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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, Jewish, was born in New York City and 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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Fall River Herald News
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Boaz Yakin directs. July 1. MAGIC MIKE XXL: No Matthew McConaughey? No Steven Soderbergh? I think this emperor has no clothes. But it does have Channing Tatum, who also co-wrote the script. That should be enough for you ladies. TERMINATOR: ...

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Los Angeles Times
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:30:55 -0700

Written by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich. Directed by Yakin. Warner Bros. Pictures. The Pardon. A biographical drama about Toni Jo Henry, a woman who survived abuse and prostitution only to get entangled in kidnapping and murder in 1940s Louisiana.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:42:36 -0700

That's what they all say. (June 5). "Max" (Boaz Yakin), is about a military dog with PTSD who is taken in by the family of his dead master. (June 26). "We Are Your Friends" (Working Title, Canal) stars Zac Ephron as a young DJ and Wes Bentley as his ...

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Star
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:03:45 -0700

Director: Boaz Yakin. • Plot: A dog aiding U.S. Marines in Afghanistan suffers a traumatic experience and is adopted by the handler's family back in the USA. Ted 2. • Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Seth MacFarlane. • Director: Seth MacFarlane.
 
Huffington Post
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:38 -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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Film Journal
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:55:15 -0700

Superhero movies assemble! And reboots…and sequels…and adaptations…and docs…and original comedies…and indie festival hits. As always, the summer movie season has an abundance of offerings for American moviegoers, no matter their tastes.

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Vulture
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:09:16 -0700

"Stan Lee loved Ant-Man beyond all reason, and nobody ever gave a damn," screenwriter Boaz Yakin would later tell comics historian Sean Howe. "[H]e wanted an Ant-Man script in the worst way. I had been arguing against Ant-Man because, let's face it, ...
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