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Hollywood's Big Gamble On Untested Directors Is Finally Paying Off Published: May 19, 2014

"Godzilla" rampaged through theaters this weekend, grossing an estimated $93.2 million, by far the best domestic debut for a Godzilla movie in the creature’s 60-year history, according to

Success on this scale with such a venerated cinema icon would be a triumph for any filmmaker, but it is especially sweet for "Godzilla’s" director, Gareth Edwards. It’s only the second feature film he’s ever made, and the first with a studio budget — or a budget of any kind, really.

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