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List of famous male music video directors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male music video directors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being music video directors. There are thousand of males working as music video directors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic music video directors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a music video director then the people below should give you inspiration.

Shawn Kim and Jim Taihattu are included on this list along with many more.

While this isn't a list of all male music video directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male music video directors?" and "Who are the best male music video directors?"
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop. He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: East Finchley, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: Deadpool, Beverly Hills Cop II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Rules of Attraction

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#42 on The Best Singers of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#29 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#12 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. His films, which include the science fiction disaster thriller Armageddon, the epic war film Pearl ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Music video director, + more

Credits: Transformers, Armageddon, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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#1 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

#51 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

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Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Brett Ratner is an American filmmaker and music video director. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was also a producer on the Fox drama series, Prison Break, as well as the black comedy Horrible Bosses and its ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Music video director, + more

Credits: The Revenant, Prison Break, Hercules, Horrible Bosses

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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Downey, California, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Record producer, Keytarist, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: UHF, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Weird Al Presents Al-TV, Spy Hard

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#89 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#22 on The Greatest Keytarists of All Time

#16 on The Strangest Opening Act Bookings Ever

#1 on Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: Life, Sparkle, Fade to Black, Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22, + more

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#68 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#7 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

#42 on The 40+ Greatest Tenor Singers in Music History

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Herb Ritts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Herb Ritts is a photographer, music video director and an actor. ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1952-2002)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Music video director, Photographer

Credits: Murder in the First, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory, Britney Spears: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, Dangerous: The Short Films

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#2 on The Best Fashion Photographers

#17 on The Best Portrait Photographers

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Joe Escalante is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Joseph Patrick "Joe" Escalante is an American musician, record label owner, radio host, film and music video director, and amateur matador, as well as a former television executive and entertainment lawyer. He is most widely known as the bassist for the punk rock band The Vandals, the owner of their ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Bassist, Film Producer, Actor, Drummer Music video director, + more

Credits: Neil Hamburger: Live at the Phoenix Greyhound, Social Distortion: Live in Orange County, That Darn Punk, Live At The House Of Blues Cake Boy: A Film by Joe Escalante, + more

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David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American director and producer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the romantic fantasy drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the drama The Social Network. For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Fight Club, Se7en, Gone Girl, The Social Network

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#17 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#6 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#31 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#36 on The Best Things from Oregon

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