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Also Known As: John Howard Goldwyn Died:
Born: August 10, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: executive

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Sporting impeccable Hollywood lineage--Goldwyn is the grandson of legendary industry pioneer and long-time independent producer Samuel Goldwyn and son of successful independent producer/distributor Samuel Goldwyn Jr.--he rose from the proverbial mail room at the Ladd Company which he joined in 1981 to vice president of the company's creative affairs department two years later. Goldwyn also served as executive producer of "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" (1985) before joining MGM/UA as senior production vice president that year where he rose to executive vice president of worldwide production in 1988; while at MGM he shepherded such hits as "Moonstruck" (1987) and "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988) as well as overseeing production on "Fatal Beauty" (1987) "Masquerade" (1988), and "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will" (1990). Joining Paramount in 1990, Goldwyn was closely involved with the production of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991) and "Wayne's World" (1992). In December 1991, he was named president of production of Paramount's Motion Picture Group overseeing the development and production of Paramount's films. By 1997, he was promoted to the newly created post of president,...

Sporting impeccable Hollywood lineage--Goldwyn is the grandson of legendary industry pioneer and long-time independent producer Samuel Goldwyn and son of successful independent producer/distributor Samuel Goldwyn Jr.--he rose from the proverbial mail room at the Ladd Company which he joined in 1981 to vice president of the company's creative affairs department two years later. Goldwyn also served as executive producer of "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" (1985) before joining MGM/UA as senior production vice president that year where he rose to executive vice president of worldwide production in 1988; while at MGM he shepherded such hits as "Moonstruck" (1987) and "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988) as well as overseeing production on "Fatal Beauty" (1987) "Masquerade" (1988), and "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will" (1990). Joining Paramount in 1990, Goldwyn was closely involved with the production of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991) and "Wayne's World" (1992). In December 1991, he was named president of production of Paramount's Motion Picture Group overseeing the development and production of Paramount's films. By 1997, he was promoted to the newly created post of president, motion pictures and signed to a five-year contract. Married to actress Colleen Camp and brother of actor Tony Goldwyn.

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1981:
Entered industry working in the mail room at the Ladd Company in July
1981:
Became production assistant, then story editor, Ladd Company by December
1983:
Promoted to vice president of creative affairs, Ladd Company
1985:
Joined MGM/UA as senior vice president of production
1988:
Became executive vice president of worldwide production, MGM/UA
1990:
Moved to Paramount as executive vice president of production in November
1991:
Promoted to president of production, Paramount Motion Picture Group in December
1997:
Promoted to newly created position of president, motion pictures at Paramount and signed to a five-year contract
2006:
Executive produced the Showtime series, "Dexter"
2007:
Co-produced the Todd Haynes directed, "I'm Not There," about the life of Bob Dylan
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Education

Stanford University: Palo Alto , California -

Notes

"Tall, soft-spoken and patrician, Goldwyn, a Stanford graduate, represents a sharp departure from the hard-edge, gonzo-style young producers and executives who sped up the Hollywood ladder during the late 1980s. 'His appointment represents a reversal for the Joel Silver/Don Simpson school of macho producers,' says one top Paramount exec. 'Paramount has just classed itself up.'"--Marc Berman (Variety, December 2, 1991)

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wife:
Colleen Camp. Actor. Born in 1953; filed for divorce in November 2001.

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grandfather:
Samuel Goldwyn. Glove salesman, independent producer. Born August 27, 1882 in Warsaw, Poland; died in 1974; legendary co-founder of Jesse L Lasky Feature Play Company; his namesake company, The Goldwyn Company, merged with Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions to form MGM; formed Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923 becoming the longest-running independent producer in Hollywood.
grandmother:
Frances Howard. Former Broadway actor. Born in 1903; died in 1976; became second wife of Samuel Goldwyn in 1925.
father:
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Producer, distributor, executive, director. Born on September 7, 1926; was chairman and CEO of Samuel Goldwyn Company.
mother:
Jennifer Howard. Married Goldwyn's father in 1950; her second marriage; daughter of writer Sidney Howard.
step-mother:
Peggy Elliott. Married Samuel Goldwyn Jr in 1969.
sister:
Catherine Goldwyn. Born on July 11, 1951.
brother:
Francis Sidney Howard. Born c. 1954.
brother:
Tony Goldwyn. Actor, director. Born on May 20, 1960.
half-sister:
Elizabeth E Goldwyn. Born on December 25, 1976.
half-brother:
Peter Samuel Elliott Goldwyn. Born on July 18, 1979.
daughter:
Emily Grace Goldwyn. Born on April 7, 1989.
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