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      Boaz Yakin

      Boaz Yakin

      Highest Rated: 90% Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Uptown Girls (2003)

      Birthday: Jun 20, 1966

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      The first feature for this Los Angeles-based screenwriter-director, "Fresh" (1994), was a gritty depiction of a 12-year-old Brooklyn drug runner. Yakin researched his script in the drug-ravaged communities of his native New York. The picture was generally well-received and projected its helmer into the forefront of young American independents. Yakin launched his career shortly after graduation from film school, moving West to pursue opportunities as a screenwriter. In L.A., he developed projects for United Artists, Warner Brothers and White Eagle Productions, Sylvester Stallone's production company. Yakin co-wrote an action flick, "The Punisher" (1989), for New World Pictures. Based on a popular Marvel Comics vigilante character, the film starred Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr. His second co-writing credit was on "The Rookie" (1990), an underperforming cop picture co-produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred with Charlie Sheen.

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      MAX, l-r: Josh Wiggins, director Boaz Yakin on set, 2015. ph: Kent Smith/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAX, l-r: Carlos the dog, Dejon LaQuake, director Boaz Yakin, Mia Xitlali, Josh Wiggins, 2015. ph: Kent Smith/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAX, l-r: Luke Kleintank, director Boaz Yakin, Thomas Haden Church, 2015. ph: Kent Smith/©Warner Bros. Pictures UPTOWN GIRLS, Director Boaz Yakin, Brittany Murphy on the set, 2003, (c) MGM DEATH IN LOVE, director Boaz Yakin, Emma Bell, on set, 2008. Ph: John Clifford/©Screen Media Films UPTOWN GIRLS, Dakota Fanning, director Boaz Yakin on the set, 2003, (c) MGM A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES, Boaz Yakin, on set, 1998. ©Miramax FRESH, producer Lawrence Bender, director Boaz Yakin, 1994, (c) Miramax Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Again (For the Very First Time) Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2023
      88% 93% The Harder They Fall Screenwriter - 2021
      90% No Score Yet Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy Producer - 2020
      80% 98% Aviva Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2020
      33% 62% Boarding School Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2018
      37% 70% Max Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $42.7M 2015
      51% 70% Now You See Me Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Executive Producer
      $117.7M 2013
      60% 59% Safe Director,
      Screenwriter
      $17.1M 2012
      77% 78% Bombay Beach Executive Producer - 2011
      36% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Screenwriter $90.8M 2010
      45% 33% Death in Love Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2008
      44% 39% Hostel Part II Executive Producer $17.5M 2007
      23% 73% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Writer $14.1M 2004
      13% 61% Uptown Girls Director,
      Executive Producer
      $36.9M 2003
      72% 93% Remember the Titans Director $115.8M 2000
      57% 53% A Price Above Rubies Director,
      Writer
      $1.1M 1998
      88% 91% Fresh Director,
      Screenwriter
      $7.7M 1994
      25% 33% The Punisher Screenwriter - 1990