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As chairman of Davis Entertainment, JOHN DAVIS (Producer) presides over a motion picture and television company, which in the past twelve years has produced nearly 60 movies.

Davis has set up three distinct divisions at his company - feature film, classics, and television - to specifically develop and produce its numerous projects. His feature film division currently has a production deal at Twentieth Century Fox, and along with the other two divisions has over 30 projects in development at various major studios, as well as at the four major television networks.

Davis recently produced the comedy Heartbreakers, starring Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. His next production for Fox is the motion picture thriller Behind Enemy Lines, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. For New Regency, Davis is producing the comedy-drama Life, Or Something Like It, starring Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns.

Davis produced the 1998 Dr. Dolittle, starring Eddie Murphy. His other film credits include Out to Sea (also for Fox), starring the venerable comedic pair of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau; the blockbuster The Firm, which starred Tom Cruise and won a People's Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film; Grumpy Old Men, which was a People's Choice Award winner for Best Comedic Film; Grumpier Old Men, whose re-pairing of Lemmon and Matthau (and box-office success) has been influential in the production of films targeted for an older generation; Fox's Courage Under Fire, starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan; The Chamber, the screen version of John Grisham's best-seller starring Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell; Daylight, starring Sylvester Stallone; Waterworld, starring Kevin Costner; and Rickie Rich, starring Macaulay Culkin.

Davis's other feature credits include Predator, The Thing Called Love, Fortress, Gunmen, Storyville, Shattered, Little Monsters, The Last of the Finest, License to Drive, Three O'Clock High and The Hunted. For the small screen, Davis recently produced the television films: The Jesse Ventura Story, The Little Richard Story and last year's Miracle at Midnight, starring Sam Waterston. Davis's other television credits include Asteroid, a mini-series that received the highest ratings for a mini-series, made-for-television movie or feature film presentation on television during the 1996-97 season. Davis Entertainment also produced the widely watched made-for-television movie Volcano: Fire on the Mountain, the highly rated movie Truman Capote's One Christmas, starring Katharine Hepburn; and the popular CBS movie This Can't Be Love, starring Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn. In addition, Davis produced Tears and Laughter, which starred Joan and Melissa Rivers, and the film The Last Outlaw, featuring Michey Rourke and Dermot Mulroney.

Davis's other television and cable credits include Silhouette, Voyage, Irresistible Force, Wild Card, Dangerous Passion, Curiosity Kills and Caught in the Act.

Davis is a graduate of Bowdoin College, attended Amherst College and received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.


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