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Born: December 6, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Palestine Profession: producer, film financier, actor, businessman

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An eclectic film producer and theatrical entrepreneur, Milchan started out producing and financing features in the Israeli film industry. As a producer and executive producer, he has been responsible for numerous features, including adventurous works by some of the world's most celebrated directors: Sergio Leone ("Once Upon a Time in America" 1984); Martin Scorsese ("The King of Comedy" 1983); Terry Gilliam ("Brazil" 1985); Ridley Scott ("Legend" 1985); and Sidney Lumet ("Q&A" 1990). Milchan has collaborated with Oliver Stone on "JFK" (1991), "Heaven and Earth" (1993), and "Natural Born Killers" (1994) and Jon Amiel on "Sommersby" (1993) and "Copycat" (1995).Moving from Israel to Paris, Milchan produced commercials for French TV and various plays for the Paris stage including a production of "Amadeus" starring Roman Polanski. He also produced the play "Ipi Tombi" and the New York production of "It's Nice to Be Civilized" before segueing into a successful career in Hollywood film production. Milchan's hits include "The War of the Roses" (1989), "Pretty Woman" (1990), "Under Siege" (1992), "Free Willy" (1993), "The Client" (1994) and "Heat" (1995). In recent years, he has branched out into feature...

An eclectic film producer and theatrical entrepreneur, Milchan started out producing and financing features in the Israeli film industry. As a producer and executive producer, he has been responsible for numerous features, including adventurous works by some of the world's most celebrated directors: Sergio Leone ("Once Upon a Time in America" 1984); Martin Scorsese ("The King of Comedy" 1983); Terry Gilliam ("Brazil" 1985); Ridley Scott ("Legend" 1985); and Sidney Lumet ("Q&A" 1990). Milchan has collaborated with Oliver Stone on "JFK" (1991), "Heaven and Earth" (1993), and "Natural Born Killers" (1994) and Jon Amiel on "Sommersby" (1993) and "Copycat" (1995).

Moving from Israel to Paris, Milchan produced commercials for French TV and various plays for the Paris stage including a production of "Amadeus" starring Roman Polanski. He also produced the play "Ipi Tombi" and the New York production of "It's Nice to Be Civilized" before segueing into a successful career in Hollywood film production. Milchan's hits include "The War of the Roses" (1989), "Pretty Woman" (1990), "Under Siege" (1992), "Free Willy" (1993), "The Client" (1994) and "Heat" (1995). In recent years, he has branched out into feature financing through his New Regency Productions, which has overseen such films as "Carpool," "Northstar," "Bogus" and "A Time to Kill" (all 1996). In early 1996, he made a bid to purchase Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Once Upon A Time In America (1984) Chauffeur
2.
 Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983) Cafe Customer
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Grew up in Israel
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Educated in England and Switzerland
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Returned to Israel when his father died
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Fought in The Six Day War and The Yom Kippur War
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Took over his father's fertilizer company; later expanded his business holdings to include over 15 companies throughout the world
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Began producing and financing films in Israel in his early thirties
1977:
First screen credit, producer of "Black Joy"
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Produced commercials for French TV
1981:
TV producing debut, the ABC miniseries "Masada"
1983:
Hollywood producing debut, "King of Comedy"
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Produced plays in Paris and NYC, including a Parisian production of "Amadeus" starring Roman Polanski
1991:
Helped form the Summit Group, a joint venture with Andrew Vajna's Cinergi Productions and Bernd Eichinger's Constantin Films to work with Milchan's Regency Intl. in order to handle foreign distribution rights on films they produce as well as select other items
1995:
TV series debut as executive producer, "John Grisham's The Client"
1996:
Made bid to purchase MGM
1997:
Co-produced the acclaimed contemporary noir drama "L.A. Confidential"
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Education

City of London College: -
Swiss Mercantile College: -

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daughter:
Alexandra Milchan. Producer. Formed production company Regency Vision with sister Elinor.
daughter:
Elinor Milchan. Producer. Formed production company Regency Vision with sister Alexandra.

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