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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 34 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Sweet Bird of Youth. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Incidental music by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes for Miss Page created by Theoni Vachlioti Aldredge. Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy. Associate Designer to Mr. Mielziner:... 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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[from a letter to John Steinbeck, while casting 'East of Eden'] I looked thru a lot of kids before settling on this Jimmy Dean. He hasn't Brando's stature, but he's a good deal younger and is very interesting, has balls and eccentricity and a 'real problem' somewhere in his guts, I don't know what or where. He's a little bit of a bum, but he's a real good actor and I think he's the best of a poor... See more »

Trivia:

He directed two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

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
ANOTHER GREAT DIRECTOR DEAD, who next??? MovieMan0283
Thank You Kazan mikedavies86
Not everyone who was named was a communist nickh1-1
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