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Kathryn Bigelow

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5. Kathryn Bigelow makes political, war dramas

Of course, you’re probably already familiar with Kathryn Bigelow’s films, The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow’s true talent is to be able to enter an intense, dangerous and foreign world while revealing the truth and ugliness of the situation.

In a recent interview SheKnows conducted with Jeremy Renner, he said this about Bigelow, “She’s amazing, badass. She’s a painter, more than a filmmaker. She’s a wonderful observer, very visual. Very smart and she’s a supermodel — she’s gorgeous.”

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