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Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian[1] (born January 30, 1953) is an 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 Producer Writer Editor
1977 Breaker! Breaker! Yes
Kingdom of the Spiders Yes
1978 Starhops Yes
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman Yes
1990 Awakenings Yes
1993 Schindler's List Yes
Searching for Bobby Fischer Yes Yes
Jack the Bear Yes
1994 Clear and Present Danger Yes
1996 Mission: Impossible Yes
1998 A Civil Action Yes executive Yes
2001 Hannibal Yes
2002 Gangs of New York Yes
2005 The Interpreter Yes
2006 All the King's Men Yes Yes Yes
2007 American Gangster executive Yes
2010 Welcome to the Rileys executive
2011 Moneyball Yes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo executive Yes
2012 The Cold Light of Day executive
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Yes
2016 The Night Of Yes executive Yes
2017 The Current War executive
2018 Red Sparrow Yes
My Dinner with Hervé executive
2019 The Irishman Yes
TBA Those Who Wish Me Dead Yes

AwardsEdit

Academy AwardEdit

Year Film Category Result
1991 Awakenings Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1994 Schindler's List Won
2003 Gangs of New York Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2012 Moneyball Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

BAFTA AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Result
1994 Schindler's List Best Adapted Screenplay Won
2003 Gangs of New York Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2008 American Gangster Nominated
2012 Moneyball Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

Golden Globe AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Result
1994 Schindler's List Best Screenplay Won
2012 Moneyball Nominated

Writers Guild of America AwardEdit

Year Title Category Result
1991 Awakenings Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1994 Schindler's List Won
1999 A Civil Action Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2003 Gangs of New York Nominated
2012 Moneyball Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2017 The Night Of Television: Long Form – Adapted Nominated

Other AwardsEdit

Year Film Award and category Result
1994 Schindler's List Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Won
2011 Moneyball Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Won
2012 AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Won
2017 The Night Of Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film (Episode: "The Beach") Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Beach") Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Call of the Wild") Nominated

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.

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