Arnold Kopelson

Producer, Financier, Distributor
One of the most prolific film producers of the past two decades, Arnold Kopelson first entered the industry as an entertainment and banking lawyer before going on to become an Oscar-winning producer. A leading industry ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1935 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (30)

Twisted 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Joe Somebody 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Perfect Murder 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outbreak 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Falling Down 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Triumph of the Spirit 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gimme an "F" 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dirty Tricks 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Final Assignment 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Foolin' Around 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night of the Juggler 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lost and Found 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Airborne (TV Show)

Producer

Killing on Carnival Row (Movie)

(Producer)

Past Tense (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

The 1987 Miss Universe Pageant 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most prolific film producers of the past two decades, Arnold Kopelson first entered the industry as an entertainment and banking lawyer before going on to become an Oscar-winning producer. A leading industry figure who served as either an executive producer, producer, packager, developer or distributor on over 100 films - often with wife and business partner Anne - Kopelson kicked off his career as a Hollywood mogul in 1972 with the founding of Inter-Ocean Film Sales, a company that specialized in the foreign distribution of independently produced non-American TV movies. In the late 1970s, Kopelson became an independent producer and enjoyed varying degrees of critical and commercial success, most notably with the Oscar-winning "Platoon" (1986), the controversial urban drama "Falling Down" (1993), the action-packed Harrison Ford vehicle "The Fugitive" (1993) and the grisly Brad Pitt thriller "Se7en" (1995). When all was said and done, Kopelson's films were collectively responsible for 17 Academy Award nominations and over $3 billion in worldwide receipts.

Relationships

Anne Kopelson

Wife
married in 1976 co-founder of Arnold Kopelson Productions

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1956

New York Law School

New York , New York 1959

Milestones

2000

With wife Anne, executive produced the CBS fall remake of "The Fugitive"

1996

Served as a producer on "Seven"

1993

Produced the Oscar-nominated "The Fugitive"

1992

Acting debut, guest shot in an episode of "2000 Malibu Road"

1992

Signed a three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. For Arnold Kopelson Prods.

1989

Produced "Triumph of the Spirit", a Holocaust drama starring Willem Dafoe; first film allowed to be shot entirely on location at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland

1987

Served as a judge at the 1987 Miss Universe Pageant

1986

Produced Oliver Stone's acclaimed Vietnam War drama, "Platoon", first film as a producer

1981

Developed the immensely popular and influential teen sex comedy "Porky's"

1979

First credits as an executive producer, "Lost and Found", "The Legacy", and "Foolin' Around"

Began career with law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York

Acted as special counsel in entertainment lending transactions to several institutions including Chemical Bank

Practiced entertainment and banking law, specializing in motion picture financing

Bonus Trivia

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Kopelson is the co-chair of Arnold Kopelson Productions.

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Kopelson is the co-chair of Inter-Ocean Film Sales, Ltd.

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