Let Them Fight! Ava DuVernay vs. Angelina Jolie

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s fighters, one director who made the leap from actress to director, and the other who’s set to be a future major player in Hollywood: Ava DuVernay and Angelina Jolie.

Ava DuVernay

Date of Birth: August 24, 1972 (age 45)

First Directorial Feature: I Will Follow (2010)

Latest Directorial Feature: Selma (2014)

Angelina Jolie

Date of Birth: June 4, 1975 (age 42)

First Directorial Feature: In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

Latest Directorial Feature: First They Killed My Father (2017)

Alright, FIGHT!

  • Tanis11

    Ava DuVernay. She also made an amazing Documentary called the 13th that everyone should watch. It used to be on Netflix and likely still is.

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  • Vincent Kane

    Ava DuVernay

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  • King Alvarez

    I’ve only seen 1 from each. I’d at least watch Selma again over Unbroken.

  • Joe Newman

    I have not seen anything that either of them have directed, so my opinion is invalid.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The 13th was fucking phenomenal

  • King Alvarez

    Ava DuVernay