Arthur Cohn

Producer
This five-time Oscar-winning distinguished Swiss-born international producer has played an important role in distributing a wide range of foreign and documentary films in the USA. Cohn's first notable success was the ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1927 in Switzerland

Filmography

Producer (22)

Russendisko 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Children of Huang Shi 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Yellow Handkerchief 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

BEHIND THE SUN 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Children of the Night 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

One Day in September 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Central Station 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Bits 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Lies 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Dream 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love on the Ground 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dangerous Moves 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Final Solution 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black and White in Color 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Una Breve Vacanza 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

We'll Call Him Andrea 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Maedchen mit Gewalt 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman Times Seven 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Ciel et la boue 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

It's No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

This five-time Oscar-winning distinguished Swiss-born international producer has played an important role in distributing a wide range of foreign and documentary films in the USA. Cohn's first notable success was the Oscar-winning documentary "Le ciel et la boue/The Sky Above, the Mud Below" (1961). Later, he teamed with Vittorio de Sica, handling most of the master director's final films, including the Oscar-winning study of two Jewish families who cannot escape their destiny in the second World War, the highly-acclaimed "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" (1971).

Milestones

1999

Produced the Oscar-winning documentary "One Day in September"

1998

Was producer of "Central Station/Central do Brasil"; shown at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival

1995

Produced "Two Bits", starring Al Pacino

1992

Awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on November 17

1990

Served as producer on Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary "American Dream"

1984

Received Best Foreign Film Oscar for "Dangerous Moves", starring Liv Ullman and Michel Piccoli

1976

Earned second Best Foreign Film Academy Award for "Black and White in Color", directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

1973

Last collaboration with de Sica, "Una Breve Vacanza/A Brief Vacation"; film received the European Film Prize as best film of the year

1970

Produced de Sica's "The Garden of the Finzi-Continas", which won the Best Foreign Film Oscar and the Golden Bear of the International Film Festival of Berlin

1967

Produced Vittorio de Sica's "Woman Times Seven"

1961

First major producing credit, the Oscar-winning documentary "Le ciel et la boue/The Sky Above, the Mud Below"

Honored with a weeklong retrospective presented by the American Film Institute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Bonus Trivia

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While Arthur Cohn was the producer of the Academy Award-winning foreign films "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" (1971), "Black and White in Color" (1976) and "La Diagonale du fou/Dangerous Moves" (1984) and accepted the award, according to the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the actual award is presented to the title and country of origin and not to one individual.

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In 1992, Cohn received a Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.

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In 1995, he was awarded the title Commander of the Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, the highest distinction given in France to a non-French citizen.

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The international film festivals of Hong Kong, Chicago, Los Angeles, Munich, Cairo, Jerusalem, Manila and Frankfurt have all held weeklong retrospectives of Cohn's films.

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