Best Director Oscar Winners
Explore Biography.com's collection of Best Director Oscar winners, including Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, Barry Levinson, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carol Reed, Elia Kazan, Ethan Coen and Francis Ford Coppola.
Featured Best Director Oscar Winners
Filmmaker, Screenwriter / 1951 -
Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has directed films like Point Break and Zero Dark Thirty. In 2009, she became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for The Hurt Locker (2008).
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profile name: Ang Lee profile occupation: Director
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profile name: Steven Spielberg profile occupation: Director, Producer
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profile name: Warren Beatty profile occupation: Film Actor, Director
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profile name: Martin Scorsese profile occupation: Director, Producer
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profile name: Kathryn Bigelow profile occupation: Filmmaker, Screenwriter
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profile name: Frank Capra profile occupation: Director
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