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The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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List Criteria: Most important, culturally significant filmmakers of all time who deserve award recognition.

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    Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #17 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry

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    #3 on the original list
    Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver

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    John Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #16 on the original list
    John Ford The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach

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    #2 on the original list
    Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo

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    Sergio Leone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #9 on the original list
    Sergio Leone Good, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America

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    Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #1 on the original list
    Stanley Kubrick The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #4 on the original list
    Steven Spielberg Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan

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    #24 on the original list
    It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ...

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    Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #15 on the original list
    Billy Wilder Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard

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    #12 on the original list
    The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo

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    Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #7 on the original list
    Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1

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    #37 on the original list
    Scarface, The French Connection, Bringing Up Baby

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    #5 on the original list
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now

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    #79 on the original list
    The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me

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    #14 on the original list
    Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator

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    Don Siegel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #107 on the original list
    Don Siegel Dirty Harry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Play Misty for Me

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    Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #40 on the original list
    Elia Kazan On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Splendor in the Grass

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    Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #34 on the original list
    Brian De Palma Scarface, Carrie, The Untouchables

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    Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #54 on the original list
    Sam Peckinpah The Wild Bunch, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Getaway

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    #10 on the original list
    The Seventh Seal, Persona, Fanny and Alexander

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