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Jordan Peele is a ‘Nope’ on suggestions that he’s the best horror director

<i>Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic/Getty Images</i><br/>Jordan Peele attends the world premiere of Universal Pictures'
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Jordan Peele attends the world premiere of Universal Pictures' "NOPE" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 18 in Hollywood

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

Do not try and label Jordan Peele as the “best horror director of all time.”

The “Nope” director gently shut down a Twitter user who asked whether Peele could rightly claim that title after favorable reviews for his newest film, as well as Peele’s previous hits, 2019’s “Us” and 2017’s “Get Out.”

“I know this is a hot take but at what point do we declare Jordan Peele the best horror director of all time?,” artist Adam Ellis recently tweeted. “Can you think of another horror director that had 3 great films, let alone 3 in a row? I can’t.”

Peele responded with “Sir, please put the phone down I beg you.”

“Sorry. I love your enthusiasm but, I will just not tolerate any John Carpenter slander!!!,” he tweeted.

“Nope” is an alien invasion horror thriller which reunites Peele with his “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya.

Peele won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Get Out” in 2018.

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