Lawrence Lasker

Lawrence Charles Lasker (born October 7, 1949) is an American screenwriter and producer who entered American film in 1983 as writer of the movie WarGames.

Lawrence Lasker
Lawrence Lasker at WarGames 25th anniversary showing.jpg
Lawrence Lasker at WarGames 25th anniversary showing
Lawrence Charles Lasker

(1949-10-07) October 7, 1949 (age 70)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materYale University
Parent(s)Jane Greer
Edward Lasker
FamilyAlbert Lasker (grandfather)
Frances Lasker Brody (aunt)
Doris Kenyon (step-grandmother)
Mary Woodard Lasker (step-grandmother)


Lasker was born in Los Angeles County, California. He is the son of actress Jane Greer and producer Edward Lasker. His paternal grandfather was businessman Albert Lasker and his paternal step-grandmothers were actress Doris Kenyon and Mary Woodard Lasker. He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1967 and attended Yale University, as did his father.


Title Year Role Notes
WarGames 1983 Screenwriter
Project X 1987 Story, producer
True Believer 1989 Producer
Awakenings 1990 Producer
Eddie Dodd 1991 Creator, executive producer 6 episodes
Sneakers 1992 Screenwriter, producer
The Other Side of the Wind 2018 Cameo as ''Party Guest'

Work nominated for awardsEdit

Lasker and Walter F. Parkes were nominated for an Academy Award in screenwriting in 1983 for WarGames. Parkes and he later were nominated for Best Picture of the Year in 1990 for Awakenings.

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