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Challenging stereotypes and conventions for nearly 30 years, Kathryn Bigelow is one of the most successful female directors to date. While most female filmmakers have risen to power by directing films that appeal to women, Bigelow has broken the mould with challenging and engaging topics, and largely directing men in high-adrenalin action films, such as Point Break and Strange Days making her an exception to the rule. The American film director, producer and screenwriter, received high critical acclaim for her 2008 film The Hurt Locker, including two Oscars for Best Film and Best Director – making her the only woman to ever win this prize in the 84 years of the Academy’s history.

In honour of her latest film, the highly anticipated Zero Dark Thirty, about the decade long hunt for Osama Bin Laden, we have compiled a list of Kathryn Bigelow’s films over the years, showing what it is that makes »

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