Director and Screenwriter Anthony Minghella. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for the 1996 film The English Patient. The movie also won the Oscar for Best Picture. His new film, The Talented Mr. Ripley opens December 25th, and stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett. Its based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Novelist Michael Ondaatje and film director Anthony Minghella talk about the film "The English Patient." It has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Odaatje wrote the novel the original novel. The book which won him Britain's highest literary prize, the Booker Prize.