Filmographies of acclaimed directors are not usually perfect. So let's run down everyone's list one by one.
My List Gus Van Sant - "Psycho" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" Barry Levinson - "Toys", "Sphere" and "Envy" Steven Spielberg - "Hook", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Tim Burton - "Planet of the Apes" Lawrence Kasdan - "Wyatt Earp" and "Dreamcatcher" John Landis - "Oscar", "Beverly Hills Cop III" and "The Stupids" Joel & Ethan Coen - "The Ladykillers" Roland Joffe - "The Scarlet Letter" and "Captivity" Rob Reiner - "North", "Alex & Emma" and "Rumor Has It" Guy Ritchie - "Swept Away" Billy Wilder - "Kiss Me Stupid" Michael Mann - "Miami Vice" Oliver Stone - "Alexander" Ron Howard - "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Dilemma" Stephen Frears - "Mary Reilly" Franklin J. Schaffner - "Yes, Giorgio" Sidney Lumet - "The Wiz", "A Stranger Among Us" and "Gloria" Alan J. Pakula - "Dream Lover" and "The Devil's Own" Jonathan Demme - "The Truth About Charlie"
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David Fincher - Alien 3 Clint Eastwood - A Perfect World Kevin Costner - The Postman Steven Spielberg - War Of The Worlds Martin Scorsese - The Color of Money
Some very large blips on otherwise perfect careers...
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Don't forget the movies that were so bad, the Director decided they should be credited to "Alan Smithee":
The following films credit "Smithee"; the actual director is listed when known:
* Fade-In / Iron Cowboy (1968). Directed by Jud Taylor. * Death of a Gunfighter (1969). Directed separately by Robert Totten and Don Siegel. * City in Fear (1980). Directed by Jud Taylor. * Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). The Second Assistant Director credit for the first segment is credited to "Alan Smithee". This position is commonly involved in shooting action scenes, such as the one in which actor Vic Morrow was killed during production of this film. * Stitches (1985), directed by Rod Holcomb * Let's Get Harry (1986), directed by Stuart Rosenberg * Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987), directed by Paul Aaron and Terry Windsor * The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), directed by Michael Gottlieb * Solar Crisis (1990), directed by Richard C. Sarafian * The Birds II: Land's End (1994), directed by Rick Rosenthal * National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995), directed by Kelly Makin with a segment credited to Smithee * Raging Angels (1995) * Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), directed by Kevin Yagher * Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997), co-directed by Steve Langley * An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1998), directed by Arthur Hiller * River Made to Drown In (1999), directed by James Merendino * Woman Wanted (2000), directed by Kiefer Sutherland
* Dune (1984) as extended and edited for broadcast television, directed by David Lynch; Lynch's screenwriting credit goes to "Judas Booth". * Gunhed (1989) as released in the United States, directed by Masato Harada * The Guardian (1990) as edited for cable television, directed by William Friedkin * Backtrack (1990) as originally released in theaters, directed by Dennis Hopper, credited to Hopper in a "director's cut" for a subsequent video release * Scent of a Woman (1992) as edited for broadcast television, directed by Martin Brest * The Nutt House (1992), written by Scott Spiegel, who is credited as Alan Smithee * Rudy (1993) as edited for television, directed by David Anspaugh * Showgirls (1995) as edited for television, directed by Paul Verhoeven (who instead of Smithee used the pseudonym "Jan Jensen"). However, the edited, R-rated version of Showgirls that was prepared for release at Blockbuster was supervised and authorized by Verhoeven, and this version carries the director's name. * Heat (1995) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann * Meet Joe Black (1998), as edited for in-flight viewing and cable television, by Martin Brest * The Insider (1999) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann
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