Gordon, Lawrence 1936–(Lawrence A. Gordon)

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GORDON, Lawrence 1936(Lawrence A. Gordon)


Born March 25, 1936, in Belzoni (some sources cite Yazoo City), MS; brother of Charles Gordon (a producer); children: George Joseph Gordon (a musician and filmmaker). Education: Tulane University, M.B.A.

Addresses: Office Lawrence Gordon Productions, 3000 West Olympic Blvd., Building 5, Suite 2121, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Publicist Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer and Associates, 6220 Del Valle Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Producer and executive. Four Star Television, assistant to producer Aaron Spelling, 1964; Aaron Spelling Productions, writer and associate producer, 1964; ABCTV, head of West Coast talent development, 196566; Bob Banner Associates, television and film executive, 196668; American International Pictures, vice president in charge of product development, 196871; Screen Gems (television division of Columbia Pictures), vice president, 1971; American International Pictures, vice president in charge of worldwide production, 197184; Lawrence Gordon Productions, Santa Monica, CA, founder and partner, beginning 1971; Twentieth CenturyFox, president and chief operating officer, 198486; Largo Entertainment, chair, chief executive officer, and producer, beginning 1987; Dark Horse Entertainment, partner, beginning 1994.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best picture (with Charles Gordon), 1989, for Field of Dreams; David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, 2002.


Film Producer:

Hard Times (also known as The Streetfighter ), Columbia, 1975.

The Driver, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1978.

The End, United Artists, 1978.

The Warriors, Paramount, 1979.

Xanadu, Universal, 1980.

(With Hank Moonjean) Paternity, Paramount, 1981.

Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again, Paramount, 1982.

(With Joel Silver) 48 Hours (also known as 48 HRS. ), Paramount, 1982.

(With Silver) Streets of Fire, Universal/RKO Radio Pictures, 1984.

(With Silver) Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985.

(With Silver) Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1986.

Lucas, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1986.

(With Silver and John Davis) Predator, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1987.

The Couch Trip, Orion, 1988.

(With Silver) Die Hard, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

(With Charles Gordon) K9, Universal, 1989.

(With Gordon) Field of Dreams, Universal, 1989.

Family Business, TriStar, 1989.

(With Gordon) Lock Up, TriStar, 1989.

(With Silver and Gordon) Die Hard 2 (also known as Die Hard 2: Die Harder ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1990.

(With Robert D. Wachs) Another 48 Hours (also known as Another 48 HRS. ), Paramount, 1990.

(With Silver and Davis) Predator 2, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1990.

(With Gordon) The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

Used People, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Waterworld, Universal, 1995.

Event Horizon, Paramount, 1997.

The Devil's Own, Columbia, 1997.

Mystery Men, MCA/Universal, 1999.

Thieves, Universal, 1999.

Tomb Raider (also known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Adventures of Lara Croft ), Paramount, 2001.

KPAX, MCA/Universal, 2001.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die Wiege des Lebens ), Paramount, 2003.

Hellboy, Columbia, 2004.

Film Executive Producer:

(As Lawrence A. Gordon) Dillinger, American International Pictures, 1973.

It's Not the Size That Counts (also known as Percy's Progress ), 1974.

Rolling Thunder, American International Pictures, 1977.

Hooper, Warner Bros., 1978.

The Wrong Guys, New World, 1988.

(With Charles Gordon) Leviathan, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1989.

Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977.

(With Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer; and creator) Matt Houston, ABC, 19821985.

(With Charles Gordon) The Renegades, ABC, 1983.

Just Our Luck (also known as Just My Luck ), ABC, 1983.

(With Gordon; and creator) Our Family Honor, ABC, 19851986.

Timecop, ABC, 19971998.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Missing Are Deadly, ABC, 1975.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Home Cookin', ABC, 1975.

Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977.

Lacy and the Mississippi Queen, NBC, 1978.

The Nightengales, NBC, 1979.

Stunts Unlimited, ABC, 1980.

The Renegades, ABC, 1982.

(With Charles Gordon) Lone Star, NBC, 1983.

(With Gordon and Stuart Sheslow) The Streets, NBC, 1984.

(With Gordon; and creator) Our Family Honor, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Naked Hollywood," A&E Premieres, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Stage Producer:

(With Howard Feuer, Jeremy Ritzer, and Sidney Shlenker) Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 19811982.

(With Richard M. Kagan and Shlenker) Smile, LuntFontaine Theatre, New York City, 19861987.



Executive producer, K911, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.


Television Episodes:

Writer for Burke's Law, ABC.


The television movie Five Desperate Women, broadcast by ABC in 1971, was based on a story idea by Gordon. The television pilot The Renegades, broadcast by ABC in 1982, was also based on a story idea by Gordon.

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