From the early days of film, directors have transported audiences from darkened movie theaters to memorable worlds of their own creations. Their artistic visions and technical innovations have made a lasting impression on cinema from early silent films, starring and directed by Charlie Chaplin, to the psychological thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock to the blockbuster hits of Steven Spielberg and so many more. Here is a look at the famous film directors who have made their mark on the big screen.
Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ lit up the box office in its opening weekend, debuting to an estimated $1.57 million -- the director’s biggest debut ever. The new indie animation film features the voices of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and others.
After winning a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele will be reuniting with his ‘Key and Peele’ partner Keegan-Michael Key for a stop-motion animated feature. The Netflix film will be directed by Henry Selick, known for ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Coraline.’
Sylvester Stallone announced the latest installment of the 'Rocky' franchise via Instagram. The film co-stars Michael B. Jordan, of 'Black Panther' fame, who prepares to slug it out with the son of the man who killed his father.
Martin Scorsese’s next film, 'The Irishman,' which stars A-list actors like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Anna Paquin, may cost Netflix over $140 million -- $40 million over budget. The skyrocketing costs are reportedly in part due to special effects to make the actors look younger.
Steven Soderbergh is back with the horror movie ‘Unsane.’ The grainy, dark film, shot entirely with an iPhone, stars Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) who’s dealing with a digital stalker. “I look at this as potentially one of the most liberating experiences that I’ve ever had as a filmmaker,” he said.
Former star of the hit TV drama 'St. Elsewhere,' actor/director Denzel Washington has earned popular and critical acclaim for his roles in an array of feature films, including 'Glory,' 'Malcolm X,' 'Training Day,' 'American Gangster' and 'Flight.'
Dylan Farrow plans to discuss her repeated claims that adoptive father Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 on US TV -- claims the director has always denied. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has called the public "renunciation" of Woody Allen and his work "sad" and "unfair."
Following sexual abuse allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott has cut him entirely from his new film, 'All the Money in the World,' just weeks before the Dec. 22 release. Spacey’s scenes will be re-filmed with actor Christopher Plummer.