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Can you name the atheist actors and directors?

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Director, 'Annie Hall' | 1935-'If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank.'
Director, 'MASH' | 1925-2006[excerpt from an interview] He is an atheist, 'And I have been against all of these wars ever since.'
Director, 'The Others' | 1972-'I was brought up Christian, then I was agnostic and then I realized I was atheist.'
Actor, 'Apollo 13' | 1958-'I don’t believe in God, but if I did I would say that sex is a Godgiven right.'
Actor, 'No Country for Old Men' | 1969-'I've always said I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino.'
Director/Writer, 'Hellraiser' | 1952-'Now, I don't believe that God exists. I think that God is creation of men, by men, and for men.'
Actor,'Creation' | 1971-'He [Charles Darwin] was an atheist and so am I'
Actor, 'School of Rock' | 1969-[on his children] 'And there's a Hebrew school that we really liked. And I feel a little hypocritical cause I'm an atheist.'
Director, 'Slumdog Millionaire' | 1956-'I kind of call myself an atheist, I suppose - although quite a spiritual atheist, I hope'
Director, 'Un chien andalou' | 1900-1983'Thank God I'm an atheist'
Actor, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' | 1925-1984'I wish I could believe in a God of some kind but I simply cannot.'
Director, 'Avatar' | 1954-'I've sworn off agnosticism, which I now call cowardly atheism'
Director, 'Halloween' | 1948-'I'm an atheist, but I have a great fascination with this issue [organized religion].'
Director, 'Scream' | 1939-'Formally, I don’t believe in God, because I think people’s minds are too limited to even have a concept of whether there is a God, and I believe religions have done much more harm than they’ve done good.'
Director, 'The Fly' | 1943-'I'm simply a non-believer and have been forever.'
Actor, 'X2' | 1965-'And I'm completely atheist. I don't hold any beliefs about God and stuff.'
Director, 'Pan's Labyrinth' | 1964-'I mercifully lapsed as a Catholic, I say, but as [ ] used to say, 'I'm an atheist, thank God'.''
Actress, 'Witness for the Prosecution' | 1901-1992'Since then [the war], I have given up belief in God, in a ‘light’ that leads us, or anything of that sort.'
Director, 'Singin' in the Rain' | 1924-'I'm an atheist. I don't believe in God. I never did. I don't think it's possible.'
Actor, 'Doctor Who' | 1964-'There was no definining moment in which I decided there was no God for me, it was more of a growing process.'
Director, 'Battleship Potemkin' | 1898-1948'My atheism is like that of Anatole France.'
Actor, 'Easy Rider' | 1940-'That's not true. I'm an atheist, but what the heck.'
Known for...PersonExample phrase
Actress, 'Taxi Driver' | 1962-'[...] how could you ask me to believe in God when there's absolutely no evidence that I can see?'
Actor, 'Shaun of the Dead' | 1972-'The Omen is one of my favorites. Even though I'm an atheist now, I was brought up Catholic and can remember thinking that it could actually be real!'
Actor/Comedian, 'Wilde' | 1957-'I knew I couldn't believe in God, because I was fundamentally Hellenic in my outlook.'
Actor/Comedian, 'The Office' | 1961-'I don't believe in God, so I'd like to thank dogs. Dogs have given me everything.'
Actor, 'Sideways' | 1967-'I will talk to my son about my atheism when the time is right.'
Actor, 'Austin Powers' | 1974-'God is, to me, pretty much a myth created over time to deny the idea that we're all responsible for our own actions.'
Actress, 'The Philadelphia Story' | 1907-2003'I'm an atheist, and that's it.'
Director, 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' | 1906-1987'I wanted it known immediately that I had no orthodox religion, so I announced right off the bat that I was an atheist.'
Actor/Comedian, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' | 1943-'I have atheist alzheimers. I can't remember which Gods I don't believe in.'
Actress, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' | 1985-'If only I wasn't an atheist; I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness, and then you'd be forgiven.'
Actor, 'Elmer Gantry' | 1913-1994'I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in a hereafter or a God,'
Directer, 'The Blues Brothers' | 1950-'You know, I'm an atheist, but when I saw the Exorcist I was really frightened [...]'
Director, 'M' | 1890-1976'Jerry, don't forget, the gods have not created men, man has created the gods.'
Actor, 'House MD' | 1959-'I don't believe in God, but I have this idea that if there were a God, or destiny of some kind looking down on us, that if he saw you taking anything for granted he'd take it away.'
Actor, 'Enter the Dragon' | 1940-1973'To be perfectly frank, I really do not.' [on whether he believed in God]
Director, 'Secrets & Lies' | 1943-'[...] by the time of my bar-mitzvah, I did not believe in God. And I still don't.'
Director, 'Ted' | 1973-'I’m an atheist, not to be a dick, but just cause it seems like the most likely scenario.'
Actor, 'Being John Malkovich' | 1953-'I also particularly like him [Freud] because he was an atheist, and I grew tired of religion some time not long after birth.'
Actor, 'X-Men' | 1939-'But I'm an atheist. So God, if She exists, isn't really a part of my life.'
Actor/Comedian,'The Ricky Gervais Show' | 1974-[when invited to a church] 'No, I don't believe in God.'
Actress, 'The Queen' | 1945-'I'm an atheist, but I was suddenly thinking of those stories of the flood and punishment. Because we've become unbelievably greedy and destructive.'
Actress, 'Magnolia' | 1960-[on what she would like to hear God say at the entrance to heaven] 'Well, I guess you were wrong. I do exist.'
Known for...PersonExample phrase
Actor, '28 Days Later' | 1976-'It just seems to me to be irrational that there’s an omnipotent, omnipresent being who was there at the beginning, and will be there forever, it’s not logical, it doesn’t help me as a person...'
Director, 'The Graduate' | 1931-'I never consider what comes after this life, I have no interest in heaven, hell, god, etc...'
Director, 'Gospel according to St. Matthew' | 1922-1975'I've never been religious unless you can count a very ridiculous religious crisis at fourteen years of age, I was still very innocent. Then from one day to the next, I didn't believe anymore.'
Actor, 'Shaun of the Dead' | 1970-'As an atheist, I'd skip the prayer and go straight to the colonel, who is arguably the god of affordable, bucket housed fried chicken bits.'
Actor, 'Her' | 1974-'I don't believe in god. I don't believe in an afterlife. I don't believe in soul. I don't believe in anything.'
Actor, 'Fight Club' | 1963-'I’m probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic.'
Director, 'Chinatown' | 1933-'I'm neither religious nor superstitious. At best I can be counted as an agnostic.'
Actor, 'Harry Potter' | 1989-'I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it,'
Director, 'The Jerk' | 1922-'I became an atheist after Hitler came.'
Actor, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' | 1957-[on what he would like to hear God say at the entrance to heaven] ''See you were wrong, I do exist.
Director, 'Rome, Open City' | 1906-1977'That [Jesus' faith in man] is what is irreplaceable, even though I am a complete atheist.'
CGI Actor, 'Lord of the Rings' | 1964-'Yes, I am an atheist.'
Actor, 'Breaking the Waves' | 1951-'If a real God were actually so vain as to constantly demand worship, then he would not be worth it.'
Actress/Comedian, 'Jesus is Magic' | 1970-'Um, I can't imagine there's a God, personally. Um, I'm not religious. I don't have, wow. I don't have religion at all.'
Director, 'Ocean's Eleven' | 1963-'I'm a harcore atheist.'
Director, 'Happiness' | 1959-'[...] I'm an atheist, so I don't really believe there is [a God]. But I suppose I could be proven wrong.'
Director, 'South Park' | 1971-'[...] we’re atheists who don’t hate religion, who are kind of fascinated by it and kind of admire it.'
Director, 'Pulp Fiction' | 1963-'I consider it [his writting ability] a God-given gift, even though I don't really believe in God.'
Actress, 'Sense and Sensibility' | 1959-'I'm an atheist; I suppose you can call me a sort of libertarian anarchist.'
Director, 'Melancholia' | 1956-'I can tell you we are alone in the universe, There is no God.'
Director, 'The Avengers' | 1964-'I am an atheist and an absurdist and have been for many, many years.'
Actor, 'Young Frankenstein' | 1933-'Well, I'm a Jewish-Buddhist-Atheist, I guess.'

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