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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 33 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Gold Eagle Guy. Written by Melvin Levy. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Morosco Theatre: 26 Nov 1934- Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/65 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Emperor Norton/Tang Sin"), Stella Adler (as "Adah Menken"), Margaret Barker (as "Jessie ... 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:

Lee Strasberg was God almighty, he was always right, only he could tell if an actor had had it - the real thing - or not. To win Lee's favor and the reassurance it would convey was everyone's goal. See more »

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Attended acting class of Michael Chekhov in Hollywood. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

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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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