Lawrence Kasdan Biography
A native of Miami, Florida, United States, Lawrence Kasdan is a famous American filmmaker. However, he is the co-writer of the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Lawrence Kasdan Age
Kasdan is 73 years old as of 2022. He was born on 14 January 1949 in Miami, Florida, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 14 January every year.
Lawrence Kasdan Height
Kasdan stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs 72kg.
Lawrence Kasdan Education
Kasdan graduated from Morgantown High School and she then graduated from the University of Michigan with an MA degree in Education, and he is planning to be an English teacher.
Lawrence Kasdan Family
Kasdan was born in Miami, Florida, the United States to the late businessman Clarence Norman Kasdan and late Employment counselor Sylvia Sarah Landau. He has a brother known as Mark Kasdan who is a film producer and screenwriter.
Lawrence Kasdan Wife
Kasdan has been married to Meg Kasdan (née Mary Ellen Goldman) since November 28, 1971. They met at the University of Michigan, where they were both English majors. Their two sons, Jake Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan are both involved in the film as actors, producers, writers, and directors. He has three grandchildren.
Lawrence Kasdan Net Worth
Kasdan has an estimated net worth of $30 Million
Lawrence Kasdan Career
Unable to find a teaching position, Kasdan took a job as an advertising copywriter at the W.B. Doner agency in Detroit—a profession he didn’t enjoy but found success in, earning a Clio Award for his first TV commercial, as well as an award from The One Show. His supervisor, Jim Dale, remembered Kasdan “always said he was better at writing for TV than for print, and that was certainly prophetic.”Kasdan described his five years in advertising as “hellacious,” and he persisted in writing screenplays at night.
Lawrence Kasdan Projects
As of 2020, Kasdan is working on a documentary about record label executive Mo Ostin, and the adaptation of a novel called November Road.
“Directing is the greatest job in the world, but the process is so hard,” he said in 1991. “Each picture is like a child, a huge investment of heart and work. I decided that I want to work a lot while I have the interest in and the energy for it. Then if the time comes when I’m not having fun, I can walk away.”As of 2022, Kasdan has directed only two feature films in the preceding 22 years.
Lawrence Kasdan Producer
Kasdan has produced several films beyond those he directed: Cross My Heart (1987), Immediate Family (1989)—which was written by his The Big Chill co-writer Barbara Benedek—Jumpin’ at the Boneyard (1991), Home Fries (1998), The TV Set (2006)—written and directed by Jake Kasdan—and In the Land of Women (2007), which was written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan.
He has made several cameo impressions in his own films: as River Phoenix’s lawyer in I Love You to Death, as a director in Grand Canyon, as a gambler in Wyatt Earp, and as a man walking a dog in Darling Companion. He played Jack Nicholson’s psychiatrist in As Good as It Gets (1997), directed by James L. Brooks.
Lawrence Kasdan Books
- Wyatt Earp: The Film and the Filmmakers 1994
- Silverado: The Screenplay 2000
- Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Illustrated Screenplay George Lucas 1981
- The Big Chill 1982
- Star Wars: The Scripts George Lucas
- The Bodyguard 1990
- Bodyguard Movie Tie In 1992
- The Empire Strikes Back: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Script George Lucas
- The Empire Strikes Back: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Script George Lucas 1983
- The Empire Strikes Back Notebook
- The Art of Return of the Jedi George Lucas 1994
- Return of the Jedi: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Script George Lucas 1999
- The Accidental Tourist: Screenplay 1987
- Body Heat 1980