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Jake Eberts (I) (1941–2012)

Jake Eberts was born on July 10, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as John David Eberts. He was a producer, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Chicken Run (2000) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). He was married to Fiona. He died on September 6, 2012 in Montreal. See full bio »

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Dances with Wolves
Chicken Run
Chicken Run Producer
Driving Miss Daisy
The Name of the Rose


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 2015 A Walk in the Woods (executive producer)
 2013 Mysteries of the Unseen World (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2013 Jerusalem (Documentary) (executive producer)
  Iron Man: Armored Adventures (TV Series) (associate producer - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (executive producer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Makluan Invasion Part 2: Unite! (2012) ... (associate producer)
- The Makluan Invasion Part 1: Annihilate! (2012) ... (associate producer)
- Control-Alt-Delete (2012) ... (associate producer)
- The X-Factor (2012) ... (associate producer)
- Extremis (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Pollen (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010/I The Way Back (executive producer)
 2010 Roads to Mecca (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 L'illusionniste (executive producer)
 2009 Océans (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Journey to Mecca (executive producer)
 2007/I The Choir (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Whatever Lola Wants (producer)
 2006 Renaissance (executive producer)
 2006 Doogal (executive producer)
 2004 Guy Pearce's Ultimate Guide to Tigers (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 America's Heart & Soul (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Two Brothers (producer)
 2003 Open Range (producer)
 2002 Prisoner of Paradise (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Snow in August (TV Movie) (producer)
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (producer)
 2000 Chicken Run (executive producer)
 1999 Grey Owl (producer)
 1997 The Education of Little Tree (producer)
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (producer)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (executive producer)
 1994 No Escape (executive producer)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler (executive producer)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (producer)
 1992 A River Runs Through It (executive producer)
 1992 City of Joy (producer)
 1991 Black Robe (executive producer)
 1990 The Nutcracker Prince (executive producer: Allied Filmmakers)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (executive producer)
 1990 Texasville (executive producer)
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (co-executive producer)
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (associate producer)
 1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (executive producer)
 1988 Me and Him (associate producer)
 1987 Hope and Glory (executive producer)
 1986 The Name of the Rose (executive producer)
 1981 Chariots of Fire (executive producer - uncredited)
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Book: "My Indecision is Final - The Rise and Fall of Goldcrest Films" (w/Terry Ilott); Faber & Faber (London); ISBN: 0571148891

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People wouldn't think of someone with a chemical engineering background to end up in the movie world, but life can take you down these wonderful paths.


He majored in chemical engineering in college, but found he wasn't very good at it. He earned an MBA from Harvard, and worked on Wall Street for three years before joining an investment house in London. In 1974, he was approached to arrange the financing for an animated feature about a group of rabbits. Watership Down (1978) became a box-office and critical success, and he became hooked on the ... See more »

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