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8 people who won Oscars for their first films

8 people who won Oscars for their first films

8 people who won Oscars for their first films

1. Orson Welles: Welles won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Citizen Kane” (1941), his directorial debut.

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2. John Singleton: Singleton was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “Boyz n the Hood” (1991), his directorial debut, becoming the youngest person

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3. Diablo Cody: Cody won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Juno” (2007), her debut screenplay.

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4. Ben Affleck: Affleck won the Academy Award for Best Picture for “Argo” (2012), which he directed and produced, marking his debut as a director of a Best Picture-winning film.

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5. Damien Chazelle: Chazelle won the Academy Award for Best Director for “La La Land” (2016), his third feature film but his first major studio production, making him the youngest person to win the award.

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6. Jordan Peele: Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” (2017), his directorial debut, becoming the first African American to win the award in this category.

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7. Sam Mendes: Mendes won the Academy Award for Best Director for “American Beauty” (1999), his feature film directorial debut.

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8. Tim Robbins: Robbins won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Mystic River” (2003), directed by Clint Eastwood. While not his directorial debut, Robbins also directed

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