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Oregon at the oscars

Director James Ivory (Howards End, The Remains of the Day) grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from the UO. Ivory is half of film company Merchant Ivory Productions, whose movies have received six Oscars.

Director and screenplay writer Brad Bird, who graduated from Corvallis High School, nabbed Best Animated Feature Academy Awards for his films The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Documentary filmmaker and former Eugenean James Longley directed 2006’s Iraq in Fragments and 2007’s Sari’s Mother, which were nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary (Short Subject) respectively.



On Location

films shot in and around eugene


The General (1926, Cottage Grove)

Directed by and starring Buster Keaton


Rachel and The Stranger (1948, Eugene)

Directed by Norman Foster

Starring Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum


Getting Straight (1970, Eugene)

Directed by Richard Rush 

Starring Candice Bergen, Harrison Ford


How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980, Eugene - Valley River Center)

Directed by Robert Sheerer

Starring Jane Curtin, Jessica Lange, Fred Willard


Personal Best (1982, Eugene)

Directed by Robert Towne

Starring Mariel Hemingway


Finish Line (1988, Eugene/Corvallis)

Directed by John Nicolella

Starring James Brolin, Josh Brolin, Mariska Hargitay


Without Limits (1998, Eugene)

Directed by Robert Towne

Starring Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter


Stealing Time/Rennie’s Landing (2000, Eugene)

Directed by Marc Fusco

Starring Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli


Ricochet River (2001, Eugene)

Directed by Deborah Del Prete

Starring Kate Hudson 


The Sisters (2005, Eugene)

Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman

Starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, Erika Christensen


The Go-Getter (2007, Eugene)

Directed by Martin Hynes

Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone