Academy Award: youngest directing winners as of 2019, by age

The statistic shows the age of the youngest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of March 2019. Leading the top ten list is Damien Chazelle, who won the Best Director award for La La Land in 2016 at the age of 32 years and 39 days.

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

Director (movie title, release year)Age in years
Damien Chazelle (La La Land, 2016)32
Norman Taurog (Skippy, 1930/31)32
Lewis Milestone (Two Arabian Knights, 1927/28)33
Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1999)34
Frank Borzage (7th Heaven, 1927/28)35
Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front, 1929/30)35
Tony Richardson (Tom Jones, 1963)35
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part II, 1974)36
Delbert Mann (Marty, 1955)36
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, 1990)36
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

March 2019

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