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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.


      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



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Again (For the Very First Time) Director,
      - 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,
      - 2020
      33% 62% Boarding School Director,
      - 2018
      37% 70% Max Director,
      Executive Producer
      $42.7M 2015
      51% 70% Now You See Me Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $117.7M 2013
      60% 59% Safe Director,
      $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,
      - 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,
      $1.1M 1998
      88% 91% Fresh Director,
      $7.7M 1994
      25% 33% The Punisher Screenwriter - 1990