Irwin Winkler

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Irwin Winkler (born May 25, 1931) is an American film producer and director. He is the producer or director of 50 major motion pictures, dating back to 1967's Double Trouble, starring Elvis Presley. The fourth film he produced, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), starring Jane Fonda, was nominated for nine Academy Awards. In 1976, he won an Oscar for Best Picture for Rocky. As a producer, he has been nominated for Best Picture for three other films: Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, and Goodfellas. Description above from the Wikipedia article Irwin Winkler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

At First Sight (1999)

A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Steven Weber

A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Steven Weber

De-Lovely (2004)

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Kevin McNally

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Kevin McNally

Life as a House (2001)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

The Net (1995)

Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down and make her the target of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Dennis Miller  •  Wendy Gazelle

Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down and make her the target of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Dennis Miller  •  Wendy Gazelle

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife shares a whirlpool of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Annette Bening  •  George Wendt  •  Patricia Wettig

This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife shares a whirlpool of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Annette Bening  •  George Wendt  •  Patricia Wettig

Night and the City (1992)

Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jessica Lange  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Alan King

Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jessica Lange  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Alan King

The Real Rocky (2011)

Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with “Champ” vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Feuerzeig
CAST:  Chuck Wepner  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sonny Liston  •  Muhammad Ali

Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with “Champ” vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Feuerzeig
CAST:  Chuck Wepner  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sonny Liston  •  Muhammad Ali

Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood (2008)

An intimate portrait of an oft-forgotten character in Hollywood: the screenwriter. Raised in Baghdad, screenwriter Mardik Martin was infused with an early love for movies when he was sent to the U.S. by his family to avoid being drafted into the Iraqi army. Mardik ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramy Katrib  •  Evan York
CAST:  Mardik Martin  •  Martin Scorsese  •  George Lucas  •  Irwin Winkler

An intimate portrait of an oft-forgotten character in Hollywood: the screenwriter. Raised in Baghdad, screenwriter Mardik Martin was infused with an early love for movies when he was sent to the U.S. by his family to avoid being drafted into the Iraqi army. Mardik ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramy Katrib  •  Evan York
CAST:  Mardik Martin  •  Martin Scorsese  •  George Lucas  •  Irwin Winkler

Home of the Brave (2006)

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jessica Biel  •  50 Cent  •  Christina Ricci

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jessica Biel  •  50 Cent  •  Christina Ricci

Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin  •  Tony Markes
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Scott Wolf  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Jou Jou Papailler

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin  •  Tony Markes
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Scott Wolf  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Jou Jou Papailler

Rocky IV: The American Punch (2014)

Rocky IV is dually symbolic - it embodies both the victory of the American boxer over the Soviet one and the victory of neo-liberalism over a dwindling socialism. Today, Rocky is held up as a model by some and is a subject of derision for others. An emblem of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dimitri Kourtchine
CAST:  Peter Biskind  •  Robert Chartoff  •  Franco Columbu  •  Vince DiCola

Rocky IV is dually symbolic - it embodies both the victory of the American boxer over the Soviet one and the victory of neo-liberalism over a dwindling socialism. Today, Rocky is held up as a model by some and is a subject of derision for others. An emblem of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dimitri Kourtchine
CAST:  Peter Biskind  •  Robert Chartoff  •  Franco Columbu  •  Vince DiCola

Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)

Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin Scorsese Directs depicts to riveting effect the way Scorsese brings the written story to life on the big screen. Additional interviews with the likes of Joe Pesci, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Fischler  •  Joel Sucher
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Charles Scorsese  •  Catherine Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro

Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin Scorsese Directs depicts to riveting effect the way Scorsese brings the written story to life on the big screen. Additional interviews with the likes of Joe Pesci, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Fischler  •  Joel Sucher
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Charles Scorsese  •  Catherine Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro

Perfect Moment (1997)

In this documentary, artist-filmmaker Nicholas Hondrogen asks people to describe memorable moments of their lives. Some, such as Norman Lear and Indian activist Russell Means, talk about religion, while composer Philip Glass and film-producer Irwin Winkler discuss ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hondrogen
CAST:  Norman Lear  •  Russell Means  •  Philip Glass  •  Irwin Winkler

In this documentary, artist-filmmaker Nicholas Hondrogen asks people to describe memorable moments of their lives. Some, such as Norman Lear and Indian activist Russell Means, talk about religion, while composer Philip Glass and film-producer Irwin Winkler discuss ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hondrogen
CAST:  Norman Lear  •  Russell Means  •  Philip Glass  •  Irwin Winkler

The 'New York, New York' Stories (2005)

Made in 2005, this documentary traces the history of NY, NY, beginning with the formation of the producing partnership between Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. It was they who developed the initial script with writer Earl Rauch. Winkler met Scorsese at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Carson
CAST:  Robert Chartoff  •  László Kovács  •  Tom Rolf  •  Martin Scorsese

Made in 2005, this documentary traces the history of NY, NY, beginning with the formation of the producing partnership between Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. It was they who developed the initial script with writer Earl Rauch. Winkler met Scorsese at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Carson
CAST:  Robert Chartoff  •  László Kovács  •  Tom Rolf  •  Martin Scorsese

In the Ring (2006)

An extensive look at the making of Rocky (1976).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gillis
CAST:  John G. Avildsen  •  Robert Chartoff  •  Talia Shire  •  Sylvester Stallone

An extensive look at the making of Rocky (1976).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gillis
CAST:  John G. Avildsen  •  Robert Chartoff  •  Talia Shire  •  Sylvester Stallone

The Collaboration Of A Lifetime: Scorsese’s Epic The Irishman (2020)

Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino as we go behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Al Pacino  •  Joe Pesci

Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino as we go behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Al Pacino  •  Joe Pesci

Making The Irishman (2020)

Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino going behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angie Bucknell
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Al Pacino  •  Bobby Cannavale

Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino going behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angie Bucknell
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Al Pacino  •  Bobby Cannavale

Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence (2017)

A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Martin Scorsese's "Silence"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Nicolaou  •  Barbara J. Toennies
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Adam Driver  •  Jay Cocks

A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Martin Scorsese's "Silence"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Nicolaou  •  Barbara J. Toennies
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Adam Driver  •  Jay Cocks