Robert Greenhut


Producer

About

Also Known As
Bob Greenhut
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA

Biography

An enigmatic producer of features since the 1970s, Greenhut has carved out a significant place in the American film industry without often leaving his native NYC. After studying at the University of Miami as a music major (with "a minor in the horses"), Greenhut graduated to films as a production assistant on Arthur Hiller's 1967 comedy "The Tiger Makes Out." He worked in various product...

Biography

An enigmatic producer of features since the 1970s, Greenhut has carved out a significant place in the American film industry without often leaving his native NYC. After studying at the University of Miami as a music major (with "a minor in the horses"), Greenhut graduated to films as a production assistant on Arthur Hiller's 1967 comedy "The Tiger Makes Out." He worked in various production capacities over the next seven years, rising through the ranks to become a production manager, assistant director and associate producer. Greenhut served in that last capacity on "The Front" (1976), a Hollywood blacklist drama starring Woody Allen and made a career transforming connection. He next surfaced as the executive producer (as well as production manager) of Allen's "Annie Hall" (1977). Greenhut went on to produce or executive produce every Allen-directed film through the period musical comedy "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996). The two diehard New Yorkers enjoyed a long and enviable collaboration.

Greenhut has also produced other filmmakers' works largely set in the NYC area such as Milos Forman's "Hair" (1979), "Arthur" (1981) and Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" (1983). He has also collaborated extensively with Mike Nichols ("Heartburn" 1986; "Working Girl" 1988; "Postcards From the Edge" 1990; "Regarding Henry" 1991; and "Wolf" 1994). Greenhut traveled to relatively farflung locales to work with director Penny Marshall on "Big" (1988), "A League of Their Own" (1992) and "Renaissance Man" (1994).

Greenhut was richly deserving of his 1989 Crystal Apple Award from the NYC Mayor's Film Office for his contribution to New York's film industry. That same year, he was honored with the Eastman Kodak Award for lifetime achievement.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Assistant Director
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
1st Assistant Director
Born to Win (1971)
Assistant Director

Assistant Direction (Feature Film)

Arthur (1981)
Assistant Director

Producer (Feature Film)

The 33 (2015)
Co-Executive Producer
Trust (2010)
Producer
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Executive Producer
Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies (2008)
Producer
August Rush (2007)
Executive Producer
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Producer
Stateside (2004)
Producer
The White River Kid (2001)
Producer
Siegfried & Roy: the Magic Box (1999)
Executive Producer
With Friends Like These (1998)
Producer
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Producer
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Executive Producer
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Producer
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Producer
Wolf (1994)
Executive Producer
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Producer
Renaissance Man (1994)
Producer
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Producer
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Producer
A League of Their Own (1992)
Producer
Regarding Henry (1991)
Executive Producer
Shadows And Fog (1991)
Producer
Postcards From The Edge (1990)
Executive Producer
Quick Change (1990)
Producer
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Producer
New York Stories (1989)
Producer
Big (1988)
Producer
Another Woman (1988)
Producer
Working Girl (1988)
Executive Producer
Radio Days (1987)
Producer
September (1987)
Producer
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Producer
Heartburn (1986)
Producer
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Producer
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Producer
Zelig (1983)
Producer
The King Of Comedy (1983)
Executive Producer
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Producer
Arthur (1981)
Producer
Stardust Memories (1980)
Producer
Manhattan (1979)
Executive Producer
Hair (1979)
Associate Producer
Interiors (1978)
Executive Producer
Panic In Echo Park (1977)
Associate Producer
Annie Hall (1977)
Executive Producer
The Front (1976)
Associate Producer
The Silence (1975)
Associate Producer
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Associate Producer
Huckleberry Finn (1974)
Associate Producer
Lenny (1974)
Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

John Wick (2014)
Production Consultant
Seabiscuit (2003)
Pre-prod consultant
Hair (1979)
Production Manager
Annie Hall (1977)
Production Manager
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Production Supervisor
Born to Win (1971)
Production Manager
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Unit Production Manager
Where's Poppa? (1970)
Prod Supervisor
Husbands (1970)
Prod Manager for New York unit

Film Production - Unit (Feature Film)

August Rush (2007)
Unit Production Manager
The White River Kid (2001)
Unit Production Manager
Working Girl (1988)
Unit Production Manager
Big (1988)
Unit Production Manager

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Sound

Life Events

1967

First entertainment job, production assistant on the comedy, "The Tiger Makes Out"

1970

First credit as as unit production manager, "The Owl and the Pussycat"

1971

First credit as assistant director, "Panic in Needle Park"

1973

First feature as production supervisor, "Tom Sawyer"

1974

Debut as associate producer, "Huckleberry Finn"

1975

TV-movie debut, associate producer on "The Silence", a teen docudrama about a troubled cadet

1976

Served as associate producer on "The Front" starring Woody Allen

1977

First executive producer credit, Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"; first producing credit with Allen directing (also served as production manager)

1980

First producer credit, Allen's "Stardust Memories"

1986

First collaboration with Mike Nichols, produced "Heartburn"

1994

Produced Allen's ABC TV-movie remake "Don't Drink the Water"

1996

Announced termination of association with Woody Allen

Videos

Movie Clip

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - Pastry Myself To Death After the surprising death of their apartment neighbor, Larry and Carol (writer-director Woody Allen, Diane Keaton) at dinner with Sy and Marilyn (Ron Rifkin, Joy Behar) and Alan Alda as Ted, Carlo Di Palma’s lighting and Dick Mingalone’s hand-held camera, in a notable single take, major themes emerging, in Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993.
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) - I'm Killing Time Financial consultant Elliott (Michael Caine) contrives to bump into sister-in-law Lee (Barbara Hershey), proceeding to the real Pageant bookshop in Manahattan's East Village, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) - It's The Wrong Question Troubled Lee (Barbara Hershey) comes home to her artist lover Frederick (Max Von Sydow) who has stinging observations, before a blow out, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) - Stanislavski Catering Architect David (Sam Waterston), with "sister" Holly (Dianne Wiest) and catering partner April (Carrie Fisher), escapes a party for a Manhattan tour, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) - God, She's Beautiful Opening scene, with the first chapter-heading, at the Thanksgiving party, Elliott (Michael Caine) and the introduction of sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey), Hannah (Mia Farrow) and Holly (Dianne Wiest), in Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Arthur (1981) - I'll Alert The Media Wise-cracking drunken zillionaire Dudley Moore (title character), who brought hooker Gloria (Anne DeSalvo) to dinner at the Plaza in the opening scene, is awakened by servant Hobson (John Gielgud, in his Academy Award-winning role), in writer-director Steve Gordon’s Arthur, 1981.
Arthur (1981) - Tell Him, Alfred! Discouraged millionaire Dudley Moore (title character), shopping with servant Hobson (John Gielgud) at Bergdorf's after agreeing to marry in order to stay rich, is fascinated by fellow shopper Linda (Liza Minnelli), Irving Metzman on security, in writer-director Steve Gordon's Arthur, 1981.
Arthur (1981) - Don't Die Anymore Childish Manhattan millionaire Dudley Moore (title character) calls to tell Queens waitress Linda (Liza Minnelli) he’s getting married, her father (Barney Martin) not taking it well, then conferring with driver Bitterman (Ted Ross) and ailing servant Hobson (John Gielgud), in Arthur, 1981.
Alice (1990) - Opening, Papayas Credits and opening sequence featuring first Joe Mantegna, then William Hurt, Marceline Hugot (as "Monica") Julie Kavner, and June Squibb, and throughout, the star Mia Farrow, in Woody Allen's Alice, 1990.
Radio Days - You Were A Witness! Splendid turns by Danny Aiello (as Rocco the hit man) and Gina DeAngelis (his mom), supporting Mia Farrow (as "Sally"), who turns out to be from the old neighborhood, director Woody Allen narrating, in Radio Days, 1987.
Radio Days - Great Intuition Woody Allen's narration introduces a vignette at a fancy night club featuring radio stars Roger (David Warrilow) and Irene (Julie Kurnitz) and cigarette girl Sally (Mia Farrow) from Radio Days, 1987.
Radio Days - High Holidays Larry David briefly appears as "the neighbor" in this vignette featuring Josh Mostel ("Abe"), Renee Lippin ("Ceil"), Julie Kavner (Mom) and Michael Tucker (Dad) from Woody Allen's Radio Days, 1987.

Trailer

Manhattan (1979) -- Original Trailer Borrowing the opening from the feature, the original trailer for Woody Allen’s critically acclaimed Manhattan, 1979, starring Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Meryl Streep and Mariel Hemingway.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) -- (Original Trailer) The newsy original trailer for Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, 1975.
Manhattan Murder Mystery - (Original Trailer) A middle-aged couple (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton) suspects foul play when their neighbor''s wife suddenly drops dead in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993).
Shadows and Fog - (Original Trailer) Woody Allen adapted his one-act play into this all-star tribute to German Expressionism, Shadows And Fog (1992).
King of Comedy, The - (Original Trailer) Robert De Niro plays a would-be comic who kidnaps a talk-show host (Jerry Lewis) to win a guest shot on his show in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1983).
Radio Days - (Original Trailer) A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987).
Crimes and Misdemeanors - (Original Trailer) In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a demanding mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), directed by Woody Allen.
Zelig - (Original Trailer) A fictional documentary traces the strange life of a man (Woody Allen) who could adapt himself to any group he encountered.
Manhattan -- (Original Trailer) Woody Allen stars in and directs this gorgeous black-and-white valentine to New York City, Manhattan (1979) co-starring Diane Keaton.
Hair - (Original Trailer) Hair (1979), director Milos Forman's re-imagining of the quintessential 1960's musical stage hit.

Family

Jennifer Greenhut
Daughter

Bibliography