Barbara Kopple

Film Producer / Film Director | * 07/30/1946 (74) | New York City, New York
Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American film director known primarily for her documentary work. She has won two Academy Awards, the first in 1976 for Harlan County, USA, about a Kentucky miners' strike,[1] and the second in 1991 for American Dream, the story of the 1985–86 Hormel strike in Austin, Minnesota.[2] Kopple also directed Bearing Witness, a 2005 documentary about five women journalists stationed in combat zones during the Iraq War. She is known for her work with artists, including A Conversation with Gregory Peck as well as documentaries on Mike Tyson, Woody Allen, and Mariel Hemingway. She was on tour with the Dixie Chicks when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized the Iraq War. The film, Shut Up and Sing, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to win a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, and two Audience awards (Sydney Film Festival and Aspen Film Fest). She has directed episodes of the television drama series Homicide: Life on the Street ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Barbara Kopple

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Directors Guild of America Award

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Movies with Barbara Kopple as Actress(2)

TV Shows/Series with Barbara Kopple as Actress(1)

Movies with Barbara Kopple as Crew(41)

Directing/Director2018 New Homeland
Directing/Director2017 This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Production/Producer2017 This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Directing/Director2017 A Murder in Mansfield
Directing/Director2016 Killing the Colorado
Directing/Director2015 Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
Directing/Director2015 Miss Sharon Jones!
Directing/Director2013 Running from Crazy
Production/Executive Producer2013 Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde
Directing/Director2011 Gun Fight
Directing/Director2010 The House of Steinbrenner
Production/Producer2010 The House of Steinbrenner
Writing/Writer2010 The House of Steinbrenner
Directing/Director2008 The D.C. Sniper's Wife
Production/Producer2008 The D.C. Sniper's Wife
Writing/Writer2008 The D.C. Sniper's Wife
Directing/Director2007 Addiction
Directing/Director2006 Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Production/Producer2006 Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Directing/Director2005 Havoc
Production/Executive Producer2004 WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception
Directing/Director2000 My Generation
Directing/Director1999 A Conversation with Gregory Peck
Production/Producer1999 A Conversation with Gregory Peck
Directing/Director1997 Wild Man Blues
Directing/Director1990 American Dream
Production/Producer1990 American Dream
Sound/Sound Recordist1990 American Dream
Directing/Director1983 Keeping On
Directing/Director1977 Harlan County U.S.A.
Production/Producer1977 Harlan County U.S.A.
Sound/Sound Recordist1977 Harlan County U.S.A.
Crew/Sound Recordist1973 Year of the Woman
Editing/Editor1972 Winter Soldier
Production/Producer1972 Winter Soldier
Sound/Sound mixer1972 Winter Soldier

TV Shows/Series with Barbara Kopple as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2009 30 for 30
Directing/Director2006 The Bedford Diaries
Directing/Director1997 Oz
Directing/Director1993 Homicide: Life on the Street

Full Name: Barbara Kopple
Born: Tuesday, 07/30 1946 (July) in New York City (current age: 74 years + 82 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Educated at: Northeastern University
Barbara Kopple frequently works together with these people:
Barry Levinson (6x, Crew)
Tom Fontana (6x, Crew)
Cecilia Peck (5x, Actress)
Christopher Meloni (4x, Actor)
David Cassidy (4x, Crew)
Sean Whitesell (4x, Crew)
Thomas Haneke (4x, Crew)
Sandra Hochman (4x, Crew)
Paul Mariano (3x, Crew)
Hart Perry (3x, Crew)
Kurt Norton (3x, Crew)
Nancy Baker (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:492481, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 10/17/2020