David Levien

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David Levien
Born (1967-12-09) December 9, 1967 (age 51)
Queens, New York, United States
OccupationScreenwriter, novelist, director, producer
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, Boston University
GenreFiction, suspense
Notable worksBillions, Rounders, Solitary Man
SpouseMelissa Levien
ChildrenJoseph Levien
James Levien
Robbie Levien

David Levien is an American screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders,[1][2] Levien has also produced films such as The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones Levien frequently collaborates on projects with his writing partner Brian Koppelman.[3][4]

As a novelist, he has published City of the Sun, Where the Dead Lay, 13 Million Dollar Pop, and Signature Kill.[5][6][7] Earlier works are often published under D. J. Levien.

Levien studied at the University of Michigan.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Novels[edit]

Frank Behr novels[edit]

  • City of the Sun (2008)
  • Where the Dead Lay (2009)
  • Thirteen Million Dollar Pop (2011); released as The Contract outside the US (2012)
  • Signature Kill (2014)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Wormwood (1999)
  • Swagbelly: A Novel for Today's Gentleman (2003)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Knock-out Whist" (2015)[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016 Brian Koppelman told ABC News, "David Levien is my creative partner, he and I both practice Transcendental Meditation … and we have found tremendous benefit in it."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CW Plots 'The Illusionist' Remake With 'True Blood' Alum". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  2. ^ "Were 'Ocean's 13' & 'The Girlfriend Experience' Screenwriters Brian Koppelman & David Levien On Track To Write 'Bourne 4' Before It Died?". theplaylist.net. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  3. ^ Schawbel, Dan. "Brian Koppelman And David Levien: What You Can Learn From The Team Behind Showtime's 'Billions'". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  4. ^ Harris, Brandon. "Brian Koppelman And David Levien, Solitary Man". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  5. ^ www.amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/David-Levien/e/B001H6QKGE. Retrieved 2019-05-08. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "David Levein". Book Series in Order. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  7. ^ "Order of David Levien Books - OrderOfBooks.com". www.orderofbooks.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  8. ^ Wolfe, Jim (2010-01-29). "David Levien finds success making movies and writing novels". GreenwichTime. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  9. ^ Block, Lawrence, ed. (30 April 2015). Dark City Lights: New York Stories (Have a NYC). Three Rooms Press.
  10. ^ "Billions Co-Creator Explains Why the Show's Main Characters Meditate". ABC News. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. David Levien is my creative partner, he and I both practice Transcendental Meditation … and we have found tremendous benefit in it.

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