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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 81 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:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

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)). See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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