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16 Unexpectedly Influential Film Directors of the 20th Century

Roger Corman

Roger Corman, the legendary "King of the Bs," directed scores of films in just over 15 years (sometimes six or seven a year), and became not just a busy director, but Hollywood's most successful and prolific independent producer. From Westerns to Gothic horror, science fiction, crime, juvenile delinquent, and hot rod flicks -- Corman made them all with a sense of fun, and continues to sponsor and inspire low- and no-budget filmmakers today.