You'll be surprised who didn't make the list
10. Gene Kelly
Best Performance as an Actor: "Singin' In The Rain" (1952)
Best Film as a Director: "Singin' In The Rain" (1952)
Why: Gene Kelly made the incredible art of dancing look effortless onscreen, and when he stepped behind the camera, he knew exactly how he wanted to see dance captured on film. His way of both moving as a dancer and shooting as a director has influenced generations of performers and directors, and if you're looking for one of the single greatest expressions of dance on film, look no further than Kelly's masterpiece, "Singin' In The Rain," which is not just a hilarious comedy, not just a lacerating take on what happened when sound hit Hollywood, but also as pure an act of joy as I've ever seen. Watch Kelly's face during the famous title number from the film. This is a man who knew exactly who and what he was and what he was supposed to do in this life, and his body of work is one of the reasons I love cinema.
- Drew McWeeny