noun, plural au·teurs [oh-turz; French oh-tœr] /oʊˈtɜrz; French oʊˈtœr/.
Origin of auteur
Related formsau·teur·ism, nounau·teur·ist, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for auteur
They seemed very much like auteur works—but the auteur works of a writer, not the auteur works of a director.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But apparently the studio is aware of a possibility that its auteur prefers to ignore.
Every film by Sofia Coppola, the Oscar-winning auteur behind Lost in Translation with the choice genes, is an event.Sofia Coppola on ‘The Bling Ring,’ Celebrity Culture, Kanye West, More|Marlow Stern|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
(German auteur Tom Tykwer co-wrote and directed Cloud Atlas with the Wachowskis).Best of Toronto Film Festival: ‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Argo,’ Ryan Gosling & More|Chris Lee|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You can see an animated depiction of them debating the auteur theory.