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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 33 1988 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 15 1955 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 Weir, Peter 13 1987 440 USA English
78 Leigh, Mike 15 1992 237 UK 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 565 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 335 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 Clair, René 16 1936 287 France French
100 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 225 USA English
101 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 351 USA English
102 von Trier, Lars 10 2001 385 Denmark English
103 Siegel, Don 13 1967 149 USA English
104 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 460 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 334 USA English
114 unknown 94 1887 2197 USA English
115 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 199 France French
116 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 196 USA English
117 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 91 Poland Polish
118 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 372 USA English
119 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 205 USA English
120 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 124 UK English
121 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 598 France French
122 Reiner, Rob 11 1994 348 USA English
123 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 99 France French
124 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 312 USA English
125 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 77 France French
126 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 540 USA English
127 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 427 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 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 119 USA English
132 Friedkin, William 8 1987 107 USA English
133 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 150 USA English
134 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 240 USA English
135 Dieterle, William 14 1939 316 USA English
136 Boorman, John 8 1982 182 USA English
137 Cronenberg, David 11 1993 738 USA English
138 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 439 Austria French
139 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 198 UK English
140 Fincher, David 8 2003 432 USA English
141 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 576 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 349 USA English
148 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 308 USA English
149 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 572 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 658 USA English
157 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 410 USA English
158 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 204 Japan Japanese
159 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 278 USA English
160 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 641 USA English
161 Kiarostami, Abbas 14 1991 451 Iran Persian
162 Borzage, Frank 26 1931 1061 USA English
163 Ivory, James 8 1985 297 UK English
164 Hand, David 4 1937 85 USA English
165 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 400 USA English
166 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 163 USA English
167 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
168 Algar, James 11 1954 270 USA English
169 Levinson, Barry 11 1991 378 USA English
170 Nolan, Christopher 8 2005 548 USA English
171 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 298 France English
172 Loach, Ken 18 1990 464 UK English
173 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 553 UK English
174 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 120 France French
175 Keighley, William 10 1938 113 USA English
176 DeMille, Cecil B. 25 1929 573 USA English
177 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 595 France French
178 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 180 UK English
179 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 121 USA Spanish
180 Yates, Peter 6 1976 424 USA English
181 Howard, Ron 11 1997 542 USA English
181 Jordan, Neil 10 1998 260 UK English
182 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 55 USA English
183 Sturges, John 9 1963 362 USA English
184 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 345 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 829 USA English
189 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 635 Netherlands Dutch
190 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 273 USA English
191 Benton, Robert 6 1984 233 USA English
192 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 679 USA English
193 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 80 Soviet Union Russian
194 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 244 USA English
195 Brown, Clarence 18 1934 1043 USA English
196 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 396 USA English
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197 Conway, Jack 13 1934 560 USA English
198 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 506 UK English
199 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
200 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 454 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 347 France French
205 Russell, David O. 7 2004 543 USA English
206 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 169 Italy Italian
207 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 317 France French
208 Berri, Claude 5 1985 350 France French
209 McLeod, Norman Z. 8 1936 418 USA English
210 Apted, Michael 18 1990 594 UK English
211 Burton, Tim 12 1999 981 USA English
212 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 301 UK English
213 Sayles, John 15 1992 745 USA English
214 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 307 UK English
215 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 491 USA English
216 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 695 USA English
217 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 339 UK English
218 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 526 USA English
219 Parker, Alan 11 1985 944 USA English
220 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 789 Australia English
221 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
222 Lasseter, John 6 1999 267 USA English
223 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 504 UK English
224 Newell, Mike 8 1996 600 UK English
225 Campion, Jane 9 1991 139 Australia English
226 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 1170 USA English
227 von Stroheim, Erich 7 1923 210 USA English
228 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 270 USA English
229 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 496 USA English
230 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 173 Italy Italian
231 Carpenter, John 10 1984 358 USA English
232 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 667 UK English
233 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 282 France French
234 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 308 USA English
235 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 148 USA English
236 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 687 USA English
237 Morris, Errol 9 1998 621 USA English
238 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 747 USA English
239 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 504 UK English
240 Browning, Tod 8 1930 444 USA English
241 Cromwell, John 16 1941 713 USA English
242 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 327 USA English
243 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 291 USA English
244 Daldry, Stephen 4 2005 546 USA English
245 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 135 China Mandarin
246 Redford, Robert 7 1994 393 USA English
247 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 4 2004 387 Mexico Spanish
248 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 583 UK English
249 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 394 Canada English
250 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 361 UK English
251 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1112 USA English
252 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 497 USA English
253 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 995 France French
254 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 395 Canada French
255 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 220 USA English
256 Singer, Bryan 8 2003 313 USA English
257 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 354 USA English
258 Moore, Michael 6 2001 761 USA English
259 Gance, Abel 6 1929 276 France French
260 Robson, Mark 17 1954 1038 USA English
261 Marshall, George 12 1943 502 USA English
262 Lang, Walter 14 1949 838 USA English
263 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
264 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 117 USA English
265 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 455 Japan Japanese
266 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 449 UK English
267 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 719 USA English
268 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 104 USA English
269 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 142 USA Portuguese
270 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 282 USA English
271 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 217 USA English
272 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 6 2003 806 Belgium French
272 Dardenne, Luc 6 2003 806 Belgium French
273 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 730 USA English
274 Leonard, Robert Z. 9 1933 863 USA English
275 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 566 USA English
276 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
277 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 712 France French
278 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 986 USA English
279 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1148 USA English
280 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 874 France Russian
281 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 177 UK English
282 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 76 USA English
283 Stevenson, Robert 14 1954 498 USA English
284 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 392 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 878 UK English
290 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 715 USA English
291 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 469 USA English
292 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 416 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 722 France French
296 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 505 Spain Spanish
297 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 725 USA English
298 Miller, George 9 1990 642 Australia English
299 Salles, Walter 4 2002 417 France Portuguese
300 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 988 USA English
301 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1162 USA English
302 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 390 USA English
303 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 118 USA English
304 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 787 France French
305 Badham, John 6 1983 192 USA English
306 Forster, Marc 8 2005 633 USA English
307 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 504 UK English
308 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1189 Italy Italian
309 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 161 USA English
310 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 967 Finland Finnish
311 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 230 USA English
312 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 213 Denmark Danish
313 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 525 Ireland English
314 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 851 USA English
315 Audiard, Jacques 5 2004 435 France French
316 Boulting, John 5 1952 755 UK English
317 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 446 USA English
318 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 286 West Germany German
319 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1319 USA English
320 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 733 Italy English
321 Madden, John 4 2002 326 USA English
322 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 819 USA English
323 Nair, Mira 6 2000 627 India Hindi
324 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 1099 USA English
325 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 474 Italy Italian
326 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 485 France German
327 Tashlin, Frank 14 1955 1131 USA English
328 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 991 USA English
329 Yang, Edward 4 1993 340 Taiwan Mandarin
330 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 142 Brazil Portuguese
331 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 528 USA English
332 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 448 Brazil Portuguese
333 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
334 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 421 UK English
335 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 613 USA English
336 Sidney, George 18 1954 1517 USA English
337 Szabó, István 6 1987 644 Hungary Hungarian
338 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 885 Australia English
339 Seaton, George 7 1957 792 USA English
340 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 985 USA English
341 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 221 USA English
342 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 976 Australia English
343 Jones, Terry 4 1981 635 UK English
344 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1366 UK English
345 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1056 France French
346 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 516 USA English
347 Vidor, Charles 7 1949 551 USA English
348 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 719 USA English
349 Franklin, Sidney 9 1933 654 USA English
350 Branagh, Kenneth 7 1996 802 UK English
351 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 527 USA English
352 Woo, John 5 1997 723 Hong Kong Cantonese
353 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 639 UK English
354 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 325 Soviet Union Russian
355 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 650 Soviet Union Ukrainian
356 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 300 USA English
357 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 324 USA English
358 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 700 USA English
359 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 190 UK English
360 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 320 UK English
361 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 351 USA English
362 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 1060 USA English
363 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 693 USA English
364 Bird, Brad 4 2005 1116 USA English
365 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1058 Taiwan Mandarin
366 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 376 USA English
367 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 813 USA English
368 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 243 France French
369 Maysles, David 3 1971 700 USA English
370 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 554 France French
371 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 247 Soviet Union Russian
372 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 547 USA English
373 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 259 France English
374 Schnabel, Julian 4 2003 409 USA French
375 Clooney, George 4 2008 476 USA English
375 Landis, John 7 1980 747 USA English
376 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 323 USA English
376 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 323 USA English
377 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 404 USA English
378 Sembene, Ousmane 6 1983 1012 Senegal French
379 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 391 Sweden Swedish
380 Denis, Claire 7 1999 1281 France French
381 Park, Chan-wook 5 2006 423 South Korea Korean
382 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 579 Greece Greek
383 Horne, James W. 5 1931 738 USA English
384 James, Steve 4 2005 465 USA English
385 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1886 USA English
386 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 1040 UK English
387 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 270 USA English
388 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 721 USA English
389 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 308 USA English
390 Brest, Martin 5 1983 940 USA English
391 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 508 Italy Italian
392 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 506 USA English
393 Winterbottom, Michael 15 2002 1556 UK English
394 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 834 USA English
395 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 302 USA English
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