Today in Hollywood there are tons of great directors. There's the classics like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese and then there's the fan favorites like Joss Wheldon. This is a list of my 5 favorite directors at the moment. Comment who your favorites are!
5. Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder has been directing since about the 90's but had nothing prolific til' the 2004 movie, Dawn of The Dead. Since then he has made some really good action movies with great special effects, most notably the likes of: 300, Man of Steel and Watchmen. Although fanboys are split on Snyder with his version of Watchmen and Superman I have to say I like it. I seen his most recent film, 300; Rise of an Empire which was decent. I'm really looking forward to Batman vs Superman like the rest of you I'm sure!
4. Alfonso Cuaron
A visual and thought-provoking director who's movies (although they don't come often) are always astounding. My personal favorite is his most recent, Gravity, which was a stellar film that grabbed tons of Oscars. He also has classic films like the the future, war-torn Children of Men which stars: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and is film that can't be missed.
3. David O. Russell
It wasn't until I realized all the films this man did that I realized how remarkable his work is. He is currently on great form film-making wise. His most recent American Hustle was a fantastic film. My favorite film by David O. Russell is by far, Silver Linings. He also made The Fighter starring Christian Bale which was a very popular film domestically. I'm looking forward to his next work which is likely to be Nailed starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel due to have a release date.
2. Quentin Tarantino
A fans favorite for many. This guy has made some of the most iconic movies ever made. His is out-spoken, crazy and I love him. Whether you prefer the wild Pulp Fiction, insanely cool Reservoir Dogs or the stylish Django Unchained, Tarantino is the man behind them all. His next project: The Hateful Eight's script was leaked and Tarantino was furious. I hope he still brings it out soon because I can't wait to see it!
1. Christopher Nolan
If you read any of my other articles you will know that I love Chris Nolan. I don't think he's the best director in Hollywood but he is my favorite. He has more vision that any other director which can be seen in films like Memento and Inception. He beautifully crafts thought-provoking films that strike an emotion in a viewer all while making a quality film in the process. The Dark Knight was a game changer for Superhero movies and his follow up The Dark Knight Rises was superb too. This man is so well respected that he can make a movie rake in tons of cash by a trailer just saying he had something to do with the movie. There are some people who aren't fans of Nolan but I think those people just want to go against trends. He is legendary director. Be sure to watch the trailer for his film coming out this year, Interstellar, starring Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Let me know what you guys think. There were some honorable mentions, listed below:
- Marc Webb
- Joss Wheldon
- Martin Scorsese
- David Fincher
- Evan Goldberg