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Rifkin, Arnold 1948-

Rifkin, Arnold 1948-


Born in 1948; brother of Ron Rifkin (an actor); married Rita George; children: Rachel, additional child. Education: University of Cincinnati, B.A.


Office—Rifkin/Eberts LLC, 406 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Producer. Rifkin-David, founder, 1974-80; company merged to form Rifkin/David/Kimble/ Parseghian, 1980-81; company merged to form DHKPR, 1981-84; Triad Artists, Inc., founding partner and head of motion picture department, 1984-92; William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills, CA, executive vice president of worldwide head motion picture division, 1992-96, then president, 1996-2000; Cheyenne Enterprises, LLC, Santa Monica, CA, founder (with Bruce Willis) and chief executive officer, 2000; company merged to form Rifkin/Eberts, LLC, Santa Monica, CA, partner. University of Southern California, member of board of councilors; American Cinematheque, member of board of directors. University of California at Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film and Television, faculty member and co-chair of Producers Program; lecturer at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School, 2002.


Film Executive Producer:

The Kid (also known as Disney's "The Kid"), Buena Vista, 2000.

Film Producer:

After Image, Intermedia, 2001.

Bandits, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Hart's War, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Tears of the Sun, Columbia, 2003.

The Whole Ten Yards, Warner Bros., 2004.

Hostage (also known as Hostage—Entfuhrt), Miramax, 2005.

16 Blocks, Warner Bros., 2006.

Just My Luck, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Live Free or Die Hard (also known as Die Hard 4.0), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Who's Your Caddy?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2007.

The Tourist, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Timber Falls, Arsenal Pictures, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Journey to Safety: Making "Tears of the Sun" (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2003.

Television Co-Executive Producer; Series:

Courage, Fox Family, 2000.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Fling, Fox, 2001.

Gary the Rat, Spike TV, 2003.

Touching Evil, USA Network, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Law and Mr. Lee, 2003.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

True West, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Bruce Willis," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Sunday Morning Shootout, AMC, 2005.

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