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Arnon Milchan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer Israelien born on 6 december 1944 at Rehovot (Israel)

Arnon Milchan

Arnon Milchan
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Nationality Israel
Birth 6 december 1944 (75 years) at Rehovot (Israel)
Creator of Summit Entertainment

Arnon Milchan (Hebrew: ארנון מילצ'ן‎; December 6, 1944) is an Israeli Hollywood film producer who has produced over 120 full-length motion pictures. Mr. Milchan, a multi-billionaire, was also a former key Israeli intelligence operative from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Milchan's films include The War of the Roses, Once Upon a Time in America, Pretty Woman, Natural Born Killers, Under Siege, The Devil's Advocate, The Fountain, Unfaithful, L.A. Confidential and many others. He is an Israeli citizen, and a resident of Israel.

Biography

Milchan was born in Rehovot, British Mandate for Palestine, in 1944. His father owned a fertilizer company, which Milchan turned into a successful chemical business. He also earned a degree from the London School of Economics, before being recruited to LAKAM, a top secret Israeli intelligence organization responsible for obtaining technology and material for Israel's nuclear program, and other highly secretive programs.

Milchan became involved in the American movie business in 1977, after an introduction to American producer Elliot Kastner. Most notable among Milchan's film collaborations was his early work with Martin Scorsese. He developed close friendships with Robert De Niro, and directors Roman Polanski, Sergio Leone, Terry Gilliam and Oliver Stone. Milchan started his own production company in 1991 called New Regency Productions. Through his company Regency, in partnership with Warner Brothers, and later with Rupert Murdoch at 20th Century Fox, and other business ventures, such as Puma AG, Milchan attained a net worth estimated at about $3.8 billion as of 2012, and is listed as the 290th richest person in the world by Forbes.

Arnon Milchan has produced many films such as Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (in which he also makes a cameo appearance as the chauffeur), Brazil (1985), Pretty Woman (1990), Under Siege (1992), Natural Born Killers (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), Unfaithful (2002), and Knight and Day (2010), among others.

Speculation about Milchan's involvement in arms dealing and intelligence activities was sparked after "the indictment in 1985 of Richard Kelly Smyth, an aerospace executive who had made illegal shipments of Krytrons (nuclear triggers) through one of Milchan's companies." This remained hearsay until biographers Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman confirmed in a book published July 2011, that Milchan was indeed involved in espionage and arms-dealing. The research in Confidential - The Life Of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon established that "at least through the mid-1980s [Milchan] was a full-fledged operative for Israel’s top-secret intelligence agency, Lakam. His activities included "buying components to build and maintain Israel’s nuclear arsenal" and supervising "government-backed accounts and front companies that financed the special needs of the entirety of Israel’s intelligence operations outside the country.". Interviewed regarding Milchan's intelligence activities, Israeli President Shimon Peres stated:

"Arnon is a special man. It was I who recruited him.... When I was at the Ministry of Defense, Arnon was involved in numerous defense-related procurement activities and intelligence operations. His strength is in making connections at the highest levels.... His activities gave us a huge advantage, strategically, diplomatically and technologically." (interview dated February 8, 2010, documented in Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman's "Confidential: Secret Agent turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan" p. xi)

Milchan is also the owner of the WTA broadcasting rights and is married to former South African tennis professional Amanda Coetzer. He is also the owner of the Israeli network which transmits Israeli television programming to the United States and Canada. He is also a partner in Israel's all-news cable Channel 10.

Best films

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
(Executive Producer)
The Revenant (2016)
(Producer)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
(Producer)
Pretty Woman (1990)
(Producer)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
(Executive Producer)
Gone Girl (2014)
(Producer)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Arnon Milchan (131 films)

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Actor

Once Upon a Time in America, 3h41
Directed by Sergio Leone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime, Politic, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld
Roles Chauffeur
Rating83% 4.1999254.1999254.1999254.1999254.199925
The film is presented in non-chronological order, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and it is largely told through flashbacks from the viewpoint of one person. The specific scenes and their order varies from version to version. The following section describes the full European cut of the film:

Director

The Fountain, 1h36
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Cliff Curtis, Mark Margolis, Sean Patrick Thomas
Rating71% 3.5991953.5991953.5991953.5991953.599195
At its core, The Fountain is the story of a 21st-century doctor, Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman), losing his wife Izzi (Rachel Weisz) to cancer in 2005. As she is dying, Izzi begs Tom to share what time they have left together, but he is focused on his quest to find a cure for her.
Dangerous Beauty, 1h51
Directed by Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Arnon Milchan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward, Naomi Watts, Jake Weber
Rating71% 3.59943.59943.59943.59943.5994
Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) is an adventurous, curious, slightly tomboyish young woman in Venice. Her lover Marco (Rufus Sewell) cannot marry her because her family is not wealthy enough to provide a good dowry. Marco, a future Senator, marries a foreign noblewoman instead. Veronica's mother (Jacqueline Bisset) must think of the future and her family's financial security, as she still requires dowries for her younger daughters and money for her son's commission. Rather than go to a convent, Veronica's mother suggests she become a courtesan, a highly paid, cultured prostitute like her mother and grandmother before her. At first Veronica is repelled by the idea, but once she discovers that courtesans are allowed access to libraries and education, she tentatively embraces the idea.

Scriptwriter

Bogus
Bogus (1996)
, 1h50
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Nancy Travis, Andrea Martin, Denis Mercier
Rating54% 2.706022.706022.706022.706022.70602
A fantasy, it tells the story of seven-year-old Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), the son of a Las Vegas magician's widowed assistant (Nancy Travis). His mother dies suddenly in a car accident and Albert, who is now an orphan, is sent to New Jersey to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet (Whoopi Goldberg). The plot revolves around Albert, and his imaginary friend named Bogus (Gérard Depardieu), a French magician, who helps the boy cope with his transition. Gradually Harriet, who can also see Bogus, comes to terms with her new situation as well.

Producer

Deep Water
Deep Water (2020)

Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Rachel Blanchard, Jacob Elordi, Dash Mihok
Roles Producer

Victor Van Allen et sa femme Melinda vivent un mariage absolument désastreux et sans amour. Ils décident de pimenter les choses en s'autorisant à prendre d'autres amants. Mais leurs jeux vont rapidement virer au cauchemar lorsque les gens autour d'eux commencent à mourir.
Ad Astra
Ad Astra (2019)
, 2h4
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Sur la Lune, Mars in film, Sur la Lune
Actors Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2936353.2936353.2936353.2936353.293635
Sur Terre, dans un futur proche, l’ingénieur et astronaute de la NASA Roy McBride s'occupe de la maintenance d'une antenne de 30 km de hauteur. Celle-ci est détruite lors d’une surcharge électrique venue de Neptune, qui cause des ravages également sur Terre.
The Lighthouse, 1h50
Directed by Uwe Boll, Robert Eggers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film
Actors Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating75% 3.799863.799863.799863.799863.79986
Dans les années 1890, deux gardiens de phares viennent relever l'équipe précédente sur un îlot éloigné des terres. Ils doivent y rester quatre semaines mais la tempête empêchera le bateau de venir les chercher. Le plus vieux des deux cache un secret que son assistant voudrait connaître.
Little Women, 2h15
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet
Roles Executive Producer
Rating78% 3.9498453.9498453.9498453.9498453.949845
Dans la Nouvelle-Angleterre des années 1860, un père part pour un voyage laissant ses quatre filles et sa femme derrière lui. Elles vont faire la connaissance du jeune Laurie plein de ressources…
The Girl in the Spider's Web, 1h57
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Lakeith Stanfield
Roles Executive Producer
Rating61% 3.0500353.0500353.0500353.0500353.050035
Lisbeth Salander et le journaliste Mikael Blomkvist se retrouvent aux prises avec des espions, de cybercriminels et des membres corrompus du gouvernement. Par ailleurs, Lisbeth est suivie par une mystérieuse femme blonde.
Unsane
Unsane (2018)
, 1h38
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving
Roles Executive Producer
Rating63% 3.197563.197563.197563.197563.19756
Une jeune femme est placée contre sa volonté dans une institution psychiatrique où elle est confrontée à sa plus grande peur, celle d'être poursuivie par son harceleur. Mais est-ce réel ou le fruit de son imagination ?
Bohemian Rhapsody, 2h14
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer, Harvey Weinstein
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee, Allen Leech, Lucy Boynton
Roles Executive Producer
Rating79% 3.999963.999963.999963.999963.99996
En 1970, Farrokh Bulsara, un immigré parsi, est étudiant en art et travaille comme bagagiste à l'aéroport de Londres-Heathrow. Un soir, dans une petite boîte de nuit, il découvre sur scène le groupe de rock Smile, alors composé du guitariste Brian May, du batteur Roger Taylor et du chanteur-bassiste Tim Staffell. Ce dernier annonce aux deux autres qu'il a décidé de quitter la formation pour rejoindre un autre groupe qui lui semble plus prometteur. Après le concert, Farrokh se présente à Brian May et Roger Taylor, qui sont alors dépités. Ils ne prennent pas au sérieux ce jeune homme au look étrange et Roger Taylor, alors étudiant en médecine dentaire, se moque même de sa denture si particulière, mais Farrokh leur fait une démonstration de ses capacités en chant qui les fait changer d'avis. Après des débuts hésitants, ils sont rejoints par le bassiste John Deacon. Le groupe se renomme Queen, alors que Farrokh choisit comme nouveau nom Freddie Mercury, malgré les réticences de son père. Le groupe commence à se faire remarquer, notamment par les performances scéniques de Freddie, qui demande par ailleurs en mariage Mary Austin, une vendeuse de vêtements qu'il fréquente depuis plusieurs mois et qui l'aide à créer ses costumes de scène.
A Cure for Wellness, 2h26
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Children's films
Actors Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs, Magnus Krepper, Harry Groener, Celia Imrie
Roles Producer
Rating63% 3.198423.198423.198423.198423.19842
Lockhart est un jeune cadre ambitieux. Il doit retrouver son patron, qui a disparu dans un mystérieux centre dans les Alpes suisses. Lockhart se retrouve alors pris au piège de cet étrange institut et de son corps médical. On lui « diagnostique » le même mal qui habite l’ensemble des pensionnaires. Lockhart n’a plus d’autres choix que de se soumettre à l’étrange cure délivrée par le centre.
The Revenant, 2h36
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Producer
Rating79% 3.995173.995173.995173.995173.99517
In 1823, fur trapper Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear while hunting in what will become the Dakota Territory. His companions rob him, murder his young half-Native American son, and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out on a 200 mile trek to get revenge on the men who betrayed him and find the man (Hardy) who killed his son.
Assassin's Creed, 1h56
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K.Williams, Ariane Labed, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.8453752.8453752.8453752.8453752.845375
Assassin's Creed se déroule dans un univers fictif dans lequel le monde a été créé par Ceux qui étaient là avant, des individus disposant d'une puissance technologique très avancée. À leur disparition, ils laissent sur Terre des artefacts (du nom de fragments d'Éden) permettant d'assurer le progrès de l'Humanité. Opposés par leurs idéaux, les Assassins et les Templiers ne considèrent pas de la même façon comment l'Homme doit évoluer, ainsi, les Assassins recherchent la liberté individuelle tandis que les Templiers veulent contrôler les populations et les guider.
True Story
True Story (2015)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about journalists, Children's films
Actors James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Gretchen Mol, Robert John Burke
Roles Executive Producer
Rating62% 3.149993.149993.149993.149993.14999
Christian Longo (James Franco), an Oregon man whose wife and three children have been discovered murdered, is arrested by police in Mexico. There he claimed to be a reporter for the New York Times named Michael Finkel.