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Randal Kirk

Randal Kirk About Feature film and commercial director whose debut feature film, titled DGK Parental Advisory, was nominated as video of the year by Transworld Skateboarding magazine. Life Before Becoming Famous As a child, he staged action figure battles in his bathtub. During his teen years, he transitioned to blocking actors doing battles for the […]

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Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall About Creator of the TV series Happy Days who directed a number of films including Pretty Woman, Nothing in Common, Frankie and Johnny, Runaway Bride, and The Princess Diaries. Life Before Becoming Famous He studied at Northwestern University, where he wrote for the sports section of The Daily Northwestern. Other Informations He started […]

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Sam Baron

Sam Baron About Comedian and filmmaker who gained international fame through his popular YouTube videos. Life Before Becoming Famous He first gained recognition for a video he made that responded to Lazy Sunday, the Saturday Night Live rap video. Other Informations He was commissioned by MTV to write a script for their global awareness campaign […]

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Jon Chu

Jon Chu About Film director of Step Up 2: The Streets and the Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never. Life Before Becoming Famous He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. Other Informations He joined a dance crew called AC/DC or Adam/Chu Dance Crew. Family Life He grew up in Palo Alto, […]

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Hamish Hamilton

Hamish Hamilton About British director who has been nominated for both a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award. He is best known for directing concert films for the likes of Jay-Z and The Rolling Stones. Life Before Becoming Famous He was trained as a producer and director with BBC Scotland. Other Informations He has worked […]

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Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert About Veteran director of the award-winning film Alfie as well as three James Bond films. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a child actor in the 1920s and 1930s and was the family breadwinner after his father’s death. Other Informations His 1966 film Alfie was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the […]

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Paul Sylbert

Paul Sylbert About Director and set designer who won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for the film Heaven Can Wait. Life Before Becoming Famous He fought in the Korean War and graduated from Temple University. Other Informations He wrote and directed 1971’s The Steagle. Family Life He was born in Brooklyn, New York. […]

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Hanung Bramantyo

Hanung Bramantyo About Award-winning Indonesian director known for his work in teen romances and religious dramas, including Auat-Ayat Cinta (Verses of Love), Cinta tapi beda, Soekarno, and Get Married. Life Before Becoming Famous He first became interested in theatre as a child. He made his directorial debut with the short film Tlutur in 1998. Other […]

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Carter Smith

Carter Smith About Directed and photographer known for the 2008 horror film The Ruins, which was based on the novel by Scott Smith. He has also shot commercials for clients such as Lancome and Tommy Hilfiger.  Life Before Becoming Famous He began his career as a fashion photographer; he landed his breakthrough story with documentary-style […]

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Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis About Director best known for his 2011 film My Week with Marilyn. His numerous London stage directing credits include productions of A Lie of the Mind, Dinner with Friends, and Roots. Life Before Becoming Famous He was an assistant director at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Other Informations He directed a critically-acclaimed […]

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Sylvia Soska

Sylvia Soska About Actress and filmmaker known as one-half of the Soska Sisters alongside her twin, Jen. They have become known by the pseudonym The Twisted Twins for their original horror films Dead Hooker in A Trunk, American Mary, and ABCs of Death 2. The pair also host the horror game show Hellevator and wrote Marvel’s […]

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Georges Melies

Georges Melies About Director who utilized stop motion photography techniques and was known for his film A Trip to the Moon. Life Before Becoming Famous He worked as an illusionist and magician. Other Informations He was considered to be the Father of Special Effects. Family Life He married Jeanne d’Alcy in 1925. Similarities He was […]

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Roger Corman

Roger Corman About Producer and director of low-budget horror classics who was known for adapting Edgar Allan Poe stories for film. Life Before Becoming Famous He studied industrial engineering at Stanford University. Other Informations His film Fall of the House of Usher was selected in 2006 for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Family Life […]

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Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler About Well-known director and screenwriter who rose to acclaim for the Grand Jury Prize-winning film Fruitvale Station, which looked at the shooting death of Oscar Grant. He has also co-written and directed the seventh film in the Rocky series, Creed and Marvel’s Black Panther. Life Before Becoming Famous He attended St. Mary’s College and Sacramento State University, where […]

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Henry Jaglom

Henry Jaglom About London-born director and actor who directed the films Someone to Love and Irene In Time. Life Before Becoming Famous He was an editor for the cult classic Easy Rider. Other Informations He co-starred in many of his own films, including Someone to Love and New Year’s Day. Family Life He was a […]