Paul Mazursky

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  • Birth Name: Irwin Mazursky
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: June 30, 2014
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Changed his first name to Paul the same year he graduated from college.
  • Acted in Stanley Kubrick's debut film, Fear and Desire.
  • Attempted a stand-up comedy career in the late 1950s.
  • Co-wrote the pilot episode for the TV series The Monkees.
  • Moved to Europe for six months after the failure of his 1972 film Alex in Wonderland bombed.
  • Published his autobiography, Show Me the Magic, in 1999.
  • Awarded an honorary fine arts degree from his alma mater, Brooklyn College, in 2002.
  • Wrote film reviews for VanityFair.com.
  • Awarded the 2,515th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2013.
  • Given a lifetime achievement award from the WGA in 2014.

Awards

  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1964, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen): Nominee
  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety: Nominee
  • 1969, Oscar — Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--based on material not previously published or produced): Nominee
  • 1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1987, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1977, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Writers Guild Awards — Original Drama: Nominee
  • 1978, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1970, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Winner
  • 1969, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy: Nominee
  • 2014, Writers Guild Awards — The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Winner
  • 1969, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1982, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 1975, Writers Guild Awards — Original Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • David Mazursky — Father
  • Meg Mazursky — Daughter
  • Betsy Purdy — Wife
  • Jean Mazursky — Mother
  • Jill Mazursky Cody — Daughter

College

  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, United States (BA, 1951)

Details

  • Birth Name: Irwin Mazursky
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: June 30, 2014
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Actor

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