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The Directors: Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 15, 2019

Elia Kazan was considered one of the most influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history. Founder of the Actors Studio, his work bringing out powerful performances from actors is legendary, with films such as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and, On the Waterfront (1954) both starring Marlon Brando, and East of Eden (1955) with James Dean. During his career, he won two Oscars as Best Director, three Tony Awards, and four Golden Globes. He also received an Honorary Oscar.

Elia Kazan was considered one of the most influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history. Founder of the Actors Studio, his work bringing out powerful performances from actors is legendary, with films such as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and, On the Waterfront (1954) both starring Marlon Brando, and East of Eden (1955) with James Dean. During his career, he won two Oscars as Best Director, three Tony Awards, and four Golden Globes. He also received an Honorary Oscar.

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