The Kid Stays in the Picture Image

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Summary: This documentary captures the life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans' film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer, who offered him a film role. After a glamorous--but short-lived--career as a movie star, Evans tried out producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, he was responsible for such revolutionary films as The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Odd Couple, Harold and Maude and Chinatown. By the early '80s, the Golden Boy of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and rumored involvement with the Cotton Club murder, he disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as the kid who stays in the picture.
Runtime: 93 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some brief violent and sexual images.
Production: Highway Films
Genres: Biography, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 19, 2003
Director Credit
Brett Morgen Director
Nanette Burstein Director
Writer Credit
Brett Morgen Adaptation
Robert Evans Book
Principal Cast Credit
Robert Evans Himself - Narrator
Cast Credit
Ava Gardner Herself
Catherine Deneuve Herself - Golden Globe Awards
Darryl F. Zanuck Himself
Eddie Albert Himself
Ernest Hemingway Himself
Errol Flynn Himself
Francis Ford Coppola Himself
Henry Kissinger Himself
Irving Thalberg Himself
Jack Nicholson Himself
Josh Evans Himself - Robert's Son
Roy Radin Himself - Murdered Acquaintance Of Evans
Tyrone Power Himself
William Castle Himself
Producer Credit
Brett Morgen Producer
Chris Garrett Co-Producer
Christopher J. Keene Associate Producer
Graydon Carter Producer
Jordan Roberts Line Producer: Los Angeles
Kate Driver Co-Producer
Nanette Burstein Producer
Sally Roy Line Producer
Sara Marks Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: