Academy Awards

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Alfonso Cuaron

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One of the more restless directors this side of Steven Soderbergh, Cuaron has found success working at many budget levels and genres, from studio franchises to indie road movies.

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Larry Charles

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On a normal shoot, the director can yell "cut" and repeat each scene until it's absolutely perfect. With "Borat," the movie depended on Sacha Baron Cohen staying in character at all times. "The…

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Rookies of the year

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Oscar-directing nominees in 2006 included two newbie narrative theatrical feature helmers in Bennett Miller, for "Capote," and Paul Haggis, for picture winner "Crash." This season's crop of first…

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David Frankel

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"The Devil Wears Prada" burst into the summer like a fall couture show: fresh, hot and original. And who better to lead the tale of a neophyte fighting through the deadly serious and catty world of…

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Anthony Minghella

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After surging to the top ranks of filmmakers with three lauded book adaptations in a row -- "The English Patient," which won him an Oscar, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain" -- Anthony…

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Guillermo del Toro

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"Pan's Labyrinth" represents as fully realized and uncompromised a director's vision as audiences will see all year, boasting a parallel wonderland original enough to make Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam…

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Phillip Noyce

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Well-traveled Oz filmmaker Noyce, the man behind "Dead Calm," "The Quiet American" and "Rabbit-Proof Fence," turned his gaze on South Africa with his latest pic, "Catch a Fire."

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Gabriele Muccino

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For Italian helmer Muccino, working on San Francisco-set Will Smith starrer "Pursuit of Happyness" couldn't have been further from his culture. Still, he says, many things in the script resonated…

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Robert De Niro

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Less is more for De Niro. Sure, at just over 2½ hours, "The Good Shepherd" takes its time telling the inside story of the CIA's creation, but the film's helmer says he wasn't interested in making a…

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