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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 criticized by people like Richard Serra, Robert ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 74 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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

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8 Interviews | 10 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:

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. 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 »

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