Film Directors

With 1,221 biographies, Film Directors are the 9th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Athletes, Religious Figures, and Musicians.

Pantheon has information on 1,221 Film Directors born between 1861 and 2000. 57.49% or 702 are still alive. The most famous living Film Directors include Steven Spielberg, Hayao Miyazaki, and Woody Allen. The most famous deceased Film Directors include Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, and Stanley Kubrick.

Living Film Directors

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Deceased Film Directors

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Most Film Directors were born in United States (398), France (119), and United Kingdom (96). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (54), Paris (50), and Chicago (23).The most common death places of Film Directors were United States (190), France (82), and Italy (38). By city, these were Paris (54), Los Angeles (44), and Rome (31).

The first Film Directors in Pantheon are August Blom, Ferdinand Zecca, and Georges Méliès.  The concentration of Film Directors was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier Film Directors are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Film Directors were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Film Directors since 1700.

Film Directors are found within the ARTS domain which also contains the following occupations Actor, Singer, Musician, Painter, and Composer.