I got a new job and it has the word “Director” in the title. This post is in honor of some of my favorite filmmakers and their directorial debuts.

1. Jean-Pierre Juenet “Delicatessen”

2. Spike Jonze “Being John Malkovich”

3. Sofia Coppola “The Virgin Suicides” 

4. John Hughes “Sixteen Candles”  

5. Joel (and uncredited Ethan) Coen “Blood Simple”