“As storytellers, we have to keep pushing boundaries, keep trying for the impossible; no-one was ever remembered for playing it safe.”
James Cameron represents the peak of filmmaking, with his visionary approach and focus on technical innovation dominant throughout his many movies. Titanic (1997), which won 11 Oscars, is tied for the most awards ever, and Avatar (2009) holds the record as the highest-grossing film in history.
“Our life is multidimensional, but time is linear - we cannot escape that. Cinema is a two-dimensional reality within a frame, but time and space are fragmented which is why it's so liberating and addictive.”
Alejandro G. Iñárritu is the winner of two consecutive Oscars for Best Director (Birdman in 2015, The Revenant in 2016). His exploration of the human condition, coupled with his visual style, have established him as a force to be reckoned with.
“I think that people can learn from one another and that people can change, and I think that film can facilitate that change; the purpose of art is to agitate for change.”
Kathryn Bigelow is the first and only woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Her command of visual narrative, her tenacity and her choice of subjects that have the ability to provoke change, have redefined the landscape of cinema today.
“I love film. I love cinema. It’s opened the world to me… Film really tells us who we are. Tells us about ourselves. There’s a reflection of the society that we were at the time.”
Martin Scorsese is a towering figure in the history of cinema, a director, producer and screenwriter with a career spanning 50 years and as many films, many of which are considered among the greatest ever made, and a passionate film lover who raised our consciousness of ongoing film preservation.
Rolex supports those who achieve the highest level in their field, be it in sport, or in cinema and the arts. Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Martin Scorsese are masters of their craft, whose films stand the test of time.
Rolex supports four exceptional Oscar-winning filmmakers who have helped define our times.