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Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian
Born
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian

(1953-01-30) January 30, 1953 (age 66)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materSan Francisco State University
OccupationScreenwriter, director, editor, producer
Years active1977–present[1]
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Zaillian
Children2

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian[1] (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company.

Personal life

Zaillian was born in Fresno, California of Armenian descent, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema.[1] He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.[2]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman No Yes No
1990 Awakenings No Yes No
1993 Schindler's List No Yes No
Searching for Bobby Fischer Yes Yes No
Jack the Bear No Yes No
1994 Clear and Present Danger No Yes No
1996 Mission: Impossible No Yes No
1998 A Civil Action Yes Yes executive
2001 Hannibal No Yes No
2002 Gangs of New York No Yes No
2005 The Interpreter No Yes No
2006 All the King's Men Yes Yes Yes
2007 American Gangster No Yes executive
2011 Moneyball No Yes No
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo No Yes executive
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings No Yes No
2018 Red Sparrow No No Yes
2019 The Irishman No Yes No
2020 Deep Water No No Yes
TBA Those Who Wish Me Dead No No Yes

Television

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2016 The Night Of Yes Yes executive
2020 Ripley Yes Yes No In pre-production.[3][4]

Executive producer only

Editor

Awards

Year Film Award Result
1991 Awakenings Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1994 Schindler's List Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Won
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Won
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Won
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Won
1999 A Civil Action Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2002 Gangs of New York Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2007 American Gangster BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2011 Moneyball Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Won
2012 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay Nominated
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Won
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2017 The Night Of Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film (Episode: "The Beach") Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Beach") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Call of the Wild") Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Adapted Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b c "Steven Zaillian". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Steven Zaillian biography". Tribute. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 2, 2019). "Showtime To Win Auction For Steve Zaillian Series On Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley Books". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Malone, Michael (September 25, 2019). "Showtime to Turn Highsmith's 'Ripley' Novels Into Series". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 15, 2019.

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