Raffaella De Laurentiis
When she made Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993, it marked the beginning of her association with director Rob Cohen and has led to their continued collaboration on Dragonheart with Dennis Quaid and Daylight with Sylvester Stallone, for which she served as executive producer. Among her other executive producer credits are Ron Howard's Backdraft and several movies for television, including the action-packed Vanishing Son series. In 1997, De Laurentiis produced Kull the Conqueror, which marked the feature film debut of director John Nicolella and star Kevin Sorbo. Filmed in Slovakia and Croatia, this marked De Laurentiis' second production in Eastern Europe. She then remained in the United States for her next two projects, first The Guardian, a television pilot directed by Rob Cohen for Universal/NBC, on which she was executive producer, followed by the action film, Black Dog, directed by Kevin Hooks and starring Patrick Swayze.
De Laurentiis returned to Slovakia in 1999, producing Dragonheart: A New Beginning, a direct-to-video sequel to Dragonheart, directed by Doug Lefler, and again in 2001 to executive produce the NBC miniseries, Uprising, (with Jon Avnet), starring LeeLee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight and Donald Sutherland.
Also in 2001, she returned to her love of family fare and executive produced Prancer Returns, a direct-to-video sequel to her holiday film, Prancer, directed by Joshua Butler and starring John Corbett, Stacy Edwards and Jack Palance.
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|Birthday||June 28, 1954 (61)|