Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (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, Moneyball and The Irishman. 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. In 2016, he created, wrote and directed the HBO limited series The Night Of.
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian
January 30, 1953
Fresno, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, director, editor, producer|
Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He is of half Armenian descent. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
|1985||The Falcon and the Snowman||No||Yes||No|
|Searching for Bobby Fischer||Yes||Yes||No|
|Jack the Bear||No||Yes||No|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||No||Yes||No|
|1998||A Civil Action||Yes||Yes||executive|
|2002||Gangs of New York||No||Yes||No|
|2006||All the King's Men||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2011||Moneyball||No||Yes||No||co-written with Aaron Sorkin|
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||No||Yes||executive|
|2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||No||Yes||No|
|TBA||Those Who Wish Me Dead||No||No||Yes|
|2016||The Night Of||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Executive producer onlyEdit
- Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
- The Cold Light of Day (2012)
- The Current War (2017)
- My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
- "Steven Zaillian". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
- "Armenia's tragedy was long in coming to the movie screen". Los Angeles Times. November 18, 2002. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- "A conversation with Steven Zaillian – Armen Sarvar Official Website". Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- "Steven Zaillian biography". Tribute. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- Fleming Jr, Mike (April 2, 2019). "Showtime To Win Auction For Steve Zaillian Series On Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley Books". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
- Malone, Michael (September 25, 2019). "Showtime to Turn Highsmith's 'Ripley' Novels Into Series". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 15, 2019.