Aleksandr Razumny Aleksandr Yefimovich Razumny (Александр Ефимович Разумный, 1 May 1891 – 16 November 1972) was a Russian and Soviet film director and screenwriter.
Alexander Dovzhenko Oleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko (Олександр Петрович Довженко, Alexander Petrovych Dovzhenko; Алекса́ндр Петро́вич Довже́нко, Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko; November 25, 1956), was a Soviet screenwriter, film producer and director of Ukrainian origin.
Alexandre Ryder Alexandre Ryder (1891–1966) was a Polish-born French film director best known for his crime drama films of the 1920s and 1930s.
Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer.
Alice Guy-Blaché Alice Guy-Blaché (July 1, 1873 – March 24, 1968) was an early French filmmaker.
André Hugon André Hugon (December 17, 1886 - August 22, 1960) was a French film director, screenwriter and film producer best known for his silent films from 1913 onwards particularly of the 1920s and into ...
Archer MacMackin Archer MacMackin (February 7, 1888 – February 8, 1961) was an American silent film director, producer, and screenwriter.
August Blom August Blom (1869 - 1947) was a Danish film director, production leader and pioneer of silent films during the "golden age" of Danish filmmaking from 1910 to 1914.
B. Reeves Eason B. Reeves Eason (October 2, 1886 – June 9, 1956) was an American film director, actor and screenwriter.
Bernard Durning Bernard Joseph Durning (August 24, 1893 - August 29, 1923) was an American silent film director and star who worked primarily with Lon Chaney, Dustin Farnum, and Buck Jones.
Boris Barnet Boris Vasilyevich Barnet (Бори́с Васи́льевич Ба́рнет; 18 June 1902 – 8 January 1965) was a Soviet film director, actor and screenwriter of Jewish origin.
Bruce M. Mitchell Bruce M. Mitchell (November 16, 1880 to September 26, 1952) was an American film director and writer active during the silent film era from 1914 to 1934.
Buster Keaton Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer.
Carl Theodor Dreyer Carl Theodor Dreyer, commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer (3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), was a Danish film director.
Cecil B. DeMille Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films.
Charles Burguet Charles Burguet (May 26, 1878 – June 9, 1946) was a French silent film director best known for his silent films of the late 1910s and early 1920s.
Charles Chauvel (filmmaker) Charles Edward Chauvel OBE (7 October 1897 – 11 November 1959) was an Australian filmmaker and nephew of Australian army General Sir Harry Chauvel.
Charles K. French Charles K. French (born Charles Ekrauss French; January 17, 1860 – August 2, 1952) was an American film actor, screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 movies between ...
Charles Ray (actor) Charles Edgar Ray (March 15, 1891 – November 23, 1943) was an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter.
Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
Chester Withey Chester "Chet" Withey (8 November 1887, Park City, Utah - 6 October 1939, California) was an American silent film actor, director and screenwriter.
D. W. Griffith David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916).
Daisuke Itō (film director) Daisuke Itō was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who played a central role in the development of the modern jidaigeki and samurai cinema.
Dorothy Arzner Dorothy Arzner (January 3, 1897 – October 1, 1979) was an American film director.
Edward Sloman Edward Sloman (19 July 1886, London - 29 September 1972, Woodland Hills, California) was an English silent film director, actor, screenwriter and radio broadcaster.
Edward T. Lowe, Jr. Edward T. Lowe Jr., also known as E.T. Lowe Jr., E.C. Lowe, Edmund T. Lowe, Edward T. Lowe and Edward Lowe (29 June 1880 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA – 17 April 197...
Edwin McKim Samuel Edwin McKim was an actor and director of American silent films.
Edwin S. Porter Edwin Stanton Porter (April 21, 1870 – April 30, 1941) was an early film pioneer, most famous as a director with Thomas Edison's company.
Edwin Stanton Porter Edwin Stanton Porter (April 21, 1870 – April 30, 1941) was an American early film pioneer, most famous as a director with Thomas Edison's company.
Eizō Tanaka Eizō Tanaka was a early Japanese film director, screenwriter, and actor.
Elvira Notari Elvira Notari (Salerno, February 10, 1875 – Cava de' Tirreni, December 17, 1946), Italy's earliest and most prolific female filmmaker, made over sixty feature films and about a hundred documentaries.
Fedor Ozep Fedor Ozep or Fyodor Otsep (Фёдор Александрович Оцеп, Fyodor Aleksandrovich Otsep; February 9, 1895 – June 20, 1949) was a Russian-American film director and screenwriter, born in Moscow.
Ferdinand Zecca Ferdinand Zecca (1864 in Paris – March 23, 1947 in Saint-Mandé) was an early French film director.
Francis Boggs Francis W. Boggs (March 1870 – October 27, 1911) was a stage actor and pioneer silent film director.
Francis J. Grandon Francis "Frank" J. Grandon (1879, Chicago, Illinois - July 11, 1929, Los Angeles, California) was an American silent film actor and director who acted in almost 100 films and directed over 100.
Francis X. Bushman Francis Xavier Bushman (January 10, 1883 – August 23, 1966) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter.
Frank Borzage Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 – June 19, 1962) was an American film director and actor.
Frank Montgomery Frank Montgomery (14 June 1870, Petrolia, Pennsylvania - 18 July 1944, Hollywood, California) was an early American silent film director and actor.
Frank Urson Frank Urson (1887 – August 17, 1928) was an American silent film director and cinematographer from Chicago, Illinois.
Frederic Zelnik Frederic Zelnik (17 May 1885 - 29 November 1950) was one of the most important producers-directors of the German silent cinema.
Fridrikh Ermler Fridrikh Markovich Ermler (Эрмлер, Фридрих Маркович; born Vladimir Markovich Breslav; 13 May 1898 Rēzekne – 12 July 1967 Leningrad), was a Soviet film director, actor, and screenwriter.
Gaston Roudès Gaston Roudès (b. March 24, 1878, Béziers, Hérault; d. November 5, 1958, Villejuif, Val-de-Marne) was a French actor, film director and screenwriter best known for his silent films of the 1920s...
Georg Wilhelm Pabst Georg Wilhelm Pabst (25 August 1885 – 29 May 1967) was an Austrian film director.
George D. Baker George Duane Baker was an American motion picture director whose career began near the dawn of the silent film era.
George F. Marion George F. Marion Sr. (–) was an American stage actor and director, a film actor and director of two silent films.
George Irving (American actor) George Henry Irving (October 5, 1874 - September 11, 1961) was an American film actor and director who made over 200 films from 1914 until his retirement in 1954.
George Jeske George Washington Jeske (22 February 1891 – 28 October 1951) was an American screenwriter, director and actor.
George Marshall (director) George E. Marshall (December 29, 1891 – February 17, 1975) was an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director, active through the first six decades of movie history.
George Melford George H. Melford (February 19, 1877 – April 25, 1961) was an American stage and film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Georges Denola Georges Samson Denola (born 19 August 1865, Paris, France; died December 1944, France) was a French filmmaker and actor.
Georges Méliès Georges Méliès, full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.
Germaine Dulac Germaine Dulac was a French filmmaker, film theorist, journalist and critic. She was born in Amiens and moved to Paris in early childhood. A few years after her marriage she embarked on a journalistic career in a feminist magazine, and later became interested in film.
Guy du Fresnay Guy Du Fresnay was a French silent film director best known for his silent films of the late 1910s and early 1920s.
Guy Maddin Guy Maddin, OM, (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screen-writer, director, author, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from...
H. Bruce Mitchell H. Bruce Mitchell was a director of silent movies from about 1912 until the end of the silent era.
Hampton Del Ruth Hampton Del Ruth (September 7, 1879 – May 15, 1958) was an American film actor, director, screenwriter and film producer.
Harry A. Pollard Harry A. Pollard (23 January 1879, Republic City, Kansas - 6 July 1934, Pasadena California) was an American silent film actor, director, and screenwriter who in total was involved in over 300 f...
Harry Beaumont Harry Beaumont (February 10, 1888 – December 22, 1966) was an American film director, actor, and screenwriter.
Harry Davenport (actor) Harold George Bryant "Harry" Davenport (January 19, 1866 – August 9, 1949) was an American film and stage actor.
Harry F. Millarde Harry F. Millarde (November 12, 1885 – November 2, 1931) was a pioneer American silent film actor and director.
Harry Revier Harry Jack Revier (16 March 1890 – 13 August 1957) was an independent American director, producer and first generation exploitation film maker best known for his sound films The Lost Cit...
Henri Pouctal Henri Pouctal (1856 - 3 February 1922) was an early French silent film director and actor best known for his silent films of the 1910s and his directorship of the Count of Monte Cristo serials...
Henri Étiévant Henri Étiévant (13 March 1870 – 9 August 1953) was a French actor.
Henry Krauss Henry Krauss (26 April 1866 – 15 December 1935) was a French actor.
Henry Otto Henry Otto (August 8, 1877 – August 3, 1952) was an American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Henry Roussell Henry Roussell was a French silent film actor, film director and screenwriter best known for his silent films of the 1910s and 1920s.
Horace B. Carpenter Horace B. Carpenter (January 31, 1875 – May 21, 1945) was an American actor, film director and, screenwriter.
Howard Estabrook Howard Estabrook (July 11, 1884 – July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter.
Howard Hawks Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era.
Howell Hansel Howell Hansel (1860 – 6 November 1917), was an American film director.
Hugo Ballin Hugo Ballin NA (March 7, 1879 – November 27, 1956) was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League of New York.
Ivan Abramson Ivan Abramson (1869 - September 15, 1934) was a director of American silent films active in the 1910s and 1920s.
Ivan Perestiani Ivan Nikolaevich Perestiani (also Ivane, ივანე პერესტიანი; Иван Николаевич Перестиани; — 14 May 1959) was a film director, script-writer and actor, People's Artist of the Georgian S...
J. Warren Kerrigan George Jack Warren Kerrigan (July 25, 1879 – June 9, 1974) was an American silent film actor and film director.
Jack Pickford Jack Pickford (August 18, 1896 – January 3, 1933) was a Canadian-born American actor, film director and producer.
Jacques de Baroncelli Jacques de Baroncelli (25 June 1881 – 12 January 1951) was a French film director best known for his silent films from 1915 to the late 1930s.
Jacques Jaccard Jacques Jaccard (September 11, 1886 – July 24, 1960) was an American film director, writer and actor whose achievements in cinema were mostly in silent film.
James Young Deer James Young Deer (April 1, 1876 - April 6, 1946), also known as J. Younger Johnson or Jim Young Deer, was actually born James Young Johnson in Washington, D.C.
Jean Kemm Jean Kemm (1874–1939) was a French stage and theater actor and film director.
Joe King (actor) Joe King was an American actor of silent films and talkies as well as a director and writer.
Johann Schwarzer Johann Schwarzer (30 August 1880 – 10 October 1914) was an Austrian photographer and pioneer producer of adult films through his Saturn-Film company.
John G. Adolfi John G. Adolfi (February 19, 1888 – May 11, 1933) was an American silent film director, actor, and screenwriter who was involved in more than 100 productions throughout his career.
John Gilbert (actor) John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor, screenwriter and director.
John Griffith Wray John Griffith Wray (August 30, 1881 - July 12, 1929), was an American stage actor and director who later became a noted Hollywood silent film director.
John Waters (director born 1893) John Waters (October 31, 1893 – May 5, 1965) was an American film director, second unit director and earlier an assistant director whose career began in the early days of silent film and culmina...
Julia Crawford Ivers Julia Crawford Ivers (October 3, 1869 - May 8, 1930) was an American motion picture pioneer.
Kajirō Yamamoto Kajirō Yamamoto was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and actor who was known for his war films and comedies and as the mentor of Akira Kurosawa.
Kiyohiko Ushihara Kiyohiko Ushihara was a Japanese film director most famous for his gendaigeki of the silent era.
L. Frank Baum Lyman Frank Baum, known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works, and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.
Lamar Johnstone Lamar Johnstone (1885 – May 21, 1919) was an American silent film actor and director.
Lau Lauritzen, Sr. Lau Lauritzen Sr., born Lauritz Lauritzen (13 March 1878, Silkeborg - 2 July 1938) was a noted early Danish film director, screenwriter and actor of the silent era in Denmark.
Laurence Trimble Laurence Trimble (February 15, 1885 – February 8, 1954) was an American silent film actor, writer and director.
Lillian Gish Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 February 27, 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987.
Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director.
Lois Weber Lois Weber (June 13, 1879 – November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director, who is considered "the most important female director the American film ...
Lon Chaney (Sr.) Lon Chaney, born Leonidas Frank Chaney, was an American actor during the age of silent films.
Lon Chaney, Sr. Lon Chaney, born Leonidas Frank Chaney, was an American actor during the age of silent films.
Lorimer Johnston Lorimer Johnston (November 2, 1858, Maysville, Kentucky, - February 20, 1941, Hollywood, California) was an American silent film actor and director.
Lou Tellegen Lou Tellegen (November 26, 1881 – October 29, 1934) was a Dutch-born silent film and stage actor, director and screenwriter.
Louis Chaudet Louis Chaudet was an American film director of the silent movie era.
Louis Feuillade Louis Feuillade (19 February 1873 – 25 February 1925) was a prolific and prominent French film director from the silent era.
Louis Le Prince Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (28 August 1841 – vanished 16 September 1890) was an inventor who shot the first moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera.
Lucius J. Henderson Lucius J. Henderson (1861, Aldo, Illinois - 18 February 1947, New York City) was an American silent film director of the early silent period involved in over 70 film productions.
Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel Portolés (February 22, 1900 - July 29, 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.
Léon Poirier Léon Poirier (August 25, 1884 – June 27, 1968) was a French film director, screenwriter and film producer best known for his silent films from 1913 onwards.
Mabel Normand Mabel Normand (November 9, 1892 – February 23, 1930) was an American silent film comedienne and actress, a popular star of Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios and noted...
Mack Sennett Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and actor and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film.
Manoel de Oliveira Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH is a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto.
Marco de Gastyne Marc Henri Benoist better known as Marco de Gastyne (born in Paris, France, on 15 July 1889; died in Paris on 8 November 1982) was a French painter, illustrator and later film director of ...
Marguerite Bertsch Marguerite Bertsch (born December 14, 1889; died 1967) was an American screenwriter and film director who worked in the early days of film.
Marie Dressler Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934) was a Canadian–American stage and screen actress and early silent film and Depression-era film star.
Marshall Stedman Marshall Stedman (1874-1943) was an American stage and silent screen actor/director, playwright, author and drama teacher.
Mary Pickford Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Mo...
Maurice Mariaud Maurice Mariaud (1875–1958) was a French silent film director, actor and screenwriter.
Max Linder Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle (16 December 188331 October 1925), better known by the stage name Max Linder, was a French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian of the silent film era.
Mel Brooks Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer.
Michel Hazanavicius Michel Hazanavicius is a French film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his 2011 film, The Artist, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards. It also won him the Academy Award for Best Director.
Mikhail Doller Mikhail Doller (Михаил Иванович Доллер, 1889 – 15 March 1952) was a Soviet film director and screenwriter.
Minoru Inuzuka Minoru Inuzuka was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.
Minoru Murata Minoru Murata was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and actor who was one of the major directors of the silent era in Japan.
Norimasa Kaeriyama Norimasa Kaeriyama (1 March 1893 - 6 November 1964) was a pioneering Japanese film director and film theorist.
Robert F. Hill Robert F. Hill (April 14, 1886 – March 18, 1966) was a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor during the silent film era.
Robert J. Flaherty Robert Joseph Flaherty, FRGS (February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature length documentary film, Nanook o...
Robert Péguy Robert Péguy (December 14, 1883 - 21 July 1968) was a French film director best known for his films of the 1920s and 1930s.
Robert Wiene Robert Wiene was an important film director of the German silent cinema. He is particularly known for directing the influential German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a succession of other expressionist films. Wiene also directed a variety of other films of varying styles and genres.
Romeo Bosetti Romeo Bosetti (18 January 1879 – 27 October 1948) was an Italian-born French actor and screenwriter.
Romolo Bacchini Romolo Bacchini, also credited as Bachini (Rome, September 13, 1873 - Rome, March 27, 1938) was a filmmaker, musician, painter and Italian dialect poet, who spent his career during the sil...
Roscoe Arbuckle Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter.
Sergei Eisenstein Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (23 January 1898 – 23 July 1948) was a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage.
Sydney Chaplin Sydney John Chaplin (16 March 1885 — 16 April 1965) was an English actor.
Thea Červenková Terezie Císařová (27 May 1882 – 1961 or 1957), known as Thea Červenková (or Tea Červenková) was the second Czechoslovak woman film director (for the first one is considered Olga Rautenkran...
Theodore Marston Theodore Marston (10 August 1868, Minnesota – 2 October 1920 Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American silent film director and writer of the early silent period.
Tom Ricketts Thomas "Tom" Ricketts (January 15, 1853 – January 20, 1939) was an English-American silent film actor, director and screenwriter who was involved in almost 350 motion pictures.
Ulysses Davis Ulysses Davis (November 5, 1872 – October 1, 1924), was an American film director.
Vasily Goncharov Vasily Mikhailovich Goncharov (Василий Михайлович Гончаров) (1861 – 23 August 1915) was a Russian film director and screenwriter, one of the pioneers of the film industry in the Russian Em...
Vladimir Gardin Vladimir Rostislavovich Gardin (Влади́мир Ростисла́вович Га́рдин) (born Vladimir Rostislavovich Blagonravov (Благонра́вов); – 28 May 1965) was a pioneering Russian film director and actor...
Vsevolod Pudovkin Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (Все́волод Илларио́нович Пудо́вкин) (16 February 1893 – 30 June 1953) was a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential the...
W. S. Van Dyke Woodbridge Strong "Woody" Van Dyke, Jr. (March 21, 1889 – February 5, 1943) was an American motion picture director.
Wallace McCutcheon, Sr. Wallace McCutcheon, Sr. (New York City, 1858 or 1862-Brooklyn, NY October 3, 1918) was a pioneer cinematographer and director in the early American motion picture industry, working with the Amer...
Wallace Worsley Wallace A. Worsley Sr. (8 December 1878 in Wappingers Falls, New York, US – 26 March 1944 in Hollywood, California, US) was an American stage actor who became a director in the silent film era.
William C. deMille Willam C. de Mille (July 25, 1878 – March 5, 1955) was an American screenwriter and film director from the silent movie era through the early 1930s.
Yakov Protazanov Yakov Alexandrovich Protazanov (Я́ков Алекса́ндрович Протаза́нов; January 23 (O.S. February 4), 1881 – August 8, 1945) was a Russian and Soviet film director and screenwriter, and one of the fou...
Yasuji Murata Yasuji Murata was a pioneering animator who helped develop the art of anime in Japan.
Yasujirō Shimazu Yasujirō Shimazu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who was one of the major creators of the shōshimingeki genre at the Shōchiku studios in pre-World War II Japan.
Yevgeni Bauer Yevgeni Franzevich Bauer (Евгений Францевич Бауэр) (1865 –) was a Russian film director of silent films, a theatre artist and a screenwriter.