Academy Award: oldest directing winners as of March 2019, by age

Oldest directing Academy Award winners as of March 2019, by age

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2019
Academy Award: oldest directing winners as of March 2019, by age The statistic shows the age of the oldest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of March 2019. Leading the top ten list is Clint Eastwood, who had won two Best Director awards - first one at the age of 62, with the western film Unforgiven (1992), and the second one at the age of 74, with the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004).
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Oldest directing Academy Award winners as of March 2019, by age

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Director (movie title, release year)Age in years
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, 2004)74
Roman Polanski (The Pianist, 2002)69
George Cukor (My Fair Lady, 1964)65
Martin Scorsese (The Departed, 2006)64
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, 1992)62
Carol Reed (Oliver!, 1968)62
Fred Zinnemann (A Man for All Seasons, 1966)59
Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, 1982)59
John Ford (The Quiet Man, 1952)59
Ang Lee (Life of Pi, 2012)58
Director (movie title, release year)Age in years
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, 2004)74
Roman Polanski (The Pianist, 2002)69
George Cukor (My Fair Lady, 1964)65
Martin Scorsese (The Departed, 2006)64
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, 1992)62
Carol Reed (Oliver!, 1968)62
Fred Zinnemann (A Man for All Seasons, 1966)59
Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, 1982)59
John Ford (The Quiet Man, 1952)59
Ang Lee (Life of Pi, 2012)58
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2019
The statistic shows the age of the oldest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of March 2019. Leading the top ten list is Clint Eastwood, who had won two Best Director awards - first one at the age of 62, with the western film Unforgiven (1992), and the second one at the age of 74, with the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004).
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