Albert R. Broccoli

Producer, Assistant director, Agronomist
As the original producer of the James Bond franchise, Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli commenced an iconic franchise that became one of the longest-running and most successful in cinema history. Starting with "Dr. No" (1962) ... Read more »
Born: 04/05/1909 in Astoria, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (33)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diamonds Are Forever 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

From Russia With Love 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Call Me Bwana 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1959 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bandit of Zhobe 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Inside 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fire Down Below 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pickup Alley 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Odongo 1956 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Safari 1956 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Cockleshell Heroes 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Prize of Gold 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hell Below Zero 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Black Knight 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Red Beret 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

As the original producer of the James Bond franchise, Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli commenced an iconic franchise that became one of the longest-running and most successful in cinema history. Starting with "Dr. No" (1962), Broccoli introduced the world to the suave secret agent, James Bond, who had a license to kill, a love of vodka martinis and a weakness for bedding dangerous women. Though the first film was grounded in some degree of spy realism, Broccoli rapidly increased the size of his productions to include lavish locales, over-the-top stunts and impossible gadgets that only added to the success of the series. He worked in partnership with Harry Saltzman through EON Productions to make "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964) and "Thunderball" (1965), all of which starred Sean Connery as the original and what most called the best actor to play Bond. Though he produced other films in the 1960s, Broccoli concentrated solely on Bond by the time Roger Moore took over the role. After Saltzman sold his share, Broccoli flew solo on "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and up to "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), increasing both the campy tone and box office take. Broccoli brought daughter Barbara and stepson Michael G. Wilson into the fold with "A View to A Kill" (1985), saw the series slip with the Dalton films and returned to prominence with his last, "GoldenEye" (1995), all of which cemented his legacy as the producer of cinema's most popular film series.

Relationships

Dana Broccoli

Wife
survived him

Barbara Broccoli

Daughter
worked with father on James Bond films married producer Fred Zollo December 24, 1991 in Beverly Hills, CA survived him

Tina Broccoli

Daughter
survived him

Tony Broccoli

Son
survived him

Michael Wilson

Step-Son
survived him

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

1989

Last producing credit, "Licence to Kill"

1988

Dedication, on July 18, of the Dana and Albert Broccoli Building of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, NY, a new structure which houses the girls' wing of the organization

1987

First brought in daughter Barbara Broccoli as an associate producer on the James Bond films with "The Living Daylights"

1979

Began ongoing collaboration with producer Michael G. Wilson (his stepson) on the James Bond films; first film together, "Moonraker"

1974

Last collaboration with producer Harry Saltzman, "The Man with the Golden Gun"

1968

Produced last non-James Bond film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

1963

Last U.S. production for many years, "Call Me Bwana" (almost all of the James Bond films are U.K. productions)

1962

Formed Eon Productions with producer Harry Saltzman

1962

Produced first James Bond film, "Dr. No"; marked first collaboration with Harry Saltzman

1960

Last collaboration with producer Irving Allen, "The Trials of Oscar Wilde"

1959

Last film with both John Gilling and Victor Mature, "The Bandit of Zhobe"

1956

First of five films with star Victor Mature, "Safari" and "Zarak", the former Broccoli's first solely U.S. producing credit

1956

First of five collaborations with director John Gilling, "Odongo"

1955

First U.S.-U.K. co-production, "Cockleshell Heroes"

1953

First film as producer "Red Beret/Paratrooper"; also marked first collaboration with producer Irving Allen and first of three films with star Alan Ladd

1951

Moved to London

1938

Entered film industry as assistant director at 20th Century-Fox

Born in Astoria, Queens, New York

Formed another production company with Saltzman, Danjaq S.A.

Formed Warwick Productions in England with former director turner producer Irving Allen

Family moved to Long Island

Bonus Trivia

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Awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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Received Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres from the French government

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On his prickly relationship with Connery during the filming of the Bond movies, Broccoli reportedly said: "It all happened years ago and Sean's lack of grace at the time has ceased to bother me. My only regret is that his maturity as an actor was not matched by a similar maturity as an adult."

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