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Auteurism defined

by Catherine Krummey
Here are all of my director lists (in alphabetical order by last name): Marc Abraham Lenny Abrahamson J.J. Abrams Andrew Adamson Ben Affleck Alexandre Aja Chantal Akerman Robert Aldrich Tomas Alfredson James Algar Woody Allen Pedro Almodóvar Robert Altman Alejandro Amenábar Jon Amiel Ana Lily Amirpour Allison Anders Brad Anderson Lindsay Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson Paul W.S. Anderson Wes Anderson Jean-Jacques Annaud Nimród Antal Michelangelo Antonioni Judd Apatow Michael Apted Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Dario Argento Gillian Armstrong Jack Arnold Darren Aronofsky Dorothy Arzner Hal Ashby Anthony Asquith Olivier Assayas Richard… Read more

Here are all of my director lists (in alphabetical order by last name):

Marc Abraham
Lenny Abrahamson
J.J. Abrams
Andrew Adamson
Ben Affleck
Alexandre Aja
Chantal Akerman
Robert Aldrich
Tomas Alfredson
James Algar
Woody Allen
Pedro Almodóvar
Robert Altman
Alejandro Amenábar
Jon Amiel
Ana Lily Amirpour
Allison Anders
Brad Anderson
Lindsay Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul W.S. Anderson
Wes Anderson
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Nimród Antal
Michelangelo Antonioni
Judd Apatow
Michael Apted
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Dario Argento
Gillian Armstrong
Jack Arnold
Darren Aronofsky
Dorothy Arzner
Hal Ashby
Anthony Asquith
Olivier Assayas
Richard Attenborough
Jacques Audiard
Billie August
Tex Avery
Jon Avnet
Gabriel Axel
David Ayer
Richard Ayoade
Héctor Babenco
Lloyd Bacon
John Badham
Joseph Barbera
Mike Barker
Sophie Barthes
Jules Bass
Jason Bateman
Noah Baumbach
Michael Bay
Roberto Benigni
Richard Benjamin
Robert Benton
Bruce Beresford
Amy Berg
Peter Berg
Ingmar Bergman
Busby Berkeley
Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
Curtis Bernhardt
Bernardo Bertolucci
Luc Besson
Susanne Bier
Kathryn Bigelow
Mike Binder
Antonia Bird
Brad Bird
Shane Black
Neill Blomkamp
Don Bluth
Anna Boden
Peter Bogdanovich
John Boorman
Frank Borzage
Danny Boyle
Zach Braff
Kenneth Branagh
John Randolph Bray
Catherine Breillat
Robert Bresson
Martin Brest
Craig Brewer
James L. Brooks
Mel Brooks
Richard Brooks
Clarence Brown
Tod Browning
Luis Buñuel
Charles Burnett
Edward Burns
Ken Burns
Nanette Burstein
Tim Burton
Edward Buzzell
James Cameron
Martin Campbell
Jane Campion
Marcel Camus
Frank Capra
Jack Cardiff
Joe Carnahan
Marcel Carné
John Carney
Niki Caro
John Carpenter
Shane Carruth
John Cassavetes
Nick Cassavetes
Alain Cavalier
Claude Chabrol
Gurinder Chadha
Justin Chadwick
Park Chan-wook
J.C. Chandor
Jay Chandrasekar
Charlie Chaplin
Larry Charles
Damien Chazelle
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Lisa Cholodenko
Stephen Chow
Benjamin Christensen
Christian E. Christiansen
Derek Cianfrance
René Clair
Robert Clampett
Jack Clayton
Ron Clements & John Musker
George Clooney
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Jean Cocteau
Joel & Ethan Coen
Rob Cohen
Chris Columbus
Bill Condon
Jack Conway
Ryan Coogler
Martha Coolidge
Francis Ford Coppola
Roman Coppola
Sofia Coppola
Frank Coraci
Anton Corbijn
Roger Corman
Rodrigo Cortés
Wes Craven
Destin Cretton
John Cromwell
David Cronenberg
Cameron Crowe
John Crowley
Alfonso Cuarón
George Cukor
Richard Curtis
Simon Curtis
Michael Curtiz
John Dahl
Stephen Daldry
Lee Daniels
Joe Dante
Frank Darabont
Julie Dash
Jules Dassin
Delmer Daves
Terence Davies
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
Jan de Bont
Kirk De Micco
Robert De Niro
Brian De Palma
Vittorio De Sica
Dean DeBlois
Guillermo del Toro
Julie Delpy
Cecil B. DeMille
Jonathan Demme
Ted Demme
James DeMonaco
Howard Deutch
Danny DeVito
Kirby Dick
William Dieterle
Walt Disney
Edward Dmytryk
David Dobkin
Pete Docter
Andrew Dominik
Roger Donaldson
Stanley Donen
Richard Donner
Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Dennis Dugan
Lena Dunham
Jay Duplass
Mark Duplass
Ava DuVernay
Julien Duvivier
Allan Dwan
Clint Eastwood
Blake Edwards
Atom Egoyan
Sergei Eisenstein
Roland Emmerich
Nora Ephron
Ben Falcone
Rick Famuyiwa
James Fargo
Bobby & Peter Farrelly
Jon Favreau
Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Paul Feig
Federico Fellini
Abel Ferrara
Mike Figgis
David Fincher
George Fitzmaurice
Robert J. Flaherty
Ryan Fleck
Ruben Fleischer
Andrew Fleming
Victor Fleming
Anne Fletcher
James Foley
Anne Fontaine
John Ford
Tom Ford (coming soon)
Miloš Forman
Marc Forster
Bob Fosse
Jodie Foster
Jonathan Frakes
Scott Frank
David Frankel
John Frankenheimer
Sidney Franklin
Stephen Frears
Friz Freleng
William Friedkin
Cary Fukunaga
Samuel Fuller
Antoine Fuqua
Brad Furman
Vincent Gallo
Rodrigo García
Terry George
Clyde Geronimi
Ricky Gervais
Sacha Gervasi
Mel Gibson
Lewis Gilbert
Craig Gillespie
Terry Gilliam
Jonathan Glazer
Will Gluck
Jean-Luc Godard
Drew Goddard
Sandra Goldbacher
Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
Akiva Goldsman
Tony Goldwyn
Michel Gondry
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Seth Gordon
Stuart Gordon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ryan Gosling
Raja Gosnell
Edmund Goulding
Debra Granik
F. Gary Gray
James Gray
Alfred E. Green
David Gordon Green
Peter Greenaway
Paul Greengrass
Robert Greenwald
D.W. Griffith
Nick Grindé
Ulu Grosbard
Luca Guadagnino
Christopher Guest
James Gunn
Taylor Hackford
Andrew Haigh
Alexander Hall
Lasse Hallström
John Lee Hancock
Michael Haneke
William Hanna
Curtis Hanson
Catherine Hardwicke
Tsui Hark
Mary Harron
Byron Haskin
Henry Hathaway
Howard Hawks
Todd Haynes
Amy Heckerling
Peter Hedges
Brian Helgeland
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Don Hertzfeldt
Werner Herzog
Jared Hess
Jerusha Hess
Scott Hicks
George Roy Hill
Jack Hill
Walter Hill
John Hillcoat
Arthur Hiller
Alfred Hitchcock
Michael Hoffman
Agnieszka Holland
Nicole Holofcener
Gavin Hood
Tom Hooper
Ron Howard
Albert Hughes
Allen Hughes
John Hughes
Courtney Hunt
John Huston
Nicholas Hytner
Armando Ianucci
James Ivory
Ub Iwerks
Peter Jackson
Wilfred Jackson
Steve James
Derek Jarman
Jim Jarmusch
Julian Jarrold
Christine Jeffs
Patty Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Norman Jewison
Jaromil Jireš
Roland Joffé
Mark Steven Johnson
Rian Johnson
Angelina Jolie
Chuck Jones
Duncan Jones
Spike Jonze
Gregor Jordan
Neil Jordan
Mike Judge
Miranda July
Gil Junger
Mikhail Kalatozov
Deborah Kampmeier
Shekhar Kapur
Wong Kar-wai
Jake Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
Charlie Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
Elia Kazan
Buster Keaton
William Keighley
Gene Kelly
Irvin Kershner
Callie Khouri
Henry King
Alexander Korda
Harmony Korine
Baltasar Kormákur
Joseph Kosinski
Henry Koster
Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Justin Kurzel
Karyn Kusama
Emir Kusturica
Ken Kwapis
Gregory La Cava
Neil LaBute
Richard LaGravenese
Peter Landesman
John Landis
Fritz Lang
Yorgos Lanthimos
John Lasseter
Francis Lawrence
David Lean
Mimi Leder
Ang Lee
Spike Lee
Michael Lehmann
Mike Leigh
Claude Lelouch
Kasi Lemmons
Paul Leni
Robert Z. Leonard
Sergio Leone
Mervyn LeRoy
Richard Lester
Louis Leterrier
Jeremy Leven
Jonathan Levine
Barry Levinson
Shawn Levy
Jerry Lewis
Doug Liman
Justin Lin
Richard Linklater
Anatole Litvak
Frank Lloyd
Ken Loach
Joshua Logan (coming soon)
Richard Loncraine
Kenneth Lonergan
David Lowery
Ernst Lubitsch
George Lucas
Baz Luhrmann
Robert Luketic
Sidney Lumet
Ida Lupino
Hamilton Luske
David Lynch
Adrian Lyne
Kevin Macdonald
Seth MacFarlane
Alexander Mackendrick
David Mackenzie
John Madden
Guy Maddin
Sharon Maguire
Terrence Malick
John Malkovich
Louis Malle
David Mamet
Rouben Mamoulian
Robert Mandel
James Mangold
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Anthony Mann
Delbert Mann
Michael Mann
Chris Marker
Amanda Marsalis
James Marsh
Frank Marshall
Garry Marshall
Neil Marshall
Penny Marshall
Rob Marshall
Darnell Martin
Rudolph Maté
Max Mayer
Archie Mayo
Albert Maysles
David Maysles
Paul Mazursky
Leo McCarey
Thomas McCarthy
Winsor McCay
Martin McDonagh
McG
Scott McGehee & David Siegel
Paul McGuigan
Adam McKay
Norman Z. McLeod
Christopher McQuarrie
Steve McQueen
James McTeigue
John McTiernan
Olivier Megaton
Fernando Meirelles
Bill Melendez
Georges Méliès
Jean-Pierre Melville
Sam Mendes
Nancy Meyers
Menno Meyjes
Oscar Micheaux
Roger Michell
Jim Mickle
Anne-Marie Miéville
Takashi Miike
Lewis Milestone
John Milius
Bennett Miller
David Miller
George Miller
Mike Mills
Tsai Ming-liang
Anthony Minghella
Vincente Minnelli
David Mirkin
Mike Mitchell
Hayao Miyazaki
Lukas Moodysson
John Moore
Michael Moore
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Pierre Morel
Greg Mottola
Oren Moverman
Robert Mulligan
F.W. Murnau
Ryan Murphy
Mira Nair
Jean Negulesco
Tim Blake Nelson
Mike Newell
Paul Newman
Fred C. Newmeyer
Fred Niblo
Andrew Niccol
Jeff Nichols
Mike Nichols
Troy Nixey
Christopher Nolan
Phillip Noyce
Laurence Olivier
Niels Arden Oplev
Kenny Ortega
Frank Oz
G.W. Pabst
Alan J. Pakula
George Pál
Jake Paltrow
Dean Parisot
Nick Park
Alan Parker
Ol Parker
Gordon Parks
Vincent Paronnaud
James Parrott
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Paweł Pawlikowski
Alexander Payne
Sam Peckinpah
Kimberly Peirce
Oren Peli
Mark Pellington
Arthur Penn
Sean Penn
D.A. Pennebaker (coming soon)
Jesse Peretz
Tyler Perry
Wolfgang Petersen
Todd Phillips
Frank Pierson
Roman Polanski
Jon Poll
Sydney Pollack
Sarah Polley
James Ponsoldt
Gillo Pontecorvo
Edwin S. Porter
H.C. Potter
Sally Potter
Michael Powell
Otto Preminger
Emeric Pressburger
Carrie Preston
Alex Proyas
Richard Quine
Bob Rafelson
Sam Raimi
Harold Ramis
Lynne Ramsay
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Irving Rapper
Brett Ratner
Nicholas Ray
Satyajit Ray
Robert Redford
Carol Reed
Peyton Reed
Matt Reeves
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kelly Reichardt
Carl Reiner
Rob Reiner
Lotte Reiniger
Karl Reisz
Ivan Reitman
Jason Reitman
Jean Renoir
Alain Resnais
Tony Richardson
Alan Rickman
John Ridley
Guy Ritchie
Martin Ritt
Jay Roach
Phil Alden Robinson
Glauber Rocha
Chris Rock
Robert Rodriguez
Nicolas Roeg
Eric Rohmer
Phil Roman
Mark Romanek
Bernard Rose
Gary Ross
Herbert Ross
Matt Ross
Roberto Rossellini
David O. Russell
Ken Russell
Anthony & Joe Russo
Mark Rydell
Walter Salles
Chris Sanders
Mark Sandrich
Marjane Satrapi
Carlos Saura
John Sayles
Akiva Schaffer
Franklin J. Schaffner
Lone Scherfig
John Schlesinger
Paul Schrader
Joel Schumacher
Robert Schwentke
David Schwimmer
Martin Scorsese
Jake Scott
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott
Edward Sedgwick (coming soon)
Susan Seidelman
William A. Seiter
Ousmane Sembène
Mack Sennett
Tom Shadyac
Ben Sharpsteen
Thea Sharrock (coming soon)
Lynn Shelton
Jim Sheridan
Kirsten Sheridan
Vincent Sherman
Michael Showalter (coming soon)
M. Night Shyamalan
George Sidney
Don Siegel
Floria Sigismondi
Brad Silberling
Sebastián Silva
Bryan Singer
Tarsem Singh
John Singleton
Robert Siodmak
Douglas Sirk
Victor Sjöström
Jack Smight
Kevin Smith
Zack Snyder
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Barry Sonnenfeld
Penelope Spheeris
Steven Spielberg
Roger Spottiswoode
Sylvester Stallone
Andrew Stanton
Joshua Michael Stern
George Stevens
Robert Stevenson
Ben Stiller
Mauritz Stiller
Whit Stillman
Nicholas Stoller
Oliver Stone
Barbra Streisand
Preston Sturges
Jan Švankmajer
Joe Swanberg
David Swift
István Szabó
Quentin Tarantino
Andrei Tarkovsky
Jacques Tati
Alan Taylor
Sam Taylor
Tate Taylor
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Julie Taymor
Andy Tennant
Betty Thomas
Billy Bob Thornton
Richard Thorpe (coming soon)
James Toback
Giuseppe Tornatore
Jacques Tourneur
Gary Trousdale
François Truffaut
Anand Tucker
Jon Turteltaub
Tom Tykwer
Liv Ullmann
Edgar G. Ulmer
Lee Unkrich
Roger Vadim
Jean-Marc Vallée
W.S. Van Dyke
Mario Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles
Gus Van Sant
Agnès Varda
Tom Vaughan
Matthew Vaughn
Gore Verbinski
Paul Verhoeven
Dziga Vertov
King Vidor
Jean Vigo
Denis Villeneuve
Thomas Vinterberg
Josef von Sternberg
Erich von Stroheim
Lars von Trier
Andy & Larry/Lana Wachowski
Jeff Wadlow
David Wain
Raoul Walsh
James Wan
Denzel Washington
John Waters
Marc Webb
Chris Wedge
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Peter Weir
Chris Weitz
Paul Weitz
Orson Welles
William A. Wellman
Audrey Wells
John Wells
Simon Wells
Wim Wenders
Ti West
James Whale
Joss Whedon
Robert Wiene
Fred M. Wilcox
Billy Wilder
Adam Wingard
Michael Winterbottom
Robert Wise
Len Wiseman
James Wong
John Woo
Yuen Woo-Ping
Sam Wood
Edgar Wright
Joe Wright
Rupert Wyatt
William Wyler
David Yates
Zhang Yimou
Terence Young
Jennifer Yuh
Franco Zeffirelli
Robert Zemeckis
Howard Zieff
Fred Zinnemann
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
Harald Zwart
Charlotte Zwerin (coming soon)
Edward Zwick

See also: 100 Favorite Filmmakers

For the rest of my lists (favorites, themed, yearly, actor, etc.), go here: Meta-List: Cat’s List of Lists.

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