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

Academy Award: youngest directing winners as of February 2018, by age The statistic shows the age of the youngest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of February 2018. Leading the top ten list is Damien Chazelle, who won the Best Director award for La La Land at the age of 32 years and 39 days.
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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
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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The statistic shows the age of the youngest directing Academy Award winners of all time as of February 2018. Leading the top ten list is Damien Chazelle, who won the Best Director award for La La Land at the age of 32 years and 39 days.
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March 2018
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United States
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February 2018
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