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Lawrence Kasdan

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Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American filmmaker. He is the co-writer of the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Force Awakens (2015), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). He also co-wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Bodyguard (1992), and is the writer-director of Body Heat (1981), The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985), The Accidental Tourist (1988), and Dreamcatcher (2003). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Kasdan has received more than 2,181,789 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Kasdan is the 604th most popular film director (down from 523rd in 2019), the 3,979th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,345th in 2019) and the 156th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 604 out of 1,581Before him are Werner Schroeter, Roger Donaldson, Jennifer Lee, Robert Mulligan, Hugh Hudson, and Aleksei Yuryevich German. After him are Jörn Donner, Carmine Gallone, Matthew Vaughn, Grigory Chukhray, Keisuke Kinoshita, and Walter Salles.

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Among people born in 1949, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 224Before him are Dado Topić, Andranik Margaryan, Kiran Bedi, Svetislav Pešić, Herman Rarebell, and Elizabeth Warren. After him are Dick Nanninga, Henning Jensen, Franco Causio, William Forsythe, Würzel, and Nawaz Sharif.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 3,979 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Peña (1976), Jeff Hanneman (1964), Robert Bly (1926), Scott Walker (1943), Elizabeth Warren (1949), and Earl Boen (1945). After him are Huey Lewis (1950), Lynn Cohen (1933), John Nance Garner (1868), Michael Nesmith (1942), Charles Grandison Finney (1792), and Hugh Thompson Jr. (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 156Before him are Norman Taurog (1899), Martin Brest (1951), Robert Rodriguez (1968), George Seaton (1911), Jennifer Lee (1971), and Robert Mulligan (1925). After him are Paul Mazursky (1930), Brad Bird (1957), Stan Winston (1946), Kevin Smith (1970), Todd Phillips (1970), and Frances Marion (1888).