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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 76 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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 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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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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8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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You cast not for marquee value but for performance and talent. The right actor for the part. Anything else is a compromise. See more »


The American Cinematheque honored Bigelow by showing all of her films at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, June 5-7 2009. See more »


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