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List of famous male film directors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male film directors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being film directors. There are thousand of males working as film directors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic film directors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a film director then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes Andy Tennant, Alf Kjellin and more.

While this isn't a list of all male film directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male film directors?" and "Who are the best male film directors?"
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Film Directors
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Film Directors
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Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Film Directors
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William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Film Directors
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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

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