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(1909 - )
Part of the Chris Marker World Wide Web Site.
Written by Adrian Miles.
de la chouette. (1989) Greek born Kazan emmigrated to the
United States with his family in 1913 (he was born Elia Kazanjioglou)
and studied drama at the Yale School of Drama. He first worked as an
actor with the Group Theatre and rose to prominence as a stage director
of significant note. Following the Second World War Kazan
became increasingly involved in filmmaking, first as an actor then as a
director. A former member of the Communist Party of America Kazan 'named
names' to the House of Un-American Activities Committee which guaranteed
him to be an always controversial figure. Regardless of these
issues Kazan is probably best remembered for a body of work that is
marked by extraordinary performances, a strong social awareness, and a
certain brand of realism. He remained always an actor's director and
founded, with Lee Strasburg, the Actor's Studio in 1947.
Monaco, et al.
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Last Updated, July 1995.
Miles, 1995. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.