Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan

Highest Rated: 100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Arrangement (1969)

Birthday: Sep 7, 1909

Birthplace: Istanbul, Ottoman Sultanate

A rare talent who scaled the heights of two artistic disciplines, Elia Kazan overcame humble roots to establish himself as both a driving force in American theater and as a highly-regarded filmmaker. Along the way, he would win three Academy Awards for directing classics like "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and be the recipient of an equal number of Tony Awards for his direction of such Broadway landmarks as "Death of a Salesman." Kazan would be further lauded as a pioneer of social justice in cinema, and his daring examinations of topics like racial and religious prejudice came during a time when such things were discouraged by movie studios. Such displays of depth, daring and humanity influenced a generation of filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Kazan's groundbreaking work with The Actor's Studio also earned him much credit for his promotion of "The Method," and he was instrumental in launching the careers of such practitioners of that craft as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Warren Beatty.

Highest rated movies

A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey Unknown (Character) - 1995
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself (archive footage) (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mist Old man in the coffee house (Character) - 1988
41% 40% The Last Tycoon Director - 1976
No Score Yet 32% The Visitors Director - 1972
8% 64% The Arrangement Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1969
67% 85% America, America Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1963
78% 90% Splendor in the Grass Director,
Producer
- 1961
92% 84% Wild River Director,
Producer
- 1960
88% 94% A Face in the Crowd Director - 1957
84% 81% Baby Doll Director,
Producer
- 1956
85% 90% East of Eden Director,
Producer
- 1955
99% 95% On the Waterfront Director - 1954
No Score Yet 79% Man on a Tightrope Director - 1953
61% 77% Viva Zapata! Director - 1952
97% 90% A Streetcar Named Desire Director - 1951
96% 78% Panic in the Streets Director - 1950
57% 71% Pinky Director - 1949
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Director - 1947
80% 63% Boomerang! Director - 1947
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Director - 1947
100% 91% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Director - 1945
No Score Yet 61% Blues in the Night Nickie Haroyen (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People of the Cumberland Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1935