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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 16, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Graduated from UCLA Law School but chose not to practice law
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Worked for record producer Lou Adler, managing rock bands
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Founded own record company, Dizzy Spin Records
1975:
First film as producer, "Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins"
1978:
Wrote screenplay for "American Hot Wax" (also produced)
1980:
Film directing debut with "Where the Buffalo Roam"; first collaboration with Bill Murray
1982:
First collaboration with Sean Penn as producer of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
1987:
First collaborations with David Mamet, Brian De Palma, and Robert De Niro as producer of "The Untouchables"
1990:
First credit as executive producer, "Dick Tracy"
1991:
Signed a three-year exclusive agreement with Warner Bros
1993:
First TV credit, executive producer of the syndicated TV revival of "The Untouchables"
1993:
Wrote first book, "A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood"
1994:
Signed a three-year picture deal with Fox
1997:
Renewed three-picture deal with Fox 2000

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