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Golden Globe nominated Edward Bass is a Producer, Director, Writer, Actor and Philanthropist and Satirist. His Producing Partners include Sir Anthony Hopkins, on the motion picture Bobby, which was nominated for many awards (including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture). He also produced with Guillermo del Toro (While She Was Out), Kevin Spacey (Mini's First Time), Peter Berg (The Hill That Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Story) and Stanley Kramer (Something a Little Less Serious, a documentary on It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

His films have been accepted into most of the world's major Film Festivals (Bobby opened the L.A. Film Festival and won the Biografilm Award at Venice, Slingshot-- in competition at Tribecca, and Come Early Morning -- nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, Sundance.

Bass was born and raised in Beverly Hills. His indoctrination to the entertainment world began early in life. Between ski trips and weekends in New York and Vacations in Las Vegas, his family arranged backstage visits with notables such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.. He met Milton Berle when he was 9 years old and promised to manage him, and did, albeit when Berle was 85.

Bass went on to manage and/or serve as an advisor to a range of talents, including Julio Caesar Chavez, whom under Bass' wings was made the highest priced super middleweight boxer in the history of the sport.

In 1991, In June of 1991, Bass and The American Foundation for the Performing Arts presented John Gary with an Award at a "A Tribute to John Gary" to Benefit the John Gary Recovery Fund for Cancer Treatments. The event included Liza Minelli, Perry Como, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini produced by Bass and Karen Kramer.

Bass founded Bold Films in 2004, along with his lifetime friend Michel Litvak. Bold Films produced four motion pictures during that time

Although Bass left Bold Films in 2006 to pursue his creative vision, Bold continues the pattern established by Bass as producing relatively inexpensive films that receive critical acclaim with Drive, nominated for an Oscar, and Only God Forgives, up in 2013 for a Palme D'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. While at Bold Films he initiated Bold Films' annual Cannes sponsorship of AMFAR resulting in an increase of revenue in the millions to that organization.

In 2008, Bass created Edward Bass Films to continue his prolific film production activities, including work on 13 films in 5 years.

In 2014, Bass expects to take his much-touted project Belle into pre-production and is developing Wrong Number with Abigail Spencer and James Franco.

Bass' other activities include his philanthropic work - he is the founder of "Born Warriors", an organization initiated to get handicapable children involved in film.

He is also is working with the Royal Family of Iran in developing a project about Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the country's last shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was noteworthy for her support of women's rights.

As a journalist for Splash Magazine, he covered such topics as the death of Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and some of his memoirs including the time Bass arranged for President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty to present his partner Stanley Kramer with a special accommodation to a roomful of Democrats at the unusual venue of The Roxbury Nightclub.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MEB

Trivia (4)

A friend of producer Michel Litvak.
Bass teaches acting and has initiated a program for handicapable young filmmakers. He founded "Bold Film" with Michel Litvak.
Currently resides between Tribeca loft and Beverly Hills estate. [2008]
Received the Circle of Excellence Award in Washington, DC in May 2007.

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