The history of Hollywood and cinema has been lightly peppered with a few creative individuals that have risen above the rest of their peers with their highly centralized and subjective control to every aspect of their singular vision in celluloid. Their films would elevate them to gain membership in the most illustrious and elite of clubs. The ‘auteurs’.
The club members listed here may have given birth to some of cinemas most beloved and respected pieces, garnering decades of praise for their ingenuity, insight and influence, but as we all know ourselves, nobody is perfect. These five directors have at least one of their baby’s on our list.
So off-kilter and disliked were these offspring that today their directors would probably demand a DNA test to prove their progeny.