Steven Zaillian

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Fresno, California, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
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Fast Facts

  • Started in the industry as a film editor.
  • Sold his first script, The Falcon and the Snowman, in 1985.
  • Made his directorial debut, Searching for Bobby Fischer, in 1993.
  • Formed his own production company, Film Rites, in 2007.

Awards

  • 1994, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Winner
  • 1991, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Winner
  • 2012, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Long Form Adapted: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Winner
  • 2011, Writers Guild Awards — The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Winner
  • 1999, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2016, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Winner
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2003, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Winner

Relationships

  • Jim Zaillian — Father

College

  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States (BA, 1975)