American screenwriter, director, and producer Lawrence Kasdan has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Born in Miami, Florida in January 1949. His initial goal was to be a teacher out he became an advertising copywriter, a job he did for five years and for which he won a Clio Award. However, before that success, Kasdan was turned down 67 times prior to his script for The Bodyguard which was sold to Warner Bros. Kasdan has written, directed or created for the movies Raiders of the Lost Ark, Darling Companion, Body Heat, Return of the Jedi, The Bill Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, I Love You to Death, French Kiss, Grand Canyon, Wyatt Earp, Mumford, Continental Divide, Dreamcatcher, Hotel Vendome, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Bodyguard. In addition, he will be producing the forthcoming 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII as well as writing and producing the 2018 untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff before working on Star Wars Episode IX in the following year. Kasdan has to date claimed 19 awards and has been nominated for Academy Awards four times.