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Lawrence C. 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 69)
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.


Year Title Producer Writer Notes
1983 WarGames No Yes
1987 Project X Yes Story
1989 True Believer Yes No
1990 Awakenings Yes No
1991 Eddie Dodd Executive Creator 6 episodes
1992 Sneakers Yes Yes
2018 The Other Side of the Wind No No 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. He and Parkes later were nominated for Best Picture of the Year in 1990 for Awakenings.

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