Born On This Day — August 13, 1955

Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
Barkhad Abdi, Paul Greengrass, and Tom Hanks Captain Phillips (2013)

By the time I’d done Bloody Sunday I felt I reached the end of a chapter. I could feel it. I wanted to try something new, something different. Then, to my amazement, Bloody Sunday won lots of theatrical prizes, the audience award at Sundance, and then, to my even greater amazement, I had the opportunity to make a film in Hollywood. I mean, you wouldn’t think, looking at my films, oh, there’s a guy who’s going to make films in Hollywood.

—Paul Greengrass