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Danny Boyle wins best director for Slumdog

Danny Boyle won the best director Oscar for his rags-to-riches drama Slumdog Millionaire. He beat out David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Stephen Daldry (The Reader), Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon).

india Updated: Feb 23, 2009 10:08 IST

Danny Boyle won the best director Oscar here on Sunday for his rags-to-riches drama Slumdog Millionaire.

The 52-year-old is one of British cinema's most influential film-makers, having previously directed a string of low-budget cult classics including, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later.

He beat out David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Stephen Daldry (The Reader), Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon).