January 30, 1953 |
Fresno, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, director, editor, producer|
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings , Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was also 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 was born in Fresno, California, 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. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their two children. He is of Armenian descent. He grew up with stories of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
|1977||Kingdom of the Spiders||Yes|
|1985||Falcon and the Snowman, TheThe Falcon and the Snowman||Yes|
|1993||Searching for Bobby Fischer||Yes||Yes||Directorial debut|
|1993||Jack the Bear||Yes|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Yes|
|1998||Civil Action, AA Civil Action||Yes||Yes|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Yes|
|2005||Interpreter, TheThe Interpreter||Yes|
|2006||All the King's Men||Yes||Yes|
|2011||Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Yes|
|2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||Yes|
|TBA||The Dark Side||Yes|
- "Steven Zaillian". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Steven Zaillian Biography (1953–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- "Steven Zaillian biography". Tribute. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- Jeansonne, Glen; Luhrssen, David (2014). War on the Silver Screen: Shaping America's Perception of History. Potomac Books. p. 66. ISBN 9781612346410.
Steven Zaillian, an Armenian American who grew up with stories of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey during World War I...
- Steven Zaillian at the Internet Movie Database
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- Steven Zaillian at the Notable Names Database
- Writings at One for the Table