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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 »

Known For

On the Waterfront
(1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire
(1951)
East of Eden
East of Eden Director
(1955)
Gentleman's Agreement
(1947)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Strange Interlude. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[at the Group Theater, 1932] I think Franchot Tone takes pleasure in upsetting the chalice of high art here. You can't help admiring him. He's better educated, just plain smarter, than most of the others and has greater curiosity about life and boldness in dealing with his desires. I like him. Perhaps some of the self-righteous members think of Tone as a sinner because he wakes the sinner in them... See more »

Trivia:

Known to direct Method Actors, and was the only director to have worked with three of the earliest and most famous ones: James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Montgomery Clift. In addition to those three, he directed Robert De Niro in The Last Tycoon (1976). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

Gadg 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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