Elia Kazan represented the American dream. An immigrant who came without anything and who became the Prince of Hollywood and Broadway after World War II. Actor, theater director, filmmaker, writer, he is the founder of Actor’s Studio, a collaborator of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and a director who discovered Marlon Brando and James Dean. We owe him masterpieces like « A streetcar named desire », « America, America» or « East of Eden». His decision to testify against his colleagues accused of communism in 1952 inflicted enormous shame on him.