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Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly About Director and presenter most famous for his work on the YouTube series Film Riot and Film State. Film Riot, which explores various filmmaking techniques, has earned more than 1.6 million subscribers to date. Life Before Becoming Famous After attending Full Sail University’s film program, he worked in construction. He then got a […]

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Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola About American director and screenwriter known for her Academy Award-winning screenplay for Lost in Translation. She also directed the films The Bling Ring, Marie Antoinette, The Virgin Suicides and Somewhere. Life Before Becoming Famous The daughter of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, she first rose to prominence with acting roles in her father’s films […]

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Dennis Liao

Dennis Liao About Taiwanese video editor and director at Linus Media, which is known for its instructional videos, commercial production, and tech projects. They also produce technology related videos under Linus Tech Tips and Tech Quickie. Life Before Becoming Famous He studied at British Columbia Institute of Technology. He knew the founders of Linus Media […]

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Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger About Academy Award-nominated director of such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Cardinal, Exodus, and Laura. Many of his movies dealt with controversial subject matter; he also became known for film noir pieces and screen adaptations of literary works. Life Before Becoming Famous While training to be an actor, he appeased his […]

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Renu Desai

Renu Desai About Indian film director and producer who was formerly a model and actress. She is known for her roles in films like “Johnny”, “Badri” and “James Pandu”.  Life Before Becoming Famous She had her screen debut in 1998, when she appeared in the music video for Shankar Mahadevan’s song “Breathless”.  Other Informations She directed […]

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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 […]