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Famous Male Music Video Directors

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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?"
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    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: age 52
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • 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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    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 Harbor ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more
    • 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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    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 2014 ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami Beach
    • 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, original ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Downey, California
    • 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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    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 the ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • 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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    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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    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: age 52
    • 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 Award ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, Denver, Colorado
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Fight Club, Se7en, Gone Girl, The Social Network
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