John Goldwyn

Executive
Sporting impeccable Hollywood lineage--Goldwyn is the grandson of legendary industry pioneer and long-time independent producer Samuel Goldwyn and son of successful independent producer/distributor Samuel Goldwyn Jr ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (12)

Gracepoint 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Masterminds 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Staten Island Summer 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dexter 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill (Movie)

(Producer)
Executive (1)

Timeline 2003 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

Biography

Sporting impeccable Hollywood lineage--Goldwyn is the grandson of legendary industry pioneer and long-time independent producer Samuel Goldwyn and son of successful independent producer/distributor Samuel Goldwyn Jr. --he rose from the proverbial mail room at the Ladd Company which he joined in 1981 to vice president of the company's creative affairs department two years later. Goldwyn also served as executive producer of "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" (1985) before joining MGM/UA as senior production vice president that year where he rose to executive vice president of worldwide production in 1988; while at MGM he shepherded such hits as "Moonstruck" (1987) and "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988) as well as overseeing production on "Fatal Beauty" (1987) "Masquerade" (1988), and "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will" (1990). Joining Paramount in 1990, Goldwyn was closely involved with the production of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991) and "Wayne's World" (1992). In December 1991, he was named president of production of Paramount's Motion Picture Group overseeing the development and production of Paramount's films. By 1997, he was promoted to the newly created post of president, motion pictures and signed to a five-year contract. Married to actress Colleen Camp and brother of actor Tony Goldwyn.

Relationships

Peter Samuel Elliott Goldwyn

Half-Brother
Born July 18, 1979

Colleen Camp

Wife
Born in 1953 filed for divorce in November 2001

Peggy Elliott

Step-Mother
Married Samuel Goldwyn Jr in 1969

Samuel Goldwyn

Father
Born September 7, 1926 was chairman and CEO of Samuel Goldwyn Company

Tony Goldwyn Actor

Brother
Born May 20, 1960

Emily Goldwyn

Daughter
Born April 7, 1989

Tony Goldwyn

Brother
Born May 20, 1960

Catherine Goldwyn

Sister
Born July 11, 1951

Elizabeth Goldwyn

Half-Sister
Born December 25, 1976

Samuel Goldwyn

Grandfather
Born August 27, 1882 in Warsaw, Poland died in 1974 legendary co-founder of Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company his namesake company, The Goldwyn Company, merged with Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions to form MGM formed Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923 becoming the longest-running independent producer in Hollywood

Jennifer Howard

Mother
Married Goldwyn's father in 1950 her second marriage daughter of writer Sidney Howard

Francis Howard

Brother
Born c. 1954

Frances Howard

Grandmother
Born in 1903 died in 1976 became second wife of Samuel Goldwyn in 1925

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Palo Alto , California

Milestones

2007

Co-produced the Todd Haynes directed, "I'm Not There," about the life of Bob Dylan

2006

Executive produced the Showtime series, "Dexter"

1997

Promoted to newly created position of president, motion pictures at Paramount and signed to a five-year contract

1991

Promoted to president of production, Paramount Motion Picture Group in December

1990

Moved to Paramount as executive vice president of production in November

1988

Became executive vice president of worldwide production, MGM/UA

1985

Joined MGM/UA as senior vice president of production

1983

Promoted to vice president of creative affairs, Ladd Company

1981

Became production assistant, then story editor, Ladd Company by December

1981

Entered industry working in the mail room at the Ladd Company in July

Bonus Trivia

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"Tall, soft-spoken and patrician, Goldwyn, a Stanford graduate, represents a sharp departure from the hard-edge, gonzo-style young producers and executives who sped up the Hollywood ladder during the late 1980s. 'His appointment represents a reversal for the Joel Silver/Don Simpson school of macho producers,' says one top Paramount exec. 'Paramount has just classed itself up.'" - Marc Berman to Variety, Dec. 2, 1991

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