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Danis Tanović
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Tanović in August 2008
Born 20 February 1969 (1969-02-20) (age 52)
Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosnian
Citizenship Bosnian and Belgian
Alma mater University of Sarajevo; INSAS
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Maelys de Rudder
Children 5

Danis Tanović (born 20 February 1969) is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for having directed and written the script for the 2001 Bosnian movie No Man's Land which won him many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film among many others.

Tanović has also written and directed award winning Bosnian films An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker and Death in Sarajevo. He is regarded as one of the best Bosnian directors and screenwriters of all time and also, one of the best from Southeast Europe.

Tanović is the only person born in the territory of present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina to have won an Academy Award.

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