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Paul Greengrass


Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television School and spent the first ten years of his ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2010 Green Zone
 2006 United 93
 2002 Bloody Sunday
 1999 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (TV Movie)
 1997 The Fix (TV Movie)
 1996 The One That Got Away (TV Movie)
 1995 The Late Show (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Sophie's World (1995)
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
 1993 Crime Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Cutting Edge (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Coppers (1992)
 1989 Resurrected
 1985-1987 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
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Other Works:

Co-author (with Peter Wright) of "Spycatcher" (1987)

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being asked how he developed his distinctive hand-held camera style] "To be perfectly honest, i couldn't afford tripods." See more »

Trivia:

Originally slated to direct Rush (2013) but ultimately switched with Ron Howard for Captain Phillips (2013) instead. See more »

Trademark:

Usage of the handheld camera to provoke realism See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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Am I the only one who enjoys his style? leeuk2006
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Hand-held Cinematography beastlybob99
I GET SEASICK WATCHING HIS MOVIES! AKRob3
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