Iconic directors are remade as sculptures of their famous movies: Guess who is the banana ?

American visual artist Mike Leavitt is a huge movie fan. To honor his favourite directors, Mike carved 16 wooden figures. However, their shapes are rather unusual, because the artist merged famous movie makers with iconic characters from their films.

“Great film directors get cut up,” Mike explains on his website. “They take pains with the details, story, money and sacrifices to their vision. Their body succumbs to the pressure.”

All figures are 1:4 in scale, and 18 inches tall or wide, sculpted from scratch in wood and polymer clay. “Art and film treat my pain. They’re magic. They trick me into remembering why this world is so damn beautiful,” Mike adds. 17.5k instagram followers

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1. George Lucas

George Lucas is probably the most well-rounded movie-maker on this list. He founded at least five entertainment companies and loves to be on the cutting edge of technology. He is mostly remember for the Star Wars series and Indiana Jones which he co-produced with Steven Spielberg.  He is a cross between Jabba the Hutt  ( a gang star on the outer rim of the starwars universe) , a jedi ( the light saber) and the Wipe for indiana jones.

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2. Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese can celebrate his very solid and steady body of successful films. Famous for  recent movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Hugo. His caricature is a cross between Jesus in the last temptation of christ ,The color of money,  ranging bull and Gang of New york.

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 3.David Lynch

Famous for The blue Velvet and The Elephant man , David have got some great movies under his belt. His caricature depict mostly the latter movie.

David Lynch

 4.Woody  Allen

Woody Allen rivals Steven Speilberg in the number of films he has directed. With irrational Man, Blue Jasmine and To rome with Love.  His films tend to be New York based dramas which he writes himself. Poor Allen gets to be a banana from his famous romantic comedy of the same name.

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5. Francis Ford Coppola

Though his directorial stamp is unmistakable, Coppola has under his belt among the most celebrated family, political, crime and war films in the American canon.

Famous for  The Godfather” to the ever-prescient political thriller “The Conversation,” his best works are definitive genre exercises, blending unwavering realism with escalating tension and a potent moral consideration.  His caricature is a mix of those two movies.

 

Francis Ford Coppola

6. Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s movies feature epic and well-wrtten characters and mostly deal with race relations. with great movies like Miracle at St Anna , Crooklyn and The Clockers. His caricature is a cross of His got game and Malcolm X.

Spike Lee

7. James Cameron

After he directed Titanic , and Terminator 2,. He  went on to do the famous blue Naiv people of Pandora  in Avatar. Famous  for outlandish special effects and unbelievable budgets. His caricature is an hybrid of all his movies including the predator.
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8.Kathryn Bigelow

More Famous for sweeping the Oscars than making movies , Kathryn is one of the very few women out in the director’s cut.  She has done 9 amazing movies but is more famous for

The Hurt Locker ,Zero Dark Thirty ,Break and The Widowmaker. Her caricature is the combination of all four of those movies.

Kathryn Bigelow

9. Steven Spielberg

Regarded as the best director. made the sea a scary place with blockbuster movie  Jaws. And a host of other movies like war horse , Munich , A.I and Minority Report.  His caricature is a cross between the raptors of Jurassic park , Saving private Ryan and his most iconic movie E.T. 

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10. Tim Burton

A great director more known for directing dark animated features, Batman and Johnny Depp and alien attack of Mars attack.His caricature is a cross between the character in Dark shadows , Batman movies and Edward Scissorhand.

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