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Kathryn Bigelow information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: San Carlos
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.816 m)
Profession:Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Television Director
Nationality:United States of America

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Kathryn Bigelow is an award-winning film director and producer. She is best known for the films Point Break, The Hurt Locker, and Zero Dark Thirty. For the film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director, and a bunch of other awards. Kathryn Ann Bigelow, simply known as Kathryn Bigelow, was born on November 27, 1951 in San Carlos, California. Bigelow has been interested in painting since she was a teenager. She studied at San Francisco Art Institute and later at Whitney Museum of American Art. Bigelow got a master’s degree at Columbia University, where she studied film theory and criticism.

Kathryn Bigelow Net Worth $20 Million

Bigelow used to work with the music composer Phillip Glass. Together they renovated old houses, sold them and received profit. Therefore, now a film director, Kathryn Bigelow did not immediately enter the entertainment business. Only after her first short film The Set Up, which Bigelow created in 1978, she began linking her future with the film industry. For two years Kathryn Bigelow was the wife of the film director James Cameron. However, in 1991 they ended their marriage.

Kathryn Bigelow is credited as the director of ten movies. Their release allowed Kathryn Bigelow to build a large net worth. Her first film was an independent film about bikers called The Loveless. The main role was played by Willem Defoe. In 1987 Bigelow directed her second movie Near Dark. It dealt with the subject of vampires. Even though this movie was not considered a commercial success, it gained a cult following. This followed a release of three action films, namely, Blue Steel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Point Break with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, and Strange Days with Ralph Fiennes playing the lead role. The writer and producer of the film Strange Days was James Cameron. Even though Cameron received more praise than Bigelow, she won the Saturn Award for Best Director. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman director who won such an award. However, these three films were not commercially successful.

In 2000 Bigelow directed the film The Weight of Water, starring Sean Penn, Sarah Polley and Elizabeth Hurley. It was a film adaptation of Anita Shreve’s novel The Weight of Water. This film was followed by K-19: The Widowmaker. Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford played in this film. Nevertheless, their appearances did not save the film and it was a commercial failure. Her next film The Hurt Locker was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, and significantly increased Kathryn Bigelow net worth. The film was set during the Iraq War. For this film Bigelow received many awards, including the Academy Award. The movie cast included Guy Pearce, Jeremy Renner, and Ralph Fiennes.

In 2012 Kathryn Bigelow directed the movie Zero Dark Thirty. Its characters tried to capture the terrorist Osama Bin Laden. The film was considered a commercial success. As a result, Kathryn Bigelow net worth increased even more. For this film Bigelow won a number of awards. Kathryn Bigelow also directed a few television series, for example, two episodes of the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, and one part of the five-part miniseries Wild Palms.

In conclusion, Kathryn Bigelow is not only a talented painter but also a brilliant film director, who has accumulated a $20 million net worth.


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Detroit Project 2017 post-production
The Protectors 2016 Documentary short co-director post-production
Last Days 2014/II Short
Zero Dark Thirty 2012
The Miraculous Year 2011 TV Movie
The Hurt Locker 2008
Mission Zero 2007 Short
Karen Sisco 2004 TV Series 1 episode
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002
The Weight of Water 2000
Homicide: Life on the Street 1998-1999 TV Series 3 episodes
Strange Days 1995
Wild Palms 1993 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Point Break 1991
Blue Steel 1990
New Order: Substance 1989 Video short video "Touched By The Hand Of God"
Near Dark 1987
The Loveless 1981
The Set-Up 1978 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Detroit Project 2017 producer post-production
Mogadishu, Minnesota TV Movie executive producer post-production
Triple Frontier executive producer pre-production
Cartel Land 2015 Documentary executive producer
Last Days 2014/II Short producer
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 producer
The Miraculous Year 2011 TV Movie executive producer
The Hurt Locker 2008 producer
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undertow 1996 TV Movie written by
Blue Steel 1990 written by
Near Dark 1987 written by
The Equalizer 1985 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Loveless 1981

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Point Break: Ride the Wave 2006 Video short
Wild Palms 1993 TV Mini-Series Mazie Woiwode
Martini Ranch: Reach 1988 Video short Posse Leader
Born in Flames 1983 Newspaper Editor

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Union City 1980 script supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Krigen 2015 the director wishes to thank
Beyond Melodrama: Kathryn Bigelow on Douglas Sirk 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
The Motel 2005 thanks
Working Girls 1986 special thanks
Perfect 1985 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Zero Dark Thirty: Geared Up 2013 Video short Herself
Zero Dark Thirty: No Small Feat 2013 Video short Herself
Zero Dark Thirty: Targeting Jessica Chastain 2013 Video short Herself
Zero Dark Thirty: The Compound 2013 Video short Herself
Dann Firestorm: I Am Film 2013 TV Mini-Series Herself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Picture
Vanity Fair's Hollywood 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Conan 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Herself
The Colbert Report 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Herself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Late Show with David Letterman 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2009-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Today 2012 TV Series Guest - Herself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Director
2011 Writers Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Director and Winner: Best Picture
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Herself (segment "Kathryn Bigelow")
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 1996-2010 TV Series Herself
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Herself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Herself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Best Director
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The Hurt Locker: Behind the Scenes 2010 Video short Herself
Moving Pictures Live! 2009 TV Series Herself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Beyond Melodrama: Kathryn Bigelow on Douglas Sirk 2008 Video documentary short Herself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Herself
Point Break: It's Make or Break 2006 Video documentary short
K19: Breaching the Hull 2002 Video short Herself
K-19: It's in the Details 2002 Video short Herself
The Making of 'K-19: The Widowmaker' 2002 Video documentary short Herself
Living in Darkness 2002 Video documentary Herself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cinefile: Reel Women 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Cinema 1995 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frontline 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Hour 2010 TV Series Herself
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Herself (segment "Kathryn Bigelow")
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself - Director
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking Cartel Land (2015) · Matthew Heineman (produced by)
· Tom Yellin (produced by)
· Robert DeBitetto (executive producer)
· Molly Thompson (executive producer)
2013 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Woman Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Movie by a Woman Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Hurt Locker (2008) · Tony Mark (unit production manager plaque)
· David Ticotin (first assistant director plaque)
· Lee Cleary (first assistant director - canadian unit plaque)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2010 Outstanding Director of the Year Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Woman Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Women's Image Award The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Andrew Sarris Award Columbia University Film Festival
2009 Dallas Star Award Dallas International Film Festival
2009 Tribute Award Gotham Awards

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2009 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Nicolas Chartier
· Greg Shapiro
2009 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Director of the Year
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Picture The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal
· Greg Shapiro
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Triumph Award for Outstanding Direction ShoWest Convention, USA
2009 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 SIGNIS Award Venice Film Festival The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 Sergio Trasatti Award Venice Film Festival The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 Human Rights Film Network Award Venice Film Festival The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 Young Cinema Award Venice Film Festival Best Film in Competition The Hurt Locker (2008)
2001 Film and Literature Award Film by the Sea International Film Festival The Weight of Water (2000)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Strange Days (1995)
1988 Silver Raven Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) Near Dark (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Megan Ellison
· Mark Boal
2013 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Direction Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2012 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Perseverance Award The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best of the Fests The Hurt Locker (2008)
2008 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Hurt Locker (2008)
2000 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival The Weight of Water (2000)
1990 Best Film Mystfest Blue Steel (1990)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Near Dark (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) · Mark Boal
· Megan Ellison
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director of the Decade The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Hurt Locker (2008) · Mark Boal (producer)
· Nicolas Chartier (producer)
· Greg Shapiro (producer)
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Hurt Locker (2008)
2009 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Hurt Locker (2008)


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#Fact
1 She visited Argentina to promote the movie The Hurt Locker (2008) in Mar del Plata International Film Festival, which this movie opened the mentioned festival. [November 2008]
2 Directed 2 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Jeremy Renner and Jessica Chastain.
3 As of 2013, Bigelow has directed 2 actors to Academy Award-nominated performances: Jeremy Renner (Best Actor, The Hurt Locker (2008)), and Jessica Chastain (Best Actress, Zero Dark Thirty (2012)).
4 Hung out with Susan Sontag and Philip Glass when she first came to New York City in the 1970. She and Glass even collaborated on a business venture where they bought old loft places in Soho and Tribeca, renovated them and then sold them. Bigelow says she was often the one who sanded the floors.
5 Bigelow's Best Director Oscar statuette for The Hurt Locker (2008) was presented to her by Barbra Streisand, the only woman ever to have won the Golden Globe for Best Director. (7 March 2010 / Kodak Theatre).
6 Kathryn Bigelow has works in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, including Near Dark (1987), a 1987 feature-length film, and her personal paper archive. In summer 2011, she will be the subject of a comprehensive retrospective.
7 One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010).
8 Competed with ex-husband James Cameron for the Best Director Oscar in 2010. This marked the first time that (ex-)spouses were nominated alongside each other in this category. She went on to win the award.
9 Was the fourth woman to be nominated for the Directing Academy Award. The other three were: Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola. Bigelow ended up becoming the first woman to win the award.
10 When she sent an unfinished short feature to Columbia University's film school, director Milos Forman then also serving as a professor there, found it impressive enough to offer Bigelow a scholarship. She graduated from Columbia in 1979.
11 First woman to win a BAFTA Award for Best Director.
12 In 2010, she became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award.
13 Taught at the California Institute of the Arts.
14 First woman to win the Director's Guild of America Award for directing a feature film (for The Hurt Locker (2008)).
15 The 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival hosted 'A Celebration of Kathryn Bigelow', which featured a retrospective of her work.
16 Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron.
17 From July 1st to July 13th, 2009, the Harvard Film Archive hosted a retrospective of Bigelow's career, showing all of her films from 1982's The Loveless (1981) to 2008's The Hurt Locker (2008). The retrospective was titled "Take It To The Edge: The Films Of Kathryn Bigelow" and featured a Question and Answer session with Bigelow.
18 The American Cinematheque honored Bigelow by showing all of her films at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, June 5-7 2009.
19 Received a Dallas Star award from the AFI Dallas film festival in 2009.
20 Member of the 'Dramatic' jury at the Sundance International Film Festival in 1990.
21 Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the Venice International Film Festival in 1998.
22 Member of the 'Official Compeition' jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003.

#Quote
1 Once you've opened the window on topical material, its very hard to close it. Holding up a contemporary mirror is more attractive to me now than ever.
2 [on Zero Dark Thirty (2012)] I feel we got it right. I'm proud of the movie, and I stand behind it completely. I think that it's a deeply moral movie that questions the use of force. It questions what was done in the name of finding Bin Laden.
3 Usually what happens is there will be an urgency, and then I can do nothing else but that. [But] events like this [bin Laden's killing] only come along once or twice in a millennium.
4 [on The Hurt Locker (2008)] War's dirty little secret is that some men love it. I'm trying to unpack why, to look at what it means to be a hero in the context of 21st-century combat.
5 You cast not for marquee value but for performance and talent. The right actor for the part. Anything else is a compromise.
6 I always want to make films. I think of it as a great opportunity to comment on the world in which we live. Perhaps just because I just came off The Hurt Locker (2008) and I'm thinking of the war and I think it's a deplorable situation. It's a great medium in which to speak about that. This is a war that cannot be won, why are we sending troops over there? Well, the only medium I have, the only opportunity I have, is to use film. There will always be issues I care about.
7 [About her 1995 film, Strange Days (1995)] If you hold a mirror up to society, and you don't like what you see, you can't fault the mirror. It's a mirror. I think that on the eve of the millennium, a point in time only four years from now, the clock is ticking, the same social issues and racial tensions still exist, the environment still needs reexamination so you don't forget it when the lights come up. Strange Days (1995) is provocative. Without revealing too much, I would say that it feels like we are driving toward a highly chaotic, explosive, volatile, Armageddon-like ending. Obviously, the riot footage came out of the LA riots. I mean, I was there. I experienced that. I was part of the cleanup afterwards, so I was very aware of the environment. I mean, it really affected me. It was etched indelibly on my psyche. So, obviously, some of the imagery came from that. I don't like violence. I am very interested, however, in truth. And violence is a fact of our lives, a part of the social context in which we live. But other elements of the movie are love and hope and redemption. Our main character throws up after seeing this hideous experience. The toughest decision was not wanting to shy away from anything, trying to keep the truth of the moment, of the social environment. It's not that I condone violence. I don't. It's an indictment. I would say the film is cautionary, a wake-up call, and that I think is always valuable.
8 If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. It's irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don't. There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible. It is.

#Trademark
1 Frequently uses slow motion, particularly in action scenes.
2 Often uses first person perspectives (Wire trip scenes in Strange Days (1995) and the chase scenes in Point Break (1991)).
3 Frequently casts Tom Sizemore

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