10 Facts About Steven Zaillian


Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian was born on January 30,1953 and is an American screenwriter, film director and producer.


Steven Zaillian won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List and has earned Oscar nominations for the films Awakenings, Gangs of New York, Moneyball and The Irishman.


Steven Zaillian was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011.


Steven Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter.


Steven Zaillian attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema.


Steven Zaillian is known for writing screenplays that often deal with tragedy and drama.


Steven Zaillian directed and wrote the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, for which he earned critical and commercial acclaim.


Steven Zaillian wrote and directed the 1998 film A Civil Action and wrote the screenplays for the films Gangs of New York in 2002, and American Gangster in 2007.


Steven Zaillian co-wrote the screenplay for Moneyball in 2011 with Aaron Sorkin.


Steven Zaillian wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.