David Kajganich was born on November 15, 1969 in Lorain, Ohio, USA as David Allen Kajganich. He is a writer and producer, known for The Invasion (2007), True Story (2015) and A Bigger Splash (2015).
Studied fiction writing at the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop.
Taught writing and literature before selling a spec script ("Town Creek") and moving to Los Angeles in 2003. Also worked as a wilderness guide and medic.
His last name is Serbian and correctly pronounced "KYE-ga-nitch," but his family ultimately settled on the more American pronunciation "Kuh-JAN-ick."
Named as one of 2005's "Top 100 People in Hollywood" by Fade In magazine.
Named by Variety as one of 2006's "Ten Screenwriters to Watch."
Appears in the alternate ending to The Invasion in which he plays a snatcher trying to attack Nicole Kidman's character. As his own script made a point of clarifying that snatched characters no longer need things like medications and eyeglasses, he was required to remove his own glasses for the many takes, and could only find Kidman in the crowded action scene due to her hairstyle and height.
Personal Quotes (1)
A society gets the democracy it deserves. People elect their leaders and one assumes they do it in an informed way. What's frightening is, if they aren't vigilant enough, people can't stop [government corruption] before it reaches a disastrous level. And the idea of being lied to is awfully frightening, especially when it's by people who are supposed to be protecting you.