Elia Kazan

Biography

Date of Birth 7 September 1909, Istanbul, Ottoman Sultanate [now Istanbul, Turkey] Date of Death 28 September 2003, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (natural causes) Birth Name Elias Kazanjoglou Nickname Gadg The Actor's Director Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born Elia Kazanjoglous in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and many other films. He is a proponent of the method approach to acting, developed by Konstantin Stanislavski. Kazan received two best director Academy Awards, for the films Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954). He has written many films about Greek immigrants, such as America, America (1963). These films are based on his novels. Kazan's autobiography, published in 1988, is entitled "Elie Kazan: A Life".

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A Letter to Elia

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Hello Actors Studio

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Marlon Brando - Der Harte und der Zarte

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Elia Kazan Outsider

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Sis

Old man in the coffee house

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Strangers All

Protester Calling for a Ballot at Communist Meeting (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

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Blues in the Night

Nickie Haroyen

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Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts

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Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts

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Marlon Brando - Der Harte und der Zarte

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A Letter to Elia

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James Dean: Forever Young

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

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A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Himself (archive footage)

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Hello Actors Studio

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Sis

Old man in the coffee house

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Elia Kazan Outsider

Himself

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America America

Himself (voice) (uncredited)

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Panic in the Streets

Cleaver (uncredited)

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Blues in the Night

Nickie Haroyen

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City for Conquest

'Googi'

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Strangers All

Protester Calling for a Ballot at Communist Meeting (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

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