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Sam Mendes

Wins Oscar

26 Mar, 2000

Mendes wins the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for the satirical drama American Beauty. Steven Spielberg presents the award.

I want to say thank you to an astonishing young studio, DreamWorks, for having the courage to hire a bloke from English theatre to do a movie about American suburbia, and then trusting him.

Sam Mendes ‪Wins Best Director: 2000 Oscars