List of Famous Casting Directors People

List of Famous Casting Directors

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List of famous casting directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top casting directors in the world? This includes the most prominent casting directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable casting directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic casting directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned casting directors.

List is made up of many different people, including Guy Ritchie and Scott Rudin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known casting directors to the lesser known casting directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the casting director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous casting directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous casting directors?" then you're in the right place. (2117 items)


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    Guy Stuart Ritchie is an English filmmaker known for his crime films. He left high school and got entry-level jobs in the film industry in the mid-1990s. He eventually graduated to directing commercials. He made his first film in 1995, a 20-minute short which impressed investors who backed his first ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla, + more
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    Scott Rudin is an American film producer and a theatrical producer. In 2012, Rudin became one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, and the first producer to do so.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer, Casting Director
    • Credits: No Country for Old Men, Clueless, The Social Network, Sleepy Hollow, The Truman Show, + more
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    Michael Lucas is an American–Russian–Israeli gay pornographic film actor, director, activist, writer and the founder/CEO of Lucas Entertainment, New York's largest gay-adult-film company. He is a columnist for The Advocate, Huffington Post and Pink News. The New Republic dubbed Lucas "Gay Porn's Neocon ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Russia, Moscow
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Film Director
    • Credits: Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, Michael Lucas' Auditions 33: Pornstars in Training, Sex Positive, Wall Street, Pressbook, + more
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    Tami Erin is an American actress and model from Wheaton, Illinois. She is best known for her portrayal of Pippi Longstocking in the 1988 Columbia Pictures film The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Wheaton, USA, Illinois
    • Profession: Model, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Disconnect
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    Alex Sander is an actor, film score composer, casting director, film editor, television editor, film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Brazil, Bragança Paulista
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: The Expendables, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Grave Encounters, 360, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, + more
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    Randy Stone was an American actor and casting director, and Academy Award winner.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1958-2007)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: Say Anything..., Jaws 3-D, Trevor, Switched at Birth, The Incident, + more
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    Suzanne Smith

    Suzanne Crowley is a casting director.more

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    • Profession: Casting Director
    • Credits: Seven, Good Will Hunting, American Psycho, Resident Evil, Bad Boys II, + more
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    Linda Morris is an American television producer and writer. She is best known for her work on the television series Frasier, for which she received three Primetime Emmy Awards in 1994, 1995 and 1996 as a part of the producing and writing team. Morris' other television credits include Welcome Back, ...more

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    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer
    • Credits: Frasier, Doogie Howser, M.D., Private Benjamin, Multiple Sarcasms, + more
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    Bert V. Royal is a film writer and crew member from the casting department.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Casting Director, Playwright
    • Credits: Easy A, Easy A: The School of Pop Culture, Vocabulary of Hilarity
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    Gene Reynolds is a former American actor turned award-winning television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the popular TV series M*A*S*H.more

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    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show, The Munsters, Leave It to Beaver, Hogan's Heroes, + more
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    George Buck Flower was an American actor, writer, producer, assistant director, production manager, and casting director. He was sometimes credited as Buck Flower, George "Buck" Flower, George Flower, Buck Flowers, C. D. LaFleur, C.D. LaFleure, C.D. Lafleuer, and C.D. Lafleur. Due to his gruff ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1937-2004)
    • Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Milton-Freewater
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Escape from New York, They Live, John Carpenter's The Fog, + more
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    David Schifter is a film producer, actor, casting director and production designer.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: Black Knight, Piranha 3DD, Butchered, Eyeborgs, El Camino, + more
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    Cecily April Adams was an American actress, casting director, and lyricist.more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1958-2004)
    • Birthplace: Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Lyricist, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: American Heart, Kalamazoo?, Young Arthur
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    Patricia Reyes Spíndola is a Mexican actress, director and producer.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Tlaxiaco, Mexico
    • Profession: Television director, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Casting Director, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Frida, Before Night Falls, Deep Crimson, Between, The Ruination of Men, + more
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    Katrina Bayonas

    Katrina Bayonas is a film casting director, film producer and talent manager.more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Talent manager, Casting Director
    • Credits: Live Flesh, An Ungentlemanly Act, The Dancer Upstairs
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    Artur "Atze" Brauner is a German film producer and entrepreneur of Polish origin. He was born to a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland. With his parents and four siblings, he fled to the Soviet Union and survived the Holocaust. Following the war, he and his brother, Wolf Brauner emigrated to Berlin; his ...more

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    • Age: age 97
    • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter
    • Credits: Europa Europa, Vampyros Lesbos, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Old Shatterhand, The Column, + more
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    Judy Wilson

    Judy Blye Wilson is an American casting director known for her work on soap operas. She has been casting for soaps operas for over 25 years.more

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    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Casting Director, Actor, Script supervisor
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    Florina Lemaitre is an actress.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Time Out, Fat, Bald, Short Man, The Art of Losing, + more
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    Melissa Suzanne McBride is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series. McBride began her television and movie acting career in the 1990s, and in the 2000s worked as a casting director. She has been ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: USA, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Profession: Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: The Walking Dead, The Mist, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Living Proof, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, + more
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    Nancy Bishop is a Casting Society of America, Emmy Award nominated casting director, working out of Prague, Czech Republic. She has cast over 80 productions internationally, and is currently working on the series, Crossing Lines. In her spare time she enjoys skiing.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: New England, USA
    • Profession: Film Producer, Casting Director, Actor
    • Credits: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Solomon Kane, Hannibal Rising, Babylon A.D., + more
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