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16 Unexpectedly Influential Film Directors of the 20th Century


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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.