Wanting to take on more personal material, Yakin directed his own screenplay, Fresh, attracting talent such as Samuel L. Jackson and Giancarlo Esposito to star in it. The film won critical raves, earning the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, as well as prizes in the Tokyo film festival and other festivals throughout Europe. Yakin's experiences with the Chassidic community informed his next directorial effort, A Price above Rubies, which was released by Miramax Films.
Yakin next took on his first studio project; Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington, for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The film was a box-office success, and a perennial audience favorite. He then made a foray into comedy with Uptown Girls, starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning. As a producer, Yakin formed the company Raw Nerve with partners Eli Roth and Scott Spiegel, from which they unleashed the Hostel films on the world. Most recently he wrote, produced and directed Death in Love, a controversial film that had its premiere at the 2009 Sundance film festival.
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Boaz Yakin Facts
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Remember The Titans|
|Uptown Girls Special Edition|
|A Price Above Rubies|