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Lawrence Kasdan

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Filmmaker

The Resume

    (January 14, 1949- )
    Born in Miami, Florida
    Director, producer, and screenwriter
    Directed and wrote 'Body Heat' (1981), 'The Big Chill' (1983), 'Silverado' (1985), 'The Accidental Tourist' (1988), 'Grand Canyon' (1991), 'Wyatt Earp' (1994) and 'Dreamcatcher' (2003)
    Screenwriter for 'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980), 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981), 'Return of the Jedi' (1983), 'The Bodyguard' (1992), 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015), and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' (2018)
    Profile picture features, left to right, Kasdan, George Lucas and Mark Hamill

Why he might be annoying:

    He originally planned to become an English teacher, but when that did not pan out, he became an advertising copywriter.
    His script for 'The Bodyguard' was rejected 67 times before being bought by Warner Brothers, then spent two decades in 'development hell,' changing from a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross to one for Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
    He refused to provide commentaries on the DVDs of his films.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was nominated for three Oscars for writing, for 'The Big Chill,' 'The Accidental Tourist' and 'Grand Canyon.'
    He works frequently with Kevin Kline (six films) and William Hurt (four).
    'Wired' magazine wrote, 'With the exception of George Lucas himself, Kasdan is the person who most established what Star Wars is.'
    He is firmly in the 'Han shot first' camp.

Credit: C. Fishel


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 123 Votes: 52.03% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying