Lawrence Kasdan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lawrence Edward "Larry" Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan co-wrote the Star Wars sequel trilogy film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will co-write the series' Han Solo spin-off film. He has been nominated for three Oscars: twice for Best Original Screenplay for The Big Chill and Grand Canyon and once for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Accidental Tourist. He is the father of directors Jake Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, and the father-in-law of musician Inara George. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lawrence Kasdan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Jane  •  Jason Lee  •  Damian Lewis

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Jane  •  Jason Lee  •  Damian Lewis

French Kiss (1995)

After her fiancee admits to infidelity while on a business trip in France, a woman attempts to get her lover back and marry him by traveling to Paris despite her crippling fear of flying. On the way she unwittingly smuggles something of value that has a charming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Kevin Kline  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Jean Reno

After her fiancee admits to infidelity while on a business trip in France, a woman attempts to get her lover back and marry him by traveling to Paris despite her crippling fear of flying. On the way she unwittingly smuggles something of value that has a charming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Kevin Kline  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Jean Reno

Grand Canyon (1991)

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Into the Night (1985)

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Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Mumford (1999)

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

Silverado (1985)

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Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Scott Glenn  •  Kevin Costner  •  Danny Glover

Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Scott Glenn  •  Kevin Costner  •  Danny Glover

The Big Chill (1983)

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Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

I Love You to Death (1990)

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Darling Companion (2012)

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Kevin Kline  •  Sam Shepard  •  Dianne Wiest

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Kevin Kline  •  Sam Shepard  •  Dianne Wiest

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

After the death of his son, travel writer Macon Leary seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife is having similar problems. They separate, and Macon meets a strange, outgoing woman who brings him 'back down to earth', but his wife soon thinks their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Geena Davis  •  Amy Wright

After the death of his son, travel writer Macon Leary seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife is having similar problems. They separate, and Macon meets a strange, outgoing woman who brings him 'back down to earth', but his wife soon thinks their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Geena Davis  •  Amy Wright

Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg share the struggles and the passion that went into making the "Indiana Jones" trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Lawrence Kasdan  •  Harrison Ford

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg share the struggles and the passion that went into making the "Indiana Jones" trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Lawrence Kasdan  •  Harrison Ford

Five Came Back (2017)

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Francis Ford Coppola

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Francis Ford Coppola

Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery (1997)

Host Howie Long takes viewers on a tour of the "Star Wars" universe, as Fox TV celebrates the re-release of the original three legendary films in this one hour special.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas C. Grane
CAST:  Eamonn Holmes  •  Howie Long  •  George Lucas  •  Irvin Kershner

Host Howie Long takes viewers on a tour of the "Star Wars" universe, as Fox TV celebrates the re-release of the original three legendary films in this one hour special.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas C. Grane
CAST:  Eamonn Holmes  •  Howie Long  •  George Lucas  •  Irvin Kershner

The Big Chill: A Reunion (1999)

A look back at the making of the film "The Big Chill" (1983) with cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Lawrence Kasdan  •  William Hurt  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Glenn Close

A look back at the making of the film "The Big Chill" (1983) with cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Lawrence Kasdan  •  William Hurt  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Glenn Close

Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000)

A documentary about 'The Magnificent Seven'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Heaton
CAST:  Bob Benecke  •  Maria Palacios de Erickson  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  John Carpenter

A documentary about 'The Magnificent Seven'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Heaton
CAST:  Bob Benecke  •  Maria Palacios de Erickson  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  John Carpenter

Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005)

Friends, family, co-stars and admirers of actor Steve McQueen talk about his life and his movie career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Freedman
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  David Foster  •  Don Gordon  •  Eli Wallach

Friends, family, co-stars and admirers of actor Steve McQueen talk about his life and his movie career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Freedman
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  David Foster  •  Don Gordon  •  Eli Wallach
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