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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Flight Into Egypt" on Broadway. Drama. Written by George Tabori. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Music Box Theatre: 18 Mar 1952-19 Apr 1952 (46 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony, Leon Bibb, Voytek Dolinski, Randolph Echols, Edgar Franken, Chris Gampel, Gusti Huber, Don Keefer, Paul Lukas, Ellen Mahar, Paul Mann, Zero... 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 James Dean] He was sad and sulky. You kept expecting him to cry. See more »

Trivia:

Kazan directed four performers to Best Supporting Actress Oscars: Celeste Holm, Kim Hunter, Eva Marie Saint and Jo Van Fleet. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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