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Steven Zaillian Biography

Birth Place:
Fresno, California, United States
Profession
Writer, director, producer, editor

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

  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Long Form Adapted: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2012Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011New York Film Critics Circle-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 2011Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2003Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 1999Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 1994Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1993Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): winner
  • 1991Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 1990Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated

Relationships

  • Jim Zaillian -- Father