2. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is an icon, notable for his performances in the “western” genre. But he’s made his mark in the directing game as he’s received most of his awards for his work as a director. He received two Academy Awards of Best Director for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. He won three awards at the Cannes Film Festival and he has earned 156 awards throughout his prolific career. His last works were Jersey Boys and American Sniper and currently he is rumored to be working on a drama about an American pilot who landed an aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River.