Directors: Background, Origins (Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Writing, Theater, TV)

Research in Progress: October 16, 2021

All Directors (Not only Oscar Winners and Nominees)

Directors: Origins–Backgrounds–Where They Came From

Avenue to Directing

Up the Ranks (Studio)

Contract Directors

Tetzlaff, Ted, 1903

Ulmer, Edgar G., 1900

 

Actors:

Beatty, Warren

Clooney, George

Costner, Kevin

Eastwood, Clint

Hanks, Tom

Marshall, Penny

Nicholson, Jack

Penn, Sean

Redford, Robert

Reiner, Bob

Robbins, Tim

Streisand, Barbra

 

Cinematography:

Mate, Rudolph

Menges, Chris; More distinguished as cameraman; minor director with the exception of DOA

Director of World Apart

 

Critics:

Bogdanovich, Peter

Hanson, Curtis

Lurie, Rod

Schrader, Paul

 

French New Wave

Assayas, Olivier

Techine, Andre

 

Editing:

Dmytryk, Edward

Stevens, George

Zinnemann, Fred

 

Producers:

Winkler, Irwin (Scorsese’s producer)

Zugsmith, Albert, 1910

 

Theater

Cukor, George

Mamoulian, Rouben

Minnelli, Vincente

TV

Frankenheimer, John

Frears, Stephen (British)

Lumet, Sidney

Mann, Michael

Ritchie, Michael

Marshall, George

Schaffner, Franklin

Writing:

Mankiewicz, Joseph L.

O’Russell, David O.

Payne, Alexander

Rossen, Robert

Seaton, George

Sturges, Preston

Towne, Robert

Wilder, Billy