Greta Gerwig
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United States
2023

Greta
Gerwig

After following her semiautobiographical, Oscar-nominated breakthrough “Lady Bird” with an Oscar-winning take on 19th-century classic “Little Women,” Gerwig decided it was time to dominate the box office. Through much adored performances from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Gerwig’s “Barbie” for  Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Earned $1.4 billion, making it the top-grossing film of the year and one that shattered multiple records, such as best debut and first $1 billion grosser ever for a female director, best live-action comedy ever and the best film that isn’t a sequel, remake or tied to superhero IP. Next, Gerwig is taking a directing stab at Netflix’s planned “The Chronicles of Narnia” film adaptations, based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved novel series and following the prior three films made by Walden Media for 20th Century Fox. 

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2022 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • New Power of New York
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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