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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
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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: East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Live in London, George Michael: Twenty Five, Queen: Bohemian Champions: Interviews, Wham: The Best of Wham
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    Michael Bay
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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, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Music video director, + more
    • Credits: Transformers, Armageddon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pearl Harbor, + more
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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: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Music video director, + more
    • Credits: Scarface, X-Men: The Last Stand, Prison Break, Rush Hour, Red Dragon, + more
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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: age 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Downey, California
    • Profession: Television director, Record producer, Keytarist, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, UHF, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Eek! The Cat, + more
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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: age 48
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • 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
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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
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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: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network, Being John Malkovich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, + more
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    Wade Jeremy William Robson is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at the age of five. He has directed music videos and world tours for numerous music artists such as NSYNC and Britney Spears. Robson found success not only as a choreographer and tour director but also ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Choreographer, Music video director, Dancer
    • Credits: Kazaam, The Wade Robson Project
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    Scooter Braun
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    Scooter Braun is a music video director.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, Talent manager, Music video director
    • Credits: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Scorpion, Jem and the Holograms, Justin Bieber's Believe
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    Tony Bongiovi is a record producer and recording engineer with expertise in Electrical & Acoustical Engineering. He helped to remodel an old building in Manhattan—once a power plant for Edison, and later a television studio—into the Power Station recording studio in 1977. Bongiovi was born in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Raritan, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Video editor, Record producer, Audio Engineer, Music video director, Engineer
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    Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Born in Mandaluyong City, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over into the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1964-2009)
    • Birthplace: Mandaluyong, Philippines
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Bubble Gang, Eat Bulaga!, Bagets 2, Dirty Affair, Kind, + more
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    Derek Hough
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    Derek Hough is an American professional latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. He is known for his work, since September 2007, on the ABC dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record five seasons. He also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Dancing with the Stars, Live! with Kelly and Michael, DanceX, Make Your Move
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    Todd Rundgren
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    Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop star, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, his career has produced a diverse range of recordings, both as a solo artist ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Dumb and Dumber, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, Daft Punk's Electroma, Flash Frames, Under Cover, + more
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    Jay Chou
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    Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. In 2000, Chou released his debut album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then his music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Linkou District, Taiwan
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Green Hornet, Curse of the Golden Flower, Initial D, True Legend, Kung Fu Dunk, + more
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    Julien Temple
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    Julien Andrew Temple is an English film, documentary and music video director. He began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and has continued with various off-beat projects, including The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary film about Glastonbury.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Music video director, Film Director
    • Credits: Earth Girls Are Easy, The Filth and the Fury, Glastonbury, Bullet, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, + more
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    Roman Coppola
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    Roman Ford Coppola is an American film director, screenwriter, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 2012's Moonrise Kingdom.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, + more
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    MA$TADON
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    HE HAILS FROM THE DEEP SOUTH. he writes his own material,performes his own vocals,also arranges and creates his own music and composistions,as executive:Producer ,also musician/vocalist ,company president, founder creater,administrator,Video Director,Script writer,production manager,chief editor,editer ...more

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    • Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Writer, + more
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    Demon Kakka, previously known as Demon Kogure, is a Japanese musician, entertainer, journalist and sumo commentator. He is the frontman of the heavy metal band Seikima-II, and is known for always working entirely in character.more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Theatrical producer, Author, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Godzilla vs. Biollante, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum
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    Adam Bernstein
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    Adam Bernstein is an American film director, music video director and television director. For his work on the television show Fargo in 2014, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. In 2007, he won a Primetime Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Princeton
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Music video director, Film Director
    • Credits: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Weeds, Law & Order, + more
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