Steven Zaillian
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Steven Zaillian
Steven Zaillian
Born Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian
(1953-01-30) January 30, 1953 (age 64)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Alma mater San Francisco State University
Occupation Screenwriter, director, editor, producer
Years active 1977-present[1]
Elizabeth Zaillian
Children 2

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian[1] (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, 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 and Moneyball. 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.

Personal life

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.[1] He lives in Los Angeles[2] with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.[3]


Year Film Director Producer Writer Editor
1977 Breaker! Breaker! Yes
Kingdom of the Spiders Yes
1978 Starhops Yes
1985 Falcon and the Snowman, TheThe Falcon and the Snowman Yes
1990 Awakenings Yes
1993 Schindler's List Yes
Searching for Bobby Fischer Yes Yes
Jack the Bear Yes
1994 Clear and Present Danger Yes
1996 Mission: Impossible Yes
1998 Civil Action, AA Civil Action Yes executive Yes
2001 Hannibal Yes
2002 Gangs of New York Yes
2005 Interpreter, TheThe Interpreter Yes
2006 All the King's Men Yes Yes Yes
2007 American Gangster executive Yes
2010 Welcome to the Rileys executive
2011 Moneyball Yes
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo executive Yes
2012 The Cold Light of Day executive
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Yes
2016 The Night Of Yes Yes Yes
2017 The Current War Yes
2018 Red Sparrow Yes
My Dinner with Hervé executive
2019 The Irishman Yes



  1. ^ a b c "Steven Zaillian". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "Steven Zaillian Biography (1953-)". Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Steven Zaillian biography". Tribute. Retrieved 2012. 

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