Ivan Reitman

Producer, Director, Composer
Although he received less personal publicity than his box-office powerhouse contemporaries George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, director-producer Ivan Reitman had a comparable impact on filmmaking trends of the late 1970s ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1946

Filmography

Producer (52)

Ghostbusters (Reboot) 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hotel for Dogs 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Post Grad 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Uninvited 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Disturbia 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killing Me Softly 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alienators: Evolution Continues 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

BEETHOVEN'S 3rd 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mummies Alive! 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Commandments 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beethoven 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Junior 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beethoven's 2nd 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Feds 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Shots 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghostbusters 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spacehunter 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Delta House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Et la terreur commence 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rabid 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Death Weekend 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shivers 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cannibal Girls 1973 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Foxy Lady 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The First Gentleman (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Late Shift (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (17)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Junior 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Ghostbusters 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Meatballs 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Cannibal Girls 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Foxy Lady 1971 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (13)

The Directors 1998 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Movies: Animal House 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Evolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martin: A Comic Life 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Presidency: Real to Reel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (4)

Rabid 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Death Weekend 1975 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Shivers 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Foxy Lady 1971 (Movie)

(Music)
Writer (3)

Ghostbusters (Reboot) 2016 (Movie)

(revisions) (Screenplay)

The Real Ghostbusters 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Story By

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)
Editor (2)

Foxy Lady 1971 (Movie)

(Editor)

Columbus of Sex 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Columbus of Sex 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

Although he received less personal publicity than his box-office powerhouse contemporaries George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, director-producer Ivan Reitman had a comparable impact on filmmaking trends of the late 1970s and 1980s. In fact, what Lucas and Spielberg did for fantasy adventure, Reitman did for big budget comedies. After producing low-budget horror thrillers with director David Cronenberg, Reitman struck gold when he produced "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), a huge hit that touched off a rash of imitators for decades and became a cultural landmark. Following successful turns in the director's chair for "Meatballs" (1979) and "Stripes" (1981), Reitman helmed "Ghostbusters" (1984), one of the most successful movies of the decade and perhaps the most influential comedy of its era. Though he was unable to reach such heights again, Reitman nonetheless continued making quality pictures as a director and producer, bringing to the screen such hits as "Twins" (1988), "Kindergarten Cop" (1990) and "Dave" (1993). Though he stumbled as a director later in his career with movies like "Evolution" (2001) and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" (2006), Reitman enjoyed Oscar-nominated success as the producer of director son Jason Reitman's exquisite "Up in the Air" (2009), which added considerable heft to his already impactful career.

Relationships

Caroline Reitman

Daughter

Catherine Reitman

Daughter

Jason Reitman Director

Child
Best known for directing "Juno" (2007) and "Thank You for Smoking" (2006)

Leslie Reitman

Father
Was an underground resistance fighter during WWII died in 1994

Klara Reitman

Mother
Auschwitz survivor during WWII

Genevieve Robert

Wife
Married in September 1976

EDUCATION

McMaster University

Hamilton , Ontario 1969
(Music)

Milestones

2011

Directed the romantic comedy "No Strings Attached," starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher

2009

Produced his son, Jason Reitman's film, "Up in the Air"; shared an Oscar nomination with his son for Best Picture

2009

Produced the comedy "I Love You, Man" starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel

2006

Directed the comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson

2003

Produced the Todd Phillips comedy "Old School" starring Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell

2000

Produced the comedy "Road Trip" written and directed by Todd Phillips

1998

Directed Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in the romantic comedy "Six Days Seven Nights"

1998

Entered into a five-year partnership with Thomas Pollock and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment to form a production company

1997

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (May 5)

1997

Produced Howard Stern's "Private Parts," an autobiographical story of his rise to shock jock success, based on his bestselling novel

1996

Produced "Space Jam" the animated/live-action film starring Michael Jordan opposite Bugs Bunny

1993

Directed Kevin Kline as a man hired to impersonate the president in the comedy "Dave"

1990

Re-teamed with Arnold Schwarzenegger for "Kindergarten Cop"

1989

Reunited with original cast for the sequal "Ghostbusters II"

1988

Produced and directed "Twins" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito; Schwarzenegger's first lead in a comedy

1984

Once again directed Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in the successful feature "Ghostbusters"

1981

Directed "Stripes," an American comedy starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis

1979

Directed "Meatballs"; first collaboration with Bill Murray

1979

Executive produced "Delta House", the ABC-TV spinoff of "Animal House"

1978

First collaboration with Harold Ramis, "National Lampoon's Animal House"

1976

Again worked with director David Cronenberg to produce "Rabid"

1974

Produced "They Came From Within/Shivers/The Parasite Murders", David Cronenberg's feature directorial debut

1970

Directed and produced first feature film, "Foxy Lady"

1951

Family immigrated to Canada

Produced "The Magic Show", a popular Broadway show starring Doug Henning which he developed from "Spellbound"

Produced live variety show, "Greed," for Canadian TV (starred Dan Aykroyd)

Produced "The National Lampoon Show" for Off-Broadway and the subsequent year-long tour

Began career as theater and TV producer in Canada

Produced "Spellbound" for the Toronto stage

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