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Art Linson

In the 25 years since he produced his first motion picture, Art Linson has distinguished himself in Hollywood by developing screenplays that attract the highest caliber talent, resulting in some of the most admired and successful motion pictures of the last two decades. Linson's credits range from such commercial and critical hits as The Untouchables (winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Sean Connery), Heat (Robert De Niro and Al Pacino), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Sean Penn), Car Wash and Scrooged, to unusual classics such as Melvin and Howard (Academy Award winner for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, Mary Steenburgen),

Fight Club (Brad Pitt and Edward Norton), The Edge (Anthony Hopkins), Heist (Gene Hackman), Casualties of War and This Boy's Life (Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio).

Born in Chicago, Linson grew up in Hollywood. He attended the University of California at Berkeley in 1960 and finished his degree at the University of California at Los Angeles. He graduated from UCLA Law School in 1967.

In 1995, Linson published his first book, A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood. His second book, published in 2002, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales From the Front Line is currently being developed into a film by Robert De Niro's Tribeca films.

Linson is currently working on several projects including Lords of Dogtown with director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and The Black Dahlia starring Josh Hartnett, Mark Wahlberg, and Scarlett Johansson.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Art Linson Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.