Irwin Winkler

Producer, Director
At once genial and candid, producer-turned-director Irwin Winkler brought to the big screen some of the most iconic films - as well as a few duds - in the history of motion pictures. Though he had made films inside the ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1931 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (58)

Silence 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Creed 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Survivor 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trespass 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Streets of Blood 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Home of the Brave 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Enough 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Net 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky V 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Music Box 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Revolution 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky IV 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky III 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky II 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Peeper 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Breakout 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Busting 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spys 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gambler 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thumb Tripping 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Up the Sandbox 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Believe in Me 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mechanic 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Leo the Last 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Strawberry Statement 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Split 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Point Blank 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scandal Sheet (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (7)

Home of the Brave 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Bleep! Censoring Hollywood 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sylvester Stallone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin Scorsese Directs 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Home of the Brave 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

At once genial and candid, producer-turned-director Irwin Winkler brought to the big screen some of the most iconic films - as well as a few duds - in the history of motion pictures. Though he had made films inside the Hollywood studio system, Winkler has been more than happy to express his disappointment with the ever-increasing corporatization of the business and the lack of creative risk-taking that was par for the course when he came of age in the late 1960s. Though turning to directing after decades of producing alleviated some of the frustration and allowed him to take creative control, Winkler still battled producers and studio executives in a business more concerned with quarterly results than artistic triumph. With producing credits that included "Rocky" (1976), "Raging Bull" (1980) and "Goodfellas" (1990), Winkler landed a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000, assuring his stature as one of the steadiest, though unsung, filmmakers in the late 20th century.

Relationships

Sol Winkler

Father

Anna Winkler

Mother

Margo Winkler

Wife
married c. 1959 parents were vaudevillians Charles and Irma Melson

Adam Winkler

Son

Charles Winkler

Son
married to actress Sandra Nelson daughter Maya born on January 11. 2000

David Winkler

Son

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1955

Milestones

2006

Wrote and directed "Home of the Brave," a drama following the lives of four American soldiers in Iraq and their return back to the US

2004

Directed Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in "De-lovely," a musical drama about legendary American composer Cole Porter; also produced

2001

Produced and directed "Life as a House," starring Kevin Kline as a man dying of cancer who tries to repair the relationship with his troubled son

2000

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (April 28)

1999

Co-wrote and directed "Love at First Sight", teaming Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino

1998

Served as executive producer of the USA Network series "The Net", based on the 1995 feature

1995

Wrote and directed "The Net", starring Sandra Bullock

1991

Directorial and screenwriting debut, "Guilty By Suspicion", starring De Niro; Scorsese also acted in film

1991

Directed remake of "Night and the City", teaming De Niro and Jessica Lange

1990

"GoodFellas" nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture; Joe Pesci won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar; third film with Scorsese as director

1985

First film produced without Chartoff, "Revolution", starring Al Pacino

1983

"The Right Stuff" nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture; won four in techincal categories

1980

Scorsese's "Raging Bull" nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture; won three Oscars including Best Actor for De Niro

1977

First of three films with director Martin Scorsese, "New York, New York", starring Robert De Niro

1976

Produced "Rocky"; earned Best Picture Academy Award

1969

"The Strawberry Statement" won the Jury Prize at Cannes

1967

First Chartoff-Winkler production, "Point Blank"

1966

Co-founded Chartoff-Winkler Productions

1962

Formed theatrical talent agency with Robert Chartoff

1951

Served in US Army

Formed independent Winkler Films

Began career in mailroom of William Morris Agency

Bonus Trivia

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According to The Hollywood Reporter (September 11, 2000): "Lakeshore Entertainment Corp. has filed suit against Irwin Winkler for fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices for allegedly reneging on an agreement to produce and direct for the company the feature film project 'Life as a House.'"

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