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1829 Hanks, Tom 0 0 0
1829 Porter, Edwin S. 0 0 0
1829 Straub, Jean-Marie 0 0 0
1829 Hranitzky, Ágnes 0 0 0
1829 Zierra, Tony 0 0 0
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 3 France French
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
1 Hitchcock, Alfred 46 1945 5 USA English
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 6 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
108 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 10 USA English
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
18 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 13 USA English
69 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 15 France French
19 Godard, Jean-Luc 36 1978 16 France French
4 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 17 USA English
68 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 18 USA English
32 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
77 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
20 Allen, Woody 35 1990 21 USA English
104 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1995 24 USA English
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
63 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
39 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 36 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
45 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 45 Italy Italian
66 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
76 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
46 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 48 India Bengali
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 51 USA English
60 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
209 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
78 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
205 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
230 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
72 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
11 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
187 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
41 Eastwood, Clint 29 1996 69 USA English
98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
100 Lee, Spike 18 1999 73 USA English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 75 USA English
38 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 76 USA English
38 Coen, Joel 18 2001 76 USA English
89 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
40 Wise, Robert 19 1959 83 USA English
304 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 83 USA English
172 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 84 France French
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 85 USA English
75 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 88 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
185 Hand, David 4 1937 92 USA English
126 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
49 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 96 USA English
112 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
129 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 99 France French
33 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
281 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 USA English
164 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
288 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
88 Whale, James 11 1934 104 USA English
81 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 USA English
316 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
293 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 115 Spain Spanish
167 Keighley, William 10 1938 116 USA English
153 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
166 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 118 USA English
53 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 120 France French
158 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 121 USA English
270 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
71 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
42 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
179 Mendes, Sam 8 2008 127 USA English
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79 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
137 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
74 Lee, Ang 11 2002 130 USA English
299 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 131 Soviet Union Russian
155 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
73 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
61 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 139 Poland French
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 16 1998 140 Spain Spanish
131 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
279 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 143 USA Portuguese
354 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 143 Brazil Portuguese
152 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
278 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
248 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 149 USA English
145 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 152 Italy English
93 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 154 USA English
85 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 159 New Zealand English
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 160 USA English
204 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 161 Italy Italian
142 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 163 USA English
182 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 164 UK English
47 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 165 Italy Italian
233 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 166 USA English
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 167 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 169 USA English
312 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 170 USA English
171 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 174 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 175 France French
173 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 183 Japan Japanese
306 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
276 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
239 del Toro, Guillermo 9 2004 193 USA Spanish
102 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
140 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
127 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
143 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 200 USA English
212 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
308 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 205 Czechoslovakia Czech
292 Badham, John 6 1983 209 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 211 UK English
54 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 211 UK English
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 212 USA English
130 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 216 UK English
361 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 219 USA English
378 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 220 UK English
259 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 222 USA English
124 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 223 France French
195 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 225 USA English
95 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 227 USA English
176 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 229 USA English
56 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 231 USA English
65 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 233 USA English
344 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 234 Denmark Danish
388 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
197 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
271 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 239 USA English
105 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 244 USA English
67 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
82 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
272 Gance, Abel 6 1929 249 France French
103 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
208 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
301 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 258 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
62 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
221 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
144 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
198 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 271 UK English
188 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
418 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 274 France French
258 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
156 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 277 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 279 France French
224 Romero, George A. 8 1989 281 USA English
151 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 284 USA English
162 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 284 USA English
170 Sturges, John 9 1963 284 USA English
191 Algar, James 11 1954 284 USA English
250 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 284 USA English
422 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 284 USA English
433 Heid, Graham 1 1942 284 USA English
433 Wright, Norman 1 1942 284 USA English
211 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 285 UK English
121 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 288 USA English
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 289 France French
94 Clair, René 16 1936 290 France French
287 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 291 USA English
300 Zucker, David 5 1984 291 USA English
359 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 291 USA English
321 Petersen, Wolfgang 6 1993 295 West Germany German
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210 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 296 UK English
192 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 297 USA English
318 Yang, Edward 4 1993 298 Taiwan Mandarin
168 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 299 USA English
157 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 300 USA English
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 302 West Germany German
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 303 France French
384 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 304 USA English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 306 UK English
236 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 307 USA English
256 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 308 USA English
280 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
116 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
303 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 311 USA English
421 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 312 USA English
125 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
139 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 320 USA English
238 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 320 USA English
348 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 320 USA English
383 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
181 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
99 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
267 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
429 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 328 USA English
450 Handley, Jim 2 1940 328 USA English
467 Hee, T. 1 1940 328 USA English
114 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 330 USA English
475 Klimov, Elem 1 1985 333 Soviet Union Russian
175 Mann, Michael 10 1995 337 USA English
323 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 340 Soviet Union Russian
377 Coppola, Sofia 5 2007 340 USA English
136 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 341 USA English
165 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 343 USA English
174 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 344 USA English
419 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 345 USA English
419 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 345 USA English
80 Wood, Sam 17 1936 350 USA English
402 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 355 UK English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 356 USA English
335 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 358 USA English
353 Madden, John 4 2002 360 USA English
255 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 365 USA English
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 368 USA English
403 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 371 USA English
200 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 372 USA English
222 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 373 France French
442 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 377 Australia English
269 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 378 UK English
273 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 381 USA English
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
223 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
145 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
263 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
257 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
107 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 394 Denmark English
477 Wiene, Robert 3 1924 395 Germany English
413 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 396 Sweden Swedish
217 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 400 UK English
511 Tandan, Loveleen 1 2008 400 UK English
512 Teshigahara, Hiroshi 1 1964 401 Japan Japanese
458 Polonsky, Abraham 2 1958 403 USA English
381 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
424 Rosenberg, Stuart 5 1973 405 USA English
331 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
228 Browning, Tod 9 1930 408 USA English
309 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
471 Wadleigh, Michael 2 1975 411 USA English
453 Mungiu, Cristian 4 2011 416 Romania English
521 Vasilyev, Dmitri 1 1938 418 Soviet Union Russian
350 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
329 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
180 Loach, Ken 20 1992 424 UK English
416 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 425 USA English
443 Wachowski, Larry 3 2000 425 USA English
265 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
508 Cattaneo, Peter 2 2008 430 UK English
282 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
123 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
186 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
147 Fincher, David 9 2004 434 USA English
341 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
207 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 442 Germany German
423 Burnett, Charles 4 1986 443 USA English
193 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
290 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
150 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
284 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 449 Canada French
325 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
229 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
231 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
275 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
539 Berger, Ludwig 1 1940 453 UK English
539 Whelan, Tim 1 1940 453 UK English
253 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
540 Folman, Ari 1 2008 462 Israel Hebrew
513 Robinson, Phil Alden 2 1995 464 USA English
159 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
189 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
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340 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
451 Tykwer, Tom 5 2005 472 Germany German
339 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
219 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
314 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 478 South Korea Korean
551 Howard, Leslie 1 1938 478 UK English
478 Hirschbiegel, Oliver 3 2004 480 Germany German
243 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
183 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
220 Apted, Michael 19 1992 493 UK English
380 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 501 France French
355 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 502 UK English
138 Nolan, Christopher 10 2007 503 USA English
86 Weir, Peter 13 1987 504 USA English
120 Soderbergh, Steven 18 2005 505 USA English
567 Bondarchuk, Sergei 1 1966 508 Soviet Union Russian
428 James, Steve 4 2005 512 USA English
160 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 514 UK English
202 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 517 UK English
492 Lewis, Joseph H. 2 1952 521 USA English
362 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 523 USA English
296 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 524 Japan Japanese
266 Marshall, George 12 1943 526 USA English
190 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 527 USA English
358 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 529 Italy Italian
275 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 531 USA English
328 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 532 USA English
553 Julian, Rupert 2 1924 532 USA English
581 Gowariker, Ashutosh 1 2001 532 India Hindi
581 Laemmle, Ernst 1 1925 532 USA English
469 McTiernan, John 3 1990 534 USA English
518 Shyamalan, M. Night 3 2004 537 USA English
524 Caro, Marc 2 1993 538 France French
485 Costner, Kevin 2 1996 544 USA English
249 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 547 USA English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 549 USA English
225 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 550 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 551 France French
523 Singleton, John 4 1998 553 USA English
489 Sherman, Lowell 3 1933 554 USA English
430 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 555 Italy Italian
417 Clooney, George 5 2009 557 USA English
307 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 559 USA English
455 Machatý, Gustav 4 1931 559 USA English
146 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 560 USA English
467 Argento, Dario 4 1974 562 Italy English
574 Noonan, Chris 2 2000 565 USA English
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
404 Farhadi, Asghar 3 2013 571 Iran Persian
347 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 572 Ireland English
479 Beineix, Jean-Jacques 2 1983 577 France French
110 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 578 USA English
163 Conway, Jack 14 1935 579 USA English
338 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
599 Hazanavicius, Michel 1 2011 580 France English
337 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
484 Taviani, Paolo 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
484 Taviani, Vittorio 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
432 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 585 USA English
184 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
565 Shelton, Ron 3 1989 591 USA English
611 Benigni, Roberto 1 1997 591 Italy Italian
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 593 USA English
334 Jones, Terry 4 1981 594 UK English
311 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 596 USA English
237 Russell, David O. 8 2005 597 USA English
560 Paronnaud, Vincent 2 2009 600 France French
560 Satrapi, Marjane 2 2009 600 France French
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 601 USA English
215 Miller, George 10 1992 602 Australia English
201 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 604 USA English
440 Kalatozov, Mikhail 3 1963 605 Soviet Union Russian
199 Howard, Ron 14 2000 606 USA English
592 Eustache, Jean 2 1971 608 France French
554 Baker, Roy Ward 3 1959 612 UK English
154 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 615 USA English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 617 USA English
360 Szabó, István 6 1987 618 Hungary Hungarian
226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 620 UK English
415 Cavalcanti, Alberto 3 1944 620 UK English
274 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 621 USA English
366 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 624 Soviet Union Ukrainian
294 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 628 USA English
532 Haggis, Paul 2 2005 639 USA English
411 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 641 Greece Greek
260 Morris, Errol 9 1998 642 USA English
128 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 650 USA English
302 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 651 Italy English
375 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 653 USA English
645 Cissé, Souleymane 1 1987 655 Mali French
501 Hodges, Mike 4 1988 656 UK English
594 Cardiff, Jack 2 1962 656 UK English
556 Adamson, Andrew 3 2004 664 USA English
614 Jenson, Vicky 2 2002 664 USA English
593 Reitz, Edgar 3 1981 667 West Germany German
196 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
252 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
595 Axel, Gabriel 2 1977 674 Denmark Danish
510 August, Bille 4 1994 677 Sweden Danish
466 Itami, Juzo 4 1986 679 Japan Japanese
351 Nair, Mira 7 2002 680 India Hindi
666 Sluizer, George 1 1988 682 Netherlands Dutch
445 McCarthy, Tom 4 2009 684 USA English
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