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Jack Valenti (1921–2007)


Texas born, Harvard educated, Jack Valenti has led several lives; a wartime bomber pilot, advertising agency founder, political consultant, White House Special Assistant, movie industry leader. In his current role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Valenti has presided over a worldwide sea change ... See full bio »

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 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2003 Berga: Soldiers of Another War (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2000 The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
 2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker (special thanks)
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Wrote the foreword to Kirk Douglas' autobiography "Let's Face It". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 27 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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[on the Viet Nam War] There's nothing more brutalizing than to order men into battle and then pick up the phone from the Pentagon and find out how many were lost that day. I once asked [President] Johnson 'how do you stand it?'. And he said it was like drinking carbolic acid every morning. When he couldn't sleep, he'd wander the White House with a flashlight, visiting the portrait of Woodrow ... See more »

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Longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. See more »

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