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Every Oscar-Nominated Director

Name as many directors as you can who have been nominated for an director Oscar at least once in their lifetime.
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Last updated: August 25, 2023
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Director
12
William Wyler
9
Martin Scorsese
9
Steven Spielberg
8
Billy Wilder
7
Woody Allen
7
David Lean
7
Fred Zinnemann
6
Clarence Brown
6
Frank Capra
5
Robert Altman
5
George Cukor
5
Michael Curtiz
5
John Ford
5
Alfred Hitchcock
5
John Huston
5
Elia Kazan
5
Frank Lloyd
5
George Stevens
5
King Vidor
4
Francis Ford Coppola
4
Clint Eastwood
4
Federico Fellini
4
Stanley Kubrick
4
Sidney Lumet
4
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
4
Mike Nichols
4
Peter Weir
3
Paul Thomas Anderson
3
Ingmar Bergman
3
Kenneth Branagh
3
Richard Brooks
3
Joel Coen
3
Stephen Daldry
3
David Fincher
3
Miloš Forman
3
Bob Fosse
3
Alejandro González Iñárritu
3
James Ivory
3
Norman Jewison
3
Stanley Kramer
3
Ang Lee
3
Ernst Lubitsch
3
David Lynch
3
Leo McCarey
3
Lewis Milestone
3
Alexander Payne
3
Arthur Penn
3
Roman Polanski
3
Sydney Pollack
3
Carol Reed
3
David O. Russell
3
Ridley Scott
3
Oliver Stone
3
Quentin Tarantino
3
William A. Wellman
3
Robert Wise
3
Sam Wood
2
Warren Beatty
2
Robert Benton
2
Bernardo Bertolucci
2
John Boorman
2
Frank Borzage
2
James Cameron
2
Jane Campion
2
Ethan Coen
2
Alfonso Cuarón
2
Stephen Frears
2
William Friedkin
2
Mel Gibson
2
Lasse Hallström
2
George Roy Hill
2
Ron Howard
2
Peter Jackson
2
Roland Joffé
2
Henry King
2
Gregory La Cava
2
Mike Leigh
2
Robert Z. Leonard
2
Barry Levinson
2
Joshua Logan
2
George Lucas
2
Terrence Malick
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Director
2
Adam McKay
2
Sam Mendes
2
Bennett Miller
2
Vincente Minnelli
2
Alan Parker
2
Otto Preminger
2
Robert Redford
2
Jason Reitman
2
Mark Robson
2
Robert Rossen
2
Jim Sheridan
2
Steven Soderbergh
2
Norman Taurog
2
W. S. Van Dyke
2
Gus Van Sant
2
Josef von Sternberg
2
Peter Yates
1
Lenny Abrahamson
1
Pedro Almodóvar
1
Michael Anderson
1
Wes Anderson
1
Michelangelo Antonioni
1
Darren Aronofsky
1
Hal Ashby
1
Richard Attenborough
1
John G. Avildsen
1
Héctor Babenco
1
Lionel Barrymore
1
Harry Beaumont
1
Roberto Benigni
1
Bruce Beresford
1
Kathryn Bigelow
1
Peter Bogdanovich
1
Bong Joon-ho
1
Danny Boyle
1
Herbert Brenon
1
Martin Brest
1
James L. Brooks
1
Michael Cacoyannis
1
Jack Cardiff
1
John Cassavetes
1
Peter Cattaneo
1
Damien Chazelle
1
Michael Cimino
1
Jack Clayton
1
George Clooney
1
Sofia Coppola
1
Kevin Costner
1
Charles Crichton
1
Lee Isaac Chung
1
Irving Cummings
1
Lee Daniels
1
Jules Dassin
1
Guillermo del Toro
1
Cecil B. DeMille
1
Jonathan Demme
1
William Dieterle
1
Edward Dmytryk
1
Atom Egoyan
1
John Farrow
1
Emerald Fennell
1
Todd Field
1
Mike Figgis
1
Victor Fleming
1
Sidney Franklin
1
Costa-Gavras
1
Greta Gerwig
1
Pietro Germi
1
Tony Gilroy
1
Peter Glenville
1
Paul Greengrass
1
Taylor Hackford
1
Paul Haggis
1
Alexander Hall
1
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
1
Michael Haneke
1
Curtis Hanson
1
Anthony Harvey
1
Henry Hathaway
1
Howard Hawks
1
Michel Hazanavicius
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Director
1
Buck Henry
1
Scott Hicks
1
Arthur Hiller
1
Tom Hooper
1
Hugh Hudson
1
Barry Jenkins
1
Spike Jonze
1
Neil Jordan
1
Krzysztof Kieślowski
1
Henry Koster
1
Akira Kurosawa
1
Daniel Kwan
1
Walter Lang
1
Yorgos Lanthimos
1
Claude Lelouch
1
Mervyn LeRoy
1
Richard Linklater
1
Anatole Litvak
1
Adrian Lyne
1
John Madden
1
Louis Malle
1
Delbert Mann
1
Michael Mann
1
Rob Marshall
1
Fernando Meirelles
1
George Miller
1
Anthony Minghella
1
Édouard Molinaro
1
Tom McCarthy
1
Martin McDonagh
1
Steve McQueen
1
Robert Mulligan
1
Jean Negulesco
1
Christopher Nolan
1
Chris Noonan
1
Laurence Olivier
1
Ruben Östlund
1
Alan J. Pakula
1
Paweł Pawlikowski
1
Todd Phillips
1
Jordan Peele
1
Frank Perry
1
Wolfgang Petersen
1
Gillo Pontecorvo
1
Michael Radford
1
Jean Renoir
1
Tony Richardson
1
Martin Ritt
1
Jerome Robbins
1
Tim Robbins
1
Herbert Ross
1
Wesley Ruggles
1
Richard Rush
1
Ken Russell
1
Mark Rydell
1
George Seaton
1
Franklin J. Schaffner
1
Daniel Scheinert
1
Victor Schertzinger
1
Julian Schnabel
1
Barbet Schroeder
1
John Singleton
1
Robert Siodmak
1
Robert Stevenson
1
John Sturges
1
M. Night Shyamalan
1
Hiroshi Teshigahara
1
J. Lee Thompson
1
Jan Troell
1
François Truffaut
1
Morten Tyldum
1
Denis Villeneuve
1
Thomas Vinterberg
1
Charles Walters
1
Orson Welles
1
Lina Wertmüller
1
Ted Wilde
1
Benh Zeitlin
1
Franco Zeffirelli
1
Robert Zemeckis
1
Chloé Zhao
4 Comments
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Level 70
Feb 15, 2023
Nice...but much more time needed for 244 answers
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Level 46
May 15, 2023
4 minutes? Are you serious???
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Level 79
Jul 24, 2023
We need way more time on this one!
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Level 57
Aug 26, 2023
Thank you for updating the time. It seems you forgot John Schlesinger, who won in 1970 for Midnight Cowboy and was nominated for a total of three times, and Kenneth Lonergan, nominated for Manchester by the Sea in 2017.