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Steven Zaillian
Born 30 January 1953
Fresno, California

Steven Zaillian (born 30 January 1953) is an American screenwriter, film director, editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Schindler's List and he has been nominated two times for Awakenings and Gangs of New York.

The Times called him "the most artful and subtle screenwriter Hollywood has had since Robert Towne."

Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He graduated from San Francisco State University and lives in Los Angeles, California. [1]

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Steven Zaillian (born 30 January 1953) is an American screenwriter, film director, editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Schindler's List and he has been nominated two times for Awakenings and Gangs of New York. The Times called him "the most artful and subtle screenwriter Hollywood has had since Robert Towne." Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, to Armenian parents. His father, Jim Zaillian, was a radio news reporter. He graduated from San Francisco State University and lives in Los Angeles, California. [1]

Writer filmography

Film Year Director Oscar wins Oscar nominations Notes
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 John Schlesinger
Awakenings 1990 Penny Marshall 3 nominated for Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 7 9 won Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 Zaillian 1 directorial debut, also wrote
Jack the Bear 1993 Marshall Herskovitz screenplay
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Phillip Noyce screenplay
Mission: Impossible 1996 Brian De Palma story
A Civil Action 1998 Zaillian 2 directed and wrote
Hannibal 2001 Ridley Scott re-wrote screenplay by David Mamet
Gangs of New York 2002 Martin Scorsese 10 nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Jay Cocks and Kenneth Lonergan
The Interpreter 2005 Sydney Pollack screenplay with Scott Frank
All the King's Men 2006 Zaillian directed and wrote
American Gangster 2007 Ridley Scott 2 wrote and produced
Moneyball 2010 - - screenplay
A Thousand Splendid Suns TBA TBA - - screenplay

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