Steven Zaillian


Steven Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, United States on January 30th, 1953 and is the Screenwriter. At the age of 71, Steven Zaillian biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1953
United States
Place of Birth
Fresno, California, United States
71 years old
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Director, Executive Producer, Film Director, Film Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
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San Francisco State University
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Elizabeth Zaillian
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Steven Zaillian Life

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-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 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.

Early life

Steven Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. Zaillian is of Armenian descent. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema.

Personal life

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth Zaillian and their two children, Nicholas and Charles Zaillian.


Steven Zaillian Career


Steven Zaillian is known for writing screenplays that often deal with tragedy and drama. Zaillian has written screenplays for many notable films. Zaillian wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film Awakenings. His most notable work is the 1993 screenplay for the film Schindler's List, for which he won an Academy Award. The Schindler’s List screenplay was voted the 49th best screenplay of all time by the Writers Guild of America West, the 32nd best of all time by IMDb, and the 49th best by Zaillian directed and wrote the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, for which he earned critical and commercial acclaim. Zaillian also wrote and directed the 1998 film A Civil Action and wrote the screenplays for films Gangs of New York in 2002, and American Gangster in 2007. In 2007, in partnership with Mandate Pictures, he signed a deal with Columbia Pictures. Zaillian co-wrote the screenplay for Moneyball in 2011 with Aaron Sorkin. Zaillian also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. His most recent work includes creating, directing, writing, and producing the 2016 Emmy-winning HBO miniseries The Night Of and writing the screenplay for the 2019 Netflix film The Irishman.


Netflix fans hail new 'compelling' and 'complex' classic noir series a 'masterpiece': 'It is a work of art', April 21, 2024
Netflix viewers have raved about a new classic noir series, branding it a 'masterpiece' and a 'work of art'. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, Ripley kicks off when petty criminal - Tom Ripley - is greeted by a wealthy Herbert Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), who mistakes him for a friend of his son's - Dickie. Herbert offers the grifter a free ticket out of 1960s New York, hiring him to venture to Italy in a bid to bring his spoiled son home. Tom believes the job will be an easy pay cheque but little does he know that it is the first step in a slow descent into a complex life of lies, fraud and murder.

As commentators compare Netflix's Netflix series to Hitchcock in rave reviews, Ripley's Andrew Scott is praised as "spellbinding." But Dakota Fanning is unable to compete with Gwyneth Paltrow, April 4, 2024
Steven Zaillian, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, wrote and directed The Talented Mr. Ripley's most recent screenplay, following in the footsteps of the 1999 film in which Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow appeared. Critics have compared the Netflix version to Hitchcock in style and pace, with a noir twist in comparison to the Hollywood film's sumptuous graphics.

In Netflix's reimagining of The Talented Mr. Ripley, Andrew Scott cons his way through Italy, January 23, 2024
Netflix unveiled the first teaser for its limited psychological thriller series Ripley, starring Emmy nominee Andrew Scott as the titular con-man, which premieres on April 4. Steven Zaillian, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, wrote and directed all eight episodes of Patricia Highsmith's 1954 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley's (Schindler's List) by Steven Zaillian.