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List of famous film directors from Chile, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Chile has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Chilean directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Chile and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List is made up of many different items, including Christopher Murray and Raúl Ruiz.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chilean directors?" and "Which directors are from Chile?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Chile in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Chilean directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Adelqui Migliar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Died at 65 (1891-1956) Adelqui Migliar, also known als Adelqui Millar, was a Chilean film actor, director, writer and producer. He appeared in 31 silent films between 1916 and 1928. He also directed 24 films between ...more

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Alberto Fuguet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 54 Alberto Fuguet de Goyeneche is a Chilean writer, journalist, film critic and film director who rose to critical prominence in the 1990s as part of the movement known as the New Chilean ...more

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Alejandro Fernández Almendras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 47 Alejandro Fernández Almendras is a film director, film editor and screenwriter.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 89 Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult ...more

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Alexander Witt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 66 Alexander B. Witt is a Chilean Hollywood filmmaker who has worked mostly as a camera operator and second unit director. His feature directorial debut came in 2004 with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, ...more

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Alicia Scherson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 44 Alicia Scherson is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, actress and film editor.

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Alvaro Arce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Alvaro Arce is a television director and producer.

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Andrés Wood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 53 Andres Wood is a Chilean film director, producer and writer. Some of his most popular films include Machuca, Violeta se fue a los cielos, and Historias de Futbol. He created his own production ...more

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Antonio Skármeta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 78 Antonio Skármeta is a Chilean writer descending from Croatian immigrants from the Adriatic island of Brač, Dalmatia. He was awarded Chile's National Literature Prize in 2014.

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Ariel Dorfman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 76 Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of ...more

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Benjamín Rojo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Benjamín Rojo age 39 Benjamín Rojo is a film director and screenwriter.

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Carlos F. Borcosque is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Died at 71 (1894-1965) Carlos Francisco Borcosque Sánchez was a Chilean film director and screenwriter involved in the production of the Cinema of Argentina. He established Estudios Cinematográficos ...more

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Christopher Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Christopher Murray age 33 Christopher Murray is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Claudia Romero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Claudia Romero age 44 Claudia Romero is a film director.

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Claudio Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Died at 81 (1927-2008) Claudio Guzmán was a Chilean-American television director, producer, art director, and production designer. He is perhaps best known for his work as director and producer of the ...more

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Cristián Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 43 Cristián Jiménez is a screenwriter, film director, television director and film producer.

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Cristián Sánchez G. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Cristián Sánchez G. age 67 Cristián Sánchez is a screenwriter, film director and film editor.

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Cristóbal León is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 38 Cristobal Leon is an actor, film director, production designer, screenwriter, film producer, film editor and film score composer.

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Dominga Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 33 Dominga Sotomayor is a film director and screenwriter.

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Elisa Eliash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Elisa Eliash age 34 Elisa Eliash is an screenwriter, film editor and director.

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Ernesto Díaz Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 40 Ernesto Díaz Espinoza is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and actor.

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Esteban Larrain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Esteban Larrain age 45 Esteban Larrain is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Felipe Gálvez Haberle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Felipe Gálvez Haberle age 35 Felipe Gálvez Haberle is a film editor.

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Fernando Guzzoni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Fernando Guzzoni age 35 Fernando Guzzoni is a film director and screenwriter.

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Giordano Gederlini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 47 Giordano Gederlini is a screenwriter and film director.

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Gonzalo Justiniano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 63 Gonzalo Justiniano is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Gonzalo Lira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 50 Gonzalo Lira is an American novelist, filmmaker and economic blogger born in Burbank, California He is the son of Gonzalo Lira Valdés and María Isabel López Hess; he is a ...more

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Helvio Soto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Helvio Soto Died at 71 (1930-2001) Helvio Soto was a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez age 50 Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez was born in 1968 in Moscow, Russia to an Iraqi father and Chilean-Costa Rican mother She is a director and scriptwriter. Director of El Camino, a film designed for the ...more

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Isidora Marras is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Isidora Marras age 32 Isidora Marras is a film director, producer, editor and screenwriter.

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Iván Osnovikoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 52 Iván Osnovikoff is a screenwriter, film editor, film producer and film director.

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Jairo Boisier Olave is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 43 Jairo Boisier Olave is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor and film art director.

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Joaquin Cociña is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 38 Joaquin Cociña is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, film score composer and production designer.

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Jorge Durán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 76 Jorge Durán is a screenwriter, film director and producer.

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Jorge Montesi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 69 Jorge Montesi is a film and television director and actor.

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José Bohr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Died at 93 (1901-1994) José Bohr was a Chilean film director, producer, actor and screenwriter. He directed 35 films between 1919 and 1969.

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José Luis Torres Leiva is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 43 José Luis Torres Leiva is a film director, editor, producer, and screenwriter.

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Juan Downey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Juan Downey Died at 53 (1940-1993) Juan Downey was a video artist.

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Julian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 48 Julian is a Pornographic Actor and Director.

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Julio Jorquera Arriagada is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Julio Jorquera Arriagada age 42 Julio Jorquera Arriagada is a film editor, director, producer and screenwriter.

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León Errázuriz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
León Errázuriz age 50 León Errázuriz is a filmmaker now based in Los Angeles, USA. He is earned a degree in Economics at the Catholic University of Chile 1991, and also studied for a few years at the ...more

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Lucía Egaña Rojas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 39 Lucía Egaña Rojas is a film director, film editor, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Luis R. Vera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Luis R. Vera age 66 Luis Roberto Vera Vargas is a Chilean film director, producer, writer and professor of communications. Vargas was born in Santiago, Chile. He left the country following the 1973 military coup ...more

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Macarena Monrós is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Macarena Monrós age 29 Macarena Monrós is a film director and screenwriter.

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Manuel del Valle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Manuel del Valle age 36 Manuel del Valle is a film director and screenwriter.

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Marcela Said is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Marcela Said age 46 Marcela Said Cares is a Chilean filmmaker.

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Marco Bechis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 63 Marco Bechis is a Chilean-Italian film screenwriter and director. His film Garage Olimpo was screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.

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María José San Martín is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
age 44 María José San Martín is an actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Marialy Rivas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Marialy Rivas is a film director and screenwriter.

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Mauricio López Fernández is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Chile
Mauricio López Fernández age 32 Mauricio López Fernández is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.