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Name  Nicholas Kazan
Parents  Molly Kazan, Elia Kazan
Children  Zoe Kazan, Maya Kazan
Spouse  Robin Swicord (m. 1984)
Role  Screenwriter

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Born  September 15, 1945 (age 70) (1945-09-15) New York, New York US
Occupation  Screenwriter, producer, director
Siblings  Chris Kazan, Katharine Kazan, Judy Kazan, Marco Kazan, Leo Kazan
Movies  Dream Lover, Matilda, Bicentennial Man, Fallen, At Close Range
Similar People  Robin Swicord, Zoe Kazan, Elia Kazan, Fredric Lehne, Bess Armstrong

Nicholas Kazan (born September 15, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.


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Early life

Kazan was born in New York. He is the son of director Elia Kazan and his first wife, playwright Molly Kazan (née Mary Day Thacher). Through his mother, Kazan is a direct descendant of classicist and college administrator Thomas Anthony Thacher, Yale president Jeremiah Day, and founding father Roger Sherman.


Kazan, a noted playwright, premiered his newest work, Mlle. God (2011), in Los Angeles with the "Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA". Kazan's "dark comedy" re-invents "Frank Wedekind"'s seminal “Lulu” character. He noted his inspiration came "most of all by "Louise Brooks"' luminous cosmic performance" of the character.

Kazan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Reversal of Fortune in 1990.

Personal life

In 1984, Kazan married screenwriter Robin Swicord. Their daughters are actresses Zoe Kazan and Maya Kazan.


  • 1977: Showboat 1988 – screenplay
  • 1983: Frances – screenplay
  • 1986: At Close Range – screenplay, from story
  • 1988: Patty Hearst – screenplay
  • 1990: Reversal of Fortune – screenplay, co-producer
  • 1991: Mobsters – screenplay
  • 1993: Dream Lover – director, screenplay
  • 1996: Matilda – screenplay, co-producer
  • 1998: Homegrown – screenplay
  • 1998: Fallen – screenplay, executive Producer
  • 1999: Bicentennial Man – screenplay
  • 2002: Enough – screenplay
  • 2016: The Whole Truth – screenplay
  • References

    Nicholas Kazan Wikipedia