Accused of union-busting on "The Visitors", a family-affair (son Chris wrote and produced), low-budget picture shot in and around Kazan's home turf of Newton, CT; film reportedly cost $150,000, of which the non-union actors (including James Woods and Steve Railsback) received a total of $1,200; put on "unfair" list of Screen Actors Guild
After brief stay in Berlin, immigrated to the USA with parents
Bombed with "The Arrangement", film version of his own best-selling novel
Broadway directing debut, Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth"
Directed "Viva Zapata!", written by John Steinbeck and starring Marlon Brando
Directed Miller's "After the Fall" for inaugural season of Lincoln Center Repertory Theater; production starred second wife Barbara Loden playing a thinly disguised Marilyn Monroe
Helmed "Splendor in the Grass" from an Oscar-winning original screenplay by William Inge
Helmed the Broadway production of Miller's "Death of a Salesman"; received second Tony Award
"Panic in the Streets" marked his passage to a more ambitiously cinematic phase
Appeared on Broadway in Group Theatre production of Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty"
Collaborated with Tennessee Williams on "Baby Doll"
Directed overtly anti-Communist film, "Man on a Tightrope", starring Fredric March
Directed short documentary "People of the Cumberland"
Film acting debut in the short "Cafe Universal"
Published memoirs "Elia Kazan: A Life"
Received acclaim for producing and directing "J.B.", Archibald MacLeish's retelling of the biblical story of Job
Staged the premiere of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway; exercised much influence over the final draft
Subject of documentary "Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey" (AMC), produced by long-time friend Julian Schlossberg
Was a member of the Communist Party
Appointed to develop and run the new Lincoln Center Repertory Theater
Broadway acting debut, "Men in White"
Co-founded (with Cheryl Crawford, Robert Lewis and Lee Strasberg) Actors Studio
Feature film acting debut in "City for Conquest", playing a neighborhood tough-turned-gangster opposite James Cagney
Feature film directing debut with "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Nominated for three Oscars--Best Director, Best Picture (as producer) and Best Screenplay--for "America, America", based on his uncle's life
Played Eddie Fusseli in the Group Theatre production of Odets' "Golden Boy"
Produced first film "East of Eden"; also directed; adapted by Paul Osborn from the Steinbeck novel; picked up fourth Oscar nomination as Best Director
Received Oscar nomination as Best Director for "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Reunited with Schulberg for "A Face in the Crowd"
Subject of French documentary "Elia Kazan, Outsider"
Testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and named eight former colleagues (including Odets and actress Paula Strasberg) as dangerous Communist infiltrators
Took home second Oscar as director of "On the Waterfront", written by fellow "name-dropper" Budd Schulberg
Turned up in a surprising role as Captain of Fishing Boat in foreign film "Sis", directed by Omer Zulfi Livanelli
After trying for some time to write a screenplay about the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), turned ideas over to Osborn who scripted "Wild River", directed by Kazan
Apprenticed with Group Theater
Co-directed and acted in the experimental short film, "Pie in the Sky"; wife Molly Day Thatcher also directed a segment
Directed last feature film to date, "The Last Tycoon", adapted from the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel by Harold Pinter
Directed seminal Broadway productions of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (for which he won his first Tony) and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Group Theater folded
Stage directing debut with "Casey Jones"
Theatrical debut as stage manager and understudy for the Theater Guild production, "The Pure in Heart" in Baltimore, Maryland
Won Best Director Oscar on first-ever nomination for "Gentleman's Agreement"; film also won Best Picture