DOCTOR DOLITTLE 2
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
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
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
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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