Movie directors and their favourite actors/actresses!
1. Martin Scorsese
Director | Taxi Driver
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan’s garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later …
In the early stages of his career he cast Robert Deniro in many of his movies such as Taxi driver, raging bull, Goodfellas and later Leonardo Di Caprio in movies such as Gangs of new york, The aviator, departed and shutter island
2. James Cameron
Writer | Avatar
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his …
He directed Arnold schwarzenegger [and some would say made him a star in Hollywood] in Terminator 1 and 2 and later in true lies. Another actor whom he has repeated a few times in his movie [in small roles] is Bill Paxton who appeared in Terminator, Aliens, True lies and titanic.
3. Steven Spielberg
Producer | Schindler’s List
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, …
Actors he has repeated often – Richard Dreyfuss – Jaws, Close encounters and Always. Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan, Catch me if you can, the terminal.
4. Alfred Hitchcock
Director | Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 – 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 – 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and …
Actors he has repeated often – James stewart – Rope, Rear window, vertigo, man who knew too much
5. Joel Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
This refers to the Coen brothers and since imdb doesnt show a link where both are together I have listed one of the two in this list. In recent times their fav actor seems to be George clooney whom they directed in oh brother where are thou, Intolerable cruelty and burn after reading.
6. Tim Burton
Producer | Edward Scissorhands
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was …
No prizes for guessing, its Johny Depp whom Burton has cast in following movies – Edward scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, Alice in wonderland
7. Akira Kurosawa
Writer | Ran
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater…
His favourite actor was obviously Toshiro Mifune whom he directed in many movies amongst which were Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo to name a few!
8. Pedro Almodóvar
Writer | Hable con ella
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn’t study …
One actress he has repeated in many of his films is Penelope Cruz
9. John Carpenter
Writer | The Fog
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky …
One actor he has repeated a few times is Kurt Russell in movies such as Big trouble in Little China, the thing, escape from new york, escape to la
10. Ron Howard
Actor | Arrested Development
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films.
Tom Hanks is his choice as both worked together in Splash, Apollo 13, Davinci code, angels and demons