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Vajna, Andrew 1944–

Vajna, Andrew 1944–

(Andrew G. Vajna, Andrew George Vajna, Andy Vajna)

PERSONAL

Born August 1, 1944, in Budapest, Hungary. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses:

Office—Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, 2308 Broadway St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career:

Producer. Began career as owner of motion picture theaters in Far East; Panasia Film Ltd. (a distribution, acquisition, and film representation company), Hong Kong, founder, c. early 1970s; Carolco Service, Inc. (financing and distribution company), founding partner with Mario Kassar and producer, 1976-89; American Film Marketers Association, founder and president, 1982; Cinergi Productions, Inc. (independent production company), Santa Monica, CA, founder, chairman, and CEO, 1990-97; Intercom (a distribution and production company), founder, 1997-?; C-2 Pictures, founder, 2003-06; revived Cinergi as Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Santa Monica, CA, 2006.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Satellite Award (with Alan Parker and Robert Stigwood), best motion picture—comedy or musical, International Press Academy, Golden Globe Award (with Parker and Stigwood), best motion picture—musical or comedy, 1996, both for Evita.

CREDITS

Film Producer:

Hei lu (also known as The Deadly China Doll, Hak lui, and The Opium Trail), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.

(With Mario Kassar, Joel Michaels, and Garth Drabinsky) The Silent Partner, 1978.

(As Andrew G. Vajna; with Donna Dubrow) Medicine Man (also known as The Last Days of Eden), Buena Vista, 1992.

Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994.

(As Andrew G. Vajna) The Scarlet Letter, Buena Vista, 1995.

(As Andrew G. Vajna) Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Amanda, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Evita, Buena Vista, 1996.

A Miniszter felrelep (also known as Out of Order), InterCom, 1997.

I Spy (also known as I-Spy), Columbia, 2002.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (also known as T3 and Terminator 3—Rebellion der maschinen), 2003.

Basic Instinct 2 (also known as Basic Instinct—Neues Spiel fur Catherine Tramell), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Szabadsag, szerelem (also known as Children of Glory), 2006.

Also produced Suzanne; Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid; Carbon Copy.

Film Executive Producer (with Mario Kassar):

(And with Joel Michaels and Garth Drabinsky) The Changeling, 1979.

The Amateur, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

First Blood (also known as Rambo: First Blood), Orion, 1982.

Superstition (also known as The Witch), Almi Pictures, 1982.

Rambo: First Blood Part II, TriStar, 1985.

Angel Heart (also known as Aux portes de l'enfer), TriStar, 1987.

Red Heat, TriStar, 1988.

Iron Eagle II, 1988.

Rambo III, TriStar, 1988.

DeepStar Six (also known as Deep Star Six), TriStar, 1989.

Johnny Handsome, TriStar, 1989.

Air America, TriStar, 1990.

Total Recall, TriStar, 1990.

Narrow Margin, TriStar, 1990.

Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante's Inferno), TriStar, 1990.

Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990.

Film Executive Producer:

The Victory (also known as Escape to Victory), 1981.

(As Andrew G. Vajna) Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993.

(As Andrew G. Vajna) Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994.

(As Andrew G. Vajna) Die Hard: With a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Judge Dredd, Buena Vista, 1995.

Shadow Conspiracy, Buena Vista, 1997.

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known as Burn, Hollywood, Burn), Buena Vista, 1997.

The 13th Warrior (also known as The Thirteenth Warrior), Buena Vista, 1999.

A Holocaust Szemei (documentary; also known as Eyes of the Holocaust), InterCom, 2000.

An American Rhapsody (also known as Amerikai rapszodia), Paramount Classics, 2001.

Freedom's Fury (documentary), 2006.

Film Presenter:

(As Andrew Vajna) First Blood (also known as Rambo: First Blood), Orion, 1982.

(As Andrew Vajna) Extreme Prejudice, TriStar, 1987.

(As Andrew Vajna) Rambo III, TriStar, 1988.

(As Andrew Vajna) Red Heat, TriStar, 1988.

(As Andrew Vajna) DeepStar Six (also known as Deep Star Six), TriStar, 1989.

(As Andrew Vajna) Johnny Handsome, TriStar, 1989.

(As Andrew Vajna) Total Recall, TriStar, 1990.

(As Andrew Vajna) Narrow Margin, TriStar, 1990.

Medicine Man (also known as The Last Days of Eden), Buena Vista, 1992.

Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994.

Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994.

Evita, Buena Vista, 1996.

Shadow Conspiracy, Buena Vista, 1997.

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known as Burn, Hollywood, Burn), Buena Vista, 1997.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (also known as T3 and Terminator 3—Rebellion der Maschinen), 2003.

Presenter, Basic Instinct 2 (also known as Basic Instinct—Neues Spiel fur Catherine Tramell), 2006.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Guts and Glory (short; also known as Guts & Glory) Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Afghanistan: Land in Crisis (documentary short), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, We Get To Win This Time (documentary short), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Drawing First Blood (documentary short; also known as Drawing First Blood: 20 Years Later and Making of "First Blood"), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, A Stuntman for All Seasons: A Tribute to Bennie Dobbins (documentary short), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Himself, East Meets West: "Red Heat" and the Kings of Carolco (documentary short), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer and co-producer, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Masters of Fantasy: Paul Verhoeven, 1997.

Inside "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Behind the Scenes: ‘Die Hard: With a Vengeance,’" HBO First Look, HBO, 1995.

"Inside ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,’" HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Variety, May 6, 1991, p. C2.

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