Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English Film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres.
Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades and is often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker. The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.
Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.