August 2009


Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936)

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936)

  • Born: 1889
  • Died: 1977
  • Rank: 23
  • Score: 666.85
  • Feature Films: 11
  • Best: Modern Times
  • Worst: A King in New York

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. Modern Times – 1936
  2. The Great Dictator – 1940
  3. City Lights – 1931
  4. The Gold Rush – 1925
  5. The Circus – 1928

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • pre-1926 – 5th – The Gold Rush
  • 1927-28 – 5th – The Circus
  • 1930-31 – 1st – City Lights
  • 1936 – 1st – Modern Times
  • 1940 – 3rd – The Great Dictator
  • 1972 – 9th – Limelight

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Francis Ford Coppola

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) explains to his girlfriend Kay (Diane Keaton) what his father does for a living in Coppola's The Godfather (1972)

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) explains to his girlfriend Kay (Diane Keaton) what his father does for a living in Coppola’s The Godfather (1972)

  • Born: 1939
  • Rank: 24
  • Score: 663.70
  • Awards: Oscar / 2 DGA / BAFTA / 2 Golden Globes / NSFC / NBR
  • Nominations: 4 Oscars / 5 DGA / 2 BAFTA / 5 Golden Globes
  • Feature Films: 24
  • Best: The Godfather
  • Worst: Tonight for Sure

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. The Godfather – 1972
  2. Apocalypse Now – 1979
  3. The Godfather Part II – 1974
  4. The Conversation – 1974
  5. The Cotton Club – 1984

Top 10 Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1966 – 7th – You’re a Big Boy Now
  • 1969 – 10th – Rain People
  • 1972 – 1st – The Godfather
  • 1974 – 2nd – The Godfather Part II
  • 1974 – 3rd – The Conversation
  • 1979 – 2nd – Apocalypse Now
  • 1984 – 4th – The Cotton Club
  • 1990 – 8th – The Godfather Part III

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Sam Mendes

Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening in American Beauty (1999)

Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening in American Beauty (1999)

  • Born: 1965
  • Rank: 25
  • Score: 661.40
  • Awards: Oscar / DGA / Golden Globe / BFCA / LAFC / CFC
  • Nominations: Oscar / DGA / BAFTA / 2 Golden Globes / BFCA
  • Feature Films: 5
  • Best: American Beauty
  • Least: Jarhead

Feature Films (in rank order):

  1. American Beauty – 1999
  2. Revolutionary Road – 2008
  3. Road to Perdition – 2002
  4. Away We Go – 2009
  5. Jarhead – 2005

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1999 – 1st – American Beauty
  • 2002 – 5th – Road to Perdition
  • 2008 – 4th – Revolutionary Road

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Sergei Eisenstein

The Odessa Steps sequence of Sergei Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

The Odessa Steps sequence of Sergei Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

  • Born: 1898
  • Died: 1948
  • Rank: 26
  • Score: 660.10
  • Feature Films: 7
  • Best: The Battleship Potemkin
  • Least: The General Line

Feature Films (in rank order):

  1. The Battleship Potemkin – 1925
  2. Ivan the Terrible Part I – 1945
  3. Ivan the Terrible Part II – 1958
  4. October – 1927
  5. Alexander Nevsky – 1938
  6. The Strike – 1924
  7. The General Line – 1930

Top 10 Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • pre-1926 – 1st – The Battleship Potemkin
  • 1928-1929 – 2nd – October
  • 1929-1930 – 5th – The General Line
  • 1939 – 6th – Alexander Nevsky
  • 1947 – 4th – Ivan the Terrible Part I
  • 1959 – 7th – Ivan the Terrible Part II

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David Lynch

the sexiest performance in the history of film - Naomi Watts in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001)

the sexiest performance in the history of film - Naomi Watts in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001)

  • Born: 1946
  • Rank: 27
  • Score: 659.80
  • Awards: 2 LAFC / NSFC / 2 BSFC / CFC
  • Nominations: 3 Oscars / DGA / BAFTA / 2 Golden Globes
  • Feature Films: 10
  • Best: The Elephant Man
  • Worst: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Top 5 Feature Films:

  1. The Elephant Man – 1980
  2. Mulholland Drive – 2001
  3. Blue Velvet – 1986
  4. The Straight Story – 1999
  5. Eraserhead – 1977

Top 10 Best Director Finishes (Nighthawk Awards):

  • 1977 – 7th – Eraserhead
  • 1980 – 2nd – The Elephant Man
  • 1986 – 3rd – Blue Velvet
  • 2001 – 3rd – Mulholland Drive

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999)

Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999)

  • Born: 1970
  • Rank: 28
  • Score: 657.90
  • Awards:  LAFC / NSFC
  • Nominations:  Oscar / DGA / BAFTA / 3 CFC
  • Feature Films:  5
  • Best:  Magnolia – 1999
  • Least:  Hard Eight – 1996

Feature Films (in rank order):

  1. Magnolia – 1999
  2. Boogie Nights – 1997
  3. There Will Be Blood – 2007
  4. Punch Drunk Love – 2002
  5. Hard Eight – 1996

Top 10 Director Finishes:

  • 1997 – 3rd – Boogie Nights
  • 1999 – 2nd – Magnolia
  • 2007 – 3rd – There Will Be Blood

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