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Leopold has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Stratton has also served as an Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures.
Leopold launched his film career in 1974 as a location casting director and location manager for low-budget movies. Yet he is best known for his work as a producer or executive producer of several high budget, commercially successful films. He has worked with many of the industry’s iconic directors over the past 20 years including: Taylor Hackford (Bound by Honor, 1993; Parker, 2013); Simon West (The General’s Daughter, 1999); Phil Alden Robinson (The Sum of All Fears, 2002); John Woo (Paycheck, 2003 and Tears of the Sun, 2003); J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, 2006); and Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, 2010).
Leopold’s film-making has taken him around the world, to countries that include the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Italy, Central America, the Philippines, Australia and China. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America.
Leopold co-owns Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia. It was founded by his Greek immigrant father, Peter, and two uncles, George and Basil, in 1919. Leopold has incorporated many of the original fixtures from his father’s store into the current located on Broughton Street in downtown historic Savannah. Customers can enjoy the 1930s soda fountain, original back bar, and props from his many films. There is even an antique Panavision motion picture camera that was used to photograph many well-known films.
- Parker, 2013
- Wolfman, 2010
- Mission: Impossible III, 2006
- The Sum of All Fears, 2002
- Paycheck, 2003
- Tears of the Sun, 2003
- The General's Daughter, 1999
- Bound by Honor, 1993
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1988