Academy Awards

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Todd Field

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Nobody does quiet, roiling domestic drama with quite the razor-sharp insight of Todd Field. His debut feature "In the Bedroom" (2001) -- with its mixture of langorous poetry and suppressed rage…

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Oliver Stone

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One could say valor in the face of impossible odds is Oliver Stone's stock in trade. Given the cycle of Vietnam films for which he's best known, and the fact that he's a decorated veteran of that…

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Ed Zwick

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Zwick made his name in TV and film with contempo dramedies like "thirtysomething," only to switch to a much larger canvas at the end of the 1980s with his Civil War epic "Glory." Since then, he's…

Marketplace

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Kevin Macdonald

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"The Last King of Scotland" cost just $9 million, but Macdonald could have had a bigger budget from other financiers if he hadn't been so keen to make the movie with Fox Searchlight.

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Mel Gibson

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Gibson's latest film has drawn debate about its dark, violent content as well as head-scratching about its box office and awards season prospects.

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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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