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Also Known As: Frank G Caroll Died:
Born: May 31, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Israel Profession: executive, producer, screenwriter, director, assistant director

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Energetic, prolific figure who with cousin Yoram Globus has produced over 150 movies in a partnership dating back to the early 1960s. After directing for the stage in Israel, Golan found his way to the US as one of Roger Corman's many young proteges. Upon his return to Israel he and Globus helped build that country's film industry, producing, and sometimes directing, several prestige productions such as "Sallah Shabati" (1964). In 1979, the team moved to Hollywood, taking control of the Cannon group, and in the following decade consistently turned out art-house productions, such as John Cassavetes' "Love Streams" (1984) and Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear" (1987), critical successes like Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly" (1987), and formula action thrillers including "The Delta Force" (1986) and "Over the Top" (1987), both directed by Golan. The partnership dissolved in 1989 with Golan resigning from Cannon to head the 21st Century Film Corporation and Globus becoming CEO of Pathe International.

Energetic, prolific figure who with cousin Yoram Globus has produced over 150 movies in a partnership dating back to the early 1960s.

After directing for the stage in Israel, Golan found his way to the US as one of Roger Corman's many young proteges. Upon his return to Israel he and Globus helped build that country's film industry, producing, and sometimes directing, several prestige productions such as "Sallah Shabati" (1964).

In 1979, the team moved to Hollywood, taking control of the Cannon group, and in the following decade consistently turned out art-house productions, such as John Cassavetes' "Love Streams" (1984) and Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear" (1987), critical successes like Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly" (1987), and formula action thrillers including "The Delta Force" (1986) and "Over the Top" (1987), both directed by Golan.

The partnership dissolved in 1989 with Golan resigning from Cannon to head the 21st Century Film Corporation and Globus becoming CEO of Pathe International.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Armstrong (1999) Director
2.
  Versace Murder, The (1998) Director
3.
  Deadly Heroes (1993) Director
4.
  Crime and Punishment (1993) Director
5.
  Silent Victim (1993) Director
6.
  Hit the Dutchman (1992) Director
7.
  Mack the Knife (1989) Director
8.
  Hanna's War (1988) Director
9.
  Over The Top (1987) Director
10.
  Delta Force, The (1986) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Devarim (1995) Nelo
2.
 Hit the Dutchman (1992) Hymie Weinstock
3.
 Dead Center (1992) (Cameo Appearance)
5.
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Served as one of first pilots of Israeli Air Force
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Began career as theater director in Israel
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Changed career focus to film in early 1960s
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Moved to New York
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Worked as assistant to Roger Corman
1963:
Returned to Israel; directed first film, "El Dorado" (also producer)
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Co-founded Noah Films with cousin, Yoram Globus
1970:
Wrote first screenplay, "Highway Queen"; first film produced by Noah Films
1975:
First Golan-Globus film produced for a major Hollywood studio (Warner Bros), "Lepke"
1979:
Moved to Hollywood with Globus; took over Cannon Group, Inc. with Globus, serving as senior executive vice-president
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Became chairman of the board of Cannon Entertainment, Inc, in addition to his post in the Cannon Group, Inc
1988:
TV producing debut, "D.C. Follies"
1989:
In March left Cannon Group to become chairman of the board and chief executive officer of 21st Century Film Corporation
1989:
Produced first film as chairman of 21st Century, "Bad Jim"
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -
Habimah Theater: -
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -

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cousin:
Yoram Globus. Producer.

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