Jerry Weintraub

The man behind films ranging from "Nashville" through the recent "Ocean's Eleven" series - not to mention countless Broadway shows and concerts, including a history-making nationwide tour by Elvis Presley - Jerry ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1937

Filmography

Producer (60)

Westworld 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brink 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Legend of Tarzan 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Years of Living Dangerously 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Red Army 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Speedy Gonzales 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Soldier 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Next Karate Kid 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Specialist 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pure Country 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Karate Kid Part III 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy New Year 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cowboy and the Ballerina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diner 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Poor Richard 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Karate Kid 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

All Night Long 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

John Denver With His Special Guest George Burns: Two of a Kind 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blue Jeans 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cruising 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Carpenters -- Music, Music, Music 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Jimmy McNichol Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

When the Whistle Blows 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dorothy Hamill's Corner of the Sky 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver and the Ladies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Pat Boone and Family Easter Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

King of the Road 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pat Boone and Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Szysznyk 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Carpenters at Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Carpenters... Space Encounters 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Neil Diamond Special: I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

9/30/55 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Father O Father 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Carpenters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dorothy Hamill Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dorothy Hamill Winter Carnival Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The John Denver Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Neil Diamond Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Starland Vocal Band 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver and Friend 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frank Sinatra -- The Main Event -- Madison Square Garden 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sinatra -- The Main Event 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The John Denver Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

41 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (13)

Crazy About Tiffany's 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Denny Shields (Actor)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

American Businessman (Actor)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Larry Goldberg (Actor)

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

High Roller (Actor)

The Carpenters: Harmony and Heartbreak 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

Jilly (Actor)

Television's Greatest Performances 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Firm 1993 (Movie)

Sonny Capps (Actor)

Biography

The man behind films ranging from "Nashville" through the recent "Ocean's Eleven" series - not to mention countless Broadway shows and concerts, including a history-making nationwide tour by Elvis Presley - Jerry Weintraub fit the bill of "producer" in the most classically recognized sense. He was silver-haired, lightly tanned, and perennially optimistic, yet incredibly superstitious, carefully avoiding talking too much about the past or the future - a lamentable choice considering the stories he could have told. Perhaps knowing all too well how easily the best assembled plans could suddenly fall apart, Weintraub often referred to himself as simply very lucky in his Hollywood success. He was however, being modest, as his sheer output of quality projects through the years more than backed up his standing as one of the best producers in town. His death from a heart attack on July 6, 2015 ended the reign of one of Hollywood's most beloved producers.

Relationships

Jane Morgan Song Performer

Wife
Married in 1965 after Weintraub became Morgan's manager.

Milestones

2015

Executive-produced "The Brink," a political comedy starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black, for HBO.

2014

Executive-produced "Red Army," a hockey documentary about the 1980 Olympic final from the Soviet perspective.

2013

Executive-produced Soderbergh's acclaimed biopic "Behind the Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

2012

Produced "41," a documentary about his friend and Kennebunkport, Maine neighbor George H.W. Bush

2010

Produced the reboot of "The Karate Kid," starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

2007

Produced the last film in the Ocean trilogy, "Ocean's Thirteen."

2004

Produced "Ocean's Twelve" with Pitt, Clooney, and Julia Roberts.

2001

Produced Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven," starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

1998

Produced the big-screen remake of "The Avengers," starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman as John Steed and Emma Peel.

1997

Produced the Chevy Chase comedy sequel "Vegas Vacation."

1989

Produced "The Karate Kid, Part III."

1988

Executive-produced the family comedy "My Stepmother Is An Alien," starring Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger.

1986

Produced "The Karate Kid, Part 2."

1984

Produced John G. Avildsen's hit "The Karate Kid."

1982

Produced Barry Levinson's breakthrough comedy-drama "Diner."

1980

Produced William Friedkin's dark drama "Cruising" starring Al Pacino.

1977

Produced fantasy comedy "Oh, God!" starring John Denver and George Burns

1975

First feature production, Robert Altman's classic "Nashville."

1974

Produced concert movie "Frank Sinatra: The Main Event."

Bonus Trivia

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Alongside fellow future Hollywood luminary Bernie Brillstein, Weintraub co-founded the easy listening vocal choir The Doodletown Pipers, who performed regularly live and on television through the late 1970s.

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His memoir When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man was published in 2010, co-written with Rich Cohen.

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A Douglas McGrath-directed documentary about Weintraub, "His Way," was broadcast on HBO in 2011.

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Although Weintraub and his second wife, pop singer Jane Morgan, separated in the 1980s, they never divorced.

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Weintraub's musical clients as a manager included John Denver, Frank Sinatra, The Four Seasons, his wife Jane Morgan and The Moody Blues.

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