Terence Young (1915-1994)
Terence Young was the director of perhaps the best of the James Bond films: From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). (He also directed Dr No. ).
With Ian Fleming, he was the man responsible for bringing the early Bond films a classy, British magic. Albert Broccoli and Donald Zec said in Broccoli's autobiography: Young [...] was helpful in the development of the character. Robert Cotton wrote in an online article: Who [...] would take a Chinese man with metal claws seriously? This is Young's talent: making the unbelievable, believable, through intelligence, style, wit and charm.
Other good films by Young include The Valachi Papers (1972) and Triple Cross (1966). Fantastic.