STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,807 this week

Elia Kazan (1909–2003)


Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor. Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), and East of Eden (1955). ... See full bio »

From Fair to Fierce: Disney Princesses Past and Present

Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson is now among a collection of beloved movie characters. Look back at this formidable group of animated and live-action princesses.

View the gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 15 Feb 2011
 
a list of 27 people
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 41 people
created 09 Sep 2015
 
a list of 40 people
created 25 Feb 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Elia Kazan's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

On the Waterfront
(1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire
(1951)
East of Eden
East of Eden Director
(1955)
Gentleman's Agreement
(1947)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (21 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (29 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (20 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(5/8/36) Stage: Appeared (as "Keller") in Clifford Odets' play, "Waiting for Lefty," in a Group Theater Company production at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Morris Carnovsky (as "Harry Fatt"); Art Smith (as "Joe"); Ruth Nelson (as "Edna"); Tony Kraber (as "Miller"); Louis Leverett (as "Irv"); Phoebe Brand (as "Florrie"... See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elia 'Gadget' Kazan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Marlon Brando] He was deeply rebellious against the bourgeois spirit, the over-ordering of life. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Nicholas Kazan. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

Gadg See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Contribute to This Page