Academy Awards

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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.

Marketplace

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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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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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