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Marco Ferreri Marco Ferreri (11 May 1928 – 9 May 1997) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor, who began his career in the 50s directing three films in Spain. §Biography[edit] He was born in Milan. His best known film is La Grande Bouffe, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and Ugo Tognazzi. He was an atheist.[1] He died in Paris of a myocardial infarction. §Partial filmography[edit] §Director[edit] §Screenwriter[edit] §Actor[edit] §See also[edit] Spanish cinema §References[edit] §External links[edit]

Jesús Franco Jesús "Jess" Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish film director, writer, composer, cinematographer and actor. Franco started out in 1954 as an assistant director in the Spanish film industry, performing many tasks including composing music for some of the films as well as co-writing a number of the screenplays. He assisted a number of well-known directors such as Joaquin Marchent, Leon Klimovsky and Juan Antonio Bardem. In 1961, Franco took his producer to a cinema to see the newly-released Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula and the two decided to get into the horror film genre. After discovering the beautiful Soledad Miranda (he first used her in his Count Dracula), Franco moved from Spain to France in 1969 so that he could make more violent and erotic films, and it was at this point that his career began to go downhill commercially, as he turned to low-budget filmmaking with a move to more adult films. Biography[edit] Death[edit]

Cary Fukunaga Early life[edit] Fukunaga was born in Oakland, California, the son of a third generation Japanese-American father born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II,[6] who worked for a generator company and later for the University of California, Berkeley; and a Swedish mother,[7][8] who worked as a dental hygienist and later as a history teacher.[9] His parents divorced and remarried, his father to an Argentine woman, and his mother to a Mexican-American.[7] Fukunaga said that his uncles and aunts are all elementary school teachers or scientists.[9] Fukunaga said that his family has always been a "conglomeration of individual, sort of displaced people," recombinations of relatives and step-relatives, blood kin and surrogate kin, parents and what he calls "pseudo-parents" who treated him like a son.[7] His family moved around a lot within the San Francisco Bay Area; moving to Berkeley, Albany, Vallejo, Benicia, Sebastopol and back to Oakland.[8] Career[edit] Short films[edit]

Abel Ferrara Early life[edit] Ferrara was born in the Bronx of Italian and Irish descent.[3] He was raised Catholic, which had a later effect on much of his work.[4] At 15 he moved to Peekskill in Westchester, New York. He attended the film conservatory at SUNY Purchase, where he directed several movies, which are all available on "The Short Films of Abel Ferrara" collection. Soon finding himself out of work, he directed a pornographic film titled 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy in 1976,[5] which starred his then-girlfriend. Early career[edit] Ferrara first drew a cult audience with his grindhouse movie The Driller Killer (1979), an urban slasher in the mold of Taxi Driver (1976), about an artist (played by Ferrara himself under the alias Jimmy Laine) who goes on a killing spree with a drill in hand. Later career[edit] Personal life[edit] Ferrara lives in Rome. Filmography[edit] Recurring collaborators[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Jean-Jacques Beineix Jean-Jacques Beineix (born 8 October 1946) is a French film director and generally seen as the best example of what came to be called the cinéma du look. Critic Ginette Vincendeau defined the films made by Beineix and others as "youth-oriented films with high production values...The look of the cinéma du look refers to the films' high investment in non-naturalistic, self-conscious aesthetics, notably intense colours and lighting effects. Their spectacular (studio based) and technically brilliant mise-en-scène is usually put to the service of romantic plots." The cinéma du look included the films of Luc Besson and Léos Carax - Luc Besson, like Beineix, was much maligned by the critical establishment during the 1980s, while Carax was much admired.[1] In late 2006, Beineix published a first volume of his autobiography, Les Chantiers de la gloire (in French only). The title alluded to the French title of Stanley Kubrick's film, Les Sentiers de la gloire (Paths of Glory). Biography[edit]

Stephen Chow Stephen Chow (Chinese: 周星馳, Chow Sing-Chi; born 22 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and political adviser of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[2] Professional career[edit] While Chow became quite well known on TVB for his comedies (especially 1989's The Final Combat), he shot to stardom in 1990's All for the Winner. This film made him the most sought-after stars in the Hong Kong film industry.[6] Chow would collaborate with Ng on many of his more successful comedies, including Shaolin Soccer. Chow became Hong Kong's undisputed No. 1 comedian . In 1994 Chow began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love, which he co-directed with Lee Lik-Chi. Filmography[edit] Awards[edit] Influence[edit] Throughout the 1990s, Chow made lots of famous movies and his movie style became known as Mo lei tau(無厘頭),which means mindless; a rather crass form of humour he often employs in movies. References[edit] External links[edit]

Youssef Chahine Youssef Chahine (Arabic: يوسف شاهين‎; 25 January 1926 – 27 July 2008) was an Egyptian[1] film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif.[2] A critically acclaimed director frequently seen in film festivals during decades, Chahine also had his reach to wider international filmgoers' audiences as one of the co-directors of 11'9"01 September 11. Early life[edit] Chahine was born in Alexandria, Egypt to a Christian family.[3] His father was at some point during his life a supporter of the nationalist Wafd Party. Fascinated by the performing arts from an early age, young Chahine began to create shows at home for his family. Starting as a director[edit] After returning to Egypt, he turned his attention to directing. He won the Silver Bear – Special Jury Priz at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival for Alexandria... About his work, Chahine has said, "I make my films first for myself. Cinema[edit] Awards[edit]

Jules Dassin Julius "Jules" Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film director. He was a subject of the Hollywood blacklist in the McCarthy era, and subsequently moved to France, where he revived his career. Early life[edit] Career[edit] Hollywood Blacklist[edit] Personal life[edit] Jules Dassin was married twice: Béatrice Launer, a New York–born,[citation needed] Jewish–American[citation needed] violinist (aka Beatrice Launer-Dassin; 1913–1994),[4] a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music.[5] They married in 1937 and divorced in 1962. Affiliation with Greece[edit] He was considered a major Philhellene to the point of Greek officials describing him as a "first generation Greek." Upon his death, the Greek prime minister, Costas Karamanlis, released a statement: "Greece mourns the loss of a rare human being, a significant artist and true friend. Awards and honors[edit] Filmography[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]