01/07/2013 08:15 BST | Updated 01/07/2013 10:40 BST

7 Habits Of Successful Filmmakers: Tips To Know If You Want To Make It Big

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Martin Scorsese attends AFI's 41st Life Achievement Award Tribute to Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

While we can't pretend that cracking Hollywood and becoming an A-list film director is the easiest of career paths, it can be done. We tracked down some of pioneers of moviemaking from the past century to find out the hints and habits that they attribute to their success. With tips from the likes of John Ford and Quentin Tarantino, even if a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame isn't on your agenda, click below to find out how to unleash your creative potential.

7 Habits Of Successful Filmmakers