Oscar Directors: Oldest Nominees

Oldest Nominees

Rank Age Name Film Year in Film Date of Birth Date of Nomination Notes

1 79 years, 184 days John Huston Prizzi’s Honor 1985 August 5, 1906 February 5, 1986 Has held record for 34 years (1986–present)

2 78 years, 193 days Charles Crichton A Fish Called Wanda 1988 August 6, 1910 February 15, 1989

3 77 years, 57 days Martin Scorsese The Irishman 2019 November 17, 1942 January 13, 2020

4 76 years, 357 days Robert Altman Gosford Park 2001 February 20, 1925 February 12, 2002

5 76 years, 318 days David Lean A Passage to India 1984 March 25, 1908 February 6, 1985 Held record for 1 year (1985–1986)

6 76 years, 237 days Clint Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 May 31, 1930 January 23, 2007

7 76 years, 54 days Woody Allen Midnight in Paris 2011 December 1, 1935 January 24, 2012

8 75 years, 319 days Akira Kurosawa Ran 1985 March 23, 1910 February 5, 1986

9 74 years, 239 days Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby 2004 May 31, 1930 January 25, 2005

10 73 years, 241 days Mystic River 2003 January 27, 2004