Peter Askin: American film director, producer and screenwriter (1940-) | Biography
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Peter Askin
American film director, producer and screenwriter

Peter Askin

Peter Askin
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Intro American film director, producer and screenwriter
Is Screenwriter Film producer Film director
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1940
Age 83 years
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Peter Askin (Born 1940) is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing the 2007 film Trumbo, a documentary about the Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted for being a member of the Hollywood Ten. For the film, he worked closely with Trumbo's son, Christopher Trumbo.


Born to a Jewish family, Askin is the son of Alma Askin, the daughter of Joseph Durst, the founder of the Durst Organization and member of one of the most prominent real estate families in New York City in the 20th century. He was educated at Middlebury College and Columbia University. He trained under Wynn Handman at the American Place Theater in New York City. Askin made his debut in 1986 with Down an Alley Filled with Cats. Askin was the screenwriter for such films as Company Man (which he also co-directed) and Smithereens, and he directed and produced the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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