Top 10 Directors In Hollywood Of All Time : Lets check out the top 10 modern directors. They are behind some of the greatest movies ever made. We are listing the directors that have found mega critical and commercial success in the 1990’s and beyond though their success doesn’t have to be limited to this period. We’re basing our choices on a mix of the directors popularity and talent. Here is the list of top 10 directors today.
Honorable Mentions :
Robert Zemeckis, Danny Boyle, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, M. Night Shyamalan, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Top 10 Directors In Hollywood Today :
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10. Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has directed only 6 movies in last fifteen years but each and every movie is great and worth to watch in cinema history. But his best flick ‘Birdman’, which was released in 2014 and generated huge critical acclaim and won numerous awards including Academy award for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture of 2014. His sixth film ‘The Revenant’ which was released in 2015 and got wide acclaim and won number of awards including Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Cinematography and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and this was first time Oscar for exceptional Actor “Leonardo DiCaprio”.
9. Peter Jackson
Though he did make movies in the 90s, his contribution to epic fantasy films alone merits his place on this list. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was a massive undertaking and a commercial smash bringing together hobbits, elves, Wizards, dwarves and more with critics and fan boys. Jackson’s epic adventure “King Kong” also won Oscars but it’s the hobbits box-office triumph that cemented his spot in pop culture.
8. The Coen brothers
Joel and Ethan Coen aren’t just directors they’re also writers and producers. These brothers are known for letting their wit and cleverness shine through which sometimes leads to dark and twisted results. Whether it’s an oscar-winning crime flick “Fargo”, a cult hit “the big lebowski” or a satirical comedy “o brother, where art thou ?”, the Cohens proved two heads are better than one. While they’ve excelled especially in Western inspired films, they’re black comedies have also been critically recognized.
7. Clint Eastwood
he’ll probably always be famous for his acting but Eastwood’s far from a one-trick pony. He’s been directing films since the 70s but came into his own during the last few decades winning Best Picture and director Oscars for both “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby”. His simple yet effective directing style has allowed him to explore many different genres and garner multiple accolades throughout the 2000s in the process.
6. James Cameron
After establishing himself in the sci-fi and action genres in the 80s, cameron infiltrated pop culture with terminator 2. But it was his 1997 epic romantic disaster film “Titanic” that crowned him king of the world. Titanic won 11 oscars and was the highest grossing movie ever over a decade. Later, Cameron broke that record with the groundbreaking 3d and computer-generated movie “Avatar”.
5. Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino introduced us to the stylized violence, pop culture heavy references and excessive cursing we’ve come to love and expect with his directorial debut “Reservoir dogs”. The director then demonstrated his knack for pastiche and planted the seed for the growth of nonlinear films with “pulp fiction”. With kill bill, he continued to showcase his penchant for different movie genres and has since managed two of his highest-grossing films to date (Django unchained, Inglourious basterds).
4. David Fincher
After the dark and stylish “Seven”, Fincher made Fight Club one of the most talked-about films of the year despite disappointing box office returns and extreme violence. He then kept tensions high and brought to life the fantastical tale of a man who ages in Reverse. Thanks to his visually exhilarating work and masterful storytelling Fincher also thrilled us with an oscar-winning drama “the social network” and mystery flick “The girl with the dragon tattoo”.
3. Steven Spielberg
After laying the foundation for the modern blockbuster in the 70s and 80s, Spielberg set box-office records in the 1990s. He also nabbed critical and commercial acclaim after taking a more mature turn with epics like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving private ryan”. Though he’s been bashed for being too sappy, he continues to collect awards in the 21st century and remains one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and influential directors.
2. Christopher Nolan
He is known for his neo-noir inspired style, modern look and dark themes. Nolan first played with our minds in psychological thrillers but audiences really took notice of this brit, thanks to his gritty Batman reboot, which recharged the superhero franchise and paved the way for one of the genres finest. He’s since mesmerised us turn dreams into reality and coax the Dark Knight out of retirement to the delight of fans. Nolan stands Number 2 at best directors in hollywood today.
1. Martin Scorsese
Inspired by his Italian background and Roman Catholic upbringing, Scorsese crafted some of cinema’s greatest with recurring collaborator Robert De Niro, also known for featuring themes of violence and crime. Scorsese found further success in the 90s with Goodfellas. After pushing his actors to use their dramatic chops in “The Aviator”, he won his first best director oscar for “The Departed” and continues to produce critically acclaimed work today. Without any doubt, Scorsese stands Number 1 at top 10 Greatest filmmakers of all time.