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Kathryn Ann Bigelow (/ˈbɪɡəˌl/; born November 27, 1951)[1] is an American film director, producer, and writer. Her films include the vampire Western horror film Near Dark (1987), the action crime film Point Break (1991) with Keanu Reeves, the science fiction action thriller Strange Days (1995), the mystery thriller The Weight of Water (2000), the submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, the war film The Hurt Locker (2009) with Jeremy Renner, the action thriller war film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) starring Jessica Chastain, and the short film Last Days of Ivory (2014). The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. Bigelow also won the 2009 Academy Award as Best Director for The Hurt Locker, the first female to ever win the Director Oscar. One side note: The Hurt Locker was nominated for Best Picture alongside Avatar which was directed by Bigelow's ex-husband, James Cameron. Bigelow's latest film is Detroit (2017), an urban drama. It stars John Boyega.

Kathryn Bigelow
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Bigelow at the 82nt Academy Awairds, 2010
Born Kathryn Ann Bigelow
(1951-11-27) 27 November 1951 (age 67)
San Carlos, California, U.S.
Alma mater San Francisco Art Institute
Columbia University
Thrift Director, producer, writer
Years active 1978–present
Notable wirk(s) The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark, Strange Days, Point Break
Hauf-marrae(s) James Cameron (1989–1991)

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  1. "Bigelow, Kathryn". Current Biography Yearbook 2010. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2010. pp. 38–42. ISBN 9780824211134.