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Irwin Winkler

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Irwin Winkler (born May 25, 1931) is an American film producer and director. He is the producer or director of 50 motion pictures, dating back to 1967's Double Trouble, starring Elvis Presley. The fourth film he produced, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), starring Jane Fonda, was nominated for nine Academy Awards. He won an Oscar for Best Picture for 1976's Rocky. As a producer, he has been nominated for Best Picture for three other films: Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, and Goodfellas.

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  • Born: May 25, 1931 (age 86) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: B.A. New York University
  • Occupation: Director Producer
  • Spouse(s): Margo Winkler
  • Children: Charles Winkler David Winkler Adam Winkler
  • Parent(s): Sol Winkler Anna Winkler

Read more about Irwin Winkler at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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timgray2013
Variety, 2016-11-21 17:00:59
The American Cinematheque will host a three-day salute to producer Irwin Winkler, culminating with an onstage conversation between him and Martin Scorsese that will include clips from their upcoming “Silence.” The tribute will run Dec. 1-3, showing three of the collaborations between the director and producer. “Raging Bull” will show ...

davemcnaryvariety
Variety, 2016-11-15 18:00:24
The Producers Guild of America has selected Irwin Winkler as the recipient of its 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. Winkler will be presented the award at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Winkler won the best picture Academy Award in 1976 ...

Robert Chartoff, Producer of ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Rocky,’ Dies at 81
NY Times Movies, 2015-06-13 02:21:53
For two decades, beginning in 1967, Mr. Chartoff and his partner, Irwin Winkler, produced many of the signature Hollywood films of the era.

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