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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 30 USA English
5 Scorsese, Martin 26 1990 18 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 43 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 28 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 41 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 70 USA English
10 Huston, John 30 1961 57 USA English
11 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 86 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 6 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 16 France French
15 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
16 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
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 123 USA English
23 Capra, Frank 28 1939 47 USA English
24 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 3 USA English
25 Altman, Robert 25 1984 48 USA English
26 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 33 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 16 1954 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 136 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 192 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 234 UK English
32 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 13 USA English
33 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 105 USA English
34 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 108 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 30 USA English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 152 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 30 USA English
38 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 26 USA English
39 Wise, Robert 19 1959 80 USA English
40 Coen, Ethan 16 1999 71 USA English
40 Coen, Joel 16 1999 71 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 114 France French
42 Eastwood, Clint 26 1994 65 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 25 1935 102 USA English
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
45 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 44 India Bengali
46 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 160 Italy Italian
47 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 2 Italy Italian
48 Antonioni, Michelangelo 9 1962 49 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 96 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 43 1913 166 USA English
51 King, Henry 30 1942 596 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
53 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 207 USA English
54 Forman, Milos 10 1980 52 USA English
55 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 34 USA English
56 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 234 UK English
57 Scott, Ridley 15 1997 97 USA English
58 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 134 Poland French
59 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 121 France French
60 Herzog, Werner 21 1992 51 West Germany German
61 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 260 USA English
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 29 Italy Italian
63 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 209 USA English
64 Zhang, Yimou 13 1997 42 China Mandarin
65 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 74 Soviet Union Russian
66 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 261 USA English
67 Almodóvar, Pedro 14 1996 133 Spain Spanish
68 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 10 USA English
69 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 112 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 173 France French
71 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 99 Japan Japanese
72 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 46 USA English
73 Lee, Ang 10 2000 140 USA English
74 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 62 Germany German
75 Lynch, David 10 1989 143 USA English
76 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 129 UK English
77 Wood, Sam 16 1936 335 USA English
78 Wenders, Wim 13 1988 53 West Germany German
79 Tarantino, Quentin 9 2002 11 USA English
80 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 261 USA English
81 Weir, Peter 13 1987 486 USA English
82 Jackson, Peter 10 2004 146 New Zealand English
83 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 296 West Germany German
84 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 79 Italy Italian
85 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 37 Japan Japanese
86 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 258 UK English
87 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 268 France French
88 Whale, James 10 1933 95 USA English
89 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 135 Denmark Danish
90 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
91 Clair, René 16 1936 275 France French
92 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 300 France French
93 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 204 USA English
94 Cameron, James 9 1994 168 USA English
95 Siegel, Don 13 1967 147 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 138 France French
97 Demme, Jonathan 15 1991 66 USA English
98 unknown 96 1888 2369 USA English
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99 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 246 USA English
100 Frears, Stephen 16 1997 309 UK English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
102 Lucas, George 7 1984 17 USA English
103 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 237 USA English
104 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 149 Soviet Union Russian
105 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 582 USA English
106 Malick, Terrence 6 1996 201 USA English
107 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 600 USA English
108 Clément, René 10 1954 88 France French
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 148 Italy English
110 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 208 USA English
111 Dieterle, William 14 1939 303 USA English
112 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 83 Poland Polish
113 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
114 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 362 USA English
115 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 406 Denmark English
116 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 939 USA English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 72 France French
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 883 USA English
119 Lee, Spike 16 1997 69 USA English
120 Lester, Richard 13 1970 94 UK English
121 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 487 USA English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 341 USA English
122 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 217 France French
123 Luske, Hamilton 12 1951 186 USA English
124 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 88 France French
125 Zemeckis, Robert 13 1996 339 USA English
126 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
127 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 299 USA English
128 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 447 USA English
129 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 206 UK English
130 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 128 USA English
131 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 548 France French
132 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
133 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 125 UK English
134 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 249 USA English
135 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 360 USA English
136 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 608 USA English
137 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 151 USA English
138 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 195 USA English
139 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 139 France French
140 Boorman, John 8 1982 183 USA English
141 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 186 USA English
142 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 595 USA English
143 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 290 UK English
144 Friedkin, William 8 1987 109 USA English
145 Jackson, Wilfred 12 1946 319 USA English
146 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1153 USA English
147 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 796 USA English
148 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 270 USA English
149 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 437 USA English
150 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 604 USA English
151 Fincher, David 9 2004 502 USA English
152 Conway, Jack 14 1935 538 USA English
153 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 674 USA English
154 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 116 USA English
155 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 499 UK English
156 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 91 USA English
157 Keighley, William 10 1938 104 USA English
158 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 267 USA English
159 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 298 USA English
160 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 111 USA English
161 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 270 USA English
162 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 373 USA English
163 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 523 Austria French
164 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 182 Hong Kong Cantonese
165 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 292 USA English
166 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 368 USA English
167 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 205 USA English
167 Sturges, John 9 1963 318 USA English
168 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 634 USA English
169 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 330 USA English
170 Mann, Michael 10 1995 327 USA English
171 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 171 USA English
172 Ivory, James 8 1985 313 UK English
173 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
174 Hand, David 4 1937 81 USA English
175 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 158 UK English
176 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 699 USA English
177 Yates, Peter 6 1976 452 USA English
178 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 219 Japan Japanese
179 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 107 France French
180 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 627 USA English
181 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 512 USA English
182 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 287 USA English
183 Tavernier, Bertrand 13 1992 663 France French
184 Algar, James 11 1954 270 USA English
185 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 294 USA English
186 McLeod, Norman Z. 8 1936 431 USA English
187 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 230 USA English
188 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 74 Soviet Union Russian
189 Cromwell, John 16 1941 654 USA English
190 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 314 UK English
191 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 239 Germany German
192 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 355 USA English
193 Loach, Ken 18 1990 438 UK English
194 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 508 UK English
195 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 429 Germany German
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196 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 289 UK English
197 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 58 USA English
198 Benton, Robert 6 1984 249 USA English
199 Verhoeven, Paul 8 1988 700 Netherlands Dutch
200 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 644 USA English
201 Howard, Ron 11 1997 588 USA English
202 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 288 UK English
203 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 132 USA Spanish
204 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 164 Italy Italian
205 Jordan, Neil 9 1998 285 UK English
206 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 55 USA English
206 Parker, Alan 11 1985 911 USA English
207 Linklater, Richard 15 2002 625 USA English
208 Sayles, John 15 1992 815 USA English
209 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 464 UK English
210 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1256 USA English
211 Mendes, Sam 6 2005 118 USA English
212 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 312 France French
212 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 223 France French
213 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 5 2006 421 USA English
214 Robson, Mark 17 1954 1155 USA English
215 Apted, Michael 18 1990 550 UK English
216 Berri, Claude 5 1985 375 France French
217 Carpenter, John 10 1984 372 USA English
218 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 260 USA English
219 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 598 UK English
220 Romero, George A. 8 1989 278 USA English
221 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 440 UK English
222 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 440 UK English
223 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 776 USA English
224 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 302 USA English
225 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 723 Australia English
226 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 58 USA English
227 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 378 France French
228 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 156 USA English
229 Browning, Tod 8 1930 395 USA English
230 Burton, Tim 13 2000 1066 USA English
231 Lang, Walter 14 1949 905 USA English
232 Russell, David O. 7 2004 581 USA English
233 Jarmusch, Jim 7 1994 556 USA English
234 Lasseter, John 7 1997 272 USA English
235 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 319 USA English
236 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 748 USA English
237 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 591 USA English
238 Boyle, Danny 6 2002 387 UK English
239 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 799 UK English
240 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 270 USA English
241 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 960 USA English
242 Newell, Mike 8 1996 655 UK English
243 Campion, Jane 9 1991 144 Australia English
244 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 266 France French
245 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 350 USA English
246 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 381 UK English
247 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 533 USA English
248 Sidney, George 18 1954 1380 USA English
249 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1130 USA English
250 Stevenson, Robert 14 1954 520 USA English
251 Tornatore, Giuseppe 6 2001 189 Italy Italian
252 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 875 Belgium French
252 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 875 Belgium French
253 Marshall, George 12 1943 513 USA English
254 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 773 France French
255 Morris, Errol 9 1998 651 USA English
256 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 228 USA English
257 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 405 UK English
258 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1079 USA English
259 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 358 UK English
260 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 367 USA English
261 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 599 USA English
262 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 120 USA English
263 Beatty, Warren 4 1986 225 USA English
264 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 521 USA English
265 Gance, Abel 6 1929 259 France French
266 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 176 UK English
267 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 137 China Mandarin
268 Egoyan, Atom 11 1995 417 Canada English
269 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 440 UK English
270 Miller, George 9 1990 587 Australia English
271 Redford, Robert 7 1994 422 USA English
272 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 304 USA English
273 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 340 USA English
274 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1035 USA English
275 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 434 Canada French
276 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 277 USA English
277 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 749 USA English
278 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1125 France French
279 Singer, Bryan 7 2003 316 USA English
280 Badham, John 6 1983 191 USA English
281 Moore, Michael 6 2001 814 USA English
282 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 510 Japan Japanese
283 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1433 USA English
284 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 977 USA English
285 Bruckman, Clyde 3 1930 108 USA English
286 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 789 USA English
287 Zucker, David 5 1984 277 USA English
288 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 250 USA English
289 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1208 France French
290 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 1052 USA English
291 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 542 USA English
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292 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 115 Italy French
293 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 307 USA English
294 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 122 Spain Spanish
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 567 USA English
296 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 604 USA English
297 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 154 USA Portuguese
298 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 725 France French
299 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 194 Czechoslovakia Czech
300 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 683 Italy English
301 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 932 France Russian
302 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 842 USA English
303 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 80 USA English
304 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 163 USA English
305 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1158 USA English
306 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 761 France French
307 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 767 USA English
308 Haynes, Todd 7 1998 527 USA English
309 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 470 Australia English
310 Vidor, Charles 7 1949 580 USA English
311 Boulting, John 5 1952 805 UK English
311 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1309 Italy Italian
312 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 435 West Germany German
313 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 845 USA English
314 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 224 USA Spanish
315 Seaton, George 7 1957 827 USA English
316 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 410 USA English
317 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 511 USA English
318 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 348 Soviet Union Russian
319 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1232 USA English
320 Jones, Terry 4 1981 578 UK English
321 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 124 USA English
322 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 342 USA English
323 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1117 USA English
324 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 566 Spain Spanish
325 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 281 West Germany German
326 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 989 UK English
327 Landis, John 7 1980 809 USA English
328 Salles, Walter 4 2002 463 France Portuguese
329 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 457 USA English
330 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 819 Australia English
331 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 962 USA English
332 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 1107 Finland Finnish
333 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 231 Denmark Danish
334 Porter, Edwin S. 15 1904 1176 USA English
335 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 559 Ireland English
336 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 211 Soviet Union Russian
337 Forster, Marc 8 2005 722 USA English
338 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 465 USA English
339 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 411 Brazil Portuguese
340 Audiard, Jacques 5 2004 504 France French
341 Madden, John 4 2002 346 USA English
342 Greengrass, Paul 6 2007 958 USA English
343 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 867 USA English
344 Yang, Edward 4 1993 361 Taiwan Mandarin
345 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 757 USA English
346 Nair, Mira 6 2000 666 India Hindi
347 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1256 UK English
348 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 518 Italy Italian
349 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1710 USA English
350 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 277 USA English
351 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 874 USA English
352 Szabó, István 6 1987 597 Hungary Hungarian
353 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 845 USA English
354 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 684 UK English
355 Russell, Ken 5 1973 706 UK English
356 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 154 Brazil Portuguese
357 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1022 France French
358 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1478 UK English
359 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 345 USA English
360 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 229 USA English
361 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1084 Australia English
362 Hooper, Tom 4 2009 485 UK English
363 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1425 USA English
364 Garnett, Tay 9 1940 636 USA English
365 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 200 UK English
366 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 630 Soviet Union Ukrainian
367 Branagh, Kenneth 7 1996 839 UK English
368 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1569 USA English
369 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 710 USA English
370 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 504 France French
371 Gibson, Mel 3 2001 565 USA English
372 Woo, John 5 1997 796 Hong Kong Cantonese
373 Stanton, Andrew 4 2005 789 USA English
374 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 672 USA English
375 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 727 USA English
376 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1289 USA English
377 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 317 USA English
378 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 795 USA English
379 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 732 USA English
380 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 338 UK English
381 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1163 Taiwan Mandarin
382 Horne, James W. 5 1931 792 USA English
383 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1404 USA English
384 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 370 USA English
385 Maysles, David 3 1971 727 USA English
386 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1135 France French
387 Coppola, Sofia 4 2004 388 USA English
388 Donner, Richard 9 1989 784 UK English
389 Brest, Martin 5 1983 993 USA English
390 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1193 Soviet Union Russian
391 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 934 Japan Japanese
392 Bird, Brad 4 2005 1234 USA English
393 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 276 France English
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