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Lawrence Kasdan

Born: Jan 14, 1949

Birthplace: Miami

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Lawrence Kasdan

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1949
Birth Place : Miami

Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan will 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.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Copywriter

Also known as

  • Lawrence Edward Kasdan


  • Clarence Norman Kasdan
  • Sylvia Sarah Landau


  • Meg Kasdan


  • Jake Kasdan
  • Jon Kasdan

Awards Won

  • Saturn Award
  • Golden Bear
  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Razzie Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Comedy
  • Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
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