July 2009


Cameron Crowe

  • Born: 1958
  • Rank: 36
  • Score: 615.25
  • Awards: Oscar (for Screenplay) / BSFC
  • Nominations: 2 DGA
  • Feature Films: 6
  • Best: Almost Famous
  • Least: Elizabethtown

Feature Films (in rank order):

  1. Almost Famous – 2000
  2. Say Anything… – 1989
  3. Vanilla Sky – 2001
  4. Singles – 1992
  5. Jerry Maguire -1996
  6. Elizabethtown – 2005

Top 10 Director Finish (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 2000 – 3rd – Almost Famous

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Kenneth Branagh

Michael Maloney as Joe (and Hamlet) in In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)

Michael Maloney as Joe (and Hamlet) in In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)

  • Born:  1960
  • Rank:  37
  • Score:  610.15
  • Awards:  BAFTA / NBR
  • Nominations:  Oscar / BAFTA
  • Feature Films:  10
  • Best:  Henry V
  • Worst:  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Top 5 Films:

  1. Henry V – 1989
  2. Hamlet – 1996
  3. Much Ado About Nothing – 1993
  4. In the Bleak Midwinter – 1995
  5. Dead Again – 1991

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1989 – 2nd – Henry V
  • 1993 – 4th – Much Ado About Nothing
  • 1996 – 5th – Hamlet
  • 1996 – 9th – In the Bleak Midwinter

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Frank Capra

Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

  • Born:  1897
  • Died:  1991
  • Rank:  38
  • Score:  610.00
  • Awards:  3 Oscars / Golden Globe
  • Nominations:  6 Oscars / 2 DGA / Golden Globe
  • Feature Films:  37
  • Best:  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Worst:  Here Comes the Groom

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – 1939
  2. It’s a Wonderful Life – 1946
  3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town – 1936
  4. You Can’t Take It With You – 1938
  5. It Happened One Night – 1934

Top 10 Best Director Finishes  (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1933 – 1oth – Lady for a Day
  • 1934 – 2nd – It Happened One Night
  • 1936 – 3rd – Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • 1937 – 7th – Lost Horizon
  • 1938 – 4th – You Can’t Take It With You
  • 1939 – 2nd – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • 1944 – 4th – Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 1946 – 4th – It’s a Wonderful Life

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Steven Soderbergh

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Out of Sight (1998)

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Out of Sight (1998)

  • Born:  1963
  • Rank:  39
  • Score:  609.90
  • Awards:  Oscar / NYFC / LAFC / 2 NSFC / NBR / CFC / BFCA
  • Nominations:  2 Oscars / 2 DGA / 2 Golden Globes / 2 BAFTA’s / BFCA
  • Feature Films:  19
  • Best:  Traffic
  • Worst:  Kafka

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Traffic – 2000
  2. Out of Sight – 1998
  3. Solaris – 2002
  4. sex, lies and videotape – 1989
  5. The Good German – 2006

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1998 – 2nd – Out of Sight
  • 2000 – 2nd – Traffic
  • 2002 – 10th – Solaris

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Federico Fellini

The final shot of Nights of Cabiria (1957)

The final shot of Nights of Cabiria (1957)

  • Born: 1920
  • Died: 1993
  • Rank: 40
  • Score: 600.15
  • Awards: 4 Oscars (for Foreign Film) / NYFC
  • Nominations: 16 Oscars (4 for Director, 8 for Screenplay, 4 for Foreign Film) / DGA
  • Feature Films: 18
  • Best: Nights of Cabiria
  • Worst: Fellini Satyricon

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Nights of Cabiria – 1957
  2. La Dolce Vita – 1960
  3. Amarcord – 1974
  4. La Strada – 1956
  5. 8 1/2 – 1963

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1956 – 6th – La Strada
  • 1957 – 6th – Nights of Cabiria
  • 1961 – 4th – La Dolce Vita
  • 1963 – 7th – 8 1/2
  • 1972 – 8th – Fellini’s Roma
  • 1974 – 7th – Amarcord

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F.W. Murnau

Max Schreck as Count Orlock, the Nosferatu (1922)

Max Schreck as Count Orlock, the Nosferatu (1922)

  • Born:  1888
  • Died:  1931
  • Rank:  41
  • Score:  597.00
  • Feature Films:  18
  • Best:  Sunrise
  • Worst:  Tabu

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Sunrise – 1927
  2. Nosferatu – 1922
  3. Faust – 1926
  4. The Last Laugh – 1924
  5. Phantom – 1922

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1914-1926 – 9th – Faust
  • 1927-1928 – 2nd – Sunrise
  • 1927-1928 – 2nd – Tartuffe
  • 1928-1929 – 1st – Nosferatu
  • 1929-1930 – 3rd – City Girl
  • 1930-1931 – 8th – Tabu

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Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi): Miyazaki's 2001 masterpiece

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi): Miyazaki's 2001 masterpiece

  • Born: 1941
  • Rank: 42
  • Score: 596.00
  • Awards: Oscar / 2 Annies / LAFC (all for Animated Film)
  • Nominations: 2 Oscars / BAFTA (all for Animated Film)
  • Feature Films: 10
  • Best: Spirited Away
  • Worst: The Castle of Cagliostro

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Spirited Away – 2001
  2. My Neighbor Totoro – 1988
  3. Princess Mononoke – 1997
  4. Castle in the Sky – 1986
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle – 2004

Top 10 Best Animated Film Finishes:

  • 1985 – 1st – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • 1988 – 2nd – Castle in the Sky
  • 1989 – 2nd – My Neighbor Totoro
  • 1992 – 2nd – Porco Rosso
  • 1998 – 1st – Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • 1999 – 1st – Princess Mononoke
  • 2002 – 1st – Spirited Away
  • 2005 – 3rd – Howl’s Moving Castle

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