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Lawrence Kasdan


Lawrence Kasdan was born on January 14, 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He has been married to Meg Kasdan since November 28, 1971. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2012 Darling Companion (written by)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (screenplay)
 1999 Mumford (written by)
 1994 Wyatt Earp (written by)
 1992 The Bodyguard (written by)
 1991 Grand Canyon (written by)
 1988 The Accidental Tourist (screenplay)
 1985 Silverado (written by)
 1983 The Big Chill (written by)
 1981 Body Heat (written by)
 1981 Continental Divide (written by)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (screenplay)
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It's tough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres - and I've done it a couple times - it just makes the whole struggle more. See more »

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Is a fan of the films of Akira Kurosawa, something that can be see in his early scripts. The Bodyguard (1992) was his first script, and was named after the English title of Yojimbo (1961), which is also featured in the film itself. Kevin Costner's role was originally written for Steve McQueen, who appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), a remake of Seven Samurai (1954). The characters of R2-D2 ... See more »

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