Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds The acclaimed actor and screenwriter (and now director) faces questions about hedge sparrows, cuckoos and palm cockatoos.
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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds

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Greta Gerwig at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festivalin 2016
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Greta Gerwig was already an acclaimed actor and screenwriter, famous for movies like Frances Ha. But now she's written and directed Lady Bird, already a huge hit and the best-reviewed film ever on Rotten Tomatoes. The whole awkward outsider thing is going to be a challenge to keep up after winning an Oscar.

Her new film is about a fierce young woman who calls herself "Lady Bird," so we thought we'd ask her about actual female birds.

Click the audio link above to see how she does.