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.

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107Jim Sheridan1110
Adam Shankman1210
Jessie Nelson1110
David Moreau1110
Hayao Miyazaki1110
Thomas McCarthy1111
Mickey Liddell1110
Brian Levant1110
Pedro Pablo Ibarra1110
Renny Harlin1210
Akiva Goldsman1110
David R. Ellis1110
Ricardo de Montreuil1110
Steven Brill1110
J Blakeson1110
Thomas Bezucha1110
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