 341 USA English
275 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1031 USA English
276 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 435 Canada French
277 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 907 USA English
278 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
279 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 752 USA English
280 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1436 USA English
281 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 958 USA English
282 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1123 France French
283 Singer, Bryan 7 2003 316 USA English
284 Badham, John 6 1983 195 USA English
285 Moore, Michael 6 2001 813 USA English
286 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 512 Japan Japanese
287 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1055 USA English
288 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 110 USA English
289 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 788 USA English
290 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
291 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 253 USA English
292 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1209 France French
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293 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 636 Italy English
294 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 116 Italy French
295 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 306 USA English
296 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 79 USA English
297 Seaton, George 8 1956 750 USA English
298 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 125 Spain Spanish
299 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 568 USA English
300 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 605 USA English
301 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 154 USA Portuguese
302 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 545 USA English
303 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 727 France French
304 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 580 USA English
305 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 197 Czechoslovakia Czech
306 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 935 France Russian
307 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 841 USA English
308 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 165 USA English
309 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 763 France French
310 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 768 USA English
311 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 851 USA English
312 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 525 USA English
313 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 470 Australia English
314 Boulting, John 5 1952 803 UK English
314 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1310 Italy Italian
315 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 436 West Germany German
316 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 228 USA Spanish
317 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 171 Soviet Union Russian
318 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 410 USA English
319 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 349 Soviet Union Russian
320 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 519 USA English
321 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 908 UK English
322 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1232 USA English
323 Jones, Terry 4 1981 578 UK English
324 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 127 USA English
325 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 344 USA English
326 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1115 USA English
327 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 567 Spain Spanish
328 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 281 West Germany German
329 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 966 USA English
330 Landis, John 7 1980 808 USA English
331 Salles, Walter 4 2002 463 France Portuguese
332 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 457 USA English
333 Audiard, Jacques 6 2006 506 France French
334 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 818 Australia English
335 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 804 USA English
336 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 1105 Finland Finnish
337 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 233 Denmark Danish
338 Porter, Edwin S. 15 1904 1174 USA English
339 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 560 Ireland English
340 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 701 USA English
341 Forster, Marc 8 2005 725 USA English
342 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 464 USA English
343 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 411 Brazil Portuguese
344 Madden, John 4 2002 348 USA English
345 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 961 USA English
346 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 867 USA English
347 Yang, Edward 4 1993 365 Taiwan Mandarin
348 Nair, Mira 6 2000 667 India Hindi
349 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1256 UK English
350 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 516 Italy Italian
351 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
352 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1716 USA English
353 Szabó, István 6 1987 598 Hungary Hungarian
354 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1422 UK English
355 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 347 USA English
356 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 209 USA English
357 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 684 UK English
358 Russell, Ken 5 1973 709 UK English
359 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 851 USA English
360 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 154 Brazil Portuguese
361 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1017 France French
362 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 639 USA English
363 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1082 Australia English
364 Branagh, Kenneth 8 1998 839 UK English
365 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 487 UK English
366 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1429 USA English
367 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 203 UK English
368 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 632 Soviet Union Ukrainian
369 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1575 USA English
370 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 714 USA English
371 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 506 France French
372 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 566 USA English
373 Woo, John 5 1997 794 Hong Kong Cantonese
374 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1408 USA English
375 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 728 USA English
376 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 788 USA English
377 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 678 USA English
378 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 730 USA English
379 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1290 USA English
380 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 317 USA English
381 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 736 USA English
382 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 339 UK English
383 Bird, Brad 5 2007 1234 USA English
384 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1159 Taiwan Mandarin
385 Horne, James W. 5 1931 791 USA English
386 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 373 USA English
387 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1540 USA English
388 Maysles, David 3 1971 730 USA English
389 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1133 France French
390 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 389 USA English
391 Donner, Richard 9 1989 784 UK English
392 Brest, Martin 5 1983 994 USA English
393 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1192 Soviet Union Russian
394 Thompson, J. Lee 9 1958 1085 USA English
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