Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Schindler’s List and he has been nominated for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. The Times called him “the most artful and subtle screenwriter Hollywood has had since Robert Towne.” He was also presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival.
Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University and lives in Los Angeles. He is of Armenian descent. —Wikipedia
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