In an industry where one box office bomb can end a career, it’s often surprising just how many films fall to the wayside every year. Of course, because of film’s unique status as a hugely collaborative medium, it’s often unfair to pin the blame on one person in a production that has hundreds, sometimes thousands of crew members, but that doesn’t stop a director from being on the hot seat when things go wrong.
Studios sometimes have a point, especially when some directors have acquired glittering film records free of any major box office bombs over the course of several films. Considering how dynamic and uncertain the process of creating a film can be, it’s incredible that some directors can string together even two hits in a row, let alone three, four, or five.
Here’s a list of seven Hollywood film directors that simply don’t know how to fail.