Leon Rawlski

Leon Rawlski



Leon Rawlski is an award-winning director and producer of feature films, television documentaries, and commercial projects. He has been in the film business for over 20 years and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Robert Zemeckis.

Leon was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied film and television production. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.

Leon quickly found work in the film industry and began directing music videos and commercials. His work caught the attention of some of Hollywood's top directors, which led to his first feature film, “The Shakedown” in 1996. This film was a huge success and was nominated for several major awards.

After “The Shakedown,” Leon continued to direct music videos and commercials, as well as several feature films, including “The House of Sand and Fog” (2003) and “The Departed” (2006). He also directed two documentaries, “The Last Emperor” (2004) and “The Great Depression” (2008).

Leon has won numerous awards for his work, including the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series. He has also been nominated for several Academy Awards, including one for Best Director for “The Departed.”

Today, Leon continues to direct films and television projects. He is currently in pre-production on his next feature film, “The Man Who Could Fly.” He also teaches master classes at the University of Southern California and is a mentor to aspiring directors.

Leon is known for his innovative and creative style of filmmaking, as well as his ability to capture powerful emotions on screen. He has created some of the most iconic and memorable images in cinema history, and his films continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.

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