Oldest directing Academy Award winners as of February 2018, by age

Academy Award: oldest directing winners as of February 2018, by age The statistic shows the age of the oldest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of February 2018. 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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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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The statistic shows the age of the oldest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of February 2018. 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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March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2018

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