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Kathryn Bigelow


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 80 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker Director
(2008)
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty Director
(2012)
Near Dark
Near Dark Director
(1987)
Strange Days
Strange Days Director
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 Detroit
 2017/II The Protectors (Documentary short) (co-director)
 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
 1989 New Order: Substance (Video short) (video "Touched By The Hand Of God")
 1989 Blue Steel
 1987 Near Dark
 1981 The Loveless
 1978 The Set-Up (Short)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the video for Martini Ranch's "Reach". The band's lead singer is Bill Paxton, the video was directed by James Cameron, and also featured Paul Reiser, Bud Cort, Judge Reinhold, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston (1988). See more »

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9 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in 2017, on why she moved from fine art to feature films] I knew film had the potential to cross all lines of culture and class. That excited me. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2013 she has directed two actors to Academy Award-nominated performances: Jeremy Renner (Best Actor, The Hurt Locker (2008)), and Jessica Chastain (Best Actress, Zero Dark Thirty (2012)). See more »

Trademark:

Often uses first person perspectives (Wire trip scenes in Strange Days (1995) and the chase scenes in Point Break (1991)). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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