Lawrence Kasdan

Actor · Writer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 75
Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. He is the co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Return of the Jedi (1983), and the writer-director of Body Heat (1981), The Big Chill (1983), and The Accidental Tourist (1988). He is known for updating old Hollywood genres—film noir,... read more

Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. He is the co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Return of the Jedi (1983), and the writer-director of Body Heat (1981), The Big Chill (1983), and The Accidental Tourist (1988). He is known for updating old Hollywood genres—film noir, science-fiction, westerns—in a classical dramatic style with quick-witted dialogue, but dealing with contemporary social themes. He helped create some of the defining cinematic mythologies of the 20th century, while as a director he has made personal, slightly quixotic movies that examine characters and generations.

Born

Friday, 14 January 1949

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self - Director, Body Heat / Director, The Big Chill / Director, The Accidental Tourist, Self - Screenwriter, Raiders of the Lost Ark / Director, Silverado, Self - Screenwriter, The Empire Strikes Back / Screenwriter, Raiders of the Lost Ark / Director / Screenwriter, The Big Chill / Screenwriter, Body Heat 2019
Spielberg Himself - Director 2017
Five Came Back Himself 2017
A Classy Broad Himself 2016
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016
Bystander Revolution Himself 2014
Darling Companion Man on Street 2012
On Story Self 2011
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' Himself 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self - Director, Body Heat / Director, The Big Chill / Director, The Accidental Tourist, Self - Screenwriter, Raiders of the Lost Ark / Director, Silverado, Self - Screenwriter, The Empire Strikes Back / Screenwriter, Raiders of the Lost Ark / Director / Screenwriter, The Big Chill / Screenwriter, Body Heat 2019
Spielberg Himself - Director 2017
Five Came Back Himself 2017
A Classy Broad Himself 2016
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016
Bystander Revolution Himself 2014
Darling Companion Man on Street 2012
On Story Self 2011
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' Himself 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Himself - Interviewee 2005
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' Himself - Screenwriter, 'The Empire Strikes Back' 2004
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy Himself - Writer 2004
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself 2003
The Martin Short Show Himself 1999
As Good As It Gets Dr. Green 1997
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery Himself 1997
American Cinema Himself 1995
Wyatt Earp Gambler 1994
HBO First Look Himself - Director 1992
American Masters Self 1986
Into the Night Detective #2 1985

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1992 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1989 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1989 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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