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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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(March 28 to April 4, 1949) He directed Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," in a National Tour production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Uta Hagen (Blanche Dubois); Anthony Quinn (Stanley Kowalski); Russell Hardie; Mary Welch (Stella Kowalski); Eulabelle Moore; Peggy Rea; Harry Kersey; Arny ... 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:

[on Marlon Brando's performance in On the Waterfront (1954)] If there is a better performance by a man in the history of film in America, I don't know what it is See more »

Trivia:

Was Francis Ford Coppola's first choice for the role of Hyman Roth in The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Good director, bad man... airangel5
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ANOTHER GREAT DIRECTOR DEAD, who next??? MovieMan0283
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