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Caspar von Winterfeldt Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Bremen, Germany
Nicknames Ghost
Le Tigre
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Bremen, Germany and raised in London, England, Caspar has had a very international background. Both a Vassar College and American Film Institute alum most of his higher education took place in the USA. Following his undergrad, he traveled the world for twelve years as an investment banker, having worked for Morgan Stanley, Scotia Capital, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and lastly J.P. Morgan, while he established a career as one of Europe's premier Biotechnology financiers raising over $1.8billion in capital during the period 1999 - 2002. He retired from banking in 2003 and after a year at AFI he joined Film And Music Entertainment Inc. where he worked as SVP and Head of Production. In 2006 he formed his own Production company Fortune Films, LLC where he continues to produce motion pictures and other entertainment content including television and branded shows for the world-wide-web. In 2015, he was a co-founder of the virtual reality company Baron VR where he is now designing 'Experiences' for the burgeoning VR/AR space. He has guest lectured for film and finance classes at NYU, AFI, USC and Chapman University. Together with his wife he is also a patron of the AFI, AWF, Ocean Conservation Foundation, Sundance Institute and Challenger's Boys & Girls Club. Most recently he and his wife have become founding patrons of the new AMPAS museum in Los Angeles. He is also a co-founder of the Idaho's Sun Valley Film Festival. He is fluent in three languages and proficient in two more. He counts skiing, golf and mountain biking to his hobbies and is an avid photographer. He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Franziska P.

Spouse (1)

Lisa Scott Firestone (19 February 2011 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Cameo appearances in all the movies he has produced

Trivia (10)

His great-grandfather signed the Armistice in Compiegne, France to mark the end of World War One.
A Vassar College drama major who stood on stage numerous times together with his peers Noah Baumbach, John Gatins, Jason Blum, Catherine Kellner and Erika Amato under the direction of the late William Rothwell, who also taught Meryl Streep during her time at the college.
His parties, especially at Halloween are legendary and have afforded him several press articles. In 2007 he hosted the inaugural Hollywood 'STOP SMILING' party at the Villa Astaire to raise money for charity.
When he first arrived in Los Angeles, he occupied a suite at the Chateau Marmont before moving to the Villa Astaire on Vista Del Mar in Hollywood.
His mother was a former international Opera singer and is now a leading Yoga therapist. His father is a board member of several multi-national conglomerates.
His Great-grandfather Walter Cramer was a member of the conspiracy: Operation Valkyrie. He was murdered for his beliefs in 1944.
Had two characters named after him in the film 'Harte Jungs' aka 'Ants in the pants' written by his friend Granz Henman.
Attended the American Film Institute and is a current board member of the AFI National Council.
Head of the 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival Judges Panel.
Rarely wears anything but Le Tigre polo shirts.

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