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Biography #2 (for The Last Samurai)Ted Field is Chairman and CEO of Radar Pictures. Beginning in 1982, as founder and Chairman of Interscope Communications, he served as producer or executive producer for more than 50 major films that generated cumulative worldwide box office receipts exceeding $2.5 billion, including Runaway Bride, Jumanji, Pitch Black, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Three Men and a Baby, Bird on a Wire, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Outrageous Fortune and Cocktail.
Since forming Radar in 1999, Field and his team have assembled a slate of more than 25 projects embracing a wide range of styles and featuring some of the finest filmmakers working today, including Merchant-Ivory's Le Divorce, starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, produced by Michael Bay; How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore; and The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel.
In 1990, Field and Jimmy Iovine created Interscope Records, one of the most successful record labels in history. Universal's acquisition of PolyGram in 1999 elevated the team to head of the largest record group in the world, combining such labels as A&M and Geffen under an Interscope-led group, home to platinum-selling artists such as U2, Eminem, Sting, NIN, The Wallflowers, Dr. Dre, No Doubt, Limp Bizkit, Hole, Beck, Marilyn Manson, Garbage and Sheryl Crow. In 2001, Field became Chairman/CEO of ARTISTdirect and formed a new label, ARTISTdirect Records. ARTISTdirect is a music and media company that combines an online music network with integrated offline assets to provide a single-stop solution for fans, artists, labels and advertisers.
Until 1984, he co-owned Field Enterprises, Inc., a media conglomerate that controlled numerous television stations as well as the Chicago Sun Times, acquired Panavision from Warner Communications and invested in partnerships for control of public corporations such as Crown Zellerback.
Raised in Chicago and Anchorage, Field settled in Southern California at 21 where he pursued race car driving and, in 1979, was a member of the three-man team that won the 24 Hours of Daytona. His extensive philanthropic work includes support for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, L.A. Music Center, The Sundance Institute, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Rainforest Foundation and the Rape Treatment Center.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "The Last Samurai" (02-Dec-2003)