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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)
- 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:

TV commercial: Directed "Toboggan" commercial for Hummer. 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:

Once you've opened the window on topical material, its very hard to close it. Holding up a contemporary mirror is more attractive to me now than ever. See more »

Trivia:

When she sent an unfinished short feature to Columbia University's film school, director Milos Forman--then serving as a professor there--found it impressive enough to offer her a scholarship. She graduated from Columbia in 1979. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses first person perspectives: Blue Steel (1990), (Wire trip scenes in Strange Days (1995) and the chase scenes in Point Break (1991)) and The Hurt Locker (2008). See more »

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