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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 21 USA English
4 Cukor, George 38 1946 31 USA English
5 Scorsese, Martin 26 1990 18 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 44 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 28 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 42 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 71 USA English
10 Huston, John 30 1961 58 USA English
11 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 81 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 6 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 16 France French
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 26 Germany German
17 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 8 USA English
18 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 5 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 124 USA English
23 Capra, Frank 28 1939 48 USA English
24 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 3 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 34 USA English
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 16 1954 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 136 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 90 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 194 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 208 UK English
32 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 13 USA English
33 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 107 USA English
34 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 109 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 31 USA English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 152 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 31 USA English
38 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 27 USA English
39 Wise, Robert 19 1959 82 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 25 1935 104 USA English
43 Eastwood, Clint 26 1994 66 USA English
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
45 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 45 India Bengali
46 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 159 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. 43 1913 166 USA English
51 Reed, Carol 16 1950 79 UK English
52 King, Henry 30 1942 599 USA English
53 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 211 USA English
54 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 35 USA English
55 Forman, Milos 10 1980 53 USA English
56 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 208 UK English
57 Scott, Ridley 15 1997 98 USA English
58 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 134 Poland French
59 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 122 France French
60 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 263 USA English
61 Herzog, Werner 21 1992 52 West Germany German
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 29 Italy Italian
63 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 213 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 242 USA English
67 Almodóvar, Pedro 14 1996 133 Spain Spanish
68 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 10 USA English
69 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 113 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 173 France French
71 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 100 Japan Japanese
72 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
73 Lee, Ang 10 2000 140 USA English
74 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 63 Germany German
75 Lynch, David 10 1989 143 USA English
76 Wood, Sam 17 1936 339 USA English
77 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 129 UK English
78 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 242 USA English
79 Wenders, Wim 13 1988 54 West Germany German
80 Tarantino, Quentin 9 2002 11 USA English
81 Weir, Peter 13 1987 490 USA English
82 Jackson, Peter 10 2004 146 New Zealand English
83 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 298 West Germany German
84 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 80 Italy Italian
85 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 38 Japan Japanese
86 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 261 UK English
87 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 271 France French
88 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 135 Denmark Danish
89 Whale, James 10 1933 96 USA English
90 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 78 USA English
91 Clair, René 16 1936 277 France French
92 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 302 France French
93 Cameron, James 9 1994 168 USA English
94 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 207 USA English
95 Siegel, Don 13 1967 147 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 138 France French
97 Demme, Jonathan 15 1991 67 USA English
98 unknown 96 1888 2356 USA English
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99 Frears, Stephen 16 1997 311 UK English
100 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 251 USA English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 306 USA English
102 Lucas, George 7 1984 17 USA English
103 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 239 USA English
104 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 149 Soviet Union Russian
105 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 585 USA English
106 Malick, Terrence 6 1996 202 USA English
107 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 604 USA English
108 Clément, René 10 1954 89 France French
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 148 Italy English
110 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 212 USA English
111 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 85 Poland Polish
112 Dieterle, William 14 1939 307 USA English
113 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
114 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 949 USA English
115 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 367 USA English
116 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 409 Denmark English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 73 France French
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 893 USA English
119 Lee, Spike 16 1997 70 USA English
120 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
121 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 491 USA English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 346 USA English
122 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 221 France French
123 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 188 USA English
124 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 89 France French
125 Zemeckis, Robert 13 1996 343 USA English
126 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 88 USA English
127 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 301 USA English
128 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 450 USA English
129 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 209 UK English
130 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 128 USA English
131 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 549 France French
132 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
133 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 126 UK English
134 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 252 USA English
135 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 365 USA English
136 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 612 USA English
137 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 151 USA English
138 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 197 USA English
139 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 139 France French
140 Boorman, John 8 1982 185 USA English
141 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 188 USA English
142 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1072 USA English
143 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 598 USA English
144 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 292 UK English
145 Friedkin, William 8 1987 110 USA English
146 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 322 USA English
147 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 799 USA English
148 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 273 USA English
149 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 440 USA English
150 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 608 USA English
151 Fincher, David 9 2004 506 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
155 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 503 UK English
156 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 92 USA English
157 Keighley, William 10 1938 106 USA English
158 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 270 USA English
159 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 300 USA English
160 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 112 USA English
161 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 273 USA English
162 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 294 USA English
163 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 377 USA English
164 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 524 Austria French
165 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 184 Hong Kong Cantonese
166 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 372 USA English
167 Sturges, John 9 1963 321 USA English
168 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 637 USA English
169 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 334 USA English
170 Mann, Michael 10 1995 331 USA English
171 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 210 USA English
172 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 171 USA English
173 Ivory, James 8 1985 315 UK English
174 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 467 Iran Persian
175 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 158 UK English
176 Hand, David 4 1937 84 USA English
177 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 704 USA English
178 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 474 USA English
179 Yates, Peter 6 1976 455 USA English
180 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 223 Japan Japanese
181 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 108 France French
182 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 630 USA English
183 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 290 USA English
184 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 665 France French
185 Algar, James 11 1954 273 USA English
186 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 296 USA English
187 McLeod, Norman Z. 8 1936 434 USA English
188 Cromwell, John 16 1941 656 USA English
189 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 233 USA English
190 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 76 Soviet Union Russian
191 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 317 UK English
192 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 241 Germany German
193 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 266 UK English
194 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 360 USA English
195 Loach, Ken 18 1990 441 UK English
196 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 512 UK English
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197 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 591 USA English
198 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 432 Germany German
199 Benton, Robert 6 1984 252 USA English
200 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 59 USA English
201 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 705 Netherlands Dutch
202 Howard, Ron 11 1997 592 USA English
203 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 291 UK English
204 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 132 USA Spanish
205 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 164 Italy Italian
206 Jordan, Neil 9 1998 288 UK English
207 Robson, Mark 17 1954 1152 USA English
208 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 56 USA English
208 Parker, Alan 11 1985 913 USA English
209 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 628 USA English
210 Sayles, John 15 1992 818 USA English
211 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 469 UK English
212 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1260 USA English
213 Mendes, Sam 6 2005 119 USA English
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 314 France French
214 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 226 France French
215 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 5 2006 422 USA English
216 Apted, Michael 18 1990 551 UK English
217 Berri, Claude 5 1985 379 France French
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 376 USA English
219 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 263 USA English
220 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 601 UK English
221 Romero, George A. 8 1989 280 USA English
222 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 443 UK English
223 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 443 UK English
224 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 780 USA English
225 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 728 Australia English
226 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 382 France French
227 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 59 USA English
228 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 304 USA English
229 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 156 USA English
230 Browning, Tod 8 1930 398 USA English
231 Lang, Walter 14 1949 907 USA English
232 Burton, Tim 13 2000 1064 USA English
233 Russell, David O. 7 2004 584 USA English
234 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 557 USA English
235 Lasseter, John 7 1997 275 USA English
236 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 322 USA English
237 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 391 UK English
238 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 603 USA English
239 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 752 USA English
240 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 802 UK English
241 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 273 USA English
242 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 964 USA English
243 Newell, Mike 8 1996 657 UK English
244 Campion, Jane 9 1991 144 Australia English
245 Sidney, George 18 1954 1380 USA English
246 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 269 France French
247 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 355 USA English
248 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 385 UK English
249 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 534 USA English
250 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1129 USA English
251 Stevenson, Robert 14 1954 521 USA English
252 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1079 USA English
253 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 191 Italy Italian
254 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 877 Belgium French
254 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 877 Belgium French
255 Marshall, George 12 1943 515 USA English
256 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 777 France French
257 Morris, Errol 9 1998 653 USA English
258 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 231 USA English
259 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 408 UK English
260 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 363 UK English
261 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 371 USA English
262 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 602 USA English
263 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 121 USA English
264 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 228 USA English
265 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 522 USA English
266 Gance, Abel 6 1929 262 France French
267 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 176 UK English
268 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 137 China Mandarin
269 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 418 Canada English
270 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 305 USA English
271 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 443 UK English
272 Miller, George 9 1990 590 Australia English
273 Redford, Robert 7 1994 423 USA English
274 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 344 USA English
275 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1036 USA English
276 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 437 Canada French
277 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 279 USA English
278 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 753 USA English
279 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1125 France French
280 Singer, Bryan 7 2003 319 USA English
281 Badham, John 6 1983 193 USA English
282 Moore, Michael 6 2001 817 USA English
283 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 514 Japan Japanese
284 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1432 USA English
285 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 958 USA English
286 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 980 USA English
287 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 109 USA English
288 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 792 USA English
289 Zucker, David 5 1984 279 USA English
290 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 253 USA English
291 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1211 France French
292 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 116 Italy French
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293 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 308 USA English
294 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 123 Spain Spanish
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 568 USA English
296 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 608 USA English
297 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 154 USA Portuguese
298 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 546 USA English
299 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 729 France French
300 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 196 Czechoslovakia Czech
301 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 687 Italy English
302 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 935 France Russian
303 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 844 USA English
304 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 82 USA English
305 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 163 USA English
306 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1156 USA English
307 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 583 USA English
308 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 765 France French
309 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 771 USA English
310 Seaton, George 7 1957 750 USA English
311 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 528 USA English
312 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 473 Australia English
313 Boulting, John 5 1952 808 UK English
313 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1311 Italy Italian
314 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 438 West Germany German
315 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 227 USA Spanish
316 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 853 USA English
317 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 413 USA English
318 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 353 Soviet Union Russian
319 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 523 USA English
320 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1234 USA English
321 Jones, Terry 4 1981 581 UK English
322 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 125 USA English
323 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 347 USA English
324 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1116 USA English
325 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 567 Spain Spanish
326 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 284 West Germany German
327 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 992 UK English
328 Landis, John 7 1980 812 USA English
329 Salles, Walter 4 2002 466 France Portuguese
330 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 460 USA English
331 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 822 Australia English
332 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 966 USA English
333 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 1106 Finland Finnish
334 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 234 Denmark Danish
335 Porter, Edwin S. 15 1904 1176 USA English
336 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 561 Ireland English
337 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 214 Soviet Union Russian
338 Forster, Marc 8 2005 727 USA English
339 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 467 USA English
340 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 414 Brazil Portuguese
341 Audiard, Jacques 5 2004 508 France French
342 Madden, John 4 2002 351 USA English
343 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 961 USA English
344 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 869 USA English
345 Yang, Edward 4 1993 366 Taiwan Mandarin
346 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 761 USA English
347 Nair, Mira 6 2000 668 India Hindi
348 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1260 UK English
349 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 519 Italy Italian
350 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 279 USA English
351 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 876 USA English
352 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1710 USA English
353 Szabó, István 6 1987 600 Hungary Hungarian
354 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 688 UK English
355 Russell, Ken 5 1973 711 UK English
356 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 853 USA English
357 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 154 Brazil Portuguese
358 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1023 France French
359 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 639 USA English
360 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1479 UK English
361 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 350 USA English
362 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 232 USA English
363 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1084 Australia English
364 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 489 UK English
365 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1425 USA English
366 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 201 UK English
367 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 633 Soviet Union Ukrainian
368 Branagh, Kenneth 7 1996 841 UK English
369 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1570 USA English
370 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 715 USA English
371 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 508 France French
372 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 566 USA English
373 Woo, John 5 1997 799 Hong Kong Cantonese
374 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 792 USA English
375 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 680 USA English
376 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 731 USA English
377 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1291 USA English
378 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 320 USA English
379 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 798 USA English
380 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 736 USA English
381 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 342 UK English
382 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1161 Taiwan Mandarin
383 Horne, James W. 5 1931 795 USA English
384 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1404 USA English
385 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 374 USA English
386 Maysles, David 3 1971 731 USA English
387 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1134 France French
388 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 392 USA English
389 Donner, Richard 9 1989 788 UK English
390 Brest, Martin 5 1983 996 USA English
391 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1194 Soviet Union Russian
392 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 937 Japan Japanese
393 Bird, Brad 4 2005 1236 USA English
394 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 278 France English
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