Karaszewski, Larry

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(L. A. Karaszewski)


Raised in South Bend, IN; married, wife's name Emily; children: Carver, Jack. Education: Attended University of Southern California.


Agent—Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Writer, producer, director, and script consultant. Worked as a television film critic in South Bend, IN.

Awards, Honors:

Chicago International Film Festival Award for Beyond Our Control; awards with Scott Alexander include Screen Award nomination, Writers Guild of America, best original screenplay, and Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, best writing, both 1995, for Ed Wood; Paul Selvin Honorary Award, Writers Guild of America, Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, best original screenplay, and Golden Globe Award, best motion picture screenplay, all 1997, for The People vs. Larry Flynt.


Film Work:

Director, Screwed (also known as Fool Proof), Universal Home Entertainment, 2000.

Producer, Auto Focus, Sony Pictures, 2002.

Television Work; Series:

Director, Beyond Our Control, between 1978 and 1980.

Executive producer, Problem Child, 1993.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (also known as Problem Child 3), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Member of ensemble, Beyond Our Control, 1977–80.



(With Scott Alexander) Problem Child, Universal, 1990.

(With Alexander) Problem Child 2 (also based on a story by Karaszewski), Universal, 1991.

(With Alexander) Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995.

(With Alexander) The People vs. Larry Flynt (also known as Larry Flynt), Columbia, 1996, published as The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Shooting Script, W. W. Norton and Co., 1996.

(As L. A. Karaszewski; with Alexander) That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

(Uncredited; with Alexander) Cats Don't Dance (animated), 1997.

(With Alexander) Man on the Moon (also known as Der mondmann), Universal, 1999, published as Man on the Moon: The Shooting Script, W. W. Norton and Co., 2000.

(With Alexander) Screwed (also known as Fool Proof), Universal Home Entertainment, 2000.

(With Alexander) Agent Cody Banks (also known as L'agent Cody Banks), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

(Uncredited) The Pacifier, Buena Vista, 2004.

Also contributes rewrites and dialogue changes to other screenplays.

Television Series:

Beyond Our Control, 1977–80.


The television movie Problem Child 3: Junior in Love was based on a story by Karaszewski.



Time, December 31, 1999, p. 223.