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Famous Film Directors from France

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List of famous film directors from France, listed alphabetically with photos when available. France has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best French directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of France and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List is made up of many different items, including Gérard Blain and Pascal Thomas.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best French directors?" and "Which directors are from France?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of France in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented French directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Abbas Fahdel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Abbas Fahdel Iraq, Babylon, Asia

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    Abdelkrim Bahloul Saida, Algeria

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    Tunis, Tunisia

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    Paris, France

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    Adonis Kyrou Southeast Europe, Central Athens, Athens

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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Île-de-France, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Europe

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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Brussels, Eurasia, Belgium

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    Europe, Metropolitan France, France

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    Alain Beigel

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    Alain Berbérian Lebanon, Beirut, Arab world

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    Alain Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Alain Cavalier Vendôme, France

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    Oran, Algeria, Africa

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    Meung-sur-Loire, France

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    Europe, Metropolitan France, Ille-et-Vilaine

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    Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Alain Delon Sceaux, France

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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Alain Fresnot Paris, France

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    Roanne, France

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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Alain Guiraudie Europe, Metropolitan France, Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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    Alain Jessua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Alain Jessua Paris, France

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    Alain Levent Paris, France

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    Alain Maline Oise, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Alain Payet Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

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    Alain Resnais is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Alain Resnais Vannes, France

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    Alain Robbe-Grillet France, Brest

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    Paris, France

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    Ukraine, Kharkiv, Eurasia

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    Albert Capellani is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Albert Capellani Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Albert Dieudonné is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Albert Dieudonné Paris, France

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    Albert Dupontel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

    Albert Dupontel Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

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    Albert Kirchner

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    Paris, France

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    Fismes, France

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    Albert W. Hale Europe, Metropolitan France, Bordeaux

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    DVD Region 4, Chile, Antofagasta Region

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    Alex Chan

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    Alex Chang

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    Alexandria, North Africa, Egypt

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    Alex Ranarivelo Saint-Jean-d'Angély

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    France, Paris

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    Algiers, Algeria

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    Lyon, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Alexandre Gavras Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France

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    Alexandre Ginnsz

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