Steven Zaillian

30 Jan 1953

Writer, Producer, Director

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, film director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Schindler's List and he has been nominated two times for Awakenings and Gangs of New York. The Times called him "the most artful and subtle screenwriter Hollywood has had since Robert Towne."

Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University and lives in Los Angeles.


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Filmography (18 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Red Sparrow
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2017)
···The Current War
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
6.3Exodus: Gods and Kings
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Role: Writer
(movie, 2012)
···The Cold Light of Day
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Producer
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Drama
Role: Writer
(movie, 2007)
···American Gangster
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···All the King's Men
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2005)
7.3The Interpreter
Genre: Action
Role: Writer
(movie, 2002)
8.3Gangs of New York
Genre: Drama, History, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1998)
···A Civil Action
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Mission: Impossible
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1994)
···Clear and Present Danger
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1993)
8.4Schindler's List
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Writer
(movie, 1993)
···Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Drama
Role: Writer
(movie, 1985)
···The Falcon and the Snowman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Writer