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Birth Place: Israel Profession: Producer ...
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1965:
Was in the Israel Defense Forces; wounded in the Six-Day War and spent 15 months in a hospital
1970:
Moved to America; worked as a truck driver and taught Hebrew to put himself through school
:
Designed toys for Mattel, Hasbro and Tyco
1988:
Joined with fellow Israeli immigrant Ike Perlmutter at Toy Biz; created a series of X-Men action figures
1993:
Became head of Marvel Studios division devoted to film and TV projects, when Marvel acquired a chunk of Toy Biz
1998:
Took over Marvel Entertainment after its bankruptcy settlement
1998:
Executive produced the surprise Wesley Snipes hit "Blade"
1999:
Produced TV series "Spider-Man Unlimited", "Avengers" and "The Silver Surfer"
2000:
Produced the blockbuster hit "X-Men"
2002:
Produced the sequal to the suprise hit "Blade II," once again starring Wesley Snipes
2002:
Produced the summer Blockbuster "Spider-man," starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst; directed by Sam Raimi
2003:
Produced "Daredevil," starring Ben Affleck
2003:
Produced "X2," directed by Bryan Singer
2003:
Produced "Hulk," based on the TV series, starring Eric bana

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