Kathryn Bigelow

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Kathryn Bigelow was married to fellow director James Cameron from 1989 to 1991. She and Cameron were both nominated for Best Director at the 2010 82nd Academy Awards, which Bigelow won.
Kathryn Bigelow was married to fellow director James Cameron from 1989 to 1991. She and Cameron were both nominated for Best Director at the 2010 82nd Academy Awards, which Bigelow won.

was married to fellow director James Cameron from 1989 to 1991. She and Cameron were both nominated for Best Director at the 2010 82nd Academy Awards, which Bigelow won.

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an . With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the for Best Director, the Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director.

In April 2010, Kathryn Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

Bigelow was born in San Carlos, California, United States, the only child of a paint factory manager and a librarian. Her early were as a student of painting. She enrolled at in the fall of 1970 and received her in December 1972. While enrolled at , she was accepted into the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study scholarship program in New York City.

Kathryn Bigelow entered the graduate film program at Columbia University, where she studied theory and criticism and earned her master's degree. Her professors included Vito Acconci, Sylvère Lotringer and , and she worked with the Art & Language collective and noted conceptualist Lawrence Weiner. She also taught at the .

Filmography

2012 Zero Dark Thirty
2011 The Miraculous Year
2008 The Hurt Locker
2007 Mission Zero (short)
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
2000 The Weight of Water
1995 Strange Days
1991 Point Break
1989 Blue Steel
1989 New Order: Substance
1987 Near Dark
1982 The Loveless
1978 The Set-Up (short)

 

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