6. Billy Wilder
The Polish-born American filmmaker stands out thanks to an outstanding career lasting over 50 years in which he made 60 films that mark him as one of the most versatile directors with comedies, ‘noir’ films, book adaptations and dramas. Some of his most remarkable movies are Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd. and The Apartment. He received two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for Best Director and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He has two BAFTA Film Awards and more importantly he has made a lasting impression in Hollywood.