Directors

Directors work with actors, cinematographers, editors, and craftspeople to bring the script to the screen. From sets and props to pace and expression, the director determines the detail of every scene. The final edit of the film is rarely up to the director — the studio has final cut. Directors also may lack veto power over product placement. Directors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
directors | The more smoking, the higher the score
RankDirectorScoreFilmsWith
smoking
With
brands
1Clint Eastwood1142441
2Conrad Vernon1058110
Greg Tiernan1058110
3Quentin Tarantino991330
4Martin Scorsese781220
5Shane Black768111
6Todd Phillips656551
7Robert Zemeckis653221
8David Fincher569221
9Kathryn Bigelow513221
10David O. Russell487320
11Bruce Robinson484111
12Ben Affleck449220
13Benny Boom429221
14Stephen Gaghan408111
15John Hillcoat365332
16Antoine Fuqua353441
17Paul Feig348330
18Scott Cooper327330
19David Leitch317221
20David Ayer313330
21Ridley Scott292440
22Brad Furman278330
23Dan Mazer275111
24F. Gary Gray260220
Download Excel | CSV table