LIST OF FILM DIRECTORS :
Sydney POLLACK :
director Sydney Pollack dies
"US film director and producer Sydney Pollack has died
of cancer, aged 73.
He won producing and directing Oscars for the epic romance 'Out
of Africa', starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, in 1985.
He also directed Dustin Hoffman in 'Tootsie', and 'The Way We
Were', in which Redford partnered Barbra Streisand..."
- Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) "was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. Some of his best known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and Tootsie, in the latter of which he also appeared. His later films included Havana (1990), The Firm (1993), Sabrina (1995), The Interpreter (2005), and as producer for and actor in Michael Clayton (2007)."
Tony SCOTT :
Anthony David "Tony" Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) "was a British film director.
His films include The Hunger, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State,
Spy Game, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable.
He was the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott...
He committed suicide in Los Angeles on 19 August 2012."
Steven SPIELBERG :
Spielberg receives humanity award - 9 October 2009
"Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has received an honour for his artistic and humanitarian work at a ceremony in Philadelphia...
The medal, established in 1988, is awarded annually to those whose actions represent the founding principles of the United States."
- Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) "is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business magnate. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks movie studio."