|Born||September 15, 1945|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter, producer, director|
Robin Swicord (m. 1984)
|Children||Zoe Kazan |
|Parent(s)||Elia Kazan |
Nicholas Kazan (born September 15, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.
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 cosmic performance" of the character.
- 1977: Showboat 1988 – screenplay
- 1982: Frances – screenplay
- 1986: At Close Range – screenplay, from story
- 1988: Patty Hearst – screenplay
- 1990: Reversal of Fortune – screenplay, co-producer
- 1991: Mobsters – screenplay
- 1993: Dream Lover – director, screenplay
- 1996: Matilda – screenplay, co-producer
- 1998: Homegrown – screenplay
- 1998: Fallen – screenplay, executive Producer
- 1999: Bicentennial Man – screenplay
- 2002: Enough – screenplay
- 2016: The Whole Truth – screenplay
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