Having recently seen "Iron Man and Dark Knight" I'd put the directors of those two films on my list. Jon Favreau surprized me! Also Barry Sonnenfeld for the two "Men in Blacks" and "Get Shorty" He did make some stuff I didn't like. But one has to remember that one has to be a Ridley Scott or a Kubrick or a Speilburg to use only the best material. Hollywood has a way of sucking the creativity out of a film project and replacing it with formula and fluff. Of course Spielburg is a very skilled director, but he does not have the taste of the other two.