Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York, Moneyball and The Irishman. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company. In 2016, he created, wrote and directed the HBO limited series The Night Of.He is best known for his script in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Shindler’s list and for directing and writing the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Steven Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He is of Armenian descent. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their two children. In 2007, he in partnership with Mandate Pictures, signed a deal with Columbia Pictures.
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Those Who Wish Me Dead
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.
Pennsylvania was founded in the mid-sixties. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Frank will be sent to Chicago to hel...
The Current War
The two electricity giants are competing to create a sustainable system that will be marketed to the American people.
A ballerina is facing a bleak future after an injury ends her career. Sparrow School trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika is the most dangerous Sparrow. A...
My Dinner with Hervé
An unlikely friendship develops over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf.
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The Night Of
After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
The life of Roger Ebert is recounted. His life-changing marriage, his battle with cancer, and his early days as a freewheeling bachelor are chronicled in the film.
Exodus: Gods and Kings
400,000 slaves were set on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt by the leader of the Pharaoh Ramses after he rose up against the Egyptian Pharaoh.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel is about a disgraced journalist who is hired to investigate the disappearance of a weary matriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He has the help of a ...
Billy Beane tried to put together a baseball team on a budget by using computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
The true story of how an elite team of individuals, films makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate the hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret is told i...
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
They made a pact when they were young. They were hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal" and influenced a musical generation that includes Slayer and Anthrax. After a disastrous European tour, Lip...
After the death of his employer, Frank Lucas was the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He buys heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and then comes up wit...
Gangs of New York
1863 is the year that it is. America was born on the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returned to the Five Points of America to avenge the murder of his father by the psychotic gangland leader, Bill the Butc...
He lives in Italy as an art scholar after evading the authorities for a long time. He discovered that he left a few dead. Clarice Starling is a disgraced FBI agent who is being attacked by a malicious...
A Civil Action
Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to get rid of a case, only to find out that it is worth millions. He is willing to give up everything in order to continue the case.
When the leader of a crack espionage team learns that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he is surprised to find out that he is the No. Someone is intriguing. Hunt needs to find the real double agent and ...
The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II is told here.
Jack the Bear
The story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer was a chess player who became a champion.
Dr. Malcolm Sayer used an experimental drug to awaken the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first person to be treated. As the patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet ple...
Kingdom of the Spiders
Investigating the deaths of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trappi...
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The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble
Paul Frampton, a theoretical particle physicist, met a Czech bikini model on the online dating site. Milani's pictures on the site show a dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty with a supposedly naturalDDD bre...
Tom Ripley, a grifter who lived in New York in the early 1960s, was hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his son to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job leads to a life of ...
The true story of a 29-year-old idealist named Ross William Ulbricht, who built an online illegal-drug marketplace called "The Silk Road" and along the way allegedly became a murderer.
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