List of auteurs

List of auteurs

The term auteur (French for "author") is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers, or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable style, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring visual and aesthetic style, or (d) demonstrate any combination of the above. In theory, an auteur's films are identifiable regardless of their genre. The term was first applied in its cinematic sense in François Truffaut's 1954 essay "A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema" (see Auteur theory).

List of auteurs

The following is a list of directors whose status as an auteur is supported by published studies of their body of work.


* Chantal Akerman (1950–). Belgian, makes films in France. [Gwendolen Audrey Foster, ed. "Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman" (Southern Illinois UP, 2003) ]
* Fatih Akin (1973-). Turkish-German director. [cite web | url= | title="Faces for the Festival Future"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Robert Aldrich (1918–1983). American Hollywood director. [Tony Williams, "Body and Soul: The Cinematic Vision of Robert Aldrich" (Scarecrow Press, 2004)]
* Woody Allen (1935–). American independent filmmaker. [Mary P. Nichols, "Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen" (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998)]
* Pedro Almodóvar (1949–). Spanish. [Mark Allinson, "A Spanish Labyrinth: The Films of Pedro Almodovar" (Tauris, 2001)]
* Robert Altman (1925-2006). American. [cite web | url= | title="Auteur Robert Altman Passes Away at 81"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Alejandro Amenábar. Chilean-Spanish. [cite web | url= | title="Also opening this week"| accessdate=2007-09-10]
* Paul Thomas Anderson (1970) American. [cite web | url= | title="Punch Drunk Love: The Budding of an Auteur"| accessdate=2007-01-14]
* Wes Anderson (1969–). American. [cite web | url= | title="Slabaugh on Wes Anderson as Auteur"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Theo Angelopoulos (1936–). Greek. [Andrew Horton. "The Films of Theo Angelopoulos: A Cinema of Contemplation" (Princeton UP, 1999)]
* Hideaki Anno (1960–). Japanese, anime and live action director. [cite web | url= | title="'Opened-up' otaku opens up"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007). Italian, makes film in Europe and the United States. [Peter Brunette, "The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni" (Cambridge UP, 1998)]
* Vicente Aranda (1926–). Spanish.
* G Aravindan (1935–1991). Indian. [cite web | url= | title="Illusion vs reality"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Dario Argento (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007
* Darren Aronofsky (1969) [cite web | url= | title="The Whiz Kid"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
* Fernando Arrabal (1932). Spain. [cite web | url= | title="Press"| accessdate=2007-09-02]
* Dorothy Arzner (1897–1979). American, Hollywood 1920s-30s. [Mayne, Judith. "Directed By Dorothy Arzner", 1994 (Indiana U Press)]
* Hal Ashby (1929–1988). American, worked in Hollywood. [Biskind, Peter. "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls", 1998 (Simon & Schuster)]


* Mario Bava (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007
* Madhur Bhandarkar (1960–). Indian [cite web | url= | title="Review: Corporate"| accessdate=2007-09-10]
* Jean-Jacques Beineix. French [cite web | url= | title="Roselyne et les Lions"| accessdate=2007-09-03]
* Luc Besson (1959–). French. Fact|date=February 2007
* Shyam Benegal (1934–). Indian. [Datta, Sengeeta. "Shyam Benegal (BFI World Directors)", 2003 (BFI)]
* Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007). Swedish. [Jesse Kalin, "The Films of Ingmar Bergman" (Cambridge UP, 2003)]
* Bernardo Bertolucci (1941–) Italian, makes films in Europe and the USA. [Claretta Micheletti Tonetti, "Bernardo Bertolucci: The Cinema of Ambiguity" (Twayne, 1995)]
* Susanne Bier (Denmark) Fact|date=December 2007
* Robert Bresson (1901–1999). French. [Joseph Cunneen, "Robert Bresson: A Spiritual Style in Film" (Continuum, 2004)]
* John Boorman. (1933–). British. Fact|date=February 2007
* Danny Boyle (UK) Fact|date=December 2007
* Jan Bucquoy (1945-). Belgian, maker of cult movies. Fact|date=February 2007
* Luis Buñuel (1900–1983). Spanish, made films in Europe and Mexico. [Gwynne Edwards, "The Discreet Art of Luis Buñuel: A Reading of His Films" (Marion Boyars, 1991)]
* Tim Burton (1958–). American, Hollywood filmmaker. [Alison McMahnan, "The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood" (Continuum, 2005)]
* Leonid Berdichevsky (1945-).


* Silvio Caiozzi (1944–). Chilean. Fact|date=February 2007
* James Cameron (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
* Jane Campion (1954–). New Zealander. [cite web | url= | title="Jane Campion"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Frank Capra (1897–1991). American. [cite web | url= | title="The charm of morality: Frank Capra and his cinema"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Laurent Cantet (France) Fact|date=August 2008
* Marcel Carné (1906–1996). French. [Edward Turk, "Child of Paradise: Marcel Carne and the Golden Age of French Cinema" (Harvard UP, 1989)]
* John Carpenter (USA) Fact|date=December 2007
* John Cassavetes (1929–1989). American, independent filmmaker. [Carney, Ray. "The Films of John Cassavetes", 2005 (Cambridge U Press)]
* Nuri Bilge Ceylan (1959–). Turkish. [cite web | url= | title="Climates"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Youssef Chahine (1926–). Egyptian. [Fawal, Ibrahim. "Youssef Chahine (BFI World Directors)", 2001 (BFI)]
* Claude Chabrol (1930–). French. [Guy Austin, "Claude Chabrol" (Manchester UP, 1999).]
* Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977). British, made films in Hollywood. [Jeffrey Vance, "Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema" (Abrams, 2003)]
* Chen Kaige (1952–). Chinese. [cite web | url= | title="Yellow Earth: An Interview with Chen Kaige"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Stephen Chow (1962-). Hong Kong Chinese. [cite web | url= | title="Kung Fu Hustle (Contemporary World Cinema)"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* René Clair (1898–1981). French. [R.C. Dale, "The Films of René Clair: Exposition and Analysis: Documentation" (Scarecrow, 1986)]
* Larry Clark {1943-). American. [cite web | url= | title="Larry Clark" |]
* Henri-Georges Clouzot (1904–1977). French. [José-Louis Bocquet, "Henri-Georges Clouzot, Cinéaste" (La Sirène, 1993)]
* Jean Cocteau (1889–1963). French. [Dominique Paini, et al. "Cocteau". (Centre Pompidou, 2004)]
* Joel and Ethan Coen (1954–, 1957–). American, independent filmmakers. [Carolyn R. Russell, "The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen." (McFarland, 2001)]
* Francis Ford Coppola (1939-). American, mostly Hollywood [ Jeffrey Chown, "Hollywood Auteur: Francis Coppola." (Praeger Publishers, 1988) ]
* Sofia Coppola (USA) Fact|date=July 2008
* David Cronenberg (1943–). Canadian [William Beard, "The Artist as Monster: The Films of David Cronenberg" (U of Toronto P, 2005).]
* Cameron Crowe (USA) Fact|date=December 2007
*Alfonso Cuarón (1961–). Mexican. [cite web | url= | title="Cuaron on HP3"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
* George Cukor (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
* Michael Curtiz (USA) Fact|date=July 2008


* Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (1951–, 1951–). Belgian. [cite web | url= | title="The Child (L'Enfant)"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Jules Dassin (1911–). American, made films in France after being blacklisted. Fact|date=February 2007
* Terence Davies (1945-). British. [cite web | url= | title="The Knitting Circle: Film"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Jacques Demy (1931–1990). French, key New Wave filmmaker. [cite web | url= | title="Jacquot de Nantes"| accessdate=2007-09-05]
* Vittorio De Sica (1901–1974). Italian, key neorealist filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* Alexander Dovzhenko (1894–1956). Soviet. Fact|date=February 2007
* Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889–1968). Danish. Fact|date=February 2007
* Bruno Dumont (1958–). French. Fact|date=February 2007
* Guru Dutt (1925–1964). Indian. Fact|date=February 2007


* Blake Edwards (1922–). American. Fact|date=February 2007
* Atom Egoyan (1960–). Canadian. [cite web | url= | title="Atom Egoyan"| accessdate=2007-09-09]
* Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948). Soviet. [cite web | url= | title="Eisenstein Collection Volume 1: Strike, Battleship Potemkin"| accessdate=2007-09-09]
* Victor Erice (1940-). Spanish.


* Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982). German, key New Wave filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* Federico Fellini (1920–1993). Italian. Fact|date=February 2007
* Abel Ferrara (USA)
* David Fincher (1962–). American. [ [ Review: Panic Room ] ]
* Victor Fleming (USA) Fact|date=July 2008
* Miloš Forman (1932–). Czech, makes films in Hollywood. Fact|date=February 2007
* John Ford (1894–1973). American. Fact|date=February 2007
*Stephen Frears (1941-). British Fact|date=February 2007
* Lucio Fulci (1927–1996). Italian. Fact|date=February 2007
* Samuel Fuller (1912–1997). American. Fact|date=February 2007


* Abel Gance (1889–1981). French. Fact|date=February 2007
* Costa Gavras (1933–) Greek, makes films in France and the United States. Fact|date=February 2007
* Ritwik Ghatak (1925–1976). Indian, independent Bengali filmmaker. [Hood, John W. "Essential Mystery: The Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema" Orient Longman, 2000] [Ghatak, Ritwik. "Rows and Rows of Fences: Ritwik Ghatak on Cinema", 2000 Seagull Press (posthumous translations)]
* Terry Gilliam (1940–). American born British, makes films in the UK and US. [cite web | url= | title="Gilliam, Terry"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
* Amos Gitai (1950–). Israeli Fact|date=June 2007
* Jean-Luc Godard (1930–). French, key New Wave filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* Noël Godin (1945-). Belgian, independent filmmaker and writer.
* Michel Gondry (1963–). French. Fact|date=February 2007
* Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963–). Mexican. Fact|date=February 2007
* Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941–). Indian, independent filmmaker. [Hood, John W. "Essential Mystery: The Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema" Orient Longman, 2000]
* David Gow, writer/director/producer "Steel Toes", also a playwright and theatre director
* David Gordon Green (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
* Paul Greengrass (UK, makes films in America as well) Fact|date=December 2007
* Peter Greenaway (1942–). British, independent, avant-garde filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* D.W. Griffith (1875–1948). American. [cite web | url= | title="A Conversation with Anthony Slide"| accessdate=2007-09-10]
* Ruy Guerra (1931–). Mozambican, makes films in Brazil. Fact|date=February 2007
* Yilmaz Güney (1937–1984). Turkish. [ [ Yílmaz Güney ] ]
* Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1928–1996). Cuban. [Berthier, Nancy (2005), 'Tomás Gutiérrez Alea et la révolution cubaine', Corlet.]
* Vincent Gallo (1962-). American film actor/director/producer/screenwriter.


* Michael Haneke (1942–). Austrian, makes films in France. [Christian Wessely, "Michael Haneke und seine Filme. Eine Pathologie der Konsumgesellschaft" (Schüren Presseverlag, 2005)]
* Howard Hawks (1896–1977). American. [cite web | url= | title="Auteur Theory and Authorship"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
*Todd Haynes (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
* Werner Herzog (1942–). German, key independent New Wave filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
*Walter Hill (USA)Fact|date=May 2008
* Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980). British, made films in Hollywood. Fact|date=February 2007
* Agnieszka Holland (1948–). Polish. Fact|date=February 2007
* Ishirō Honda (1911–1993). Japan. Fact|date=February 2007
* Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1947–). Taiwanese, key New Wave filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* King Hu (1931–1997). Chinese, made films in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Fact|date=February 2007
* Danièle Huillet (1936–2006). French, collaborated with husband Jean-Marie Straub. Fact|date=February 2007
* John Huston (USA) Fact|date=December 2007


* Kon Ichikawa (1915–). Japanese, postwar New Wave filmmaker. [Quandt, James. "Kon Ichikawa", 1982 (Cinematheque)] [Mellen, Joan. "Waves At Genji's Door: Japan Through Its Cinema", 1976 (Pantheon)]
* Shohei Imamura (1926–2006). Japanese, key New Wave filmmaker. [Quandt, James. "Shohei Imamura", 1982 (Cinematheque)] [Mellen, Joan. "Waves At Genji's Door: Japan Through Its Cinema", 1976 (Pantheon)]
* James Ivory (1928–). American, made films in the UK. Fact|date=February 2007


* Derek Jarman (1942– 1994). English, independent filmmaker, stage designer, artist and writer . Fact|date=June 2007
* Jim Jarmusch (1953–). American, independent filmmaker. [cite web | url= | title="Jim Jarmusch's Dialogue with Martin Scorsese"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
* Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953–). French. Fact|date=February 2007
* Jia Zhangke (1970–). Chinese. Fact|date=February 2007
* Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929–). Chilean, surrealist, makes films in Mexico and France. [cite web | url= | title="Alejandro Jodorowsky"| accessdate=2007-09-10]


*Charlie Kaufman (USA). Writer. Fact|date=August 2008
*Aki Kaurismäki (Finland) Fact|date=February 2007
*Elia Kazan (Turkey, made films in the USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Buster Keaton (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Abbas Kiarostami (1940- ) (Iran) Iranian filmmaker. [Rosenbaum, Jonathan and Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa. "Abbas Kiarostami", 2003 (U of Illinois Press)]
*Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941- 1996) (Poland) Fact|date=February 2007
*Takeshi Kitano (Japan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Masaki Kobayashi (Japan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Andrei Konchalovsky (Soviet Union) Fact|date=February 2007
*Stanley Kubrick (1928 – 1999) (USA)
*Tucker Kujala (USA) Teenaged director. Works primarily in prosumer level DV stock.
*Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) (Japan) Post-war Japanese filmmaker. [Richie, Donald. "The Films Of Akira Kurosawa", 1965 & 2000 (UC Press)] [Prince, Stephen. "The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa", (Princeton)]
*Emir Kusturica (Serbia) Fact|date=February 2007
*Stanley Kwan (Hong Kong) Fact|date=February 2007
*Im Kwon-Taek (South Korea) Fact|date=February 2007


* Fritz Lang (Germany) German and American (Hollywood) filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
* David Lean (UK) Fact|date=February 2007
* Patrice Leconte (France) Fact|date=February 2007
* Ang Lee (Taiwan/USA) Fact|date=November 2007
* Spike Lee (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
* Mike Leigh (United Kingdom) Fact|date=February 2007
* Sergio Leone (Italy) [cite web | url= | title="Conversation: The Sergio Leone Anthology"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
* Jerry Lewis (US) Fact|date=February 2007
* Richard Linklater (US) [ [ Film: A Dialogue with Richard Linklater, Auteur of the Verbose | 12/5/2001 ] ]
* Ken Loach (UK) Fact|date=February 2007
* Joseph Losey (USA, made films in the USA and UK) Fact|date=February 2007
* Ernst Lubitsch (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
* George Lucas (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
* Sidney Lumet (USA) Fact|date=December 2007
* Bigas Luna (Spain) Fact|date=February 2007
* Ida Lupino (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
* David Lynch (1946- )(USA) [cite web | url= | title="The City of Absurdity"| accessdate=2007-09-01]


*Guy Maddin (Canada) Fact|date=February 2007
*Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran) Fact|date=February 2007
*Terrence Malick (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Louis Malle (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*David Mamet (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
*Michael Mann (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Chris Marker (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Shane Meadows (UK) Fact|date=February 2007
*Julio Medem (Spain) [Ramisa, Joan-Lluís (2002). “Julio Medem and Auteur Theory”,]
*Deepa Mehta (Indian born Canadian) Fact|date=August 2007
*Fernando Meirelles (Brazil, makes American films as well) Fact|date=December 2007
*Georges Méliès (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jean-Pierre Melville (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Takashi Miike (Japan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Vincente Minnelli (1903-1986) (USA) []
*Hayao Miyazaki (Japan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) (Japan) Key Japanese filmmaker. [LeFanu, Mark. "Mizoguchi and Japan", 2005 (BFI)]
*Michael Moore (1954-) (USA) Director, producer, author, & activist.cite web | url= | publisher=Empire | title=No Country For Old Men and Sicko | accessdate=2007-05-19]
*Nanni Moretti (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007
*Kira Muratova - Russian film director Fact|date=February 2007
*F.W. Murnau (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*Fei Mu (1906-1951) (China) Pre-revolutionary Chinese filmmaker. Fact|date=February 2007
*Carl Mygind (1900-2000) (Norway) (Norwegian pre-modern). [ Carl Mygind's personal site] >


*Mikio Naruse (1905-1969) (Japan) Key Japanese filmmaker. [Bock, Audie. "Naruse: A Master Of The Japanese Cinema", 1985 (Japan Society Gallery)] [Mellen, Joan. "Waves At Genji's Door: Japan Through Its Cinema" pp. 270-289, 1976 (Pantheon)]

*Christopher Nolan (1970-) (UK)
*Raphael Nadjari (1971-) (FR/IL)


*Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal) Fact|date=February 2007
*Max Ophüls (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*Mamoru Oshii (Japan)
*Nagisa Oshima (1932-) Japanese, New Wave filmmaker, critic & theorist. [Oshima, Nagisa and Annette Michelson. "Cinema, Censorship and the State: The Writings Of Nagisa Oshima", 1993 (MIT Press)] [Sato, Tadao. "Currents In Japanese Cinema" pp. 213-221, 1983 (Kodansha America)]
*Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) Fact|date=February 2007
*Francois Ozon (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) (Japan) Key Japanese filmmaker. [Richie, Donald. "Ozu", 1974 (U of California Press)] [Bordwell, David. "Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema", (BFI)]


*Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*Padmarajan (India) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jafar Panahi (Iran) Fact|date=February 2007
*Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007
*Sergei Parajanov (USSR) Fact|date=February 2007
*Park Chan-wook (South Korea) Fact|date=July 2007
*Alexander Payne (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Sam Peckinpah (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Brazil) Fact|date=February 2007
*Roman Polanski (Poland) Fact|date=February 2007
*Sally Potter (UK) Fact|date=February 2007
*Otto Preminger (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
*P.Ramlee (MAS) 1929-1973


*Sam Raimi (USA) Fact|date=December 2007
*Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Thailand) Fact|date=July 2007
*Mani Ratnam (India) Fact|date=February 2007
*Nicholas Ray (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) (India) Indian (Bengali) filmmaker & writer. [Robinson, Andrew. "Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye", 1989 & 2004 (I. B. Tauris)] [Tesson, Charles. "Satyajit Ray (Cahiers du Cinema)", 1992 (Diffusion Seuil)] [Ganguly, Suranjan. "Satyajit Ray", 2000 (Scarecrow Press)] [Cooper, Darius. "The Cinema of Satyajit Ray: Between Tradition and Modernity", 2000 (Cambridge U Press)] [Ray, Satyajit. "Our Films, Their Films: Essays", 1976 & 1992 (Hyperion)]
*Jean Renoir (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Alain Resnais (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Carlos Reygadas (Mexico)
*Arturo Ripstein (Mexico) [Schwartz, Ronald, 'Latin American Films, 1932-1994: A Critical Filmography', 2005, McFarland & Company]
*Jacques Rivette (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Ram Gopal Varma (India) Fact|date=February 2007
*Nicholas Roeg (UK) Fact|date=August 2008
*Éric Rohmer(France) Fact|date=February 2007
*George Romero(USA)
*Roberto Rossellini (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007
*Ken Russell (GB) Fact|date=February 2007

*Gus van Sant (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Carlos Saura (Spain) Fact|date=February 2007
*John Sayles (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Volker Schlondorff (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*Martin Scorsese (USA) [cite web | url= | title="Hollywood's most consistent and passionate auteur"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
*Ridley Scott (GB) Fact|date=February 2007
*Ousmane Sembene (Senegal) Fact|date=February 2007
*Mrinal Sen (1923- ) (India) [Hood, John W. "Chasing the Truth: The Films of Mrinal Sen", South Asia Press 1993]
*Kirill Serebrennikov - Russian film director Fact|date=February 2007
*Jim Sheridan (Ireland) Fact|date=December 2007
*Douglas Sirk (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Victor Sjöström (Swedish) Fact|date=February 2007
*Steven Soderbergh (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Alexander Sokurov (Russia) Fact|date=February 2007
*Todd Solondz (USA) (1959) Fact|date=February 2007
*Steven Spielberg (USA) (1946) Fact|date=May 2008
*Josef von Sternberg (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*George Stevens (USA) Fact|date=August 2008
*Oliver Stone (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jean-Marie Straub (France)
*Erich von Stroheim (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Preston Sturges (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Seijun Suzuki (1923–). Japanese, B-movie and independent New Wave filmmaker. [cite web | url = | title = Branded to Kill | last = Zorn | first = John | accessdate = 2006-12-17 | publisher = The Criterion Collection]
*Hans-Jürgen Syberberg (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*István Szabó (Hungarian) Fact|date=February 2007


*Patrick Tam (Hong Kong)
*Quentin Tarantino (USA) [cite web | url= | title="Quentin Tarantino"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
*Andrei Tarkovsky (USSR) Fact|date=February 2007
*Bela Tarr (Hungary) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jacques Tati (France) [cite web | url= | title="Jacques Tati"| accessdate=2007-09-01]
*Julie Taymor (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Hiroshi Teshigahara (Japan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Tian Zhuangzhuang (China) Fact|date=February 2007
*Johnnie To (Hong Kong) Fact|date=February 2007
*Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy) Fact|date=November 2007
*Guillermo del Toro (Mexican, makes films in Mexico and America) Fact|date=November 2007
*Lars von Trier (Denmark) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jan Troell (Sweden) Fact|date=February 2007
*Margarethe von Trotta (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*François Truffaut (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)
*Tsui Hark (Hong Kong) Fact|date=February 2007


*Agnès Varda (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Paul Verhoeven (Holland) Fact|date=February 2007
*Dziga Vertov (USSR) Fact|date=February 2007
*Jean Vigo (France) Fact|date=February 2007
*Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark) Fact|date=February 2007
*Luchino Visconti (Italy) Fact|date=February 2007


*Wong Kar-wai (Hong Kong) Fact|date=February 2007
*Andrzej Wajda (Poland) Fact|date=February 2007
*John Waters (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) Fact|date=February 2007
*Orson Welles (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*Wim Wenders (Germany) Fact|date=February 2007
*Bo Widerberg (Sweden) Fact|date=February 2007
*Billy Wilder (USA) [Axel Madsen, "Billy Wilder" (Indiana University Press, 1969)]
*John Woo (Hong Kong) Fact|date=February 2007
*Ed Wood (USA) Fact|date=February 2007
*William Wyler (USA) Fact|date=August 2008


*Edward Yang (Taiwan) Fact|date=February 2007
*Yuen Woo-ping (Hong Kong) Fact|date=July 2007


*Zhang Yimou (China) Fact|date=February 2007
*Fred Zinnemann (American) Fact|date=February 2007
*Andrzej Żuławski (1940-) (Poland)
*Andrey Zvyagintsev - Russian film director


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