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      Steve Tesich

      Steve Tesich

      Highest Rated: 95% Breaking Away (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 71% The World According to Garp (1982)

      Birthday: Sep 29, 1942

      Birthplace: Uzice, Serbia, Yugoslavia

      Yugoslav-born Steve Tesich spoke no English when he and his mother and sister immigrated to the USA in 1957, but learning the language gave him the mechanism for responding to his adoptive country. He attended Indiana University on a wrestling scholarship, but his passion switched to cycling there, providing him the impetus for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Breaking Away" (1979) and the subsequent "American Flyers" (1985).

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      EYEWITNESS, screenwriter Steven Tesich, producer and director Peter Yates, on-set, 1981, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. / THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, screenwriter Steve Tesich, author John Irving on set, 1982, (c) Warner Brothers

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      71% 78% The World According to Garp Screenwriter - 1982
      75% 38% Eyewitness Screenwriter - 1981
      95% 88% Breaking Away Screenwriter - 1979