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Paul Thomas Anderson

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There's no spontaneous singing or frogs falling from the sky in Anderson's "There Will Be Blood." But this intimate epic -- about greed and false prophets set in turn-of-the-century California and…

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Ridley Scott

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In three decades of directing films, Scott has collected three Oscar noms, for "Thelma & Louise," "Black Hawk Down" and "Gladiator," which won best picture. With "American Gangster," the Englishman…

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Adam Shankman

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Until "Hairspray," Adam Shankman was known mostly as a choreographer and director of light comedies like "Bringing Down the House." But the New Line musical, which combines the unabashed exuberance…

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Julian Schnabel

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The three films directed by Schnabel, an abstract expressionist painter who gained notoriety during the art boom of the '80s, involve creative personalities who struggle against the odds to express…

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Denzel Washington

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Washington says he was "just terrified" directing "Antoine Fisher." On his second effort, "The Great Debaters," the star-turned-helmer says, "It was just as terrifying, probably, but it was smoother…

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Joe Wright

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After helming several mini-series for British television, Wright made his theatrical feature debut with 2005's "Pride & Prejudice." The pic won him BAFTA's newcomer kudo and also scored four Oscar…

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David Cronenberg

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Reteaming with his "History of Violence" star Viggo Mortensen, Cronenberg serves up another subterranean personality study, this time in the form of "Eastern Promises," a razor-sharp film noir. Like…

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