Before The Fame: The Jobs Of Our Favorite Directors Before They Made It Big

January 12, 2018  |  

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Dee Rees

Dee Rees’ parents must be feeling a little differently these days. Before her Oscar-contending “Mudbound” made her a household name, Rees shocked her parents by telling them she was leaving her corporate job. After going to business school, Rees embarked on a career in marketing hoping it would satisfy her need for creativity. It didn’t, so she pivoted her career in 2005 and went back to film school. Not too bad of a judgment call.

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