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Irwin Winkler

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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 over 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 88)New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: B.A. New York University
  • Occupation: DirectorProducer
  • Spouse(s): Margo Winklerm. 1959
  • Children: Charles WinklerDavid WinklerAdam Winkler
  • Parent(s): Sol WinklerAnna Winkler
  • Website: winklerfilms.com

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Producer Irwin Winkler on Scorsese, Stallone
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-09-15 15:44:35
As a producer, Irwin Winkler has shown "The Right Stuff," made a star of Sylvester Stallone with "Rocky," and had Martin Scorsese's back in the production of two undisputed classics: "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas." Now, nearly 30 years after "Goodfellas," Winkler, Scorsese, and Robert De Niro are reuniting for "The ...

Irwin Winkler on a life in movies
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-09-15 14:16:29
The producer of such classics as "Rocky," "The Right Stuff," "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas" has reunited with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro for "The Irishman"

Book excerpt: Irwin Winkler's "A Life in Movies"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-09-12 21:23:14
The Oscar-winning producer writes about how Martin Scorsese's classic "Raging Bull" made it to the screen

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