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Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a producer and writer, known for Schindler's List (1993), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and American Gangster (2007). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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  Montezuma (producer) (announced)
 2014 Life Itself (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Criminal Justice (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Unaired 2013 Pilot ... (executive producer)
 2012 The Cold Light of Day (executive producer)
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (executive producer)
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys (executive producer)
 2007 American Gangster (executive producer)
 2006 All the King's Men (producer)
 1998 A Civil Action (executive producer)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they're making a film, they start too early into the story. They will try to set up the characters, they will try to establish things before the plot actually starts. See more »


As of 2014, has written four screenplays that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Awakenings (1990), Schindler's List (1993), Gangs of New York (2002) and Moneyball (2011). Of those, Schindler's List (1993) is a winner in the category and earned Zaillian an Oscar for his script. See more »

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