Ivan Reitman is a Czechoslovakian film producer and director with a net worth of $85 million. Ivan Reitman got his net worth by possessing The Montecito Picture Company, and producing several films, including Six Days Seven Nights, I Love You, Man and Ghostbusters III. Although his net did not appreciate the public exposure of his contemporaries George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, he did make a deep impact on filmmaking styles throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. Actually, what Lucas and Spielberg did for fantasy experience, Reitman did for large-budget comedies.
Ivan Reitman Net Worth $85 Million Dollars
After making an unsuccessful effort to create low budget horror thrillers with director David Cronenberg, he struck gold for his ground breaking National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978). Despite the fact that he stumbled as a director in the 2000s with films like Evolution (2001) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Reitman loved Oscar-nominated success, yet this time as a producer of the incredible Up in the Air (2009), which added significant heft to his already weighty career.
Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. His son, Jason Reitman (born in 1977) is also a film director.
According to his audio commentary on Ghostbusters (1984), the proton packs were much heavier than they looked, and some were heavier than others depending on what was demanded of certain scenes. None of the actors enjoyed wearing them, but according to Reitman, Harold Ramis complained the least (he would not say who complained the most).
In 1983, was nominated for two Broadway Tony Awards for "Merlin:" as Best Director (Musical) and as one of the co-producers of the Best Musical nominee.
Graduated from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. Canada, B.Mus 1969.
Founder of the McMaster Film Board at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Student films include: "Freak Film", and "Orientation" which was distributed in Canada by 20th Century Fox as a short opening for a Dustin Hoffman vehicle. Reitman was arrested with Dan Goldberg for producing a "Columbus of Sex" at McMaster in 1970. The film was based on the Victorian novel "My Secret Life". During the trial, the men who went on to form Northern Lights Entertainment, were offered $175,000 by MGM to make a feature to be called "Foxy Ladies". They were the first Canadians convicted under Canada's decency laws, despite widespread critical acclaim and support from the arts community. They were fined $300.00 and put on a year's probation.
Sci-Fi and Slapstick Humour
Frequently casts Bill Murray
Recurring themes of the 'common man' triumphing where professionals failed
[on John Belushi and Animal House (1978)] What John brought was this wonderful energy based on the comedies he loved from the 50s - The Three Stooges and Abbott and Costello - that physicality of the great American early comedians, against this very brash and contemporary way of speaking that the script had. It made it very special.. But when I worked with him before the movie and SNL, he was Brando onstage. He was the guy you couldn't take your eyes off. One of the great tragedies is that with his addictions he lost control of all his talent.
[on the comedy of Melissa McCarthy] She's certainly extraordinarily talented. She has a way of using her physicality. And there's something about her nimbleness in moving a fairly hefty body around that is humorous, has been for generations.
[on current comedy, 2013] The world has become more abrasive, possibly because of social media. But people said that about us. The sexuality seems to have lessened. There's more squeamishness about nudity and sex, but there's a lot more scatological interest today than there seemed to be thirty years ago. It's a weird shift.
[film-making advice to his son Jason] Your job is not to make things funny. Your job is to tell the truth on a daily basis.
This is not my generation. I'm of the baby boom generation. We think we invented free love.