TOP FIVE MOST RENOWN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS/DIRECTORS
TOP 5 MOST RENOWN SCI-FI WRITER/DIRECTOR
(CREATOR OF "STAR TREK")
Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. The Star Trek fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry is the setting of six television series including the original 1966 Star Trek, in addition to ten feature films (with an eleventh in post-production), dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels and fan stories, several fan-created video productions, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas. The original TV series alone is one of the biggest cult phenomena of modern times and has spawned many pop culture references.
TOP 4 MOST RENOWN SCI-FI WRITER/DIRECTOR
(AUTHOR OF "2001: SPACE ODYSSEY" AND "A.I.")
Artistically, 2001: A Space Odyssey was a radical departure from Kubrick's previous films. It contains only 45 minutes of dialogue, over a running time of over two and a half hours. The dialogue is largely superfluous to the images and music. Nevertheless it outlines the 'story' while presenting mankind as dissociated from itself and its surroundings. Clarke's characters function either as extensions of the story or else as anthropological archetypes. The story and plot are obscure for most of the film's duration and its ambiguous, perplexing ending continues to fascinate contemporary audiences and critics. After this film, Kubrick would never experiment so radically with special effects or narrative form, but the calculated ambiguity of his films remained a trademark for the rest of his career.
(AUTHOR OF "THE TERMINATOR AND "ALIENS" AND "AVATAR")
TOP 2 MOST RENOWN SCI-FI WRITER/DIRECTOR
(AUTHOR OF "ET", "BACK TO THE FUTURE" AND "JURASSIC PARK")
Steven Allan Spielberg, (Honorary KBE, born December 18, 1946) is an American film director and producer. Forbes magazine places Spielberg's net worth at $3 billion. In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. Time listed him as one of the 100 Greatest People of the Century. At the end of the twentieth century, Life named him the most influential person of his generation
In a career that spans almost four decades, Spielberg's films have touched many themes and genres. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, four of his films, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park became the highest grossing films for their time. During his early years as a director, his sci-fi and adventure films were often seen as the archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his movies began addressing such historical issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war, and terrorism.
THE MOST RENOWN SCI-FI WRITER/DIRECTOR
(CREATOR OF STAR WARS)
George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and chairman of Lucasfilm. He is the creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion
Star Wars proved to be one of the most successful films of all time. During the filming of Star Wars, Lucas waived his up front fee as director and negotiated to own the licensing rights — rights which the studio thought were nearly worthless. This decision earned him hundreds of millions of dollars, as he was able to directly profit from all the licensed games, toys, and collectibles created for the franchise.