Director Paul Greengrass poses at the South Bank Show Awards with the film category award for "United 93," at the Savoy Hotel Jan. 23, 2007, in London. Greengrass received his first Oscar nomination for "United 93," which is based on the September 11th hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93.
Director Paul Greengrass arrives at the BAFTA/LA's Awards season tea party held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Jan. 14, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California. The British director has made his career in filmmaking by combining fiction with documentary style, gaining particular notice for "Bloody Sunday" (2002), about an Irish protest march and subsequent attack by British troops.
Director Paul Greengrass and Joanna Kaye attend the 72nd Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards Gala at Supper Club January 7, 2007 in New York City. Greengrass spent the first ten years of his career roving global hot spots for the hard-hitting British documentary series, World in Action.
Paul Greengrass, director of the film "United 93," poses at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Friday, May 26, 2006. The film was presented out-of-competition. Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school.
Director Paul Greengrass, right, poses with the cast of his film "United 93" at the 59th edition of the International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 26, 2006. The film was presented out-of-competition.
British director Paul Greengrass, center, his companion Joanna Kaye and U.S. actor Cheyenne Jackson applaud upon arriving at the Festival Palace to attend the premiere of their film "United 93" at the 59th edition of the International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 26, 2006.
Pedestrians walk past an advertisment for the film "United 93" April 28, 2006 in New York. "United 93," directed by Paul Greengrass, is a drama about the lone hijacked commercial airliner that failed to reach its target on September 11, 2001. The controversial film received positive reviews.
Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro, left, chats with "United 93" director/writer Paul Greengrass at the Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival opening day luncheon at Battery Gardens April 25, 2006, in New York.
Matt Damon, Helen Mirren and director Paul Greengrass pose in the pressroom at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards 2004 at Guildhall on March 13, 2005 in London. "The Bourne Supremacy" took top honors and Damon won best actor honors for his role in the film. The annual film awards are organized by Empire magazine and winners are voted for by the public.
American actor Matt Damon, left, and director Paul Greengrass arrive for the preview of "The Bourne Supremacy" at the 30th Deauville American film festival in Deauville, France, Sept. 5, 2004.
Director Paul Greengrass holds his Golden Berlin Bear Award for best film for his recent film "Bloody Sunday" at the Berlinale Film Festival February 17, 2002 in Berlin, Germany. "Bloody Sunday," is a dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on Jan. 30, 1972.