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Toby Jaffe

Toby Jaffe has worked with stellar film talents in the fields of acting, writing and directing, including Angelina Jolie, Ed Burns, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, Barry Sonnenfeld, Curtis Hanson and Chuck Russell, and has worked on such films as The Quick and the Dead, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Universal Soldier and Point Break.

Jaffe also developed and produced the Columbia hit film Blue Streak, starring Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson, and has a sequel planned for next year. He recently formed a production partnership with director Stephen Herek and is currently in post production on Life or Something Like It, starring Angelina Jolie and Ed Burns.

Jaffe was born and raised in New York City, and began his career in production as an assistant film editor. Shortly after graduation from Harvard University, he moved to Los Angeles and became an agent at Leading Artists Agency. When Leading Artists merged with Bauer-Benedek six years later to become United Talent Agency, he ran the motion picture literary department, representing writers, producers and directors, including Barry Sonnenfeld, Curtis Hanson, Chuck Russell, Boaz Yakin and Joss Whedon. Jaffe also brought the creative elements together for several films, including Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito; Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze; Class Action, starring Gene Hackman and The Rookie, starring Clint Eastwood.

Jaffe went on to serve as president of production for the IndieProd Company, where he supervised the films The Quick and the Dead, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman (which he also executive-produced), Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Universal Soldier, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Toby Jaffe Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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