April 7th, Francis Ford Coppola…
Nov. 30: David Mamet and … Ben Stiller. I’m so honoured…
Jan de bont (speed)
Spike Jonze (being john malkovich)
Douglas Sirk and Henri Culpi died on it though…
Nobody of interest that I could find, but my birthday is the same day as Festivus!
I’ve got a CIA director but no film directors
No directors align with me.
I can’t complain, though, considering I have both Kevin Sorbo AND Stephanie McMahon in my corner.
With the success so far of the Caucasian films in the world cup, i was reminded of Iosseliani and an excellent short documentary Tudzhi/ Cast Iron (1964), which effectively captures the tough working lives and raw dramatic power of clanging and fiery molten metal in a Georgian ironworks- he has a feel for editing and image and there’s an upbeat spirit as often with his feature films
i’d be interested in hearing about other birthday directors
I already mentioned this on Stop the Lists!, but didn´t know of this thread. I share my birthday with Orson Welles (May 6th), it could be worse ;)
Apursansar, you lucky duck…
I remember the IMDb asking this ages ago. Recalling what I discovered then
Francis Ford Coppola – well, he is the Godfather, isn’t he?
Werner Schroeter – will somebody please send me a link? I think I’d like if I’d ever seen….
and incidentally Guillaume Depardieu, who … was .. younger than me, and that’s a terrible thing to say.
(Oh, and a certain Yazan a few posts up. All the best people were born in spring and most of them in April :))
oh my,i share with none,haha..that is,i haven’t found anyone yet..
but i share the same birthday with Jean-Paul Belmondo and (wait for it) Jenna Jameson!!!!
i mean,they ARE parts of the film industry,right?
Well, Dimitris, Belmondo is, at least…
I don’t have freaking anyone awesome, it seems! Dang it all!
Oh well… At least I’m awesome…? Haha.
Howard Hughes – December 24th
Drew, I know someone, too, who also loves movies, who was also born on December 24. So I guess she’s lucky, too, to be born on the same day as good ’ole Hughes!
August 30- No births, but Lindsay Anderson and J. Lee Thompson passed away on this date.
Harold Lloyd and….wait for it….Carmen Electra!
February 22 I share this birthday with the following film-TV people. I’ve highlighted a few familiar names. (I never heard of the porno stars listed on Wikipedia who were born on my birthday!)
1900 – Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)
1907 – Sheldon Leonard, American actor & producer (d. 1997)
1907 – Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
1908 – Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
1921 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
1926 – Bud Yorkin, American film director & TV writer-producer
1928 – Paul Dooley, American actor
1928 – Axel Strøbye, Danish actor (d. 2005)
1929 – James Hong, American actor
1929 – Rebecca Schull, American actress
1935 – Sven Inge, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
1941 – Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
1942 – Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
1944 – Jonathan Demme, American director
1945 – Leslie Charleson, American actress
1947 – Carol Burns, Australian actress
1947 – Frank P. Tomasulo, American film professor and critic !
1948 – John Ashton, American actor
1950 – Ellen Greene, American actress
1950 – Miou-Miou, French actress
1950 – Julie Walters, English actress
1953 – Nigel Planer, British actor
1959 – Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
1965 – Dean Karr, American director and photographer
1966 – Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
1966 – Thorsten Kaye, German actor
1966 – Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
1967 – Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
1968 – Jeri Ryan, American actress
1969 – Thomas Jane, American actor
1969 – Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
1971 – Lea Salonga, Filipina actress and singer
1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress
1977 – Timo Rose, German filmmaker
1979 – Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
1982 – Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
1983 – Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
1986 – Miko Hughes, American actor
1987 – Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model
sept 21-ethan coen
Robert Zemeckis and George Lucas. Ho-hum, why can’t I share a birthday with Fellini or something?
But I do have the same birthday as Cate Blanchett and David Byrne, who, while not directors, are more than worthy enough to be listed here ;)
Hal Hartley – I actually haven’t seen anything by him yet, but I plan to..
Monica Vitti – I absolutely adore her!
Gary Ross – who directed Pleasantville.. Hmm I think I saw that film, but I don’t even remember..
Feb 16: John Schlesinger
I share my birthday with Sally Potter( 19th September) and various actors.
I have seen “Yes” and though it was pretty decent.I’m impatient about her new film “Rage”, which was said to have created a new cinematic genre: Naked Cinema.
Ah yes, she’s quite a bold film-maker, on the fringes really, Orlando probably her most mainstream film, and excellent it is too.
I need to see more of her work.What would you recommend?
May 30th –
no directors that i know of. but i share my birthday, June 10th, with maurice sendak, judy garland, and best of all elizabeth hurley. (and worst of all john edwards.)