Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Germany

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List of famous film directors from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Germany 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 German directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Germany and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best German directors?" and "Which directors are from Germany?"

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

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Achim von Borries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 50
Achim von Borries is a film and television director and a screenwriter.

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Ades Zabel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 55
Ades Zabel is an actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Adrian Pasdar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 53
Adrian Pasdar is an American actor, voice artist, and film director. He is known for playing Jim Profit on the TV series Profit, for his roles in Near Dark, Carlito's Way, Mysterious Ways and as ...more

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Adnan G. Köse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Adnan G. Köse
Adnan G. Köse is a screenwriter, film director, and actor.

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Adolf Winkelmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 72
Adolf Winkelmann is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He is also a professor of film design in the department of design at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and

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Aleksandra Khokhlova is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 88 (1897-1985)
Aleksandra Khokhlova is an actress and film director.

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Alexander Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alexander Mann
Alex Mann is a German bobsledder who has competed since 2007. He won two medals at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany with a gold in the mixed team event and a bronze in the ...more

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Alex Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alex Schmidt age 40
Alex Schmidt is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Alexander Adolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alexander Adolph age 53
Alexander Adolph is a Screenwriter.

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Alexander Gellner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alexander Gellner age 36
Alexander Gellner is a film director and film producer.

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Alexander Jovy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 47
Alexander Jovy is a film director. He was born in Germany, however his family soon went to live in Switzerland. Later, he went to England to study Law in the The College of Law. He quit his job ...more

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Alexander Kluge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 86
Alexander Kluge is a German author and film director.

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Alexander von Eschwege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 52 (1948-2000)
Alexander von Eschwege was an actor, screenwriter, film and television director.

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Alfred Abel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 58 (1879-1937)
Alfred Peter Abel was a German film actor, director, and producer. He appeared in more than 140 silent and sound films between 1913 and 1938. His best-known performance was as Joh Fredersen in ...more

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Alfred Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Ehrhardt Died at 83 (1901-1984)
Alfred Ehrhardt was a film director, film producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, photographer and painter.

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Alfred Schirokauer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Schirokauer Died at 74 (1880-1954)
Alfred Schirokauer was a screenwriter.

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Alfred Vohrer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 72 (1914-1986)
Alfred Vohrer was a German film director and actor. He directed 48 films between 1958 and 1984. His 1969 film Seven Days Grace was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival. His ...more

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Alfred Weidenmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 82 (1918-2000)
Alfred Weidenmann was a German film director and screenwriter. He directed 36 films between 1942 and 1984.

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Alfred Zeisler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 93 (1892-1985)
Alfred Zeisler was an American-born German film producer, director, actor and screenwriter. He produced 29 films between 1927 and 1936. He also directed 16 films between 1924 and 1949. He was ...more

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Alfredo B. Crevenna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 82 (1914-1996)
Alfredo B. Crevenna was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 151 films between 1945 and 1995.

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Ali Selim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Ali Selim is an Arab-American advertising and independent film director. Over the past fifteen years he has directed over 850 television commercials, five half-hour documentaries and several ...more

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Alice Gruia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
age 35
Alice Gruia is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Anthony Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Died at 61 (1906-1967)
Anthony Mann was an American actor and film director, most notably of films noir and Westerns. As a director, he often collaborated with the cinematographer John Alton and with actor James ...more

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Almut Getto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Almut Getto age 54
Almut Getto is a film director.

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Andi Niessner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andi Niessner age 51
Andi Niessner is a film director.