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Elia Kazan (1909–2003)


Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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(1954)
East of Eden Director
(1955)
(1951)
America America Director
(1963)

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Stage: Directed "One Touch of Venus" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / music orchestrated by / music arranged by Kurt Weill. Book by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. Suggested by "The Tinted Venus" by Thomas Anstey Guthrie. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Musical Staging by Agnes de Mille. Scenic Design ... See more »

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10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elia 'Gadget' Kazan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Faye Dunaway] Faye carries a cloud of drama round with her. There is something in her at hazard. See more »

Trivia:

Was the 1958 recipient of the Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also an honorary brother of that fraternity. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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