Robert Lantos

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Robert Lantos
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Born (1949-04-03) April 3, 1949 (age 65)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater McGill University (BA and MA – literature)
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Jennifer Dale (divorced)
Relatives Ariel, Sabrina – children
Awards Order of Canada

Robert Lantos, CM BA MA D.Litt (born 3 April 1949) is a Canadian film producer.

Life and career[edit]

Lantos was born in Budapest, the son of Agnes (Bodor) and László Lantos, a mechanic and truck company owner.[1] Lantos spent much of his childhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, where his family had fled after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He immigrated to Canada in 1963.[1]

Lantos studied literature at McGill University in Montreal and graduated with a BA (1970) and MA (1972). Following graduation from McGill, Lantos founded Vivafilm.[2]

Lantos has produced over 30 feature films; his most recent film is 'The Right Kind of Wrong;. . His credits include the Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award nominated Barney's Version, Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award nominated "Eastern Promises'; 'Fugitive Pieces', Winner Best Actor at the Rome Film Festival and Winner of the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award nominated Being Julia, Golden Globe nominated Sunshine, the Cannes Grand Prix winner and Academy Award nominated The Sweet Hereafter; Berlin Silver Bear winner eXistenZ, Cannes Ecumenical Prize winner 'Adoration', Cannes Special Jury Prize winner Crash, Cannes International Critics Prize winner Exotica, Genie Award winners, Where The Truth Lies, Black Robe, and In Praise of Older Women and Canadian domestic box office phenomenon Men With Brooms. Another five of his films have been a part of the Cannes Official Selection: Night Magic (1985), Joshua Then and Now (1985, In Competition), Felicia’s Journey (1999, In Competition), Stardom (2000, Closing Night), Ararat (2002), Where The Truth Lies (2005, In Competition).

Lantos's television credits include the drama series Due South, Power Play, North of 60, Counterstrike, E.N.G, Night Heat, Bordertown and 25 made-for-television movies

Lantos co-founded the Canadian film and television company Alliance Communications with friend Victor Loewy, of which he was Chairman and CEO. In 1998, he sold his controlling interest in Alliance, and now produces films through his production company Serendipity Point Films. In 2001, Lantos joined Chapters' board of directors.[3]

Lantos is a member of the Order of Canada, holds an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University.Robert will launch a new distribution company with Lowey in 2015, called RVL Films.

Filmography as producer[edit]

Motion picture credits[edit]

Television credits[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Lantos was married to actress Jennifer Dale.


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