Oscar Directors: Winner and Nominees, 1927-Present, Age of First Film, Age of First Nomination, Gap between First Film and First Nomination

September 17, 2020

Oscar Directors: Winner and Nominees, 1927-Present

Age of First Film, Age of First Nomination, Gap between First Film and First Nomination (in Years)

A (12 directors)

Abrahamson, Lenny, 38, 50, 12

Allen, Woody, 34, 42, 8

Almodovar, Pedro (Spanish), 31, 53, 22

Altman, Robert, 32, 45, 13

Anderson, Michael (UK), 29, 36, 7

Anderson, Paul Thomas, 26, 37, 11

Anderson, Wes, 26, 45, 19

Antonioni, Michelangelo (Italian for English-speaking film), 38, 54, 16

Aronofsky, Darren, 29, 41, 12

Ashby, Hal, 41, 47, 6

Attenborough, Richard (UK), 46, 59, 13

Avildsen, John G., 35, 44, 9

 

B (21 directors)

Babenco, Hector (Brazil for English-speaking)

Barrymore, Lionel

Beatty, Warren

Beaumont, Harry

Benigni, Roberto (Italian for Italian)

Benton Robert

Beresford, Bruce

Bergman, Ingmar (Swedish for Swedish)

Bertolucci, Bernardo (Italian for English)

Bigelow, Kathryn

Bogdanovich, Peter

Bong, Joon-ho, Korean (Korean for Korean)

Boorman, John, UK.

Borzage, Frank

Branagh, Kenneth, UK

Brenon, Herbert

Brest, Martin

Brooks, James L.

Brooks, Richard

Brown, Clarence

Bush, Richard

 

C (22 directors)

Cacoyannis, Michael, Greek for English

Cameron, James

Campion, Jane, Australian

Capra, Frank

Cardiff, Jack, UK

Cassavetes, John

Cattaneo, Peter, UK

Chaplin, Charles

Chazelle, Damien

Cimino, Michael

Clayton, Jack, UK

Clooney, George

Coen, Ethan

Coen, Joel

Coppola, Francis Ford

Coppola, Sofia

Costner, Kevin

Crichton, Charles

Cuaron, Alfonso, Mexican for English

Cukor, George

Cummings, Irving

Curtiz, Michael

 

D (8)

Daldry, Stephen, UK

Daniels, Lee

Dassin, Jules, US for Greek

Del Toro, Guillermo, Mexican for English

DeMille, Cecil B.

Demme, Jonathan

Dieterle, William

Dmytryk, Edward

 

E (2 directors)

Eastwood, Clint

Egoyan, Atom, Canadian

 

F (12 directors)

Farrow, John

Fellini, Federico, Italian for Italian

Figgis, Mike, UK

Fincher, David

Fleming, Victor

Ford, John

Forman, Milos, Czech

Forster, Marc

Fosse, Bob

Franklin, Sidney

Frears, Stephen, UK

Friedkin, William

 

G (7 directors)

Gavras-Costa, Greek for French

Germi, Pietro, Italian for Italian

Gerwig, Greta, woman

Gibson, Mel, Australian

Gilroy, Tony

Glenville, Peter, UK

Greengrass, Paul, Irish

 

H (17)

Hackford, Taylor

Haggis, Paul

Hall, Alexander

Hallstrom, Lasse

Haneke, Michael

Hanson, Curtis

Harvey, Anthony

Hathaway, Henry

Hawks, Howard

Hicks, Scott

Hill, George Roy

Hiller, Arthur

Hitchcock, Alfred

Hooper, Tom

Howard, Ron

Hudson, Hugh

Huston, John

 

I (1)

Ivory, James

 

J (6)

Jackson, Peter

Jaffe, Roland

Jenkins, Barry

Jewison, Norman

Jonze, Spike

Jordan, Neil

 

K (7)

Kazan, Elia

Kieslowski, Krzystor

King, Henry

Koster, Henry

Kramer, Stanley

Kubrick, Stanley

Kurosawa, Akira

 

L (21)

La Cava, Gregory

Lang, Walter

Lanthymos, Yorgos

Lean, David

Lee, Spike

Lee, Ang

Leigh, Mike

Lelouch, Claude

Leonard, Robert Z.

LeRoy, Mervyn

Levinson, Barry

Linklater, Richard

Litvak, Anatole

Lloyd, Frank

Logan, Joshua

Lonergan, Kenneth

Lubitsch, Ernst

Lucas, George

Lumet, Sidney

Lynch, David

Lyne, Adrian

 

M (20)

McCarey, Leo

McCarthy, Tom

McKay, Adam

McQueen, Steve

Madden, John

Malick, Terrence

Malle, Louis

Mankiewicz, Joseph L.

Mann, Delbert

Mann, Michael

Marshall, Rob

Mendes, Sam

Mereilles, Fernando

Milestone, Lewis

Miller, Bennett

Miller, George

Minghella, Anthony

Minnelli, Vincente

Molinaro, Eduard

Mulligan, Robert

 

N (4)

Negulesco, Jean

Nichols, Mike

Nolan, Christopher

Noonan, Chris

 

O (1)

Olivier, Laurence

 

P (13)

Pakula, Alan J.

Parker, Alan

Paulikowski, Pawell

Payne, Alexander

Peele, Jordan

Penn, Arthur

Perry, Frank

Peterssen, Wolfgang

Phillips, Todd

Polanski, Roman

Pollack, Sydney

Pontecorvio, Gillo

Preminger, Otto

 

R (16)

Radford, Michael

Redford, Robert

Reed, Carol

Reitman, Jason

Renoir, Jean

Richardson, Tony

Ritt, Martin

Robbins, Jerome

Robbins, Tim

Robson, Mark

Ross, Herbert

Rossen, Robert

Ruggles, Wesley

Russell, Ken

Russell, David O.

Rydell, Mark

 

S (19)

Schafflner, Franklin

Schertzinger, Victor

Schlesinger, John

Schnabel, Julian

Schroeder, Barbet

Scorsese, Martin

Scott, Ridley

Seaton, George

Sheridan, Jim

Shyamalan, M. Night

Singleton, John

Siodmak, Robert

Soderbergh, Steven

Spielberg, Steven

Sternberg, Josef von

Stevens, George

Stevenson, Robert

Stone, Oliver

Sturges, John

 

T (7)

Tarantino, Quentim

Taurog, Norman

Teshigahara, Hiroshi

Thompson, Lee J.

Troell, Jan

Truffaut, Francois

Tyldun, Morten

 

U

 

V (4)

Van Dyke, W. S.

Van Sant, Gus

Vidor, King

Villeneuve, Denis

 

W (10)

Walters, Charles

Weir, Peter

Welles, Orson

Wellman, William A.

Wertmueller, Lina

Wilde, Ted

Wilder, Billy

Wise, Robert

Wood, Sam

Wyler, William

 

Y

Yates, Peter

 

Z (4)

Zeffirelli, Franco

Zeitlin, Benh

Zemeckis, Robert

Zinnemann, Fred