List of Best Director winners by age

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This is a list of winners of the Academy Award of Merit for Achievement in Directing, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to a director who has delivered outstanding direction while working on a particular film within the industry. More popularly known as the Academy Award (or the Oscar) for Best Director, this award was initially presented at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony for 1927 and 1928 and was most recently presented at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony for 2013.[2] Throughout the past 86 years, accounting for shared and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 89 Best Director awards to 66 different directors. This list is current as of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 2, 2014.[3]

List of winners[edit]

#
Director
Film
Date of birth
Date of award
Age upon
receiving award
Date of death
Lifespan
Notes
1 Borzage, FrankFrank Borzage Seventh HeavenSeventh Heaven 1894-04-23(1894-04-23)April 23, 1894 May 16, 1929 (1929-05-16) 35-02335 years, 23 days 1962-06-19June 19, 1962(1962-06-19) 24,893 days (68 years, 57 days) Dramatic;[4] 1st of 2
Held record as oldest winner for 1 award ceremony (from the 1st to the 2nd, May 1929–April 1930 [11 months])
2 Milestone, LewisLewis Milestone Two Arabian KnightsTwo Arabian Knights 1895-09-30(1895-09-30)September 30, 1895 May 16, 1929 (1929-05-16) 33-22833 years, 228 days 1980-09-25September 25, 1980(1980-09-25) 31,041 days (84 years, 361 days) Comedy;[4] 1st of 2
Held record as youngest winner for 3 award ceremonies (from the 1st to the 4th, May 1929–November 1931 [2 years, 6 months])
3 Lloyd, FrankFrank Lloyd Divine LadyThe Divine Lady 1886-02-02(1886-02-02)February 2, 1886 April 3, 1930 (1930-04-03) 44-06044 years, 60 days 1960-08-10August 10, 1960(1960-08-10) 27,217 days (74 years, 190 days) 1st of 2
Held record as oldest winner for 10 award ceremonies (from the 2nd to the 12th, April 1930–February 1940)
4 Milestone, LewisLewis Milestone All Quiet On The Western FrontAll Quiet on the Western Front 1895-09-30(1895-09-30)September 30, 1895 November 5, 1930 (1930-11-05) 35-03635 years, 36 days 1980-09-25September 25, 1980(1980-09-25) 31,041 days (84 years, 361 days) 2nd of 2
5 Taurog, NormanNorman Taurog SkippySkippy 1899-02-23(1899-02-23)February 23, 1899 November 10, 1931 (1931-11-10) 32-26032 years, 260 days 1981-04-07April 7, 1981(1981-04-07) 29,993 days (82 years, 43 days) Has held record as youngest winner for 83 award ceremonies (from the 4th through the 87th, November 1931–February 2015 [83 years, 3 months])
6 Borzage, FrankFrank Borzage Bad GirlBad Girl 1894-04-23(1894-04-23)April 23, 1894 November 18, 1932 (1932-11-18) 38-20938 years, 209 days 1962-06-19June 19, 1962(1962-06-19) 24,893 days (68 years, 57 days) 2nd of 2
7 Lloyd, FrankFrank Lloyd CavalcadeCavalcade 1886-02-02(1886-02-02)February 2, 1886 March 16, 1934 (1934-03-16) 48-04248 years, 42 days 1960-08-10August 10, 1960(1960-08-10) 27,217 days (74 years, 190 days) 2nd of 2
8 Capra, FrankFrank Capra It Happened One NightIt Happened One Night 1897-05-18(1897-05-18)May 18, 1897 February 27, 1935 (1935-02-27) 37-28537 years, 285 days 1991-09-03September 3, 1991(1991-09-03) 34,440 days (94 years, 108 days)[5] 1st of 3
9 Ford, JohnJohn Ford InformerThe Informer 1894-02-01(1894-02-01)February 1, 1894 March 5, 1936 (1936-03-05) 42-03342 years, 33 days 1973-08-31August 31, 1973(1973-08-31) 29,065 days (79 years, 211 days) 1st of 4
10 Capra, FrankFrank Capra Mr Deeds Goes To TownMr. Deeds Goes to Town 1897-05-18(1897-05-18)May 18, 1897 March 4, 1937 (1937-03-04) 39-29039 years, 290 days 1991-09-03September 3, 1991(1991-09-03) 34,440 days (94 years, 108 days)[5] 2nd of 3
11 McCarey, LeoLeo McCarey Awful TruthThe Awful Truth 1898-10-03(1898-10-03)October 3, 1898 March 10, 1938 (1938-03-10) 39-15839 years, 158 days 1969-07-05July 5, 1969(1969-07-05) 25,842 days (70 years, 275 days) 1st of 2
12 Capra, FrankFrank Capra You Cant Take It With YouYou Can't Take It With You 1897-05-18(1897-05-18)May 18, 1897 February 23, 1939 (1939-02-23) 41-28141 years, 281 days 1991-09-03September 3, 1991(1991-09-03) 34,440 days (94 years, 108 days)[5] 3rd of 3
13 Fleming, VictorVictor Fleming Gone With The WindGone with the Wind 1889-02-23(1889-02-23)February 23, 1889 February 29, 1940 (1940-02-29) 51-00651 years, 6 days 1949-01-06January 6, 1949(1949-01-06) 21,866 days (59 years, 318 days)[6] Held record as oldest winner for 4 award ceremonies (from the 12th to the 16th, February 1940–March 1944)
14 Ford, JohnJohn Ford Grapes Of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath 1894-02-01(1894-02-01)February 1, 1894 February 27, 1941 (1941-02-27) 47-02647 years, 26 days 1973-08-31August 31, 1973(1973-08-31) 29,065 days (79 years, 211 days) 2nd of 4
15 Ford, JohnJohn Ford How Green Was My ValleyHow Green Was My Valley 1894-02-01(1894-02-01)February 1, 1894 February 26, 1942 (1942-02-26) 48-02548 years, 25 days 1973-08-31August 31, 1973(1973-08-31) 29,065 days (79 years, 211 days) 3rd of 4
16 Wyler, WilliamWilliam Wyler Mrs MiniverMrs. Miniver 1902-07-01(1902-07-01)July 1, 1902 March 4, 1943 (1943-03-04) 40-24640 years, 246 days 1981-07-27July 27, 1981(1981-07-27) 28,881 days (79 years, 26 days) 1st of 3
17 Curtiz, MichaelMichael Curtiz CasablancaCasablanca 1886-12-24(1886-12-24)December 24, 1886 March 2, 1944 (1944-03-02) 57-06957 years, 69 days 1962-04-10April 10, 1962(1962-04-10) 27,500 days (75 years, 107 days) Held record as oldest winner for 9 award ceremonies (from the 16th to the 25th, March 1944–March 1953)
18 McCarey, LeoLeo McCarey Going My WayGoing My Way 1898-10-03(1898-10-03)October 3, 1898 March 15, 1945 (1945-03-15) 46-16346 years, 163 days 1969-07-05July 5, 1969(1969-07-05) 25,842 days (70 years, 275 days) 2nd of 2
19 Wilder, BillyBilly Wilder Lost WeekendThe Lost Weekend 1906-06-22(1906-06-22)June 22, 1906 March 7, 1946 (1946-03-07) 39-25839 years, 258 days 2002-03-27March 27, 2002(2002-03-27) 34,977 days (95 years, 278 days)[7] 1st of 2
20 Wyler, WilliamWilliam Wyler Best Years of Our LivesThe Best Years of Our Lives 1902-07-01(1902-07-01)July 1, 1902 March 13, 1947 (1947-03-13) 44-25544 years, 255 days 1981-07-27July 27, 1981(1981-07-27) 28,881 days (79 years, 26 days) 2nd of 3
21 Kazan, EliaElia Kazan Gentlemans AgreementGentleman's Agreement 1909-09-07(1909-09-07)September 7, 1909 March 20, 1948 (1948-03-20) 38-19538 years, 195 days 2003-09-28September 28, 2003(2003-09-28) 34,354 days (94 years, 21 days)[8] 1st of 2
22 Huston, JohnJohn Huston Treasure Of The Sierra MadreThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1906-08-05(1906-08-05)August 5, 1906 March 24, 1949 (1949-03-24) 42-23142 years, 231 days 1987-08-28August 28, 1987(1987-08-28) 29,608 days (81 years, 23 days)
23 Mankiewicz, JosephJoseph L. Mankiewicz Letter To Three WivesA Letter to Three Wives 1909-02-11(1909-02-11)February 11, 1909 March 23, 1950 (1950-03-23) 41-04041 years, 40 days 1993-02-05February 5, 1993(1993-02-05) 30,675 days (83 years, 360 days) 1st of 2
24 Mankiewicz, JosephJoseph L. Mankiewicz All About EveAll About Eve 1909-02-11(1909-02-11)February 11, 1909 March 29, 1951 (1951-03-29) 42-04642 years, 46 days 1993-02-05February 5, 1993(1993-02-05) 30,675 days (83 years, 360 days) 2nd of 2
25 Stevens, GeorgeGeorge Stevens Place In The SunA Place in the Sun 1904-12-18(1904-12-18)December 18, 1904 March 30, 1952 (1952-03-30) 47-10347 years, 103 days 1975-03-08March 8, 1975(1975-03-08) 25,647 days (70 years, 80 days) 1st of 2
26 Ford, JohnJohn Ford Quiet ManThe Quiet Man 1894-02-01(1894-02-01)February 1, 1894 March 19, 1953 (1953-03-19) 59-04659 years, 46 days 1973-08-31August 31, 1973(1973-08-31) 29,065 days (79 years, 211 days) 4th of 4
Held record as oldest winner for 12 award ceremonies (from the 25th to the 37th, March 1953–April 1965)
27 Zinnemann, FredFred Zinnemann From Here To EternityFrom Here to Eternity 1907-04-29(1907-04-29)April 29, 1907 March 25, 1954 (1954-03-25) 46-33046 years, 330 days 1997-03-14March 14, 1997(1997-03-14) 32,827 days (89 years, 319 days) 1st of 2
28 Kazan, EliaElia Kazan On The WaterfrontOn the Waterfront 1909-09-07(1909-09-07)September 7, 1909 March 30, 1955 (1955-03-30) 45-20445 years, 204 days 2003-09-28September 28, 2003(2003-09-28) 34,354 days (94 years, 21 days)[8] 2nd of 2
29 Mann, DelbertDelbert Mann MartyMarty 1920-01-30(1920-01-30)January 30, 1920 March 21, 1956 (1956-03-21) 36-05136 years, 51 days 2007-11-11November 11, 2007(2007-11-11) 32,062 days (87 years, 285 days)
30 Stevens, GeorgeGeorge Stevens GiantGiant 1904-12-18(1904-12-18)December 18, 1904 March 27, 1957 (1957-03-27) 52-09952 years, 99 days 1975-03-08March 8, 1975(1975-03-08) 25,647 days (70 years, 80 days) 2nd of 2
31 Lean, DavidDavid Lean Bridge On The River KwaiThe Bridge on the River Kwai 1908-03-25(1908-03-25)March 25, 1908 March 26, 1958 (1958-03-26) 50-00150 years, 1 day 1991-04-16April 16, 1991(1991-04-16) 30,337 days (83 years, 22 days) 1st of 2
32 Minnelli, VincenteVincente Minnelli GigiGigi 1903-02-28(1903-02-28)February 28, 1903 April 6, 1959 (1959-04-06) 56-03756 years, 37 days 1986-07-25July 25, 1986(1986-07-25) 30,463 days (83 years, 147 days)
33 Wyler, WilliamWilliam Wyler Ben-HurBen-Hur 1902-07-01(1902-07-01)July 1, 1902 April 4, 1960 (1960-04-04) 57-27857 years, 278 days 1981-07-27July 27, 1981(1981-07-27) 28,881 days (79 years, 26 days) 3rd of 3
34 Wilder, BillyBilly Wilder ApartmentThe Apartment 1906-06-22(1906-06-22)June 22, 1906 April 17, 1961 (1961-04-17) 54-29954 years, 299 days 2002-03-27March 27, 2002(2002-03-27) 34,977 days (95 years, 278 days)[7] 2nd of 2
35 Robbins, JeromeJerome Robbins West Side StoryWest Side Story 1918-10-11(1918-10-11)October 11, 1918 April 9, 1962 (1962-04-09) 43-18043 years, 180 days 1998-07-29July 29, 1998(1998-07-29) 29,146 days (79 years, 291 days) Shared
36 Wise, RobertRobert Wise West Side StoryWest Side Story 1914-09-10(1914-09-10)September 10, 1914 April 9, 1962 (1962-04-09) 47-21147 years, 211 days 2005-09-14September 14, 2005(2005-09-14) 33,242 days (91 years, 4 days) Shared; 1st of 2
37 Lean, DavidDavid Lean Lawrence Of ArabiaLawrence of Arabia 1908-03-25(1908-03-25)March 25, 1908 April 8, 1963 (1963-04-08) 55-01455 years, 14 days 1991-04-16April 16, 1991(1991-04-16) 30,337 days (83 years, 22 days) 2nd of 2
38 Richardson, TonyTony Richardson Tom JonesTom Jones 1928-06-05(1928-06-05)June 5, 1928 April 13, 1964 (1964-04-13) 35-31335 years, 313 days 1991-11-14November 14, 1991(1991-11-14) 23,172 days (63 years, 162 days)
39 Cukor, GeorgeGeorge Cukor My Fair LadyMy Fair Lady 1899-07-07(1899-07-07)July 7, 1899 April 5, 1965 (1965-04-05) 65-27265 years, 272 days 1983-01-24January 24, 1983(1983-01-24) 30,516 days (83 years, 201 days) Held record as oldest winner for 38 award ceremonies (from the 37th to the 75th, April 1965–March 2003)
40 Wise, RobertRobert Wise Sound Of MusicThe Sound of Music 1914-09-10(1914-09-10)September 10, 1914 April 18, 1966 (1966-04-18) 51-22051 years, 220 days 2005-09-14September 14, 2005(2005-09-14) 33,242 days (91 years, 4 days) 2nd of 2
41 Zinnemann, FredFred Zinnemann Man For All SeasonsA Man for All Seasons 1907-04-29(1907-04-29)April 29, 1907 April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10) 59-34659 years, 346 days 1997-03-14March 14, 1997(1997-03-14) 32,827 days (89 years, 319 days) 2nd of 2
42 Nichols, MikeMike Nichols GraduateThe Graduate 1931-11-06(1931-11-06)November 6, 1931 April 10, 1968 (1968-04-10) 36-15636 years, 156 days 2014-11-19November 19, 2014(2014-11-19) 30,329 days (83 years, 13 days)
43 Reed, CarolCarol Reed OliverOliver! 1906-12-30(1906-12-30)December 30, 1906 April 14, 1969 (1969-04-14) 62-10562 years, 105 days 1976-04-25April 25, 1976(1976-04-25) 25,319 days (69 years, 117 days)[9]
44 Schlesinger, JohnJohn Schlesinger Midnight CowboyMidnight Cowboy 1926-02-16(1926-02-16)February 16, 1926 April 7, 1970 (1970-04-07) 44-05044 years, 50 days 2003-07-25July 25, 2003(2003-07-25) 28,283 days (77 years, 159 days)
45 Schaffner, FranklinFranklin J. Schaffner PattonPatton 1920-05-30(1920-05-30)May 30, 1920 April 15, 1971 (1971-04-15) 50-32050 years, 320 days 1989-07-02July 2, 1989(1989-07-02) 25,235 days (69 years, 33 days)
46 Friedkin, WilliamWilliam Friedkin French ConnectionThe French Connection 1935-08-29(1935-08-29)August 29, 1935 April 10, 1972 (1972-04-10) 36-22536 years, 225 days 2015-01-29 29,008 days (79 years, 153 days)
47 Fosse, BobBob Fosse CabaretCabaret 1927-06-23(1927-06-23)June 23, 1927 March 27, 1973 (1973-03-27) 45-27745 years, 277 days 1987-09-23September 23, 1987(1987-09-23) 22,007 days (60 years, 92 days)
48 Hill, GeorgeGeorge Roy Hill StingThe Sting 1921-12-20(1921-12-20)December 20, 1921 April 2, 1974 (1974-04-02) 52-10352 years, 103 days 2002-12-27December 27, 2002(2002-12-27) 29,592 days (81 years, 7 days)
49 Coppola, FrancisFrancis Ford Coppola Godfather Part 2The Godfather Part II 1939-04-07(1939-04-07)April 7, 1939 April 8, 1975 (1975-04-08) 36-00136 years, 1 day 2015-01-29 27,691 days (75 years, 297 days)
50 Forman, MilosMiloš Forman One Flew Over The Cuckoos NestOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1932-02-18(1932-02-18)February 18, 1932 March 29, 1976 (1976-03-29) 44-04044 years, 40 days 2015-01-29 30,296 days (82 years, 345 days) 1st of 2
51 Avildsen, JohnJohn G. Avildsen RockyRocky 1935-12-21(1935-12-21)December 21, 1935 March 28, 1977 (1977-03-28) 41-09741 years, 97 days 2015-01-29 28,894 days (79 years, 39 days)
52 Allen, WoodyWoody Allen Annie HallAnnie Hall 1935-12-01(1935-12-01)December 1, 1935 April 3, 1978 (1978-04-03) 42-12342 years, 123 days 2015-01-29 28,914 days (79 years, 59 days)
53 Cimino, MichaelMichael Cimino Deer HunterThe Deer Hunter 1939-02-03(1939-02-03)February 3, 1939 April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) 40-06540 years, 65 days 2015-01-29 27,754 days (75 years, 360 days)
54 Benton, RobertRobert Benton Kramer Vs KramerKramer vs. Kramer 1932-09-29(1932-09-29)September 29, 1932 April 14, 1980 (1980-04-14) 47-19847 years, 198 days 2015-01-29 30,072 days (82 years, 122 days)
55 Redford, RobertRobert Redford Ordinary PeopleOrdinary People 1936-08-18(1936-08-18)August 18, 1936 March 31, 1981 (1981-03-31) 44-22544 years, 225 days 2015-01-29 28,653 days (78 years, 164 days)
56 Beatty, WarrenWarren Beatty RedsReds 1937-03-30(1937-03-30)March 30, 1937 March 29, 1982 (1982-03-29) 44-36444 years, 364 days 2015-01-29 28,429 days (77 years, 305 days)
57 Attenborough, RichardRichard Attenborough GandhiGandhi 1923-08-29(1923-08-29)August 29, 1923 April 11, 1983 (1983-04-11) 59-22559 years, 225 days 2014-08-24August 24, 2014(2014-08-24) 33,233 days (90 years, 360 days)
58 Brooks, JamesJames L. Brooks Terms Of EndearmentTerms of Endearment 1940-05-09(1940-05-09)May 9, 1940 April 9, 1984 (1984-04-09) 43-33643 years, 336 days 2015-01-29 27,293 days (74 years, 265 days)
59 Forman, MilosMiloš Forman AmadeusAmadeus 1932-02-18(1932-02-18)February 18, 1932 March 25, 1985 (1985-03-25) 53-03553 years, 35 days 2015-01-29 30,296 days (82 years, 345 days) 2nd of 2
60 Pollack, SydneySydney Pollack Out Of AfricaOut of Africa 1934-07-01(1934-07-01)July 1, 1934 March 24, 1986 (1986-03-24) 51-26651 years, 266 days 2008-05-26May 26, 2008(2008-05-26) 26,993 days (73 years, 330 days)
61 Stone, OliverOliver Stone PlatoonPlatoon 1946-09-15(1946-09-15)September 15, 1946 March 30, 1987 (1987-03-30) 40-19640 years, 196 days 2015-01-29 24,973 days (68 years, 136 days) 1st of 2
62 Bertolucci, BernardoBernardo Bertolucci Last EmperorThe Last Emperor 1940-03-16(1940-03-16)March 16, 1940 April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11) 48-02648 years, 26 days 2015-01-29 27,347 days (74 years, 319 days)
63 Levinson, BarryBarry Levinson Rain ManRain Man 1942-04-06(1942-04-06)April 6, 1942 March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) 46-35546 years, 355 days 2015-01-29 26,596 days (72 years, 298 days)
64 Stone, OliverOliver Stone Born On The Fourth Of JulyBorn on the Fourth of July 1946-09-15(1946-09-15)September 15, 1946 March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26) 43-19243 years, 192 days 2015-01-29 24,973 days (68 years, 136 days) 2nd of 2
65 Costner, KevinKevin Costner Dances With WolvesDances with Wolves 1955-01-18(1955-01-18)January 18, 1955 March 25, 1991 (1991-03-25) 36-06636 years, 66 days 2015-01-29 21,926 days (60 years, 11 days)
66 Demme, JonathanJonathan Demme Silence Of The LambsThe Silence of the Lambs 1944-02-22(1944-02-22)February 22, 1944 March 30, 1992 (1992-03-30) 48-03748 years, 37 days 2015-01-29 25,909 days (70 years, 341 days)
67 Eastwood, ClintClint Eastwood UnforgivenUnforgiven 1930-05-31(1930-05-31)May 31, 1930 March 29, 1993 (1993-03-29) 62-30262 years, 302 days 2015-01-29 30,924 days (84 years, 243 days) 1st of 2
68 Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg Schindlers ListSchindler's List 1946-12-18(1946-12-18)December 18, 1946 March 21, 1994 (1994-03-21) 47-09347 years, 93 days 2015-01-29 24,879 days (68 years, 42 days) 1st of 2
69 Zemeckis, RobertRobert Zemeckis Forrest GumpForrest Gump 1951-05-14(1951-05-14)May 14, 1951 March 27, 1995 (1995-03-27) 42-31743 years, 317 days 2015-01-29 23,271 days (63 years, 260 days)
70 Gibson, MelMel Gibson BraveheartBraveheart 1956-01-03(1956-01-03)January 3, 1956 March 25, 1996 (1996-03-25) 40-08240 years, 82 days 2015-01-29 21,576 days (59 years, 26 days)
71 Minghella, AnthonyAnthony Minghella English PatientThe English Patient 1954-01-06(1954-01-06)January 6, 1954 March 24, 1997 (1997-03-24) 43-07743 years, 77 days 2008-03-18March 18, 2008(2008-03-18) 19,795 days (54 years, 72 days)[10]
72 Cameron, JamesJames Cameron TitanicTitanic 1954-08-16(1954-08-16)August 16, 1954 March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) 43-21943 years, 219 days 2015-01-29 22,081 days (60 years, 166 days)
73 Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg Saving Private RyanSaving Private Ryan 1946-12-18(1946-12-18)December 18, 1946 March 21, 1999 (1999-03-21) 52-09352 years, 93 days 2015-01-29 24,879 days (68 years, 42 days) 2nd of 2
74 Mendes, SamSam Mendes American BeautyAmerican Beauty 1965-08-01(1965-08-01)August 1, 1965 March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26) 34-23834 years, 238 days 2015-01-29 18,078 days (49 years, 181 days)
75 Soderbergh, StevenSteven Soderbergh TrafficTraffic 1963-01-14(1963-01-14)January 14, 1963 March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25) 38-07038 years, 70 days 2015-01-29 19,008 days (52 years, 15 days)
76 Howard, RonRon Howard Beautiful MindA Beautiful Mind 1954-03-01(1954-03-01)March 1, 1954 March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24) 48-02348 years, 23 days 2015-01-29 22,249 days (60 years, 334 days)
77 Polanski, RomanRoman Polanski PianistThe Pianist 1933-08-18(1933-08-18)August 18, 1933 March 23, 2003 (2003-03-23) 69-21769 years, 217 days 2015-01-29 29,749 days (81 years, 164 days) Held record as oldest winner for 2 award ceremonies (from the 75th to the 77th, March 2003–February 2005)
78 Jackson, PeterPeter Jackson Lord Of The Rings The Return Of The KingLord of the Rings: The Return of the King 1961-10-31(1961-10-31)October 31, 1961 February 29, 2004 (2004-02-29) 42-12142 years, 121 days 2015-01-29 19,448 days (53 years, 90 days)
79 Eastwood, ClintClint Eastwood Million Dollar BabyMillion Dollar Baby 1930-05-31(1930-05-31)May 31, 1930 February 27, 2005 (2005-02-27) 74-27274 years, 272 days 2015-01-29 30,924 days (84 years, 243 days) 2nd of 2
Has held record as oldest winner for 10 award ceremonies (from the 77th through the 87th, February 2005–February 2015)
80 Lee, AngAng Lee Brokeback MountainBrokeback Mountain 1954-10-23(1954-10-23)October 23, 1954 March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05) 51-13351 years, 133 days 2015-01-29 22,013 days (60 years, 98 days) 1st of 2
81 Scorsese, MartinMartin Scorsese DepartedThe Departed 1942-11-17(1942-11-17)November 17, 1942 February 25, 2007 (2007-02-25) 64-10064 years, 100 days 2015-01-29 26,371 days (72 years, 73 days)
82 Coen, EthanEthan Coen No Country For Old MenNo Country for Old Men 1957-09-21(1957-09-21)September 21, 1957 February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24) 50-15650 years, 156 days 2015-01-29 20,949 days (57 years, 130 days) Shared
83 Coen, JoelJoel Coen No Country For Old MenNo Country for Old Men 1954-11-29(1954-11-29)November 29, 1954 February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24) 53-08753 years, 87 days 2015-01-29 21,976 days (60 years, 61 days) Shared
84 Boyle, DannyDanny Boyle Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire 1956-10-20(1956-10-20)October 20, 1956 February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22) 52-12552 years, 125 days 2015-01-29 21,285 days (58 years, 101 days)
85 Bigelow, KathrynKathryn Bigelow Hurt LockerThe Hurt Locker 1951-11-27(1951-11-27)November 27, 1951 March 7, 2010 (2010-03-07) 58-10058 years, 100 days 2015-01-29 23,074 days (63 years, 63 days)
86 Hooper, TomTom Hooper Kings SpeechThe King's Speech 1972-10-01(1972-10-01)October 1, 1972 February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27) 38-14938 years, 149 days 2015-01-29 15,460 days (42 years, 120 days)
87 Hazanavicius, MichelMichel Hazanavicius ArtistThe Artist 1967-03-29(1967-03-29)March 29, 1967 February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26) 44-33444 years, 334 days 2015-01-29 17,473 days (47 years, 306 days)
88 Lee, AngAng Lee Life of PiLife of Pi 1954-10-23(1954-10-23)October 23, 1954 February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24) 58-12458 years, 124 days 2015-01-29 22,013 days (60 years, 98 days) 2nd of 2
89 Cuaron, AlfonsoAlfonso Cuaron GravityGravity 1961-11-28(1961-11-28)November 28, 1961 March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) 52-9452 years, 94 days 2015-01-29 19,420 days (53 years, 62 days)
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  1. ^ Official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Official ceremony promotional website for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ Official database website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ a b The first Best Director Oscar was divided between Comedy and Dramatic films.
  5. ^ a b c Frank Capra (lifespan 94 years, 108 days) is one of three directors (alongside Billy Wilder and Elia Kazan) to have lived over 55 years (56 years, 188 days) after receiving the award.
  6. ^ Victor Fleming (lifespan 59 years, 318 days) is one of two directors (alongside Carol Reed) to have lived less than 10 years (8 years, 312 days) after receiving the award.
  7. ^ a b Billy Wilder holds the record for longest lifespan (95 years, 278 days). He is one of three directors (alongside Frank Capra and Elia Kazan) to have lived over 55 years (56 years, 20 days) after receiving the award.
  8. ^ a b Elia Kazan (lifespan 94 years, 21 days) is one of three directors (alongside Billy Wilder and Frank Capra) to have lived over 55 years (55 years, 192 days) after receiving the award.
  9. ^ Carol Reed (lifespan 69 years, 117 days) is one of two directors (alongside Victor Fleming) to have lived less than 10 years (7 years, 11 days) after receiving the award.
  10. ^ Anthony Minghella holds the record for shortest lifespan (54 years, 72 days).

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