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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 writer and producer, known for Schindler's List (1993), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). See full bio »

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 2019 The Irishman (screenplay) (post-production)
  The Night Of (TV Mini-Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2016) (teleplay by - 4 episodes, 2016) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- The Art of War (2016) ... (creator)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game) (character: Ethan Hunt - uncredited)
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings (written by)
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (screenplay)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (characters - uncredited)
 2011 Moneyball (screenplay)
 2007 American Gangster (written by)
 2006 All the King's Men (screenplay)
 2005 The Interpreter (screenplay)
 2002 Gangs of New York (screenplay)
 2001 Hannibal (screenplay)
 1998 A Civil Action (screenplay)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (story)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (screenplay)
 1993 Schindler's List (screenplay)
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer (screenplay)
 1993 Jack the Bear (screenplay)
 1990 Awakenings (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Steve Zaillian | Steve Zalian


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 »


A veteran go-to script doctor in the industry, Steven Zaillian has contributed to screenplays uncredited on a number of projects over the years. They include Patriot Games (1992), Crimson Tide (1995), Twister (1996), Primal Fear (1996), Amistad (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), Road to Perdition (2002) and Body of Lies (2008). He was also called upon in post-production ... See more »

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