Lawrence Kasdan


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Lawrence Kasdan is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He directed Body Heat, Grand Canyon, The Big Chill, Silverado and Dreamcatcher. He wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bodyguard, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is married to Meg Goldman since 1971 and has two sons. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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The Big Chill Writer
(1983)
Silverado Writer
(1985)
Wyatt Earp Writer
(1994)

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  November Road (screenplay)
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story (written by)
 2016/I Kin (Short) (dialogue)
 2015 Mando Mercs 5-0 Clan Celebration (Short) (characters)
 2015 Rise of Jobba Fett (Short) (character)
 2014 The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 2012 Darling Companion (written by)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (TV Short) (based on a screenplay by - uncredited)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (screenplay)
 1999 Mumford (written by)
 1996 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - The Original Radio Drama (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 6 episodes)
- Blood of a Jedi (1996) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- So Turns a Galaxy, So Turns a Wheel (1996) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Pattern and Web (1996) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Prophecies and Destinies (1996) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Fast Friends (1996) ... (based on the screenplay by)
 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (screenplay)
 1994 Wyatt Earp (written by)
 1992 The Bodyguard (written by)
 1991 Grand Canyon (written by)
 1989 Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (Video) (screenplay)
 1988 The Accidental Tourist (screenplay)
 1985 Silverado (written by)
 1983 The Big Chill (written by)
 1981 Continental Divide (written by)
 1981 Body Heat (written by)
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Alternate Names:

Larry Kasdan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Meg Kasdan  (2 children)

Children:

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I tell you, I feel like a real novice as far as horror goes. See more »

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Is a fan of the films of Akira Kurosawa, something that can be see in his early scripts. The Bodyguard (1992) was his first script, and was named after the English title of Yojimbo (1961), which is also featured in the film itself. Kevin Costner's role was originally written for Steve McQueen, who appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), a remake of Seven Samurai (1954). The characters of R2-D2 ... See more »

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Frequently works with Kevin Kline and William Hurt

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Capricorn

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