The director is the vision behind any movie. They have exceptional artistic vision and creative skills which help create the movie. The movie director commands the film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the script. They lead the cast and the crew of the movie and guide them towards the achievement of the vision of the movie. It would be incorrect to say that the movie is largely the result of the director’s vision and execution. Hollywood has been blessed with some of the most remarkable directors who have directed iconic and global blockbuster movies. Some of the best directors in Hollywood are as follows:
Steven Spielberg is one of the best and most highly rated directors in Hollywood. He is considered as one of the most influential personalities in Hollywood. He has a list of critically acclaimed and globally successful movies to his credit. His classic movie ET the Extra-Terrestrial was the highest grossing movie of its time. He directed Jurassic Park in 1993 which went on to become a global blockbuster also. He won the Academy Award for the best director for the movie Schindler’s List (1993). Spielberg has redefined popular filmmaking and is looked as one of the best directors in Hollywood ever.
Christopher Nolan is popular for his cerebral and nonlinear storytelling. His movies Memento (2000) and the psychological thriller Insomnia (2002) won critical acclaim and commercial success. The turning point of his career was his directing the Dark Knight trilogy. His storytelling and the modern interpretation of Batman-a fading superhero- was met with acclaim from the fans and critics. The movies in the trilogy won many awards in different categories. His sci-fi thriller Inception (2010) was also a global blockbuster and a thought-provoking film. His movie Interstellar (2014) based on the subject of intergalactic and time travel was a roaring hit as well.
Alfred Hitchcock is considered the master of suspense in Hollywood. He directed the movie “The Pleasure Garden (1925)” which became very popular. He made his first trademark movie in 1927-The Lodger. He moved to Hollywood in the year 1940 where he was hired to direct an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1940). Slowly the popularity of Hitchcock was growing. Studios started attaching his name to the movies like Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972) etc.
James Cameron is known for directing path-breaking movies in Hollywood. His first movie as a director was Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) in which he worked for two weeks before being fired. He wrote and directed the movie Terminator (1984) which became a huge worldwide hit. This was followed by a series of successful science fiction movies with him as the director. He wrote and directed Titanic (1997) which went on to break all records and earned 11 Academy Award nominations. In 2009 he directed Avatar, which again became a blockbuster and went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is an important figure in the new Hollywood wave of moviemaking. He wrote the movie Patton for which he earned an Academy Award. He became famous a director with the release of The Godfather (1972). The movie became a classic and revolutionized gangster genre moviemaking. This was followed by The Godfather II (1974) which was also a critical and commercial success. He won Academy Awards for both the Godfather movies.