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Art Linson (born 1942) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. His directorial debut was the 1980 comedy, Where the Buffalo Roam, which was loosely based on stories by Hunter S. Thompson and starred Bill Murray as the writer. He also directed 1984's The Wild Life. Linson has produced many films including Car Wash, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club, Melvin and Howard and the Brian De Palma films The Untouchables, Casualties of War, and The Black Dahlia. He has worked with Michael Mann, David Mamet, and Cameron Crowe. He produced Sunset Strip with his son John. His writing credits include the film American Hot Wax and two books, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line (ISBN 1-58234-240-7), which was adapted into the film What Just Happened, and A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood (ISBN 0-8021-3551-X). He is an executive producer for the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy. Linson produced a film based on the band The Runaways, with his son John Linson as a co-producer.

Other Roles

2018The Outsider - Producer
2016The Comedian - Producer
2016The Comedian - Screenplay
2016The Comedian - Story
2010The Runaways - Producer
2008What Just Happened - Author
2008What Just Happened - Producer
2008What Just Happened - Writer
2007Into the Wild - Executive Producer
2006The Black Dahlia - Producer
2005Lords of Dogtown - Executive Producer
2004Spartan - Producer
2001Heist - Producer
1999Fight Club - Producer
1999Pushing Tin - Producer
1997The Edge - Producer
1995Heat - Producer
1993This Boy's Life - Producer
1993Point of No Return - Producer
1992Singles - Executive Producer
1990Dick Tracy - Executive Producer
1989We're No Angels - Producer
1989Casualties of War - Producer
1988Scrooged - Producer
1987The Untouchables - Producer
1984The Wild Life - Director
1982Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Producer
1980Melvin and Howard - Producer
1980Where the Buffalo Roam - Director
1980Where the Buffalo Roam - Producer
1978American Hot Wax - Producer
1976Car Wash - Producer
The Challenger - Producer

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