History Creator / LawrenceKasdan

19th Oct '17 8:17:31 AM dlchen145
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Lawrence Kasdan is a well-known film screenwriter and director.

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Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is a well-known film screenwriter and director.
17th Oct '17 9:29:47 AM pepsimax
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* [[Film/HanSoloFilm Untitled Han Solo Spinoff]] (2018) (co-writer)

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* [[Film/HanSoloFilm Untitled Han Solo Spinoff]] ''Film/{{Solo}}'' (2018) (co-writer)
7th Jun '17 1:37:42 PM BananaPancakes
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Lawrence Kasdan is a well known film screenwriter and director.

He originally trained to be a teacher, but when he couldn't get any teaching post, he became an advertising copywriter. He hated the job, but it didn't affect his performance as the Clio Award he won indicates.

Finally moved to Hollywood and finally got into the movie writing business when his script for ''Film/TheBodyguard'' was finally bought after 36 refusals and remained in DevelopmentHell until 1992 when Music/WhitneyHouston and Creator/KevinCostner starred in it.

However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of Creator/GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.

Here's an example of Kasdan's talent at work with one of Yoda's most profound lines:
--> * Lucas's version: “Not material are we. Luminous beings are we, tied together by the Force. Yes. There are two of you… your body and your energy.”
--> * Kasdan's version: “Luminous beings are we [pinches Luke's skin], not this crude matter.”

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Lawrence Kasdan is a well known well-known film screenwriter and director.

He originally trained to be a teacher, but when he couldn't couldn’t get any teaching post, hired as such, he became an advertising copywriter. He hated the job, but it didn't didn’t affect his performance as the Clio Award he won indicates.

Finally He finally moved to Hollywood and finally got into the movie writing business movies when his script for ''Film/TheBodyguard'' was finally bought after 36 refusals and rejections. It remained in DevelopmentHell until 1992 1992, when it was made into a very successful vehicle for Music/WhitneyHouston and Creator/KevinCostner starred in it.

Creator/KevinCostner.

However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of Creator/StevenSpielberg. Spielberg’s friend and colleague Creator/GeorgeLucas who commissioned took notice, hiring him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and help write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that hugely helpful, insofar as it replaced Lucas' Lucas’ infamously clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically lines. Basically, if the best lines spoken weren't weren’t [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.

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an example of Kasdan's talent Kasdan’s skill at work with one of Yoda's Yoda’s most profound lines:
--> * Lucas's Lucas’ version: “Not material are we. Luminous beings are we, tied together by the Force. Yes. There are two of you… you … your body and your energy.”
--> * Kasdan's Kasdan’s version: “Luminous beings are we [pinches Luke's Luke’s skin], not this crude matter.”



Nowadays, his stature as a big part of the talent that made ''StarWars'' so great has grown so much that just the news of him writing the upcoming Episode VII was a moment of celebration with the fandom.

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Nowadays, his stature as a big part of the talent that made ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' so great has grown so much that just the news of him writing the upcoming Episode VII was a moment of celebration with the fandom.
{{fandom}} celebrated when it became known that he would help write ''Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens''.



* ''Film/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) (screenplay co-adapter and director)

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* ''Film/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) (screenplay co-adapter and director)
25th May '17 10:36:47 AM CosmicFerret
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However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of Creator/GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.

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However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of Creator/GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.
23rd Apr '17 3:01:37 AM Saveelich
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* [[Film/HanSoloFilm Untitled Han Solo Spinoff]] (2018) (co-writer)
8th Nov '16 7:30:25 PM jormis29
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Eventually, he moved on to doing his own films like ''Film/TheBigChill'', ''Film/GrandCanyon'', and ''The Accidental Tourist'', which got UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations. He most often works with Creator/KevinKline for his films.

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Eventually, he moved on to doing his own films like ''Film/TheBigChill'', ''Film/GrandCanyon'', and ''The Accidental Tourist'', ''Film/TheAccidentalTourist'', which got UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations. He most often works with Creator/KevinKline for his films.



* ''The Accidental Tourist'' (1988) (screenplay co-adapter and director)

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* ''The Accidental Tourist'' ''Film/TheAccidentalTourist'' (1988) (screenplay co-adapter and director)
25th Oct '16 4:01:24 PM nombretomado
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However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.

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However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.
19th Apr '16 11:37:08 PM erforce
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Finally moved to Hollywood and finally got into the movie writing business when his script for ''TheBodyguard'' was finally bought after 36 refusals and remained in DevelopmentHell until 1992 when Music/WhitneyHouston and Creator/KevinCostner starred in it.

However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.

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Finally moved to Hollywood and finally got into the movie writing business when his script for ''TheBodyguard'' ''Film/TheBodyguard'' was finally bought after 36 refusals and remained in DevelopmentHell until 1992 when Music/WhitneyHouston and Creator/KevinCostner starred in it.

However, he got his big break when he sold his script for ''Continental Divide'' to Creator/StevenSpielberg, which drew the attention of GeorgeLucas who commissioned him to write the screenplay for ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'' ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and then later on to finish the screenplay for ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and write the one for ''ReturnOfTheJedi''.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. His impact on the films was immense if only that it replaced Lucas' clunky dialogue for smoothly believable, even poetic when called for, lines for the actors to speak. Basically if the best lines spoken weren't [[ThrowItIn improvised by the actors]], then it was Kasdan's doing.



* ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) (screenplay co-adapter and director)

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* ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' ''Film/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) (screenplay co-adapter and director)
14th Jan '16 3:16:18 AM KhlavKalash
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* ''Film/WyattEarp'' (1994) (co-writer and director)

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* ''Film/WyattEarp'' ''Wyatt Earp'' (1994) (co-writer and director)
14th Jan '16 3:14:24 AM KhlavKalash
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* ''Continenta Divide'' (1981) (writer)

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* ''Continenta ''Continental Divide'' (1981) (writer)



* ''Wyatt Earp'' (1994) (co-writer and director)

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* ''Wyatt Earp'' ''Film/WyattEarp'' (1994) (co-writer and director)



* ''Film/DarlingCompanion'' (2012) (co-writer and director)

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* ''Film/DarlingCompanion'' ''Darling Companion'' (2012) (co-writer and director)
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