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List of famous film directors from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa 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 South African directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of South Africa and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features items like Percival Rubens and Dirk DeVilliers.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African directors?" and "Which directors are from South Africa?"

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

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Aryan Kaganof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Aryan Kaganof age 53

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Ashley Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Athol Fugard age 85

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Bruce Fordyce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Bruce Fordyce age 62

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Bruce Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Carey Schonegevel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Cedric Sundstrom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Daniel Bruce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Daniel Bruce age 36

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Daniel Krige is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Daniel Krige age 47

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Darrell Roodt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Darrell Roodt age 55

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David Lister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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David Millin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
David Millin Died at 79 (1920-1999)

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Dirk DeVilliers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Dirk DeVilliers Died at 85 (1924-2009)

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Dyson Lovell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Dyson Lovell age 77

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Elaine Proctor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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François Verster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Gavin Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Gavin Hood age 54

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Gray Hofmeyr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Gray Hofmeyr age 68

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Harry Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Harry Edwards age 75

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Henry Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Henry Cornelius Died at 45 (1913-1958)

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Humphry Knipe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Humphry Knipe age 76

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Ian Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Ian Dalrymple Died at 86 (1903-1989)

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Ian Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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James Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
James Ryan age 59

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Jamie Uys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Jamie Uys Died at 75 (1921-1996)

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Jans Rautenbach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Jason Stone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Jason Stone age 36

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Jay Rodan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Jay Rodan age 43

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John Kani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
John Kani age 75

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Jon Blair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Jon Blair age 67

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Jonathan Kent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Jonathan Kent age 71

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Jonathan Liebesman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Jürgen Schadeberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Justin Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Justine Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Katinka Heyns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Katinka Heyns age 70

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Kevin Dowling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Kevin Dowling age 73

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Kevin Singh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Kevin Singh age 43

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Konstandino Kalarytis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Larry Kent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Larry Kent age 80

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Laurence Harvey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Laurence Harvey Died at 45 (1928-1973)

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Leon Schuster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Leon Schuster age 66

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Lev David is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Lev David age 37

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Lionel Friedberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Lionel Ngakane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Lionel Ngakane Died at 83 (1920-2003)

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Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Louis Hayward Died at 76 (1909-1985)

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Marc Furmie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Marc Furmie age 37

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Mark Dornford-May is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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Mark Roper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa
Mark Roper age 59