(born September 7, 1909, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]—died September 28, 2003, New York, New York, U.S.) Turkish-born American director and author, noted for his successes on the stage, especially with plays by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, and for his critically ac
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Academy Award nominated director/producer/writer/special effects & make-up artist Guillermo del Toro's films bridge the gap between cult favourite and mass market success, producing comic book adaptations like Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Blade II, along with historical fanta
Dorothy Arzner claimed she didn't have to rely on directing to keep food on the table. She always insisted she could do what she wanted, how she wanted, and filmmaking was just one area in which she would have her way.
Arzner grew up in Los Angeles where her parents owned a restaurant frequented b
Louise Brooks left her Kansas home at fifteen to study dance in New York, where she instantly became the center of "glamourous" New York Society. Her look - the eyes, the sleek bangs, the candidly unreal innocence - established the look of the twenties. Her talent, beauty, and sharp intelligence ma