Boaz Yakin

Boaz Yakin

Highest Rated: 88% Fresh (1994)

Lowest Rated: 13% Uptown Girls (2003)

Birthday: Jun 20, 1966

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The first feature for this Los Angeles-based screenwriter-director, "Fresh" (1994), was a gritty depiction of a 12-year-old Brooklyn drug runner. Yakin researched his script in the drug-ravaged communities of his native New York. The picture was generally well-received and projected its helmer into the forefront of young American independents. Yakin launched his career shortly after graduation from film school, moving West to pursue opportunities as a screenwriter. In L.A., he developed projects for United Artists, Warner Brothers and White Eagle Productions, Sylvester Stallone's production company. Yakin co-wrote an action flick, "The Punisher" (1989), for New World Pictures. Based on a popular Marvel Comics vigilante character, the film starred Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr. His second co-writing credit was on "The Rookie" (1990), an underperforming cop picture co-produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred with Charlie Sheen.




82% No Score Yet The Harder They Fall Screenwriter - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy Producer - 2020
79% 92% Aviva Director,
- 2020
33% 61% Boarding School Director,
- 2018
38% 70% Max Director,
Executive Producer
$42.7M 2015
50% 70% Now You See Me Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$117.7M 2013
59% 59% Safe Director,
$17.1M 2012
77% 78% Bombay Beach Executive Producer - 2011
37% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Screenwriter $90.8M 2010
45% 33% Death in Love Director,
- 2008
44% 39% Hostel Part II Executive Producer $17.5M 2007
23% 73% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Writer $14.1M 2004
13% 60% Uptown Girls Director,
Executive Producer
$36.9M 2003
73% 93% Remember the Titans Director $115.8M 2000
57% 54% A Price Above Rubies Director,
$1.1M 1998
88% 91% Fresh Director,
$7.7M 1994
28% 33% The Punisher Screenwriter - 1990