A filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong personal style.(noun)
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Use "auteur" in a sentence
"The main auteur in this genre appears to be "ForrestFire101.""
""And because he didn't think it was an award season movie, and didn't wear his Oscar hopes on his sleeve, the master auteur is easing on down the road to an Oscar win," adds Anne Thompson."
"Either way, Crispin Hellion Glover, auteur, is a force to be reckoned with."