Lawrence Kasdan

Film director

1949 –

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Who is Lawrence Kasdan?

Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as the co-writer of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Kasdan has been confirmed to be co-writer for the upcoming third trilogy of Star Wars.

He has been nominated for four Oscars: twice for Best Original Screenplay for The Big Chill and Grand Canyon and once for both Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture for The Accidental Tourist. He is the father of directors Jake Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, and the father-in-law of musician Inara George.

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Born
Jan 14, 1949
Miami
Also known as
  • Lawrence Edward Kasdan
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  • United States of America
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  • University of Michigan
  • Morgantown High School

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on July 23, 2013

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