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Barry Levinson

Biography

Director and maker whose film Rainfall Man won 4 Academy Honours, including Ideal Picture and Ideal Director. He made an appearance like a bellboy in the 1977 film Large Anxiety. His additional notable movies included The Organic, Wag YOUR DOG, and HELLO, Vietnam. He had written the publication Sixty-Six in 2003, that was partly predicated on personal encounters. He wedded Valerie Curtin in 1975. He aimed Robin Williams in the comedic film HELLO, Vietnam.

Quick Facts


Full Name Barry Levinson
Date Of Birth April 6, 1942
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Height 1.8 m
Profession Director
Education American University, Forest Park High School, Baltimore City Community College
Nationality American
Spouse Dianna Rhodes, Valerie Curtin
Children Sam Levinson, Jack Levinson
Parents Violet Levinson, Irvin Levinson
Siblings Sharon Ziman
Awards Academy Award for Best Director, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Bear, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Comedy, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy - Television
Movies Rain Man, Diner, Good Morning, Vietnam, Wag the Dog, Bugsy, Sleepers, Avalon, The Natural, Tin Men, The Bay, Sphere, Liberty Heights, Rock the Kasbah, Bandits, Disclosure, You Don't Know Jack, The Humbling, Young Sherlock Holmes, What Just Happened, Man of the Year, Toys, The Wizard of Lies, An Everlasting Piece, Jimmy Hollywood, ...And Justice for All, High Anxiety, Donnie Brasco, Silent Movie, Envy, PoliWood, Bee Movie, Quiz Show, Home Fries, Possession, Unfaithfully Yours, Tootsie, Inside Moves, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Street Girls, Best Friends, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds, The Natural: The Best There Ever Was, Who?, The Only Way, The Band That Wouldn't Die, Peeping Times, Original Diner Guys, A Uniform Used to Mean Something..., Hindsight Is 20/20, M.O.N.Y., The Day the Laughter Stopped
TV Shows The Jury, The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
Star Sign Aries

  • Facts
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  • Awards
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  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1For the AFI publication "Private Screenings" Levinson chose Kar Freund's "The Mummy" as his favorite film.
2His parents were both of Russian Jewish descent.
3Redding, Connecticut. [2003]
4Lives in Ross, California, Annapolis, Maryland and Redding, Connecticut.
5Jason Croot was screen tested for Barry Levinson in 2008.
6Met and interviewed the late John Lennon in New York City, in 1980.
7Graduated from Forest Park High School in the Forest Park neighborhood of Baltimore: other famous alumni from Forest Park High School include former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew, actor Thomas Beck and actress Margaret Hayes.
8Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Glenn Close, Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance in Levinson's Rain Man (1988).
9Father of actor Sam Levinson and Jack Levinson.
10Living in Redding, Connecticut (2002).
11Wife Diana is a painter.
12His films often take place in the past: Diner (1982); The Natural (1984) ; Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); Avalon (1990); Sleepers (1996) and An Everlasting Piece (2000).
13Attended the same high school (Forest Park in Baltimore) as ''Mama' Cass Elliot' and Spiro Agnew.
14Stepfather of Michelle Levinsonand Patrick Levinson.
15Has homes in northern California and Annapolis, Maryland.
16Since 1991, has been working on a documentary about the friends he grew up with in Baltimore in the 1950s.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M.O.N.Y.2007TV Movie executive producer
The Bedford Diaries2006TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Jury2004TV Series executive producer
Envy2004producer
Strip Search2004TV Movie executive producer
Oz1997-2003TV Series executive producer - 56 episodes
Deliver Us from Eva2003executive producer
Analyze That2002executive producer
Possession2002producer
Baseball Wives2002TV Movie executive producer
Shot in the Heart2001TV Movie executive producer
Bandits2001producer
The Press Secretary2001TV Movie documentary executive producer
Hudson's Law2001TV Movie executive producer
An Everlasting Piece2000producer
American Tragedy2000TV Movie executive producer
The Perfect Storm2000executive producer
Falcone2000TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
The Beat2000TV Series executive producer
The Hoop Life1999-2000TV Series producer - 12 episodes
Homicide: The Movie2000TV Movie executive producer
Original Diner Guys1999Documentary producer
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows1999TV Movie documentary executive producer
Liberty Heights1999producer
Homicide: Life on the Street1993-1999TV Series executive producer - 122 episodes
Family Brood1998TV Movie producer
Home Fries1998producer
Sphere1998producer
Wag the Dog1997producer
The Second Civil War1997TV Movie executive producer
Donnie Brasco1997producer
Sleepers1996producer
A Little Princess1995executive producer
Disclosure1994producer
Jimmy Hollywood1994producer
Wilder Napalm1993executive producer
Toys1992producer
Bugsy1991producer
Kafka1991executive producer
Avalon1990producer
Harry1987TV Series producer - 7 episodes
American Playhouse1985TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Investigators1984TV Series executive producer - 1984
Diner1983TV Short executive producer
Peeping Times1978TV Movie producer
The Wizard of Lies2017TV Movie executive producer post-production
Shades of Blue2016TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Killing Fields2016TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Humbling2014producer
Borgia2011-2014TV Series executive producer - 38 episodes
Copper2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Phil Spector2013TV Movie executive producer
The Bay2012/IIproducer
You Don't Know Jack2010TV Movie executive producer
The PhilanthropistTV Series executive producer - 7 episodes, 2009 producer - 1 episode, 2009
What Just Happened2008producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bay2012/IIstory by
M.O.N.Y.2007TV Movie
Man of the Year2006written by
The Jury2004TV Series story - 1 episode
Liberty Heights1999written by
Sleepers1996screenplay
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV Series story by - 1 episode
Jimmy Hollywood1994written by
Toys1992written by
Avalon1990written by
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special segment "Dustin Hoffman - Robin Williams"
Tin Men1987written by
Unfaithfully Yours1984screenplay
The Investigators1984TV Series 1984
Diner1983TV Short written by
Best Friends1982written by
Tootsie1982uncredited
Diner1982written by
Inside Moves1980screenplay
...and justice for all.1979written by
High Anxiety1977written by
Silent Movie1976screenplay
The Carol Burnett Show1973-1976TV Series writer - 72 episodes
The Rich Little Show1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot L Baltimore1975TV Series written by - 1 episode
Street Girls1975written by
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine1971-1972TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tim Conway Comedy HourTV Series 1 episode, 1970 written by - 1 episode, 1970
The Tim Conway Show1970TV Series

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wizard of Lies2017TV Movie post-production
Shades of Blue2016TV Series 2 episodes
Rock the Kasbah2015
The Humbling2014
The Bay2012/II
You Don't Know Jack2010TV Movie
30 for 302009TV Series documentary 1 episode
PoliWood2009Documentary
What Just Happened2008
Man of the Year2006
The Jury2004TV Series 2 episodes
Hindsight Is 20/20...2004Short
Envy2004
A Uniform Used to Mean Something...2004Short
Bandits2001
An Everlasting Piece2000
The Beat2000TV Series
Original Diner Guys1999Documentary
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows1999TV Movie documentary
Liberty Heights1999
Sphere1998
Wag the Dog1997
Sleepers1996
Homicide: Life on the Street1993-1995TV Series 2 episodes
Disclosure1994
Jimmy Hollywood1994
Toys1992
Bugsy1991
Avalon1990
Rain Man1988
Good Morning, Vietnam1987
Tin Men1987
Young Sherlock Holmes1985
The Natural1984
The Investigators1984TV Series 1984
Diner1983TV Short
Diner1982
Peeping Times1978TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight2013Potter Stewart
Into the Unknown: Barry Levinson on 'The Bay'2013Short
Bee Movie2007Martin Benson (voice)
The Jury2004TV SeriesJudge Horatio Hawthorne
Quiz Show1994Dave Garroway
Jimmy Hollywood1994Director of 'Life Story'
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesBarry Levinson
Bugsy1991Casting director (uncredited)
Rain Man1988Doctor (uncredited)
History of the World: Part I1981Column Salesman - The Roman Empire
High Anxiety1977Bellboy
Silent Movie1976Executive
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine1971TV SeriesVarious Characters

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midnight Heat1996TV Movie producer: "Lost In The Blues", "Dangerous Love" / writer: "Lost In The Blues", "Dangerous Love"
Armed Response1986writer: "FEEL ME"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Everlasting Piece2000composer: additional music, jigs
Armed Response1986composer: additional music

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV Movie courtesy
The Directors2000TV Series documentary film clips provider - 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Girls1975assistant camera

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was2016Documentary special thanks
American Milkshake2013special thanks
Another Happy Day2011thanks
Fiddler on the Roof: 30 Years of Tradition2001TV Short documentary thanks
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary short special thanks
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary special thanks
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere'1998TV Movie documentary special thanks
'Rain Man' Featurette1988TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was2016DocumentaryThe Director / Himself
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Costas at the Movies2013TV SeriesHimself
Men in Black 3: Building a Better Alien - Inside the World of Rick Baker2012Documentary shortHimself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Cinema 32008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Baltimore Native
Charlie Rose1998-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Legends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Shootout2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
The Road to Damascus: The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel2006Video documentaryHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Good Morning, Vietnam': Production Diary2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Outsider2005DocumentaryHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Journey of Rain Man2004Video documentary shortHimself
Homicide: Life at the Start2003Video documentary shortHimself
Scene 71 Filmmakers Workshop2003Video documentary shortHimself
Bravo Profiles2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside 'Bandits'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Fiddler on the Roof: 30 Years of Tradition2001TV Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Heart of 'The Natural'2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary shortHimself - Writer / Director
Original Diner Guys1999DocumentaryHimself
Unitas1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Homicide: Life on the Street1997TV SeriesHimself
Robbie Robertson: Going Home1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Diamonds on the Silver Screen1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Director
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Nominee: Best Director
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Bugsy: The Dark Passion of an American Dreamer1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
The Media Show1988TV SeriesHimself
'Rain Man' Featurette1988TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Is Alan Smithee?2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationContinuing Series30 for 30 (2009)· Keith Clinkscales (executive producer)
· John Dahl (executive producer)
· Joan Lynch (executive producer)
· Connor Schell (executive producer)
· Bill Simmons (executive producer)
· John Skipper (executive producer)
· John Walsh (executive producer)
· Lee Bonner (producer)
· Stan Flint (producer)
· Jason Sosnoff (producer)
· Albert Maysles (director)
· Bradley Kaplan (director/producer)
· Laura Coxson (producer)
· Mark Durand (producer)
· Dan Klores (director/producer)
· David Zieff (producer)
· Charles C. Stuart (producer)
· Gail D'Agostino (producer)
· Sean
2010Laurel Award for Screen Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA
2006CineMerit AwardMunich Film Festival
2002Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardAmerican Cinema Editors, USA
2000AFI Filmmaker AwardUS Comedy Arts Festival
1999Special CitationNational Board of Review, USAFor outstanding cinematic series: The Baltimore Series.
1999Creative Achievement AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1998ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
1998Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalSpecial Jury PrizeWag the Dog (1997)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1991LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBugsy (1991)
1991WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenAvalon (1990)
1990Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRain Man (1988)
1990Readers' Choice AwardMainichi Film ConcoursBest Foreign Language FilmRain Man (1988)
1989DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Rain Man (1988)
1989DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesRain Man (1988)· Gerald R. Molen (unit production manager plaque)
· David McGiffert (first assistant director plaque)
· Cara Giallanza (second assistant director plaque)
· Cherylanne Martin (second second assistant director plaque)
1989Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmRain Man (1988)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorRain Man (1988)
1989Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalRain Man (1988)
1989Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"Berlin International Film FestivalRain Man (1988)
1988Truly Moving Picture AwardHeartland FilmRain Man (1988)
1988KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorRain Man (1988)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramDisplaced Person (1985)· Allison Maher (executive producer)
· Barry Solomon (executive producer)
· Rick Traum (executive producer)
· Patrick Lynch (executive producer)
· Patrick Dromgoole (supervising executive producer)
1985CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionARTSDisplaced Person (1985)
1984Truly Moving Picture AwardHeartland FilmThe Natural (1984)
1984Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmThe Natural (1984)
1983BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayDiner (1982)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)· Ed Simmons
· Gary Belkin
· Roger Beatty
· Arnie Kogen
· Bill Richmond
· Gene Perret
· Rudy De Luca
· Dick Clair
· Jenna McMahon
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Writing in Variety or MusicThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)· Ed Simmons
· Gary Belkin
· Roger Beatty
· Arnie Kogen
· Bill Richmond
· Gene Perret
· Rudy De Luca
· Dick Clair
· Jenna McMahon
· Barry Harman

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionPhil Spector (2013)· Michael Hausman
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Miniseries or MoviePhil Spector (2013)· David Mamet (producer)
· Michael Hausman (produced by)
2011DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Mini-SeriesYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2011PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionYou Don't Know Jack (2010)· Scott Ferguson
· Steve Lee Jones
· Lydia Dean Pilcher
2011Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Made-for-TV MovieYou Don't Know Jack (2010)· Scott Ferguson
· Lydia Dean Pilcher
· Adam Mazer
· Steve Lee Jones
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Picture Made for TelevisionYou Don't Know Jack (2010)· Steve Lee Jones (executive producer)
· Lydia Dean Pilcher (executive producer)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture Made for TelevisionYou Don't Know Jack (2010)· Steve Lee Jones (executive producer)
· Lydia Dean Pilcher (executive producer)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieYou Don't Know Jack (2010)· Lydia Dean Pilcher (executive producer)
· Steve Lee Jones (executive producer)
· Glenn Rigberg (executive producer)
· Tom Fontana (executive producer)
· Scott Ferguson (produced by)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical PictureWag the Dog (1997)· Danny DeVito
· Jane Rosenthal
1998Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalWag the Dog (1997)
1994DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1993Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorToys (1992)
1993Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalToys (1992)
1992DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesBugsy (1991)
1992Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureToys (1992)· Mark Johnson
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureBugsy (1991)· Mark Johnson
· Warren Beatty
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorBugsy (1991)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureBugsy (1991)
1992Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBugsy (1991)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBugsy (1991)
1991DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesAvalon (1990)
1991OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenAvalon (1990)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureAvalon (1990)
1990CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Rain Man (1988)
1989DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Rain Man (1988)
1989Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Rain Man (1988)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureRain Man (1988)
1983WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenDiner (1982)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenDiner (1982)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen...and justice for all. (1979)· Valerie Curtin
1977WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenSilent Movie (1976)· Mel Brooks
· Ron Clark
· Rudy De Luca
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)· Ed Simmons
· Gary Belkin
· Roger Beatty
· Bill Richmond
· Gene Perret
· Arnie Kogen
· Ray Jessel
· Rudy De Luca
· Dick Clair
· Jenna McMahon

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalMidnight MadnessThe Bay (2012)
1983NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayDiner (1982)
1982LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayDiner (1982)
1982NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayDiner (1982)

TitleSalary
Bandits (2001)$10,000,000
Rain Man (1988)$2,500,000 +% of gross

#Quote
1We're talking about a very strange time (in Hollywood), to be honest. Writing by committee becomes much less about a vision. It is really about a piece of merchandise. We excuse movies like Independence Day (1996) that really lack logic and say, "It doesn't make any sense, but it's a ride". I thought a movie was a movie and a ride was a ride.
2It gets harder and harder to make movies about human beings. These movies are like an endangered species. Everything is "simplify, simplify" now. How many movies have sub-plots anymore?

#Trademark
1Film editing by Stu Linder in the majority of his films.
2Frequently casts Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman
3Films set in his home town of in Baltimore, Maryland: Diner, Tin Men_, _Avalon_ and _Liberty Heights_.
4All of the films directed by Levinson have featured characteractor Ralph Tabakin in a small role.

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