Life and career
Kosar wrote the script for The Machinist while attending the graduate screenwriting program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The movie became notorious for actor Christian Bale's dramatic weight loss (Bale dropped his weight to 120 pounds for the film) and was described by Stephen Holden of the New York Times as "one of the few movies to scale the barrier between chilly fantasy and authentic cinematic nightmare."
During the years that it took for The Machinist to be produced, the script attracted the attention of producer-director Michael Bay, who hired Kosar to write The Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake. The box office success of that remake led Kosar to another collaboration with Bay's company with the remake of The Amityville Horror.
In June 2006, Kosar was presented with the Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
- Holden, Stephen. "Insomnia and Then Emaciation; Now Paranoia Takes Its Turn." The New York Times 22 October 2004.
- "Scott Kosar Rewriting Pre-Dracula Tale 'Vlad'". BloodyDisgusting.