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Kathryn Bigelow (I)


A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra, Robert ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker Director
(2008)
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty Director
(2012)
Point Break
Point Break Director
(1991)
Strange Days
Strange Days Director
(1995)

Filmography

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 2016 The Protectors (Documentary short) (co-director) (post-production)
 2014/II Last Days (Short)
 2011 The Miraculous Year (TV Movie)
 2007 Mission Zero (Short)
 2004 Karen Sisco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Lines of Fire (1999)
 1995 Strange Days
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Rising Sons (1993)
 1991 Point Break
 1990 Blue Steel
 1989 New Order: Substance (Video short) (video "Touched By The Hand Of God")
 1987 Near Dark
 1981 The Loveless
 1978 The Set-Up (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed "Toboggan" commercial for Hummer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses slow motion, particularly in action scenes. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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