- Alan Ladd, Jr.
Alan Ladd, Jr. (born
October 22 1937in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American film industry executive and producer. He is famous for giving George Lucasthe go-ahead to make "". He also produced " Blade Runner". He is the son of late actor Alan Ladd.
He was also the chairman of
The Ladd Company. Alan Ladd Jr. received the 2,348th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fameon Friday, September 28, 2007.
He started in films as an agent in 1963. In 1969, Ladd moved to
Londonto produce, making nine films. He returned to the States in 1973 to become Head of Creative Affairs at Twentieth Century Fox.
Within three very successful years Ladd was President of Fox. "Star Wars", "Alien", and "
Blade Runner" were a few of the classics during his tenure. But in 1979 Ladd left his position to found his own production company, The Ladd Company. He enjoyed great successes with comedies like " Night Shift" and " Police Academy" and Oscar Winners "The Right Stuff" and Best Picture, " Chariots of Fire".
In 1985, Ladd joined
MGM/UA, eventually becoming Chairman and CEO of PathéEntertainment. During his tenure MGM/UA enjoyed hits like " A Fish Called Wanda", " Moonstruck", and " Thelma & Louise". Ladd reformed the Ladd Company with Paramount Picturesin 1993 where he produced the hits " The Brady Bunch Movie" and Best Picture Winner " Braveheart".
Mr. Ladd is now producing independently with The Ladd Company.
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