Awards

  • Film

Mike Nichols

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It's easy to think of Nichols, who presaged "the New Hollywood" with films like "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," as not quite the provocateur of old. But with "Charlie Wilson's War," about the…

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Sidney Lumet

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Here's an anniversary to savor: Exactly 50 years ago Sidney Lumet directed his first feature film, "12 Angry Men," and received the first of his five Oscar nominations for directing.

Marketplace

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Tony Gilroy

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Perhaps best known for penning Universal's Jason Bourne franchise, Gilroy had to wait nearly a decade to see his directorial debut hit the screen. He'd initially pitched "Michael Clayton" to Castle…

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Denzel Washington

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Washington says he was "just terrified" directing "Antoine Fisher." On his second effort, "The Great Debaters," the star-turned-helmer says, "It was just as terrifying, probably, but it was smoother…

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Sean Penn

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With "Into the Wild," his fourth film as a director, Penn proves his ability to create the same memorable, mournful and probingly human story from behind the camera as in front of it. Since 1991's…

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