Robert Evans

Producer, Actor, Executive
Perhaps one of the most notorious personages ever to grace motion pictures, producer and former Paramount Pictures studio head Robert Evans blazed a trail through Hollywood that left behind numerous fractured marriages ... Read more »
Born: 06/28/1930 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Girl from Nagasaki 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Mogul 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kid Notorious 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Just Shoot Me 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cannes Man 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

Dexter Key (Actor)

The Fiend Who Walked the West 1958 (Movie)

Felix Griffin (Actor)

Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 (Movie)

Irving Thalberg (Actor)

The Sun Also Rises 1957 (Movie)

Romero (Actor)

Hey, Rookie 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ava Gardner (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (15)

The Last Mogul 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jade 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sliver 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Urban Cowboy 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Players 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Sunday 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marathon Man 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

("The Kid Stays in the Picture") (Book as Source Material)

Biography

Perhaps one of the most notorious personages ever to grace motion pictures, producer and former Paramount Pictures studio head Robert Evans blazed a trail through Hollywood that left behind numerous fractured marriages, countless heartbroken starlets, several friends-turned-enemies, and a career brimming with some of the best movies ever made. After receiving his start as an actor in movies like "The Sun Also Rises" (1957) and "The Best of Everything" (1959), Evans turned to producing in the late-1960s, which quickly led to becoming a powerful executive at the struggling Paramount Pictures. Almost immediately, Evans had a profound effect on the studio's bottom line, churning out hits like "Barefoot in the Park" (1967), "The Odd Couple" (1968) and "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). In the following decade, he steadied Paramount's fortunes with huge hits like "Love Story" (1970) and "The Godfather" (1972), before leaving the studio to branch out on his own as a producer with "Chinatown" (1974). Following up with "Marathon Man" (1976) and "Black Sunday" (1977), Evans seemed impervious to failure. But in 1980, following a cocaine bust and the ridicule endured from producing "Popeye" (1980), Evans hit a career slump that ended with him broke and ostracized from Hollywood. The final straw was "The Cotton Club" (1984), a huge flop that was mired in production excesses that also included the murder of a financier, for which Evans was briefly implicated. Sinking further into debt, depression and cocaine addiction, Evans languished in obscurity for the remainder of the decade. He reemerged with the misfire "Chinatown" sequel, "The Two Jakes" (1990), and spent the rest of the 1990s making critical and financial disasters like "Sliver" (1993), "Jade" (1995) and "The Saint" (1997). He earned a degree of cult status following the self-narrated documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture" (2002), which introduced Evans to a new generation while reminding older crowds just how integral he had been to one of cinema's most vibrant eras.

Relationships

Charles Evans

Brother
partner with brother in Evan-Picone women's sportswear company died June 2, 2007 of complications from pneumonia, he was 81.

Josh Evans Actor

Child
Mother Ali MacGraw born c. 1971

Phyllis George Actor

Wife

Kathryn Grayson Actor

Companion

Sharon Hugueny

Wife
born February 1944 married on May 28, 1961 divorced in 1962 died on July 3, 1996 of cancer at age 52

Ali MacGraw Actor

Wife
Divorced June 7, 1973 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of "The Getaway" (1972)

Catherine Oxenberg Actor

Wife
Married July 12, 1998 Marriage annulled July 21, 1998

Joan Severance Actor

Companion
dated briefly c. May 1998

Archie Shapera

Father

Camilla Sparv Actor

Wife

Victoria White

Wife
Married Aug. 6, 2005 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Filed for divorce June 16, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences

Leslie Woodard

Wife

EDUCATION

studied acting with Stella Adler

Milestones

2003

Executive produced the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

2002

Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

2002

Narrated and was subject of Sundance-screened documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture", based on his memoir and directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgan

2002

Signed to develop an animated series for Comedy Central starring himself in real-life show biz anecdotes; a sequel of sorts to "The Kid Stays in the Picture"

1998

Suffered a mild stroke (on May 6)

1991

Signed exclusive five-year producing deal with Paramount after a hiatus from active producing

1981

Debut as TV producer, "Get High on Yourself", celebrity anti-drug specials

1980

Arrested and convicted on a misdemeanor cocaine charge

1976

Professor of film, Brown University

1966

Joined 20th Century Fox as an independent producer

1966

Became vice-president in charge of production, Paramount Pictures

1958

Guest columnist for NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN

1957

Chosen by retired film star Norma Shearer to play her late husband, MGM producer Irving Thalberg, in the film biopic of actor Lon Chaney, "Man of a Thousand Faces"

1951

Went into clothing business as partner with brother, Charles Evans and Joseph Picone, founding Evan-Picone women's sportswear (until 1967) (date approximate)

1947

TV acting debut, "Elizabeth and Essex"

Became executive vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount

From the age of eleven performed on over 300 radio shows including "Let's Pretend", "Archie Andrews", "The Aldrich Family", "Radio Reader's Digest" and "Gangbusters"

Named vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount

Bonus Trivia

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Film lecturer at USC, UCLA and NYU.

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"Where is everyone? Dead? Most. Wealthy? Some. Destitute? Many. Retired? Suppose so, I ain't seen 'em. One thing I do know, I ain't dead, I ain't wealthy, I ain't destitute and I ain't retired." --Evans in his book "The Kid Stays in the Picture"

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