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

Shawn Kim and Jim Taihattu are included on this list along with many more.

While this isn't a list of all male music video directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male music video directors?" and "Who are the best male music video directors?"
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop. He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle-of-the-road pop than soul music. As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven number one singles in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: East Finchley, London, United Kingdom

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. His films, which include the science fiction disaster thriller Armageddon, the epic war film Pearl Harbor and the science fiction action films in the Transformers film series, have grossed over US$5 billion worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He is co-chair and part-owner of the digital effects house Digital Domain. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Music Video Directors
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Brett Ratner is an American filmmaker and music video director. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, and X-Men: The Last Stand. He was also a producer on the Fox drama series, Prison Break, as well as the black comedy Horrible Bosses and its 2014 sequel. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami Beach

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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums, recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Downey, California, United States of America

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