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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 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). 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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 2016/I Kin (Short) (dialogue)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (written by)
 2014 The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Lando Calrissian - uncredited)
 2012 Darling Companion (written by)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (TV Short) (based on a screenplay by - uncredited)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (screenplay)
 1999 Mumford (written by)
 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (story)
 1994 Wyatt Earp (written by)
 1992 The Bodyguard (written by)
 1991 Grand Canyon (written by)
 1989 Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (Video) (screenplay)
 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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I make the kind of pictures I like to see. As it so happens, they're the kind no one else is doing. See more »

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Has directed Jeff Goldblum in two films: The Big Chill (1983) and Silverado (1985). Both films also featured his first wife, Patricia Gaul. The Accidental Tourist (1988) featured his second wife, Geena Davis. While he has never directed a film with any of Goldblum's subsequent partners, Goldblum was involved with Laura Dern, who appears in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), while Kasdan wrote three... See more »

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Frequently works with Kevin Kline and William Hurt

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