#5. Todd Phillips, Joker
Average Rank: 4.5789474
If you time traveled to 2010 and instructed random film followers that Todd Phillips would sooner or later be up for Best Director on the Oscars, it might in all probability encourage a good bit of laughter. After all, ten years in the past Phillips was greatest identified for making broad comedies like Old School, Road Trip, and The Hangover, which weren’t precisely films sending out awards screeners. That being mentioned, Phillips’ profile as a filmmaker has modified an amazing deal in recent times, and Joker is great proof of that.