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Poll: Directors on an Impossible Mission

When Tom Cruise began the Mission: Impossible (1996) films, he went in a different direction than he ever had before. This was the first time he had ever appeared in sequels. Also, as he said in an interview, "I began producing the films with the goal that a different director with his own vision would make each one." After making five M:I with five disparate directors, perhaps Cruise feels that he completed his goal, as for the first time a director will be making a second film in the series. Christopher McQuarrie, who made the fifth film, also directed the sixth installment, Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).

Based on their entire history, which of the first five M:I directors do you think has had the best career?

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    Brian De Palma

    M:I film: Mission: Impossible

    Career highlights: Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way

    Should be ashamed of: Passion

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    John Woo

    M:I film: Mission: Impossible II

    Career highlights: Face/Off, The Killer, Hard Boiled

    Should be ashamed of: Broken Arrow

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    J.J. Abrams

    M:I film: Mission: Impossible III

    Career highlights: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Super 8

    Should be ashamed of: Anatomy of Hope

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    Brad Bird

    M:I film: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Career highlights: The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant

    Should be ashamed of: Tomorrowland

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    Christopher McQuarrie

    M:I films: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Career highlights: Jack Reacher, The Way of the Gun, The Usual Suspects (writer)

    Should be ashamed of: The Mummy (writer)

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