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Boaz Yakin
Born (1966-06-20) June 20, 1966 (age 48)
New York City
Occupation Writer, director, producer
Spouse(s) Alma Har'el

Boaz Yakin (born June 20, 1966)[1] is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. He has written such screenplays as Fresh and A Price Above Rubies, and he directed the feature film Remember the Titans, among others.

Early life[edit]

Yakin was born in New York City. His parents were born in Israel[2][3] yet met in Paris while studying mime with Marcel Marceau.[4] He attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he was classmates in 1983 with actor Jon Cryer.[3]

Yakin studied filmmaking at New York's City College. He moved on to New York University, and made his first deal for a screenplay at age 19.[4]

Career[edit]

After finishing school, Yakin worked in the film, developing projects for several companies, and saw his first screenplay reach the screen in 1989, when The Punisher, a vehicle for Dolph Lundgren, was released. Yakin's next screenplay was The Rookie, starring Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen. Wanting to take on more personal material, Yakin drew from his experiences growing up in New York's inner city for his next screenplay, Fresh. Yakin opted to direct his screenplay for Fresh himself. The film won critical acclaim, earning the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.

Yakin went back to his youth for inspiration on his next project. His experience with the Chassidic community informed his screenplay for A Price Above Rubies. Yakin rebounded with his next assignment, which was his first film that he directed but did not write; Remember the Titans was a major box office success, and moved him to the upper tier of bankable Hollywood talents.

His Holocaust drama Death in Love debuted in January 2008. Yakin describes it as a movie about the failure of the family and inability to change your past.[2]

He was a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.[5]

In 2010, it was announced that Yakin would direct Sympathy for the Devil, with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Duhamel in the cast.[6] The project was still in development as of 2014.

Yakin's most recent film is the family picture Max for Warner Bros. and MGM. The film was released on January 30, 2015.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Yakin is married to Israeli music video director Alma Har'el.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Writer[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Marathon, a graphic novel illustrated by Joe Infurnari, First Second, 2012
  • Jerusalem, a graphic novel illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, First Second, 2013

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Max | official trailer UK (2015) Boaz Yakin Robbie Amell Lauren Graham Jay Hernandez

official trailer for Max.

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Cinema Cool: Fresh Tribute

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Safe Trailer [HD]

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Max - 2015 Movies #Trailer HD (Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Jay Hernandez)

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Huffington Post
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700

In discussions about the recent victory of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's elections, I've heard or read over and over again that he played on the "fears" of the Israeli people. Their fear of the Palestinians, their fear of the Iranians, their fear of ...

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Gilmore News
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember The Titans), this could have more feel-good guts than you might expect. US release date is 26 June 2015. Look good to you? What do you think of Thomas Haden Church as Lauren's on-screen husband? Who would you ...
 
Deadline.com
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:59:05 -0700

Here's the first trailer for the film, in which the emotional beats are ramped to Sarah MacLachlan levels, so prepare to feel things. Directed and co-written by Boaz Yakin (Remember The Titans), the film also stars Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Joseph ...

Shockya.com

Shockya.com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:37 -0700

The film is directed by Boaz Yakin and written by Yakin and Sheldon Lettich and stars Robbie Amell, Jay Hernandez (who was just announced as the latest castmember in “Suicide Squad”), Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins and Luke ...

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ComingSoon.net
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:54:30 -0700

Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed the first trailer and poster for inspirational dog story Max, which opens in theaters on June 26. Check it out below! In the film, a precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:00:42 -0700

American actor Guillermo Díaz, who portrays Huck/Diego Munoz on ABC's popular crime drama "Scandal", celebrates his 40th birthday on Sunday, 22 March. Born in 1975, he began his journey to the world of entertainment as Spike through Boaz Yakin's film, ...

Yibada (English Edition)

Yibada (English Edition)
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:37:31 -0700

The film is set to be piloted by Boaz Yakin, working along with Sheldon Lettich as co-writer. Ben Ormand and Karen Rosanfelt are the film co-producers. Filming started on May 12 last year in North Carolina, United States. The upcoming film will be ...

Fashion & Style

Fashion & Style
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -0700

(Photo : Warner Brothers/MGM/Max's Official Facebook Page) Warner Brothers recently released a trailer for the upcoming movie "Max," which tells the story of a Marine war dog who is adopted by the family of his handler and bonds closely with a teenaged ...
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