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Elia Kazan (1909–2003)


Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and also films written for the screen. He was a proponent of the "method ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Chrysalis. Written by Rose Albert Porter. Directed by Theresa Helburn. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Nov 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Arling Alcine, Wihelmina Barton, Humphrey Bogart (as "Don Ellis"), Fannie Bourke [credited as Fan Bourke] (as "Blondie") [final Broadway credit], Lalive Brownell, Lily ... See more »

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8 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elia 'Gadget' Kazan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Marlon Brando] To my way of thinking, his performance in On the Waterfront (1954) is the best male performance I've ever seen in my life. See more »

Trivia:

Screenwriter Budd Schulberg, who won an Oscar for On the Waterfront (1954), told Fox News (1987) in October 2003 that he had seen Kazan in September, just before his death at age 94. He claimed that Kazan was still complaining that Darryl F. Zanuck of 20th Century-Fox had passed on making "Waterfront". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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Would You Have Applauded? peacechiclife
Good director, bad man... airangel5
I DONT CARE about kazan's personal life dri9
Could it be because of his origins? JoannaLannister
ANOTHER GREAT DIRECTOR DEAD, who next??? MovieMan0283
Thank You Kazan mikedavies86
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