Sam Taylor-Johnson's film resume appears a little light at first glance, but take a closer look at the newly crowned "Fifty Shades of Grey" director and her previous work clearly primes her for the high-profile gig.
The 46-year-old artist, whose only feature film is "Nowhere Boy," a story of John Lennon's childhood, is an accomplished photographer comfortable residing in the world of sex and erotica.
On the artist side of her resume is a nomination for the Turner Prize in 1998 for her video work. Her video of David Beckham sleeping won her national acclaim in her home country and her series "Crying Men," featuring famous film actors crying (including Ryan Gosling, Robin Williams and Sean Penn), has been popular.
But it's likely that her contribution to the 2006 collection "Destricted," a series of short films that explore the intersection of sex and art, is what helped Taylor-Johnson land the job.