FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. Raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he graduated from Morgantown High School in 1966, he went on to attend the University of Michigan as an education major. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia and is the principal city of and is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Morgantown High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. ... UM also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. ...


After working as a freelance advertising copywriter, Kasdan's introduction into the film business came in the mid-1970s when he sold his script for The Bodyguard to Warner Bros. as a vehicle for Diana Ross. The script became stuck in "development hell" and became one of several scripts successively called "the best un-made film in Hollywood". George Lucas commissioned Kasdan in 1979 to complete the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back after the death of Leigh Brackett. Lucas then commissioned Kasdan to write the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and the last installment of the Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi. Kasdan made his directing debut with Body Heat in 1981. Billboards and street advertising in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, (2005) Advertising is the business of kayleigh selling her body for fried chicken drawing public attention to goods and services, and performed through a variety of media. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Leigh Brackett (December 7, 1915 - March 18, 1978), was a writer of fantasy and science fiction, mystery novels and - best known to the general public - Hollywood screenplays, most notably The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the revamped original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Body Heat is a 1981 neo-film noir written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ...


He made a cameo appearance in James L. Brooks' comedy As Good As It Gets as the fed-up psychiatrist of Jack Nicholson's novelist. James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a Hollywood producer, writer, and film director. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, racist, homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his affective disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). ... John Joseph Jack Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is a highly successful and sought-after, iconic American method actor known for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ...


Kasdan is the father of directors/actors Jake and Jon Kasdan. Jake Kasdan is the director such films as 1998s Zero Effect and 2002s Orange County. ...


His credits include:

[edit]

This is a list of film-related events in 2007. ... Dreamcatcher (2001) is a novel by Stephen King. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2003. ... Mumford is a 1999 comedic movie set in a small town, where a new psychologist (Loren Dean) gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1999. ... French Kiss is an American-made 1995 romantic comedy film set primarily in France. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1995. ... Wyatt Earp is a 1994 Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1994. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Grand Canyon is an ensemble drama directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, advertised as The Big Chill for the 90s, in reference to one of Kasdans earlier successes. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... DVD case cover for I Love You to Death I Love You to Death is a 1990 crime/comedy film, directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1990. ... The Accidental Tourist is a novel by Anne Tyler that won the National Book Critics Circle Award. ... // Events Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Top grossing films Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis Cocktail, also starring Tom Cruise... Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. ... See also: 1984 in film, other events of 1985, 1986 in film, list of years in film. Events Top grossing films Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple... The Big Chill is a 1983 film which tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who gather together again for the funeral of one of their number, after not having seen one another for years. ... // Events February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York Top grossing films North America Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Continental Divide is a 1981 American romantic comedy. ... // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Body Heat is a 1981 neo-film noir written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Lawrence Kasdan (514 words)
Born in Miami Beach, Florida and raised in West Virginia, Lawrence Kasdan attended the University of Michigan with plans to become an English teacher.
Kasdan bounced back with the romantic comedy French Kiss (1995), starring Meg Ryan as a woman who wants to get her straying fiancé back at any cost, even if it means having to follow him to France.
Kasdan’s son, Jake Kasdan, has followed in his father’s footsteps, starting off as an actor in his father’s films The Big Chill, Silverado and The Accidental Tourist, then moving on to direct TV series such as Freaks and Geeks and Grosse Pointe, as well as the feature film Orange County (2002).
Lawrence Kasdan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter.
Lucas then commissioned Kasdan to write the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and the last installment of the Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi.
Kasdan is the father of directors/actors Jake and Jon Kasdan.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m