Kathryn Bigelow


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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 84 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2018 I Am Not A Weapon (Short)
 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 (directed by)
 1987 Near Dark
 1981 The Loveless
 1978 The Set-Up (Short)
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Show Show Actress (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed "Budweiser" commercial. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

James Cameron  (divorced)

Parents:

Gertrude Kathryn Bigelow | Ronald Elliot Bigelow
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Personal Quote:

[in Aug. 2017, on Detroit (2017)] [The Algiers Hotel events have] been shrouded in secrecy for so many years. Hopefully, in bringing this story to light, a number of things may happen. Other stories may come forward, or a meaningful story about race may develop in this country [ . . . ] Think of South Africa--they have a very robust conversation about truth and reconciliation. We don't have that ... 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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