List of directorial debuts

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This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order. The films and dates referred to are a director's first commercial theatrical release.

Notes:

Indicates where a director has created other earlier works for television

# Indicates when a director's earlier work is uncredited

Indicates when a director's earlier work has not been released in cinemas, for example film school productions, or short films or music videos.

Please refer to individual entries for further detail.

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References[edit]

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  6. ^ "The 50 greatest debut movies: part six". Time Out. Retrieved 2 Sep 2011. 
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  14. ^ Kevin Ouellette (2008-07-15). "Review: Dangan Runner". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
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  18. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (2009-10-08). "Katalin Varga". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Co-directed with Robert N. Bradbury
  2. ^ Co-directed with Alexander Esway
  3. ^ as Detlef Sierck
  4. ^ Co-directed with Anthony Hankey
  5. ^ Co-directed with Gunther von Fritsch
  6. ^ Co-directed with Brian Desmond Hurst
  7. ^ Co-directed with Yakov Bazelyan
  8. ^ co-directed with Bradley R. Swirnoff
  9. ^ co-directed with Rintaro
  10. ^ co-directed with Kenneth Tsang
  11. ^ Co-directed with Jesse Wells
  12. ^ Co-directed with Frank Lustig
  13. ^ Co-directed with Quentin Lee
  14. ^ co-directed with John Lasseter
  15. ^ co-directed with Jim Wynorski
  16. ^ Co-directed with David Silverman
  17. ^ co-directed with Corey Yuen
  18. ^ Co-directed with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
  19. ^ Co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud
  20. ^ Co-directed with Matthew Robinson
  21. ^ Co-directed with Pete Docter
  22. ^ Co-directed with Alastair Fothergill
  23. ^ Co-directed with Peter Lord