Thursday, February 26, 2009

Entertainment Weekly Names 25 Greatest Active Directors

1. Steven Spielberg

2. Peter Jackson

3. Martin Scorsese

4. Christopher Nolan

5. Steven Soderbergh

6. Ridley Scott

7. Quentin Tarantino

8. Michael Mann

9. James Cameron

10. Joel and Ethan Coen

11. Guillermo del Toro

12. David Fincher

13. Tim Burton

14. Judd Apatow

15. Sam Raimi

16. Zack Snyder

17. Darren Aronofsky

18. Danny Boyle

19. Clint Eastwood

20. Ron Howard

21. Ang Lee

22. Paul Thomas Anderson

23. Paul Greengrass

24. Pedro Almodóvar

25. Jon Favreau

What's wrong with this picture ... ? I can name a few things.


David Lowery said...

Clearly! There's only one gay male represented on the list! Travesty.

Pete Bauer said...

Yowzah! A Lot.

Peter Jackson's way too high. So is Tarantino. Move up Cameron, Coens, Fincher and Eastwood near the top.

Jennifer Gandin Le said...

Wait, seriously? Seriously??? Absolutely zero female directors? Ouch.

Clay Liford said...

Clint Eastwood is gay?

Kat Candler said...

last time i looked, francis ford coppola, david lynch, cronenberg, brian de palma, wes anderson were still making movies. maybe not all of them under the hollywood umbrella, but, dude, they're not dead.

and no offense to favreau, apatow and zack snyder lovers (cause, hey, i like 'em too), but you're telling me apatow over de palma? hmmm ...

maybe they were looking at box office grosses ... je ne sais pas.

and as for the ladies ... let me think a little bit before i respond to that one.

Stacy said...

"Entertainment Weekly" explains all of's not about greatest, it's about grossingest. capiche?
Or, at least we'd see the wonderful Jane Campion (is she "active"?) or even Sofia Coppola.

Lorie said...

The fact that they're including Zack Snyder, and that he places above Clint Eastwood tells us, yes Mona, they're weighting box office very heavily.

Jimmy said...

Ah yes, Zack Snyder, the two-film visionary.

Kat Candler said...

jimmy! i can't wait to hear your take on the midnight meat train. considering i first heard about it from you guys!