ART LINSON (Producer) most recently produced "The
Edge," starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, released
by Twentieth Century Fox. Linson's credits range from such unusual
classics as "Car Wash" and "Melvin and Howard"
(winner of two Academy Awards, for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting
Actress) to commercials hits Such as "The Untouchables,"
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Dick Tracy"
and "Scrooged" to the critically acclaimed "Casualties
of War," "Singles," "This Boy's Life,"
and "Heat" starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val
Born in Chicago, Linson grew up in Hollywood, at the Knickerbocker
Hotel, a name he fondly bestowed on his production. He went to
the University of California at Berkeley in 1960, finished his
degree at UCLA and graduated from UCLA Law school in 1967, but
opted not to practice law. Instead Linson took a job working for
record producer Lou Adler. For a brief period in the 1 970s, Linson
ran his own company, Spin Dizzy Records, recording and managing
such rock musicians as Spirit and Nils Lofgren.
In the 20 years since he produced his first motion picture, Art
Linson has distinguished himself in Hollywood by developing scripts
and stories that attract the highest caliber talent
resulting in some of the most successful and admired motion pictures
in the last two decades.
Linson's pursuit of imaginative material led him to collaborate
with many of Hollywood's finest screenwriters including David
Mamet, Bo Goldman, David Rabe, Cameron Crowe, Mitch Glazer, Michael
O'Donoghue and Robert Getchell. In addition, in 1993, Linson published
his first book entitled A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of
How to Produce Movies in Hollywood.
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