Best: Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility)
Ang Lee is a director who makes his movies mostly for girls and highly sensitive boys. Even when making a comic book movie or a martial arts masterpiece, emotions always make up the core of Lee's films.
Which is why it makes sense that his first English movie be an adaptation of a Jane Austen novel (with a screenplay by Emma Thompson herself). Sense and Sensibility is fun, well made, contains a great Alan Rickman performance, and sits well within Lee's greater body of work, and is therefore a great Hollywood debut.