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List of famous assistant directors, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working assistant directors are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good assistant director. This list includes examples of famous or notable assistant directors from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a assistant director?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best assistant directors are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

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Alan Freir is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Alan Freir

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Ali Hazara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Ali Hazara Ali Hazara is an actor.

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Bartosz Nowacki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Bartosz Nowacki Bartosz Nowacki is a film crew member in the 2013 film Walesa: Man of Hope.

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Catherine Kirouac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Catherine Kirouac

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Christian Moritz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Christian Moritz

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Francesco Rosi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
age 95 - Francesco Rosi was an Italian film director. His film The Mattei Affair won the Palme d'Or at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. Rosi's films, especially those of the 1960s and 1970s, often appeared ...more

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Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
age 95 - Franco Zeffirelli, KBE is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia ...more

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Frank Heath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Frank Heath

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Fred Frank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Fred Frank

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Guy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
age 95 - Guy Hamilton is a French-born English film director. He directed 22 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, including four James Bond films.

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Harrison Starr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Harrison Starr

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Holger Harrivirta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Holger Harrivirta

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Huang Yuan-Shen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Huang Yuan-Shen

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Hung Ting-Miu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Hung Ting-Miu

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James Lane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
James Lane

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James Phares is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
James Phares James Phares is a film crewmember.

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Joseph C. Youngerman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Joseph C. Youngerman Dec. at 89 (1906-1995) - Joseph C. Youngerman is a film assistant director.

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K. Balachary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
K. Balachary

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Kihachi Okamoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Dec. at 81 (1924-2005) - Kihachi Okamoto was a Japanese film director who worked in several different genres.

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Leonard Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Leonard Shapiro

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Masami Kuzuu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Masami Kuzuu

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Melville De Lay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Melville De Lay

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William Paul Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
IsisJoe2001 added William Paul Clark

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Melville Shyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Dec. at 73 (1895-1968) - Melville Jacob Shyer was an American film director, screenwriter and producer and one of the founders of the Directors Guild of America. His career spanned over 50 years, during which he worked ...more

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Richard Caffey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Richard Caffey

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Robert E. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Robert E. Barnes

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Stacey Nation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Stacey Nation

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Swati Guild is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Swati Guild

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Ted Sturgis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Assistant Directors
Ted Sturgis Ted "Mohawk" Sturgis is an American jazz bassist. Sturgis started on piano at age five and played alto saxophone, guitar and drums in addition to bass. He primarily played double-bass, ...more