10 Most Influential Directors Of All Time

8. Walt Disney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7c5EZwZLFA Walt Disney not only built one of the biggest marketing empires of all time but he influenced an entire generation of directors and basically invented the modern animated film as we now know it. Without the mind of Disney Pixar and Dreamworks may not even exist and they definitely wouldn't exist in the way we know them today. He gave the world such un-disputed classics as Bambi, Snow White, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland while his creative stamp is extremely evident on more modern animated masterpieces as well. The Toy Story trilogy, Up and How to Train Your Dragon all feature very prominent influence from Disney's style.
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My favorite movies are Before Sunrise, Pulp Fiction, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Her so don't be surprised to see those pop up in my writing from time to time. I'm currently in school for Journalism/English and I have an obsession with all things cinematic on the side.