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Steve Kloves

Steve Kloves

Steve Kloves began his career by writing the screenplay for the 1984 Jaffe-Lansing production Racing With The Moon, a World War II era coming-of-age story directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern and Nicolas Cage in one of his earliest and most important roles.

In 1989 Kloves made his directorial debut with the comedy-drama The Fabulous Baker Boys, which starred Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film, which Kloves also wrote, received four Academy Award nominations and Michelle Pfeiffer won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her performance.

Four years later Kloves wrote and directed the psychological thriller Flesh and Bone starring Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Gywneth Paltrow.

Most recently, Kloves penned the screenplay for Wonderboys starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire and Frances McDormand. The film, which was directed and produced by Curtis Hanson, proved a hit with the audiences and critics alike and won him him first Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Kloves recently completed the screenplay for the second of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and is set to begin adapting the third Harry Potter novel.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Steve Kloves Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Not available.