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Elia Kazan (1909–2003)


Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor. Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), and East of Eden (1955). ... 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: Appeared (as "Eli Lieber") in "The Gentle People" on Broadwayq. Drama. Written by Irwin Shaw. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 5 Jan 1939-May 1939 (closing date unknown/141 performances). Cast: Katherine Allen, Roman Bohnen, Harry Morgan (credited as Harry Morgan), Grover Burgess, Lee J. Cobb, Lulla David, Florence ... See more »

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9 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 »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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