Ken Kwapis Overview

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Born: August 17, 1958

Born in Belleville, Illinois, Ken Kwapis' USC thesis film For Heaven's Sake! was based on Mozart's one-act opera Der Schauspieldirektor, with backbiting nuns replacing the dueling divas of the original. The film won Kwapis a Student Academy Award in Dramatic Achievement. His earliest work as a television director includes the telefilms Revenge of the Nerd (1983) and Summer Switch (1984). He made his feature film directorial debut with Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985), and went... See All

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