John Calley


Executive, Producer

About

Birth Place
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Born
July 08, 1930
Died
September 13, 2011
Cause of Death
Undetermined

Family & Companions

Elaine May
Companion
Actor, director, writer. Together in the late 1960s.
Sandy Lean
Companion
Former wife of director David Lean.
Olinka Schoberova
Wife
Married in 1972; divorced.
Meg Tilly
Wife
Actor; novelist. Born in 1960; married on October 14, 1995; second wife.

Biography

Life Events

1951

Served as director of nighttime programming at NBC

1957

Joined Henry Jaffe Enterprises as a production executive and TV producer handling musical entertainment

1958

Moved to Ted Bates Advertising Agency; appointed vice president in charge of radio and television programming

1960

Served as executive vice president at Filmways, Inc; while there he produced "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), "Ice Station Zebra" (1968) and "Catch-22" (1970)

1969

Joined Warner Bros.

1969

Promoted to executive vice president in charge of production at Warner Bros.

1975

Named president of Warner Bros.

1980

Retired from the film industry and moved to a home he owned on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound

1989

Returned to the film industry as an independent producer in partnership with Mike Nichols

1989

Executive-produced historical drama "Fat Man and Little Boy," starring Paul Newman

1993

Appointed president of United Artists

1996

Named president and COO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (October)

1998

Added title of CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (May)

2003

Stepped down from his postion at Sony Pictures to focus more on producing films

2004

Produced Mike Nichols' film adaptation of "Closer"; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama)

2006

Produced a film version of Dan Brown's 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks

2009

Produced the "The Da Vinci Code" sequel "Angels & Demons"

2009

Received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the inaugural Governors Awards ceremony

Videos

Movie Clip

Promo

Family

Will Firth
Step-Son
Emily Zimmerman
Step-Daughter
David Zimmerman
Step-Son

Companions

Elaine May
Companion
Actor, director, writer. Together in the late 1960s.
Sandy Lean
Companion
Former wife of director David Lean.
Olinka Schoberova
Wife
Married in 1972; divorced.
Meg Tilly
Wife
Actor; novelist. Born in 1960; married on October 14, 1995; second wife.

Bibliography