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‘Monster’ Movie Producer, Gross sales Government & Spaghetti Western Actor Was 91


Mark Damon, a movie producer, gross sales govt, and spaghetti Western actor, died at 91, representatives for the manager informed Deadline.

Damon, born Alan Harris in Chicago, began his profession in Hollywood in 1956 after signing a contract with twentieth Century Fox. After starring in Home of Usher, Damon received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. The movie was directed by Roger Corman, who died on Thursday.

The actor would transfer to Italy and star in movies like The Reluctant Saint (1962), The Younger Racers (1963), The Shortest Day (1963), Black Sabbath (1963), 100 Horseman (1964), Secret Agent 777 (1965), Dio, Come Ti Amo! (1966) and Johnny Oro (1966).

Damon advanced from performing to movie manufacturing and, in 1977, based the Producers Gross sales Group to promote American movies to worldwide distributors. He’s largely credited for making a marketplace for impartial movie manufacturing.

In 1993, he based MDP Worldwide, which might be renamed Media 8 Leisure in 2003. As a producer, Damon acquired a number of Oscar nominations, together with profitable an Academy Award in 2005 for Monster. Different movies he produced embody Das Boot, The NeverEnding Story, The Upside of Anger, 9 1/2 Weeks, 8 Million Methods to Die, Brief Circuit, The Choirboys, The Misplaced Boys, The Jungle E book, The Musketeer, Past a Cheap Doubt, and lots of extra.

After leaving Media 8, Damon based Foresight Limitless in 2005, a movie, manufacturing, financing, and gross sales firm. In 2019, it was bought to Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure.

Damon’s final movie as a producer was in 2019’s battle drama The Final Full Measure, directed by Todd Robinson. The movie starred Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Harm, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton, amongst many extra.

Mark Damon, circa 1956

Mark Damon, circa 1956

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