Lawrence Kasdan

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Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. 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 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), The Accidental Tourist (1988), and Dreamcatcher (2004). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Kasdan has received more than 1,874,369 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Lawrence Kasdan is the 523rd most popular film director (up from 601st in 2019), the 3,346th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,744th in 2019) and the 138th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 523 out of 1,580Before him are Norman McLaren, John Glen, Don Bluth, Ferdinand Zecca, Georges Franju, and John Hughes. After him are Pierre Woodman, Michael Apted, Mark Robson, Jean Girault, Tom Tykwer, and Dadasaheb Phalke.

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Among people born in 1949, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 168Before him are Jim Sheridan, Leslie Easterbrook, Arif Alvi, Hyon Yong-chol, Andranik Margaryan, and Lois McMaster Bujold. After him are Dick Nanninga, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Massimo D'Alema, Alain Finkielkraut, Gabriel Yared, and John Podesta.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 3,346 out of 15,968Before him are Cyrus Vance (1917), Thomas Newman (1955), Arnold Palmer (1929), Joan Jett (1958), John Hughes (1950), and Ronald Graham (1935). After him are Del Shannon (1934), Annie Proulx (1935), Stephen Baldwin (1966), Betty Robinson (1911), John C. Reilly (1965), and William Baldwin (1963).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Lawrence Kasdan ranks 138Before him are Larry Clark (1943), Abel Ferrara (1951), Kenneth Anger (1927), Emile Ardolino (1943), Don Bluth (1937), and John Hughes (1950). After him are Gore Verbinski (1964), Todd Phillips (1970), Allen Daviau (1942), Paul Mazursky (1930), Rob Cohen (1949), and John Lasseter (1957).