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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 34 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Eddie Fuselli") in "Golden Boy" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Clifford Odets. Stage Manager, Alan Woolfson. Assistant Stage Managers, Martin Ritt (also appeared as "Sam") and Bert Conway (also in cast). Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 4 Nov 1937-Jun 1938 (closing date unknown/250 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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9 Print Biographies | 4 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:

Attended acting class of Michael Chekhov in Hollywood. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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