Elia Kazan

BirthName:

Elias Kazancioglu

Bio:

Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and also films written for the screen. He was a proponent of the "method approach" to acting, developed by Konstantin Stanislavski. Kazan received two Academy Awards for Best Director -- for the films Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954). Kazan also wrote the scripts for films about Greek immigrants to the United States, such as America America (1963). These films were based on his novels. Kazan's autobiography, published in 1988, is "Elie Kazan: A Life".
Filmography

Actor ( 31 credits )

Stars of the Silver Screen (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
A Letter to Elia (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Nonfiction W (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Trumbo (2007) Himself (archive footage)
James Dean: Forever Young (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Himself (archive footage)
Liv till varje pris (1998) Himself
Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (1995) Himself
Le club (1995)  Himself (1 episode)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Mist (1988) Old man in the coffee house
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
American Masters (1985)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1990-2010)
Cinéma cinémas (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Elia Kazan: An Outsider (1982) Himself
This Is Your Life (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Mia and Roman (1968) Himself (archive footage)
Die Drehscheibe (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Cinema (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
America America (1963) Himself (voice) (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1972-1978)
Cinépanorama (1956)  Himself (1 episode, 1962)
The Screen Director (1951) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Panic in the Streets (1950) Cleaver - Mortuary Assistant (uncredited)
Blues in the Night (1941) Nickie Haroyen
City for Conquest (1940) 'Googi'
Pie in the Sky (1935) (as Elia 'Gadget' Kazan)
Strangers All (1935) Protester Calling for a Ballot at Communist Meeting (un
Cafe Universal (1934)

Producer ( 8 credits )

The Arrangement (1969) producer
America America (1963) producer (uncredited)
Splendor in the Grass (1961) producer (uncredited)
Wild River (1960) producer
A Face in the Crowd (1957) producer (uncredited)
Baby Doll (1956) producer
East of Eden (1955) producer (uncredited)
Pie in the Sky (1935) executive producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

Love, Marilyn (2012) (excerpts from memoirs)
Diaspora (2001) (excerpts from "America, America")
The Arrangement (1969)
America America (1963) (written by)
Pinky (1949) (screenplay)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947) (screen play)
Blues in the Night (1941)

Director ( 21 credits )

The Last Tycoon (1976)
The Visitors (1972)
The Arrangement (1969)
America America (1963)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Wild River (1960)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Baby Doll (1956)
East of Eden (1955)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Man on a Tightrope (1953)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Pinky (1949)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Boomerang! (1947)
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945) (uncredited)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
The People of the Cumberland (1937)