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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 is set to direct a family picture Max for Warner Bros. and MGM. The film will be 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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Deadspin
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:54:11 -0700

But the plot doesn't feel complicated, because director Boaz Yakin keeps things moving confidently and briskly. Statham, we learn, is a former MMA fighter who incurred the wrath of the Russian mob by accidentally putting an opponent in a coma when he ...

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Film Journal
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Boaz Yakin's Fresh, which Ostrow produced in 1993, appeared in the New Directors Series at the Museum of Modern Art; was in competition at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival; and won the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Ostrow ...

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DorkShelf.com
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:48:45 -0700

Kevin Smith, Joe and Anthony Russo, Don Cheadle, Alan Cumming, Ed Burns, Boaz Yakin, Robert Townsend, Thomas Jane, and Ed Burns show up in often on-the-fly conversations that aren't much to look at, but maintain a friendly, conversational, and ...
 
Clic Folha
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:38:19 -0700

Direção de Boaz Yakin. Com Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, Catherine Chan, James Hong. Suspense. O PROCURADO (Wanted). 23h15, na Record. Alemanha/EUA, 2008. Direção de Timur Bekmambetov. Com Angelina ...
 
El Periódico de Catalunya
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

El resultat, un còctel de 'thriller', acció i comèdia de parella de policies, va tenir menys èxit de l'esperat, tot i comptar amb un parell de guionistes en ascens (Scott Spiegel i Boaz Yakin) i el productor Howard G. Kazanjian, col·laborador de George Lucas.

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TVMag
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Jason Statham est le héros incassable de ce film d'action dopé à l'adrénaline mis en scène par Boaz Yakin, le scénariste de Prince of Persia et le producteur de Hostel. Ça va faire mal ! Qu'on se le dise: Safe ne fait pas dans la dentelle. Taillé sur ...
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