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EW Picks the 25 Top Working Directors

by Melissa Silverstein
February 23, 2011 4:10 AM
3 Comments
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EW published a list of the "top" 25 working directors and they define top as "most talented, in-demand filmmakers behind the camera today". Not surprisingly, only one woman, Kathryn Bigelow makes it to the list at number 15.

Me thinks they left off some very talented women including: Jane Campion, Lone Scherfig, Catherine Hardwicke, Claire Denis, Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair, Nora Ephron, Phyllida Lloyd, Jodie Foster among many others.

Who would you include?

Here's the full list:
1. David Fincher
2. Christopher Nolan
3. Steven Spielberg
4. Martin Scorsese
5. Darren Aronofsky
6. Joel and Ethan Coen
7. Quentin Tarantino
8. Terrence Malick
9. Clint Eastwood
10. Pedro Almodovar

11. Paul Thomas Anderson
12. Guillermo Del Toro
13. Roman Polanski
14. Danny Boyle
15. Kathryn Bigelow
16. David O. Russell
17. David Lynch
18. James Cameron
19. Peter Jackson
20. Edgar Wright
21. Spike Lee
22. J.J. Abrams
23. Brad Bird
24. Mike Leigh
25. Wes Anderson
Top 25 working directors (EW)


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3 Comments

  • Catherine Campbell | February 23, 2011 9:47 AMReply

    What about Patty Jenkins, Nancy Meyers?

    And for men - what about Robert Redford, Oliver Stone, Milos Forman, Stephen Frearers, Lasse Halstrom, Ron Howard, Fernando Meurellis, Todd Fields, Mike Nichols, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh?

  • Catherine Campbell | February 23, 2011 9:21 AMReply

    Barbara Streisand and Robin Suicord.

  • Tawnya Bhattacharya | February 23, 2011 8:52 AMReply

    Lisa Cholodenko and Nicole Holefcener

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