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DAVID VALDES (producer) has enjoyed a diversified career over the last 20 years that includes successful collaborations with such noted filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, with whom he was associated on 18 features.

He served as sole executive producer on Eastwood's acclaimed revisionist Western, "Unforgiven," which captured four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and repeated those duties on Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar-nominated hit thriller, "In the Line of Fire," which starred Eastwood, Rene Russo and Oscar nominee John Malkovich. Valdes was also the executive producer on two critically acclaimed Eastwood movies: "Bird," starring Forest Whitaker, and "White Hunter, Black Heart," which Eastwood directed as well as starred in.

As a producer, Valdes includes among his many motion picture credits "Turbulence" featuring Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly; "A Perfect World," starring Kevin Costner and Eastwood, who also directed; and "The Stars Fell on Henrietta," with Robert Duvall and Aidan Quinn. He teamed Eastwood with Charlie Sheen in "The Rookie," and paired Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron in the comedy "Like Father, Like Son."

He also produced Eastwood's productions of "Pink Cadillac" and the last installment of the popular Dirty Harry movies, "The Dead Pool," which marked the feature-film debuts of Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson. Among the four movies he did with Francis Ford Coppola, Valdes most recently served as executive producer on the Vietnam drama "Gardens of Stone."

Valdes worked in television as a director on the innovative series "Moonlighting" (in its debut season), starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis. He worked in all television formats, including movies-of-the-week, series, commercials and music videos before finding his niche as a motion picture producer.

Born and raised in Southern California, Valdes earned a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA, graduating magna cum laude. He began his film career as an assistant director for such esteemed filmmakers as Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders while also beginning his longtime affiliations with Francis Ford Coppola and Clint Eastwood. He segued into producing as an associate producer on Eastwood's "Pale Rider" in 1984.

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