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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: Directed "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Arthur H. Ross. Musical Advisor: Lehman Engel. Company Manager: Max Siegel. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1949 (855 ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[on James Dean] He was sad and sulky. You kept expecting him to cry. See more »

Trivia:

In 1960, Kazan he was nominated for his seventh Tony award. This was his last nomination, and it was for the play "Sweet Bird of Youth". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

Gadg See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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