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Famous Film Directors from Spain

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

This list includes José Luis Garci, Michael Frost and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Spanish directors?" and "Which directors are from Spain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Spain in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Spanish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Achero Mañas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 53

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Pellet, November, Anything You Want, Cazadores

Achero Mañas (born September 5, 1966 in Madrid) is a Spanish film director. He is a former actor that had filmed several successful short films before receiving awards and recognition ...more
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Adán Aliaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Adán Aliaga Age: 56

Birthplace: Alicante, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Kanimambo, Dodge And Hit, The Eternauta's Wife, Stigmata

Adán Aliaga is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer.
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Adrián Garc&iacut... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 39

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: The ABCs of Death, 36 pasos, Rooms for Tourists, Here Comes the Devil, Cold Sweat

Adrián García Bogliano is a screenwriter, film director and film editor.
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Adrián Saba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Adrián Saba Age: 31

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: El Limpiador

Adrián Saba is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
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Agustí Villaronga... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 66

Birthplace: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Al-Mayurka (Fragments), Letter To Eva, Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain, Miquel Bauçà: poeta invisible, Le passager clandestin, + more

Agustí Villaronga Riutort (Catalan pronunciation: [əɣusˈti βiʎəˈɾoŋɡə]; born 4 March 1953) is a Balearic Spanish film director, screenwriter and actor. He has directed seven feature ...more
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Agustín Dí... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 69

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Don't Tempt Me, Alatriste, Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead, Just Walking

Agustín Díaz Yanes (born 1950, Madrid) is a Spanish Goya Awards winner screenwriter and film director.
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Agustín Navarro ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Proceso a la conciencia, Una Jaula no tiene secretos, 15 bajo la lona

Agustín Navarro (1926 – July 14, 2001) was a Spanish film director. He studied Philosophy. He directed films such as 15 bajo la lona (1959), El cerro de los locos (1960), Cuidado con las ...more
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Ahmad Natche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Ahmad Natche Age: 45

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Two Meters of This Land

Ahmad Natche is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.
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Aitor Mazo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Aitor Mazo Age: 58

Birthplace: Spain, Bilbao

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Bypass

Aitor Mazo is an actor, film director and screenwriter.
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Aitor Merino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 47

Birthplace: Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: El Pan Nuestro

Aitor Merino is an actor.
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Alba Mora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 38

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Je ne suis pas moi-même

Alba Mora is a film director, film editor and a screenwriter.
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Albert Albacete is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 62

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Artesanos

Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter.
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Albert Grabuleda Capdevi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 36

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is an actor.
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Albert Serra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 44

Birthplace: Banyoles, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: The Lord Worked Wonders In Me, Els noms de Crist, 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, Birdsong

Albert Serra is an actor, film director,film editor, screenwriter and a film producer.
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Alberto Ferreras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: CNN Presents: Latino in America, Verbal Sex: The Art of Nyna, Celebrity Habla 2

Alberto Ferreras is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
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Alberto Morais is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 43

Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: En un lugar del cine, The Waves

Alberto Morais is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
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Alberto Rodríguez... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 48

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: After, The Suit, 7 virgins, La Leyenda de la Llorona, AAA – Sin Límite en el Tiempo, + more

Alberto Rodríguez is a film director and screenwriter.
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Aldo Sambrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

Birthplace: Vallecas, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Alfredo Sánchez Brell (23 February 1931 – 10 July 2010), known as Aldo Sambrell, was a Spanish actor, director, and producer who appeared in over 150 films between 1961 and 1996.
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Alejandro Amenába... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 47

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile, Spain

Films Directed: The Sea Inside, Agora, The Others, Open Your Eyes, Thesis

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972) is a Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas and two European Film ...more
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Alejandro Durán ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

Birthplace: Tarifa, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Follow Me

Alejandro Durán is an actor, cinematographer, film director, screenwriter and film editor.
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Alejandro Lozano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Dec. at 64 (1939-2003)

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Sultanes del Sur, Matando Cabos

Alejandro Lozano Morales, (March 17, 1939 – March 30, 2003) was a Spanish artist, painter and mosaic muralist.
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Àlex Brendemü... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 47

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Rumbo a Peor

Àlex Brendemühl is a Spanish actor. Born in Barcelona to a Spanish mother and a German father, he has appeared in more than 60 films and television shows since 1995. Brendemühl ...more
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Álex de la Iglesi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 54

Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: The Perfect Crime, As Luck Would Have It, The Day of the Beast, Perdita Durango, Common Wealth, + more

Alejandro "Álex" de la Iglesia Mendoza (born 4 December 1965) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former comic book artist. De la Iglesia's films combines ...more
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Àlex Lora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Age: 40

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: (Buried) Over the Roofs, Odysseus Gambit

Àlex Lora Cercós, better known as Alex Lora, is a Spanish film director. His films, marked by complex narratives, have entered hundreds film festivals and received multiple awards ...more
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Àlex Pastor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Àlex Pastor Age: 38

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Films Directed: Carriers, The Natural Route

Àlex Pastor is a Screenwriter and Film Director.