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Born: June 20, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter

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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.

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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DIRECTOR:

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  Max (2015)
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  Uptown Girls (2003) Director
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  Remember the Titans (2000) Director
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  Price Above Rubies, A (1998) Director
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  Fresh (1994) Director

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1985:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1989:
First produced screenplay, "The Punisher"
1990:
Wrote the screenplay for "The Rookie," starring Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen
1994:
Made feature directing debut with "Fresh"; also penned screenplay
1998:
Wrote and directed "A Price Above Rubies"
2000:
First film that he directed but did not write, "Remember the Titans"
2003:
Directed the comedy "Uptown Girls," starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning
2004:
Wrote "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," a prequel to the 1987 blockbuster "Dirty Dancing"
2009:
Helmed the drama "Death in Love"; also penned screenplay
2010:
Penned screenplay for "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," starring Jake Gyllenhaal
2012:
Wrote and directed action thriller "Safe," starring Jason Statham
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -
New York University: New York , New York -

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