Steven Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been voted the greatest director of
all time.

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.

The 58-year-old beat off competition from Psycho director Alfred Hitchcock
and The Aviator creator Martin Scorsese, who came in second and third

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

Surprisingly, acclaimed filmmakers such as Star Wars director George Lucas,
Charlie Chaplin, and Tim Burton, fell short of inclusion.

The top ten is as follows:

1. Steven Spielberg

2. Alfred Hitchcock

3. Martin Scorsese

4. Stanley Kubrick

5. Ridley Scott

6. Akira Kurosawa

7. Peter Jackson

8. Quentin Tarantino

9. Orson Welles

10. Woody Allen

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.