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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 »

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

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Arthur H. Ross. Musical Advisor: Lehman Engel. Company Manager: Max Siegel. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1949 (855 ... 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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Fredric March was as warmhearted and genuine a man as ever lived... Poor, blacklisted Freddie was no more a Communist than my cat. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of four directors who have directed Academy Award winning performances in all four acting categories. The others being William Wyler, Hal Ashby and Martin Scorsese. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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