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Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side (his father was a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem), Evans began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job promoting sales of ladies' slacks for Evan-Picone, the clothing company founded and run by his brother. Some years ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Chinatown
Chinatown Producer
(1974)
Marathon Man
Marathon Man Producer
(1976)

Filmography

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 2017 The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2017 The White Death (producer) (announced)
 2016 Urban Cowboy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Better Born (Short) (producer)
 2003 Kid Notorious (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (producer)
 1999 The Out-of-Towners (producer)
 1997 The Saint (producer)
 1996 The Phantom (producer)
 1995 Jade (producer)
 1993 Sliver (producer)
 1990 The Two Jakes (producer)
 1984 The Cotton Club (producer)
 1980 Popeye (producer)
 1980 Urban Cowboy (producer)
 1979 Players (producer)
 1977 Black Sunday (producer)
 1976 Marathon Man (producer)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (executive producer - uncredited)
 1974 Chinatown (producer)
 1972 The Godfather (executive producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Memoir, "The Fat Lady Sang" (231 pp; It Books) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Evans | Robert J. Evans

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Success means never having to admit you're unhappy. See more »

Trivia:

Was the inspiration for the Stanley Motss character played by Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog (1997). Hoffman emulated Evans' work habits, mannerisms, quirks, his clothing style, hairstyle, and wore large square-framed eyeglasses. After seeing the film, Evans reportedly said, "I'm magnificent in this film!". See more »

Trademark:

Often wears large, square-framed, tinted eyeglasses See more »

Nickname:

Bobby

Star Sign:

Cancer

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