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      Israel Horovitz

      Israel Horovitz

      Highest Rated: 93% James Dean (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 37% New York, I Love You (2009)

      Birthday: Mar 31, 1939

      Birthplace: Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA

      The prolific American playwright Israel Horovitz enjoyed considerable popularity and critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic for his powerful one-act plays, including "The Indian Wants the Bronx," "It's Called the Sugar Plum," "The Wakefield Plays" cycle, and countless others. The Massachusetts native used his home state as the setting for many of his plays, which also drew on his working-class background to touch on issues of racial and social conflict, family, mortality and the American dream. He made an assured debut in 1967 with the long-running "Line," then earned two Obies for "Indian" and "Sugar Plum," which served as the launching pads for the careers of Al Pacino and Jill Clayburgh. While generating new plays on a near-yearly basis, Horovitz also worked on screenplays for features, including "The Strawberry Statement" (1970) and "Sunshine" (1999), directing French and Italian adaptations of his plays, and eventually directing the feature film "My Old Lady" (2014), based on his 2003 play. Horovitz's long career and dedication to drama at its most real and raw earned him an enduring status as one of America's foremost dramatists. In another demographic, he's better known as the father of Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys.

      Highest rated movies

      I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale poster
      I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale




      62% 43% My Old Lady Director,
      Executive Producer
      $4.0M 2014
      No Score Yet 27% Love Simple James (Character) - 2009
      83% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
      37% 37% New York, I Love You Screenwriter $1.6M 2009
      93% 76% James Dean Writer - 2001
      74% 81% Sunshine Screenwriter $6.1M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Not About Love Thimothy (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 61% Subway Stories Older Man (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North Shore Fish Dr. Berkowitz (Character) - 1997
      50% 48% Author! Author! Screenwriter - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Believe in Me Screenwriter - 1971