Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
Worst Director award at the 29th Razzie Awards
Awarded forWorst in film
CountryUnited States
Presented byGolden Raspberry Award Foundation
First awarded1980 (Robert Greenwald for Xanadu)
Currently held byRhys Frake-Waterfield,
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023)

The Razzie Award for Worst Director is an award presented at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards[1] to the worst director of the previous year. The following is a list of nominees and recipients of that award, along with the film(s) for which they were nominated.

Winners and nominees


Year Director Film
Robert Greenwald Xanadu
John G. Avildsen The Formula
Brian De Palma Dressed to Kill
Richard Fleischer The Jazz Singer
William Friedkin Cruising
Stanley Kubrick The Shining
Michael Ritchie The Island
John Trent Middle Age Crazy
Nancy Walker Can't Stop the Music
Gordon Willis Windows
Michael Cimino Heaven's Gate
John Derek Tarzan, the Ape Man
Blake Edwards S.O.B.
Frank Perry Mommie Dearest
Franco Zeffirelli Endless Love
Ken Annakin The Pirate Movie
Terence Young Inchon
Matt Cimber Butterfly
John Huston Annie
Hal Needham Megaforce
Peter Sasdy The Lonely Lady
Joe Alves Jaws 3-D
Brian De Palma Scarface
John Herzfeld Two of a Kind
Hal Needham Stroker Ace
John Derek Bolero
Bob Clark Rhinestone
Brian De Palma Body Double
John Guillermin Sheena
Hal Needham Cannonball Run II
Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV
Richard Brooks Fever Pitch
Michael Cimino Year of the Dragon
George Pan Cosmatos Rambo: First Blood Part II
Hugh Hudson Revolution
Prince Under the Cherry Moon[2]
Jim Goddard Shanghai Surprise
Willard Huyck Howard the Duck
Stephen King Maximum Overdrive
Michelle Manning Blue City
Norman Mailer Tough Guys Don't Dance
Elaine May Ishtar[3]
James Foley Who's That Girl
Joseph Sargent Jaws: The Revenge
Paul Weiland Leonard Part 6
Blake Edwards Sunset
Stewart Raffill Mac and Me
Michael Dinner Hot to Trot
Roger Donaldson Cocktail
Peter MacDonald Rambo III
William Shatner Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
John G. Avildsen The Karate Kid Part III
Jim Drake Speed Zone
Rowdy Herrington Road House
Eddie Murphy Harlem Nights


Year Director Film
John Derek Ghosts Can't Do It
John G. Avildsen Rocky V
Brian De Palma The Bonfire of the Vanities
Renny Harlin The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Prince Graffiti Bridge
Michael Lehmann Hudson Hawk
Dan Aykroyd Nothing but Trouble
William Graham Return to the Blue Lagoon
David Kellogg Cool as Ice
John Landis Oscar
David Seltzer Shining Through
Danny DeVito Hoffa
John Glen Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Barry Levinson Toys
Kenny Ortega Newsies
Jennifer Lynch Boxing Helena
Uli Edel Body of Evidence
Adrian Lyne Indecent Proposal
John McTiernan Last Action Hero
Phillip Noyce Sliver
Steven Seagal On Deadly Ground
Lawrence Kasdan Wyatt Earp
John Landis Beverly Hills Cop III
Rob Reiner North
Richard Rush Color of Night
Paul Verhoeven Showgirls
Renny Harlin Cutthroat Island
Roland Joffé The Scarlet Letter
Frank Marshall Congo
Kevin Costner Waterworld
Kevin Reynolds
Andrew Bergman Striptease
John Frankenheimer The Island of Dr. Moreau
Stephen Frears Mary Reilly
John Landis The Stupids
Brian Levant Jingle All the Way
Kevin Costner The Postman
Jan de Bont Speed 2: Cruise Control
Luis Llosa Anaconda
Joel Schumacher Batman & Robin
Oliver Stone U Turn
Gus Van Sant Psycho
Michael Bay Armageddon
Jeremiah S. Chechik The Avengers
Roland Emmerich Godzilla
Arthur Hiller (as Alan Smithee) Burn Hollywood Burn
Barry Sonnenfeld Wild Wild West
Jan de Bont The Haunting
Dennis Dugan Big Daddy
Peter Hyams End of Days
George Lucas Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace


Year Director Film
Roger Christian Battlefield Earth
Joe Berlinger Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Steven Brill Little Nicky
Brian De Palma Mission to Mars
John Schlesinger The Next Best Thing
Tom Green Freddy Got Fingered[4]
Michael Bay Pearl Harbor
Peter Chelsom Town & Country
Warren Beatty
Vondie Curtis-Hall Glitter
Renny Harlin Driven
Guy Ritchie Swept Away
Roberto Benigni Pinocchio
Tamra Davis Crossroads
George Lucas Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Ron Underwood The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Martin Brest Gigli
Robert Iscove From Justin to Kelly
Mort Nathan Boat Trip
The Wachowskis The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Bo Welch The Cat in the Hat
Pitof Catwoman
Bob Clark Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Renny Harlin and/or Paul Schrader Exorcist: The Beginning
Oliver Stone Alexander
Keenen Ivory Wayans White Chicks
John Asher Dirty Love
Uwe Boll Alone in the Dark
Jay Chandrasekhar The Dukes of Hazzard
Nora Ephron Bewitched
Lawrence Guterman Son of the Mask
M. Night Shyamalan Lady in the Water[5]
Uwe Boll BloodRayne
Michael Caton-Jones Basic Instinct 2
Ron Howard The Da Vinci Code
Keenen Ivory Wayans Little Man
Chris Sivertson I Know Who Killed Me
Dennis Dugan I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Roland Joffé Captivity
Brian Robbins Norbit
Fred Savage Daddy Day Camp
Uwe Boll In the Name of the King
Tunnel Rats
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Disaster Movie
Meet the Spartans
Tom Putnam The Hottie and the Nottie
Marco Schnabel The Love Guru
M. Night Shyamalan The Happening
Michael Bay Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen[7]
Walt Becker Old Dogs
Brad Silberling Land of the Lost
Stephen Sommers G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Phil Traill All About Steve


Year Director Film
M. Night Shyamalan The Last Airbender
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Vampires Suck
Michael Patrick King Sex and the City 2
David Slade The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone The Expendables
Dennis Dugan Jack and Jill
Just Go with It
Michael Bay Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Tom Brady Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Bill Condon The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Garry Marshall New Year's Eve
Bill Condon The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Sean Anders That's My Boy
Peter Berg Battleship
Tyler Perry Good Deeds
Madea's Witness Protection
John Putch Atlas Shrugged: Part II
All 13 directors (Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken) Movie 43
Dennis Dugan Grown Ups 2
Tyler Perry A Madea Christmas
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
M. Night Shyamalan After Earth
Gore Verbinski The Lone Ranger
Michael Bay Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West
Josh Trank Fantastic Four
Andy Fickman Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Tom Six The Human Centipede 3
Sam Taylor-Johnson Fifty Shades of Grey
The Wachowskis Jupiter Ascending
Dinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich Independence Day: Resurgence
Tyler Perry Boo! A Madea Halloween
Alex Proyas Gods of Egypt
Zack Snyder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller Zoolander 2
Tony Leondis The Emoji Movie[8]
Darren Aronofsky Mother!
Michael Bay Transformers: The Last Knight
James Foley Fifty Shades Darker
Alex Kurtzman The Mummy
Etan Cohen Holmes & Watson[9]
Kevin Connolly Gotti
James Foley Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson The Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers Winchester
Tom Hooper Cats[10]
Fred Durst The Fanatic
James Franco Zeroville
Adrian Grünberg Rambo: Last Blood
Neil Marshall Hellboy


Year Director Film
Sia Music[11]
Charles Band Corona Zombies
Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King
Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51
Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes 365 Days
Stephen Gaghan Dolittle
Ron Howard Hillbilly Elegy
Christopher Ashley Diana the Musical
Stephen Chbosky Dear Evan Hansen
Coke Daniels Karen
Renny Harlin The Misfits
Joe Wright The Woman in the Window
Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun Good Mourning[12]
Judd Apatow The Bubble
Andrew Dominik Blonde
Daniel Espinosa Morbius
Robert Zemeckis Disney's Pinocchio
Rhys Frake-Waterfield Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey
David Gordon Green The Exorcist: Believer
Peyton Reed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Scott Waugh Expend4bles
Ben Wheatley Meg 2: The Trench

Age superlatives

Record Director Film Age
Oldest winner Ken Annakin The Pirate Movie 68 years, 244 days
Oldest nominee Garry Marshall New Year's Eve 77 years, 104 days
Youngest winner Jennifer Lynch Boxing Helena 25 years, 347 days
Youngest nominee

Multiple wins

2 wins

Multiple nominations