16 Unexpectedly Influential Film Directors of the 20th Century


Anthony Mann

Anthony Mann was a highly skilled Hollywood studio director who pushed the limits of film noir in the late 1940s with T-Men (1947) and Raw Deal (1948) and later reinvigorated the Western via driven, neurotically vengeful antiheroes. Many of these Mann productions star James Stewart, including Winchester '73 (1950), Bend of the River (1952), and The Naked Spur (1953). From this new approach came the concept of the "adult Western," which carried through Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) and beyond.