filmmaker

Definitions of filmmaker
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n a producer of motion pictures

Synonyms:
film maker, film producer, movie maker
Examples:
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Allen Stewart Konigsberg
United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
Bernardo Bertolucci
Italian filmmaker (born in 1940)
Frank Capra
United States film maker (1897-1991)
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
Jean Cocteau
French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963)
Francis Ford Coppola
United States filmmaker (born in 1939)
Cecil Blount DeMille
United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959)
Vittorio De Sica
Italian film maker (1901-1974)
Walter Elias Disney
United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)
Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein
Russian film maker who pioneered the use of montage and is considered among the most influential film makers in the history of motion pictures (1898-1948)
Federico Fellini
Italian filmmaker (1920-1993)
John Ford
United States film maker (1896-1973)
Jean Luc Godard
French film maker influenced by surrealism; early work explored the documentary use of film; noted for innovative techniques (born in 1930)
Samuel Goldwyn
United States film maker (born in Poland) who founded his own film company and later merged with Louis B. Mayer (1882-1974)
David Lewelyn Wark Griffith
United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
Howard Robard Hughes
United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
John Huston
United States film maker born in the United States but an Irish citizen after 1964 (1906-1987)
Norman Jewison
Canadian filmmaker (born in 1926)
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Polish filmmaker who made ten films based on the Ten Commandments (1941-1996)
Sir Alexander Korda
British filmmaker (born in Hungary) (1893-1956)
Stanley Kubrick
United States filmmaker (born in 1928)
Akira Kurosawa
Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)
Shelton Jackson Lee
United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
Ernst Lubitsch
German filmmaker of sophisticated comedies (1892-1947)
George Lucas
United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)
Louis Burt Mayer
United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885-1957)
Sydney Pollack
United States filmmaker (born in 1934)
Charles Robert Redford
United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell
English film director (born in 1927)
Martin Scorsese
United States filmmaker (born in 1942)
David Oliver Selznick
United States filmmaker noted for his film adaptations of popular novels (1902-1965)
Mack Sennett
United States filmmaker (born in Canada) noted for slapstick movies (1880-1960)
Steven Spielberg
United States filmmaker (born in 1947)
George Stevens
United States filmmaker (1905-1975)
Oliver Stone
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Quentin Jerome Tarantino
United States filmmaker (born in 1963)
Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovsky
Russian filmmaker (1932-1986)
Jacques Tatischeff
French filmmaker (1908-1982)
Francois Truffaut
French filmmaker (1932-1984)
Don Luchino Visconti Conte di Modrone
Italian filmmaker (1906-1976)
Josef von Sternberg
United States film maker (born in Austria) whose films made Marlene Dietrich an international star (1894-1969)
Andrzej Wajda
Polish filmmaker (born in 1929)
Charles Dudley Warner
United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
George Orson Welles
United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
Samuel Wilder
United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
William Wyler
United States filmmaker (1902-1981)
Darryl Francis Zanuck
United States filmmaker whose works include the first full-length feature film with sound sequences (1902-1979)
Fred Zinnemann
United States filmmaker (born in Austria) (1907-1997)
Ingmar Bergman
Swedish film director who used heavy symbolism and explored the psychology of the characters (born 1918)
Luis Bunuel
Spanish film director (1900-1983)
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
English film director noted for his skill in creating suspense (1899-1980)
Israel Strassberg
United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
Types:
auteur
a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
director, film director
the person who directs the making of a film
New Waver
a film maker who follows New Wave ideas
Type of:
producer
someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work)

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