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Pedro Almodovar

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The one-name auteur may seem like a relic of the glory days of world cinema -- Truffaut, Fellini, Kurosawa. But Almodovar -- or if you're on more intimate terms "Pedro" -- is one of the few…

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Bill Condon

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Few filmmakers have bona fides when it comes to movie musicals, but writer-director Bill Condon is one of them, having penned -- and been Oscar-nominated for -- the 2002 adaptation of smash-hit tuner…

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Christopher Nolan

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In "The Prestige," a drama of rival stage magicians in Victorian London, British-born helmer Nolan found that his brother Jonathan, who co-wrote the script with him, had handed him a brilliant…

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Steven Soderbergh

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Soderbergh's no stranger to the kudos spotlight, including a directing Oscar for "Traffic" (the same year he was nominated for directing on "Erin Brockovich") and the Cannes Festival's Palme d'Or for…

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Chris Noonan

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It's been a decade since Noonan was Oscar nominated for helming and co-writing "Babe." The director says he got a bit typecast. "Since 'Babe,' I was offered any film that contained animals," he says…

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Paul Greengrass

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Greengrass drew on his experience from his controversial docudramas "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" and "Bloody Sunday" to make "United 93" as truthful and dramatic as possible.

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Stephen Frears

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After a long career in television throughout the '70s, Stephen Frears came to feature filmmaking relatively late with "The Hit" and "My Beautiful Laundrette" in the early '80s, and has dodged back…

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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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