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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 ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: East Finchley, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Deadpool, Beverly Hills Cop II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Rules of Attraction

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#9 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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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 ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Music video director, + more

Credits: Transformers, Armageddon, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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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, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was also a producer on the Fox drama series, Prison Break, as well as the black comedy Horrible Bosses and its ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Music video director, + more

Credits: The Revenant, Prison Break, Hercules, Horrible Bosses

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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, ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Downey, California, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Record producer, Keytarist, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: UHF, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Weird Al Presents Al-TV, Spy Hard

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#82 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#22 on The Greatest Keytarists of All Time

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#22 on The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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