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Leonard Schrader (1943–2006)


He and his brother, Taxi Driver (1976) screenwriter Paul Schrader, were born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their family, of the Dutch Calvinist religious sect, forbade them to see any movies in their youth. Paul was quoted as saying, "That was a church edict. What they called worldly amusements were prohibited." It wasn't until he was in college in the... See full bio »

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Known For

Naked Tango
Naked Tango Writer
(1990)
The Yakuza
The Yakuza Writer
(1974)

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 2010 Edie: Girl on Fire (Short)
 1990 Naked Tango (written by)
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (written by)
 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman (written by)
 1983 P. P. Rider (writer)
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary) (written by)
 1979 Tora-san's Dream of Spring (screenplay - as Renâdo Shureidâ) / (story)
 1979 The Man Who Stole the Sun (screenplay - as Renâdo Shureidâ) / (story - as Renâdo Shureidâ)
 1979 Old Boyfriends (written by)
 1978 Blue Collar (written by)
 1974 The Yakuza (story)
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Len

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