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Elia Kazan (Elias Kazancioglu)

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Biography

Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]
Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and also films written for the screen. He was a proponent of the "method approach" to acting, developed by Konstantin Stanislavski. Kazan received two Academy Awards for Best Director -- for the films Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954). Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Googi'

City for Conquest 1940

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Character: Nickie Haroyen

Blues in the Night 1941

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Director

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Special Award to Mary Tyler Moore

The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980

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Character: Himself

Nonfiction W 2009

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Character: Cleaver - Mortuary Assistant

Panic in the Streets 1950

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999

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Character: Himself

Brando 2007

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Tennessee Williams

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1979

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Character: Himself

A Letter to Elia 2010

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Character: Himself

Liv till varje pris 1998

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Character: Old man in the coffee house

Sis 1988

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Character: Himself

Marlon Brando 0

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Directing

Writing