Open main menu

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian[1] (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company.

Steven Zaillian
Born
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian

(1953-01-30) January 30, 1953 (age 66)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materSan Francisco State University
OccupationScreenwriter, director, editor, producer
Years active1977–present[1]
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Zaillian
Children2

Personal lifeEdit

Zaillian was born in Fresno, California of Armenian descent, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema.[1] He lives in Los Angeles.[2] with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman No Yes No
1990 Awakenings No Yes No Nominated- Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
1993 Schindler's List No Yes No Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Searching for Bobby Fischer Yes Yes No
Jack the Bear No Yes No
1994 Clear and Present Danger No Yes No
1996 Mission: Impossible No Yes No
1998 A Civil Action Yes Yes executive Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
2001 Hannibal No Yes No
2002 Gangs of New York No Yes No Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
2005 The Interpreter No Yes No
2006 All the King's Men Yes Yes Yes
2007 American Gangster No Yes executive Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2011 Moneyball No Yes No Nominated- Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated- Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo No Yes executive Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings No Yes No
2016 The Night Of Yes Yes executive Nominated- Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Adapted
2018 Red Sparrow No No Yes
2019 The Irishman No Yes No
TBA Those Who Wish Me Dead No No Yes

Executive Producer OnlyEdit

EditorEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Steven Zaillian". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Steven Zaillian biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Steven Zaillian biography". Tribute. Retrieved May 18, 2012.

External linksEdit