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