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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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Continental Divide (written by)
 1981 Body Heat (written by)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (screenplay by)
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[1981 comment on Steven Spielberg] He's the Björn Borg of movies. When his mojo is working, there's nobody better. Steve's in touch with a childlike wonder at the way things work -- it's the key to his uniqueness. See more »

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Has never directed Harrison Ford in a movie, despite having written four movies in which Ford appears: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). He did, however, direct River Phoenix in I Love You to Death (1990). Phoenix had played the young ... See more »

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Frequently works with Kevin Kline and William Hurt

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