7 Top Movie Directors of All Time

There are so many movie directors now that it is difficult to pick out the best directors. But there were movie producers that paved way for the current movie-makers, let’s take a look at the greatest movie directors of all time.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film personalities in the history of movie making. He is the best know movie director in Hollywood and is one of the wealthiest filmmakers during his lifetime. Spielberg has countless big-grossing movies to his name. He was a writer, producer, director. His movies are exceptional, and he will be remembered as one of the greatest movie producers to have walked the face of the earth.

Martin Scorsese

Charles Martin Scorsese is another fine movie director that dazzled the movie industry. He was born on November 17, 1942, to Charles and Catherine Scorsese who both worked in Manhattan’s garment district and came from Palermo, Sicily. Charles grew up in the quiet neighbourhood of little Italy and most of his movies were inspired by his upbringing.

Alfred Hitchcock

Have you seen “Psycho”? That blockbuster was directed by this great man. Alfred parents were both of half English and half Irish descent and he was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He grew up and went into the movie industry as a writer first. Then he started making his own movie and grew to become one of the greatest movie directors known in the movie industry today.

Promotional portrait of British-born American film and television director Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980), dressed in a tuxedo, as he aims a revolver for his anthology program ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,’ December 12, 1962. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley grew up in Manhattan New York City and was born to Sadie Gertrude and Jacob Leonard Kubrick who was a physician. Stanley consistently had poor grades at school although he was considered intelligent. He later left school and went into script writing and movie production where he became a top-notch movie director.

Quentin Tarantino

Already from a music and movie background, Quentin followed the footsteps of his father who was an Italian-American actor and musician from New York. His parent separated, and he moved in with his mother at the age of four. He grew up and went into movie writing. He wrote countless of high-end movies and even had some movies he directed.

Orson Welles

Gifted in many arts, Orson had so many skills even as a child. He was good in magic, piano, and painting. He lost his mother at the tender age of nine and travelled around the world with his dad, from where he gained so much knowledge about life, history, and invention. He later went into movie production and was one of the best actor and director of his time.

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis was the producer of The Godfather Part II. He was born in Detroit but was raised in the New York suburb by a creative, supportive Italian-American parents and environment. He followed his parents, his father who was a composer and musician while his mother was an actress. He went to the Hofs7 University and graduated with a degree in Drama. From there he went into the movie industry and made a mark for himself.

Ridley Scott

If you have watched “Blade Runner”, you will testify to the fact that Ridley is one of the greatest movie directors of his time. A professional that loves details and excellence, he is just good.