Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been voted the greatest director of
Spielberg–the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including Schindler’s List, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Saving Private Ryan–topped a poll commissioned by Britain’s Empire movie magazine.
Empire‘s associate editor Ian Freer says, “Steven Spielberg is the closest
thing in movies to resemble the impact of The Beatles.
“A cultural phenomenon, his adventures with sharks, UFOs, whip-crackin’
archaeologists and E.T.’s, plus searching historical dramas like Schindler’s List
and Saving Private Ryan have defined the movie-going life of an entire
The top ten is as follows:
5. Ridley Scott
9. Orson Welles
10. Woody Allen
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