Nicholas Kazan

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Nicholas Kazan
Born (1945-09-15) September 15, 1945 (age 71)
New York, New York, US
Occupation Screenwriter, producer, director
Spouse(s) Robin Swicord (m. 1984)
Children 2

Nicholas Kazan (born September 15, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.

Early life[edit]

Kazan was born in New York. He is the son of director Elia Kazan, and his first wife, playwright Molly Kazan (née Mary Day Thacher). Through his mother, Kazan is a direct descendant of classicist and college administrator Thomas Anthony Thacher, Yale president Jeremiah Day, and founding father Roger Sherman.


Kazan, a noted playwright, premiered his newest work, Mlle. God (2011), in Los Angeles with the "Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA". Kazan's "dark comedy" re-invents "Frank Wedekind"'s seminal “Lulu” character. He noted his inspiration came "most of all by "Louise Brooks"' luminous comic performance" of the character.[1]

Kazan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Reversal of Fortune in 1990.

Personal life[edit]

In 1984, Kazan married screenwriter Robin Swicord. Their daughters are actresses Zoe Kazan and Maya Kazan.



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