Jacqui (Jacob) Eli Safra is a Swiss investor, descendant of the Lebanon-Swiss Jewish Safra banking family. Some of his investments include Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster, and Spring Mountain Vineyard, a large wine-growing estate located in Saint Helena, California. He is the nephew of Edmond Safra.
Under the name J.E. Beaucaire (the name of the character played by Bob Hope in the film Monsieur Beaucaire), Safra appeared in minor roles in three movies and financed eight Woody Allen films through a production company, Sweetland Films, run with girlfriend Jean Doumanian, a close friend of Allen.
- Small Time Crooks (2000)
- Just Looking (1999)
- Women Talking Dirty (1999)
- Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
- Celebrity (1998)
- Into My Heart (1998)
- The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
- Deconstructing Harry (1997)
- Wild Man Blues (1997)
- Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
- Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
- Don't Drink the Water (1994) (TV)
- Bullets over Broadway (1994)
- The Ox (1991)
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- Claffey, Mike & Goldiner, Dave. (June 7, 2002). "Woody's Backer Admits to Some Overcharging". Daily News (New York), p. 4.
- Wapshott, Nicholas. (June 7, 2002). "To the jury, Woody Allen's former friend Jean Doumanian must appear scheming and grasping, while the diminutive comic seems a classic dupe" The Times (London).
- Robert Kolker. "Shadows And Fog". New York Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Calderone, Michael. "Jaqui Safra Asks $50 Million For East Side House". New York Observer. Retrieved 6 November 2013.