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There Will Be Blood (2008).
See Michael Winterbottom.
The Road to Guantanamo brought the award for the first time for two co-directors in 2006: Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross.
World War II drama
Sophie Scholl brought silver bear for director Marc Rothemund (2005).
Controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk was awarded for
Samaria in 2004.
The biopic comedy starring Jim Carrey,
Man on the Moon was awarded the Director's Bear in 2000.
In 1996 for
Richard III. The reward was shared with Ho Yim.
In 1996 for
Tai yang you er. The reward was shared with Richard Loncraine.
Acclaimed indie director Linklater won the prize in 1995 from minimalistic drama
Kieslowski's color trilogy's parts were released three festivals in mind: Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The second part of the series,
Three Colors White was awarded the Silver Bear for best director in 1994.
The Cement Garden (1993).
Ultrá won in 1991. The award was shared with Jonathan Demme.
Serial killer thriller
The Silence of the Lambs was Demme's Academy Award Winning film. It also brought him the Silver Bear in 1991. The award was shared with Ricky Tognazzi.
Das Schreckliche Mädchen (1990).
Ja milujem, ty milujes (1989).
Three times Academy Awarded comedy
Moonstruck brought Norman Jewison the Silver Bear in 1988.
Platoon was a part of Stone's research of America's immediate past together with films like The Doors and JFK. 1987.
Achalgasrda kompositoris mogsauroba (1986).
Places in the Heart (1985).
Le Bal was an unusual film because it represented Algeria's output in competition though being produced in France. Won the Bear in 1984.
A typical rohmerian comedy drama on youth and love,
Pauline á la Plage won in 1983.
One of the best known Hungarian directors won in 1980. The film was called
The only woman director to date to have won the director's Silver Bear.
Sto dney posle detstva (1975).
Like Satyajit Ray, Carlos Saura has been awarded two times with best director award in Berlinale. First in 1966 (
La Caza), then in 1968 ( Peppermint Frappé).
India's most universally known film director Satyajit Ray won his Silver Bear two years in a row.
Mahanagar earned him the award in 1964 and Charulata in 1965
Salvatore Giuliano (1962).
Das Wunder des Malachias (1961).
Famous French film critic, radically political film maker and a film buff Jean-Luc Godard won in 1960 for his groundbreaking debut feature
The legendary Kurosawa won the award for his influential adventure epic
Hidden Fortress made in 1959.
In 1958 for
Jun'ai Monogatari. Quite surprisingly the first Japanese director to be awarded, considering the fact that Imai is not as near as widely known than many of his colleagues.
Monicelli is the second awarded director and has won two Silver Bears after his first win thus making him the only director achieving the director's award three times.
Monicelli's award winning films are Padri e figli (1957), Caro Michele (1976) and Il Marchese de Grillo (1982).
Cult film-maker Aldrich is the first director to be awarded in Berlin. The film is
Autumn Leaves made in 1956.