Oscars 2015: Five things to know about the best director nominees

Oscars 2015: Five intriguing facts about this year's nominees for best director

How much do you know about this year's class of Oscar-nominated directors?

You can no doubt rattle them off by now: There's Richard Linklater, of the years-in-the-making coming-of-age opus "Boyhood"; Wes Anderson, of the intricately nested caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel"; Alejandro G. Inarritu, of the visually daring black comedy "Birdman"; Morten Tyldum, of World War II-set code-breaking drama "The Imitation Game"; and Bennett Miller, of the stranger-than-fiction story of obsession that is "Foxcatcher."

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Even so, you may not know which of the five nominees got his start in the radio booth, or who's had a convicted killer live in his garage.

To find out those and other intriguing facts about the contenders for best director, watch the video above. To find out who wins the Oscar, we'll all have to wait till Feb. 22.

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