Greta Gerwig
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Gerwig proved she wasn’t just a one-hit wonder when she scored a $209 million worldwide gross with her 2019 big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott’s oft-adapted 19th-century classic “Little Women.” Some were dismayed that, while the film earned six Oscar nominations, including for best picture and best adapted screenplay, she was snubbed in the best director category. However, Gerwig was previously Oscar nominated as both a director and a writer for her 2017 breakthrough “Lady Bird,” her darkly comic semi-autobiographical ode to her teen years in Sacramento. Her next project, a live-action “Barbie” movie for Warner Bros., starring Margot Robbie, that she’s co-writing with longtime partner Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”), doesn’t sound like a potential awards magnet, but Gerwig could surprise us yet again.




  • Barnard College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • New Power of New York
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Read Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' Screenplay (EXCLUSIVE)

Read Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' Screenplay (EXCLUSIVE)

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” which she wrote and directed for Sony Pictures, is one of the great film achievements of the year. To give her film an epic scope — which it has — Gerwig drew from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Alcott’s life and letters, and her own (seamlessly incorporated) original material.“Little Women” has two timelines: the past, which begins in winter 1861, and the present, which begins in fall 1868. They’re distinguished in the screenplay’s text by red typeface...


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