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23 Significant Directors
This is a difficult quiz on some notable directors.
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" are some of this director's best known movies.
This director, who made 1986's "Down and Out in America" and 1976's "The Stronger", was blacklisted in 1951 by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
He made a name as a director of very fine documentary movies. His first significant film was "Titicut Follies," a documentary that showed the problems at Massachusetts Correctional Institution.
He was the first African-American to produce and direct a full-length feature film.
"Resurrected", "The Bourne Supremacy" and "United 93" are probably the best known movies by this British-born director.
"The Matrix", "Bound" and "Speed Racer" are directed by two brothers who are also motion picture writers and producers. What is their last name?
He directed the movie "Bubble" which starred unprofessional actors.
Who directed "Traffic", "Ocean's11" and "Erin Brockovich"?
Prior to becoming a famous director, he was a member of one of the top comedy duos of the 1960's. His first big movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) was followed by "The Graduate" (1967).
He began as a top notch still photographer, specializing in black and white photojournalism. He is best known for his photo essays for "Life" magazine and for his 1971 film "Shaft".
She was often called "The female Ed Wood."
She directed "Desperately Seeking Susan" as well as some episodes of "Sex and The City" and "Now and Again". Her mother wrote "The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club".
Clint Eastwood considered this director his teacher and dedicated his movie "Unforgiven" to him.
Name the director of the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
This director's movies usually have Gothic elements in them. He directed "Ed Wood," "Edward Scissorhands," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," and "Beetlejuice."
This director, who has played drums for Kanye West, directed "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Human Nature" and "Be Kind Rewind."
After directing many music videos, this director made the wonderful movie "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation".
Name the Atlanta-born director of "She Hate Me," "Crooklyn," "Malcolm X," "Jungle fever," "She's Gotta Have It," "School Daze" and"Do the RightThing".
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This director/writer/producer/actress was married to writer Dan Greenburgand and journalist Carl Bernstein. In 1987 she married her third husband, Nicholas Pileggi.
This comedienne/actress/writer was an up and coming director until she made the great flop "Ishtar".
Who is the New Zealand-born director of the Academy Award-nominated movie "North Country"?
Who is the director of the award-winning films "Antonia's Line", "The Luzhin Defense," and "Mrs. Dalloway"?
Who is the Mexican-born director of the Golden Globe-winning movie "Babel"?
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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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