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Auteur Theory Across Three Generations of FilmmakersThe “Classical Hollywood” or “Studio System” GenerationDirector# of Films Completed WhenDeclared anAuteur# of Films CompletedWhole Career or To DateAlfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)42 (in 1954)55 - does not count extensive work as art director andassistant director prior to first directing job in 1926, norepisodes ofAlfred Hitchcock PresentsHoward Hawks (1896-1977)34 (in 1954)40 - does not count his early work as a silent-era producernor his uncredited directing jobs such asThe OutlawJohn Ford (1894-1973)123 (in 1954)141 according to imdb.combiographer Joseph McBrideputs total number at 137NOTE: Hitchcock, Hawks, and Ford were declaredauteursby the French critics atCahiers du cinemain 1954 (as were a few other keyHollywood figures like Frank Capra and Orson Welles).The “Film School” GenerationDirector# of Films Completed WhenDeclared anAuteur# of Films CompletedWhole Career or To DateWerner Herzog (1942-)12 (in 1972)65Steven Spielberg (1946-)27 (in 2006)*31

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Film director, Academy Award for Best Director, CITIZEN SPIELBERG, Cahiers Du cinema, Films Completed

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