Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1953-01-30 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Fresno, California, USA

31 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Deep Water

Deep Water

2022
A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce is a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

2021.

1 Movie
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead

4
2021
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.

2019.

1 Movie
The Irishman

The Irishman

6.32
2019
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...

2018.

3 Movies
The Current War

The Current War

2018
The two electricity giants are competing to create a sustainable system that will be marketed to the American people.
Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

6.58
2018
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

My Dinner with Hervé

2018
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.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
The Night Of

The Night Of

5.7
2016
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.

2014.

2 Movies
Life Itself

Life Itself

1
2014
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

Exodus: Gods and Kings

5.99
2014
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.

2012.

1 Movie
The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

5
2012
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

2011.

2 Movies
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6.13
2011
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 ...
Moneyball

Moneyball

5.58
2011
Billy Beane tried to put together a baseball team on a budget by using computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

2009.

1 Movie
The Cove

The Cove

6
2009
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...

2008.

1 Movie
Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

10
2008
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...

2007.

1 Movie
American Gangster

American Gangster

6.65
2007
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...

2006.

1 Movie
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

3.5
2006
The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his downfall. The novel was written by Robert Penn Warren.

2005.

1 Movie
The Interpreter

The Interpreter

2.67
2005
An American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate after an interpreter overhears plans for an assassination.

2002.

1 Movie
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

6.32
2002
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...

2001.

1 Movie
Hannibal

Hannibal

5.58
2001
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...

1998.

1 Movie
A Civil Action

A Civil Action

6
1998
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.

1996.

1 Movie
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

6.09
1996
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 ...

1994.

1 Movie
Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger

5.93
1994
CIA analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a drug group.

1993.

3 Movies
Schindler's List

Schindler's List

7.4
1993
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

Jack the Bear

1993
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

Searching for Bobby Fischer

6
1993
Bobby Fischer was a chess player who became a champion.

1990.

1 Movie
Awakenings

Awakenings

3.67
1990
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...

1985.

1 Movie
The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

1985
The true story of a drug pusher and his childhood friend who became a spy for the Soviet Union.

1980.

1 Movie
Below the Belt

Below the Belt

1980
A close-up look at the turbulent world of women's professional wrestling as a New York City waitress decides to become a professional wrestler.

1978.

1 Movie
Starhops

Starhops

1978
Three carhops try to help save a failing drive-in restaurant.

1977.

1 Movie
Kingdom of the Spiders

Kingdom of the Spiders

1977
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...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble

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...
TV
Ripley

Ripley

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 ...
Dark Web

Dark Web

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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