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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 81 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker Director
(2008)
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty Director
(2012)
Near Dark
Near Dark Director
(1987)
Strange Days
Strange Days Director
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 Detroit
 2017/II The Protectors (Documentary short) (co-director)
 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)
 1995 Strange Days
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 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:

TV commercial: Dircected "Landing" Ford F-150 commercial. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always want to make films. I think of it as a great opportunity to comment on the world in which we live. Perhaps just because I just came off The Hurt Locker (2008) and I'm thinking of the war and I think it's a deplorable situation. It's a great medium in which to speak about that. This is a war that cannot be won, why are we sending troops over there? Well, the only medium I have, the only ... See more »

Trivia:

Hung out with Susan Sontag and Philip Glass when she first came to New York City in 1970. She and Glass even collaborated on a business venture where they bought old loft places in Soho and Tribeca, renovated them and then sold them. She says she was often the one who sanded the floors. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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