10 Most Talented Hollywood Male Directors

When you start thinking about the most gifted male directors of today, what are the names that immediately pop-up in your mind?

We, for example, cannot help mentioning Pedro Almodóvar. And we believe that this bright-minded Spanish film-maker truly deserves the first position in our chart.

Pedro Almodovar | Instagram
Pedro Almodovar | Instagram

It would be a lie to say that his directing career got rolling at the very outset. On the contrary, his first steps in life seem so much alike with Maxim Gorky’s path, for example. Before shooting his first film in 1980, he had been working in a phone company and unofficially making short movies for 12 years!

The next name for today is Stanley Kubrick. Of course: he set in stone the ever-lasting story of Lolita in 1962. And, apart from that, shot the renowned Clockwork Orange, Space Odyssey and Eyes Wide Shut.

Stanley Kubrick | Instagram
Stanley Kubrick | Instagram

Another guest for today is Quentin Tarantino with Pulp Fiction as his best movie (officially recognized). And Uma Thurman as his muse.

Quentin Tarantino | Instagram
Quentin Tarantino | Instagram

The fourth best-known film director in our rating is Milos Forman. Not only did he shoot One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest that most of us have seen, but also the Oscar-winning biography of Mozart. 8 Oscars, to be precise. What a pity the director passed away.

Milos Forman | Instagram
Milos Forman | Instagram

The fifth place goes to Tim Burton. It goes without saying: this guy has the style. And, as in Quentin Tarantino’s case, this has not been without a muse.

Film director number six is Alejandro G. Iñárritu, originally from Mexico. Previously nominated for the Academy Award, in the category of ‘Best Director’, this highly-productive professional has been spotted in both feature and short films making. Birdman, Babel, Beautiful, 21 grams, Lost Loves are his 6 full-scale films. He can boast of some catchy commercials, as well.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Instagram
Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Instagram

The seventh male film-director worth mentioning is Woody Allen. We are not supposed to be judgmental here. Yet, in Mr. Allen’s case the Napoleon’s complex seems to be in full effect: 89 films, can you imagine that?

Woody Allen | Instagram
Woody Allen | Instagram

What about the eighth director on our short-list? Kar-Wai Wong is an author as well. This person gives the readers and watchers all over the world something that Asia has always concealed from the West, some kind of subtler life perspective, maybe?

Wong Kar-Wai | Instagram
Wong Kar-Wai | Instagram

As for the ninth director, Darren Aronofsky from NY is here. Have you ever known that he graduated from Harvard? Now you know that, and we would name Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan as his most touching movies.

Darren Aronofsky | Instagram
Darren Aronofsky | Instagram

Finally, Peter Jackson is to close our list with his eternal Lord of the Rings.

Peter Jackson | Instagram
Peter Jackson | Instagram

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