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Kathryn Bigelow

Highest Rated:   100% Detroit (2017)
Lowest Rated:   34% The Weight of Water (2001)
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Director Kathryn Bigelow's small but impressive body of work has consistently dealt with issues of violence and tension. Originally trained as a painter, she attended the San Francisco Art Institute and was invited to study at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She worked as an assistant to the conceptual artist Vito Acconci and later joined a British collective called Art and Language. She did graduate work at Colombia, where she made her first short film, The Set-Up, a deconstruction of film violence, and Bigelow returned to this central theme throughout her unique career in the action genre. Her first feature, The Loveless, was a biker gang movie featuring the acting debut of Willem Dafoe. Teaming up with her frequent writing partner Eric Red, she made the vampire-Western Near Dark and the crime drama Blue Steel. After the mild success of Point Break, she gained some attention in 1995 for Strange Days, which she based on a story by her then-husband, Titanic-director James Cameron. After a brief stint in television (Wild Palms, Homicide: Life on the Street), she took a five-year break from Hollywood, not returning until 2000 to direct The Weight of Water and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002).After a six-year layoff, Bigelow returned with the Iraq War thriller/character study The Hurt Locker, a project that earned her the most overwhelmingly positive notices of her career, as well as an unprecedented win from the Directors Guild for Best Director -- becoming the first woman to ever capture that prize. She also received a nominations from The Golden Globes, and took home no less than two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director (another prize that had never before gone to a woman), beating out ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated for his CG juggernaut Avatar.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Detroit
  • Director
  • Producer
2017
89% Cartel Land
  • Executive Producer
2015
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • Director
  • Producer
$95.8M 2013
98% The Hurt Locker
  • Director
  • Producer
$15.8M 2009
60% K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Producer
  • Director
$35.2M 2002
34% The Weight of Water
  • Director
2001
56% Gang Related
  • Director
1997
63% Strange Days
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Wild Palms
  • Director
1993
68% Point Break
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1991
71% Blue Steel
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1990
88% Near Dark
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1987
75% Born in Flames
  • Editor
1983
89% Vida Sin Rumbo
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2010

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