Tim Zinnemann

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Tim Zinnemann
Born (1940-04-15) April 15, 1940 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film producer, assistant director, photographer
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s) Sharon M. McLaglen (m. 1967–72), Meg Tilly (m. 1983–89), Christine M. Walton (m. 1995–2001)
Children 5

Tim Zinnemann (born April 15, 1940) is an American film producer, former assistant director, and photographer. He is best known for his work on the films The Cowboys, The Long Riders, The Running Man and The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Life and career[edit]

Zinnemann was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of director Fred Zinnemann and Renee Bartlett.[1] He attended Columbia University, but left before graduation to work as a film editor in Italy.[1]

He began is career as an assistant director on the film Harlow (1965). Other films followed such as Cast a Giant Shadow, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (both released in 1966), The Happening (1967), Bullitt (1968), and the Western television series Cimarron Strip. His other assistant directorial credits include The Great White Hope (1970), The Reivers (1969), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Day of the Locust (1975), Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and Smile (1975).

He then became a line producer. His credits include Straight Time (1978), A Small Circle of Friends (1980), The Long Riders (1980), Impulse (1984), Fandango (1985), The Running Man (1987), Lies of the Twins (1991), Street Fighter and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), his last producing credit. In 1985, he directed an episode of Miami Vice, his only directing credit to date.

Since 1992, Zinnemann focused on photography, working for various publications.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Zinnemann married his first wife, Sharon M. McLaglen, in 1967. The couple had one child before divorcing in 1972. In 1983, Zinnemann married actress Meg Tilly.[1] Together they have two children Emily (b. 1984) and David (b. 1986), but they divorced in 1989. Zinnemann then married actress Christine M. Walton in 1995. They also had two children, before divorcing in 2001.


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