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Film Director Trivia


  1. Who directed the 1956 film, The Ten Commandments?
  2. Clint Eastwood has directed over 30 films but which was his first?
  3. 'Boy on the Bike' was one of five Hovis adverts in the early 70s directed by which film director?
  4. Who directed the John Travolta film Staying Alive in 1983?

  5. Lionel Jeffries directed which 1970 British film?
  6. Jonathan Demme won an Academy Award for which 1991 film?
  7. Which 1980 American drama film was Robert Redford's directorial debut?
  8. Which 1997 drama film portraying a family in South East London was Gary Oldman's debut as a director?
  9. In 1981, who was nominated both for both worst and best director awards for The Shining?
  10. Who directed the 2007 American crime thriller Gone Baby Gone?
  11. Burt Reynolds made his directorial debut in 1976 with which sequel to White Lightning?
  12. Who directed the film The African Queen?
  13. Who directed the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia?
  14. English film director Gerald Thomas is best known for which series of films?
  15. Who directed tar Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Three Men and a Baby?
  16. Who became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director?
  17. Quentin Tarantino made his directing debut with which 1992 film?
  18. Which Italian film director was regarded as the pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre?
  19. Who directed the Death Wish movies?
  20. Who directed box office hits such as Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible?
  21. Which film-maker and director also won the Turner Prize in 1999 for his video based on a Buster Keaton film?
  22. Who directed the 2017 film Dunkirk and the 2023 film Oppenheimer?


  1. Cecil B. DeMille
  2. Play Misty for Me
  3. Ridley Scott
  4. Sylvester stallone
  5. The Railway Children
  6. The Silence of the Lambs
  7. Ordinary People
  8. Nil by Mouth
  9. Stanley Kubrick
  10. Ben Affleck
  11. Gator
  12. John Huston
  13. David Lean
  14. Carry On films
  15. Leonard Nimoy
  16. Kathryn Bigelow (for The Hurt Locker)
  17. Reservoir Dogs
  18. Sergio Leone
  19. Michael Winner
  20. Brian De Palma
  21. Steve McQueen
  22. Christopher Nolan