Garbo, Greta

b. 18 September 1905, Stockholm, Sweden d. 15 April 1990, New York City, U.S. “What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober.” This often-quoted musing by Kenneth Tynan, published in the ...

Curtiz, Michael

b. 24 December, 1886, Budapest, Austria-Hungary d. 10 April, 1962, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA Having helmed some of the most successful films of Hollywood’s Golden Age, winning an Academy Award a...

Riefenstahl, Leni

b. 22 August, 1902, Berlin, Germany d. 8 September, 2003, Bavaria, Germany Does Leni Riefenstahl even belong here, ranked alongside the world’s most illustrious filmmakers and designated a “Great Director”?...

Scott, Tony

b. 21 June, 1944, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, UK d. 19 August, 2012, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA When Tony Scott passed away at the age of 68, his unexpected death sent shockwaves throug...

Stone, Oliver

b. 15 September, 1946, New York City, New York, USA “You can’t be an individual in this world, Huckleberry, and expect to get away with it. Only a few do.” Following in the footsteps of such controversial lum...

Dovzhenko, Alexander

b. 10 September, 1894, Sosnitsa, Ukraine d. 25 November, 1956, Moscow, Russia “I sit down beside Pudovkin,” writes Sergei Eisenstein in 1928, after he and his filmmaking compatriot Vsevolod Pudovkin attend ...

Visconti, Luchino

b. 2 November, 1906, Milan, Lombardy, Italy d. 17 March, 1976, Rome, Lazio, Italy Count don Luchino Visconti di Modrone was born to a life of respectability, authority, and affluence. This noble upbringing, a...