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|Born||1942 (age 74–75)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Film producer, screenwriter, film director|
Art Linson (born 1942) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.
Linson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California-Berkeley and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles law school.
Art Linson's producing credits range from such commercial and critical hits as The Untouchables, Heat, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club, and Scrooged, to unusual classics such as Melvin and Howard, The Edge, This Boy's Life and Into the Wild. Linson's producer/director collaborations include Brian De Palma, David Mamet and Cameron Crowe.
His writing credits include two books, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line, which was adapted into a film from his original screenplay What Just Happened and starred Robert De Niro, and A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood.
He is married to British actress Fiona Lewis.
For television he is currently executive producer with his son John Linson on Sons of Anarchy.
In 2016, Art is set to produce and pen the movie The Comedian which is an American comedy-drama film directed by Taylor Hackford. The film stars Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann. Also in 2016 Art will produce The Outsider which is an American action crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin. The film stars oscar winner Jared Leto and Tadanobu Asano.
- Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)
- Car Wash (1976)
- American Hot Wax (1978)
- Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
- Melvin and Howard (1980)
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
- The Wild Life (1984)
- The Untouchables (1987)
- Scrooged (1988)
- Casualties of War (1989)
- We're No Angels (1989)
- Dick Tracy (1990)
- Singles (1992)
- Point of No Return (1993)
- This Boy's Life (1993)
- Heat (1995)
- The Edge (1997)
- Great Expectations (1998)
- Pushing Tin (1999)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Sunset Strip (2000)
- Heist (2001)
- Spartan (2004)
- Imaginary Heroes (2004)
- Lords of Dogtown (2005)
- The Black Dahlia (2006)
- Into the Wild (2007)
- What Just Happened (2008)
- The Runaways (2010)
- The Outsider (2017)
- The Comedian (2017)
- American Hot Wax (Story) (1978)
- A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood (1995)
- What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line (2002)
- What Just Happened (Screenplay) (2008)
- The Comedian (2017)
- The New York Times
- "Jared Leto To Star In Action Thriller 'The Outsider'". Deadline. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
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