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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from an preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II, Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland, and attended the school in Nyons (Switzerland). His parents ...

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Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Orson Welles was born on May 6,1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. His parents were well to do and from the age of six he was considered to be a genius. Welles lost his parents at an early age, his mother died when he was eight and his father died when he was 12. Thornton Wilder and Alexander Woollcott helped him ...

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David Wark Griffith

David Wark Griffith

David Wark Griffith was born in La Grange, Kentucky on January 22, 1875. After stints as both writer and actor of poetry and plays, Griffith first entered the motion picture industry as an actor for Edison Studios in 1907. He moved over to Biograph in 1908 for the salary of $ 5 a day. Griffith's work at Biograph ...

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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

Born on 23rd March 1910 in Omori, Tokyo in the family of a direct descendant of the Samurai (a fact that probably influenced many of his films in the later years), Kurosawa had an early introduction to the world of art through his teacher Tachikawa, and brother Heigo. Desiring to pursue a career as a ...

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 - 29 April 1980)  was a British film director and producer.  He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen ...

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Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky

Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky

Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky (Russian: Андре́й Серге́евич Михалко́в-Кончало́вский) (born August 20 1937, in Moscow) is a Soviet-American and Russian film director, film producer and screenwriter. He is the son of Natalia Konchalovskaya and Sergey Mikhalkov, and brother to Nikita Mikhalkov who is also a well known Russian film director. In 1952, he graduated from the Central Music School. In 1957, he graduated from Music College ...

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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Knight Grand Cross  January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993), was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images, he is considered one of the most influential and widely revered filmmakers of the 20th century. Fellini was born on January 20, 1920 to middle-class parents in Rimini, then a small ...

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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (Swedish pronunciation: He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote, and directed over one hundred and seventy plays. Among his company of actors were Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his ...

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Film director

Film director

A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking.They control a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, while guiding the technical crew and actors. Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the film producer. They often develop the vision for a film and carry the vision out, deciding how the film should ...

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