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Bob Evans

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Not to end up being confused with the U.S. sausage magnate — or American nation superstar Jimmy Dean, for example — Bob Evans was actually the single alias of Kevin Mitchell, frontman for the Australian indie pop combo Jebediah. Blessed in Perth on Oct 1, 1976, Mitchell co-founded Jebediah in 1994, therefore named honoring Jebediah Springfield, the imaginary founder from the Simpsons’ indigenous Springfield, U.S.A. The music group gained Australia’s annual Country wide Campus Music group Competition in past due 1995, gaining an appearance on the Summersault Music Festival the next year. Over the period of strike LPs including 1996’s Twitch and 1999’s Of Someday Shambles, Jebediah surfaced among the nation’s most widely used young rings, and in 2004 Mitchell released the very first Bob Evans record, Suburban Child, showcasing a far more intimate, roots-flavored aspect of his songwriting. He resurrected the task for 2006’s Suburban Songbook, released via main label Capitol and documented in Nashville with manufacturer Brad Jones.

Quick Facts


Died June 21, 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height 1.75 m
Profession Businessperson, Restaurateur
Nationality American
Spouse Lady Victoria White, Leslie Ann Woodward, Catherine Oxenberg, Phyllis George, Ali MacGraw, Camilla Sparv, Sharon Hugueny
Music Groups Jebediah, Basement Birds
Music Songs Please Leave, Leaving Home, She's Like a Comet, Don't You Think It's Time, Sadness & Whiskey, Harpoon, Nowhere Without You, Someone So Much, Pasha Bulker, In the Strength of the Lord, Jerks of Attention, Matterfact, We're a Mess, Animal, Feet Touch the Ground, Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore, Fall Down, Happy Tears, Don't Walk Alone, Military Strongmen, Darlin' Won't You Come?, Don’t Give Up on Yourself, Teflon, Hand Me Downs, Nuthin's Gonna Tear Me Away From You, Wonderful You, Worlds Away, Beautiful to Me, Rocks in My Head, N.D.C., Friday Come Five, Ron Sexsmith
Albums Suburban Songbook, Slightly Odway, Familiar Stranger, Of Someday Shambles, Goodnight, Bull Creek!, Suburban Kid, Car Boot Sale
Movies The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chinatown, The Cotton Club, Marathon Man, Man of a Thousand Faces, The Sun Also Rises, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Urban Cowboy, The Best of Everything, Popeye, Black Sunday, Sliver, The Two Jakes, The Saint, Jade, The Fiend Who Walked the West, The Phantom, The Out-of-Towners, The Girl from Nagasaki, Players, National Lampoon's Mr. Wong, To Ride A White Horse


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#Fact
1 In his autobiography, producer David Brown recounts how his partner, Richard D. Zanuck, offered the lead in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to Evans as a practical joke.
2 He has one grandson, Jackson, born in 2010 to son Josh Evans and daughter-in-law Roxy Saint (a singer).
3 Father-in-law of Roxy Saint.
4 Ex-father-in-law of Charis Michelsen.
5 Was implicated but never charged in the murder of theatrical impresario Roy Radin, in the so-called "Cotton Club Murder." Evans, who was producing The Cotton Club (1984), had been in contact with Radin as a potential investor in the film.
6 In May 2002 he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
7 Two of his divorces were finalized on the date of July 21st. Another two were finalized on the date of July 22nd.
8 His seventh wife, Lady Victoria White, filed for divorce on June 16, 2006 citing irreconcilable differences (June 21, 2006).
9 After shepherding such hits as Love Story (1970) and The Godfather (1972) to the screen, but not sharing in the profits, Evans--then Paramount Pictures production chief--inveigled Charlie Bluhdorn, the head of conglomerate Gulf+Western which owned Paramount, into allowing him to personally produce movies like the old-time moguls. Pleased that Evans had turned Paramount from a money-loser into the hottest studio in Hollywood, Bluhdorn allowed him to branch into production. Evans produced the classic neo-noir Chinatown (1974) in his first outing. The financial and critical success of that film effectively doomed Evans as production chief, as the other producers at Paramount resented his success and believed he would siphon off the best projects in the future. To forestall a rebellion, Evans had to step down as chief of production. Production designer extrarordinaire Richard Sylbert, an Oscar-winner who had received an Academy Award nomination for "Chinatown," was hand-picked by Evans as his successor. Evans was impressed by Sylbert's close relationships with such heavyweight talents as Warren Beatty, Mike Nichols and Roman Polanski. He was also impressed by Sylbert's grasp of visual storytelling. Sylbert took over as Paramount production chief when Evans stepped down in 1975. Evans' post-production chief career was disastrous, yielding only two unqualified hits, Marathon Man (1976), which he produced for Paramount in 1976, and Urban Cowboy (1980). Sylbert was eventually sacked by Paramount head Barry Diller in 1978 and went back to his successful production designing career, which yielded him a second Oscar. Evans went from debacle to debacle as his personal and professional life disintegrated. A masterful studio boss, he seemed incapable of making a success of the more picayune job of producer in a medium increasingly dominated by writer-directors and superstar actors.
10 He has suffered three near-fatal strokes.
11 According to his book he was contacted by Sharon Tate and asked to be her houseguest on the evening she was killed, but he had to decline. She then invited Jay Sebring.
12 Apart from his ex-wives, has been romantically linked with such beauties as Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Margaux Hemingway, Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, etc.
13 Declined offers to produce then future blockbusters Airport (1970), The French Connection (1971), and Jaws (1975).
14 Accompanied Raquel Welch to Super Bowl (X) at Miami's Orange Bowl where eleven cameras were simultaneously shooting live crowd and football scenes for his movie Black Sunday (1977)
15 Attended Super Bowl (I) with friend Clint Eastwood in 1967
16 Was offered the role of Monroe Stahr in the biopic The Last Tycoon (1976) (inspired by Irving Thalberg) but declined. Coincidentally, Evans had earlier played Thalberg in his film debut.
17 Attended Henry Kissinger's 50th birtday party at New York's Harmony Club in 1973
18 Henry Kissinger played tennis with champ Jimmy Connors at Evans' estate, where Kissinger was a frequent VIP guest.
19 Celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro celebrated his 50th birthday at the estate.
20 His luxurious Beverly Hills estate, "Woodland," once belonged to screen legend Greta Garbo
21 One child, with Ali MacGraw, actor/director Josh Evans.
22 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!".
23 His 1998 marriage to Catherine Oxenberg lasted only ten days.
24 Was the basis for the Robert Vaughn character in Blake Edwards's S.O.B. (1981).
25 His autobiography, "The Kid Stays in the Picture", printed in 12 languages, and its film version premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Jan., 2002.
26 His older brother, Charles Evans, started a women's clothing line, Evan-Picone, which was the source of much of Robert's money.
27 Parents: Archie and Florence. Archie ran one of the first racially integrated dental clinics in the country.
28 Had one sister, Alice.


Producer

Producer

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

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kodaline: Ready 2015 Short
The Girl from Nagasaki 2013 U.S. Consul
Kay.Fabe 2011 Short
Kid Notorious 2003 TV Series Kid Notorious
The Simpsons 2000 TV Series Robert Evans
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 1997 Robert Evans
Superfights 1995 Day Performer
The Best of Everything 1959 Dexter Key
The Fiend Who Walked the West 1958 Felix Griffin
The Sun Also Rises 1957 Pedro Romero
Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 Irving Thalberg (as Robert J. Evans)
The Egyptian 1954 Minor Role (uncredited)
Lydia Bailey 1952 Soldier (as Bob Evans)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kid Notorious 2003 TV Series creator
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary book "The Kid Stays in the Picture"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary clip source: 1975 Golden Globe Awards
Rosemary's Baby 1968 developer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Haunting of Pearson Place 2013 inspired by
Awakening World 2012 Documentary special thanks
Tower Heist 2011 special thanks
Celebrating Schlesinger 2006 Video short special thanks
One Among Us 2005 special thanks
After the Sunset: Interview with a Jewel Thief 2005 Video short special thanks
Wonderland 2003 the producers and director wish to thank - as Bob Evans
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies 2000 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast with the Arts 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Last Shot 2004 Himself (uncredited)
Vibe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
7th Heaven 2003 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner
Charlie Rose 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'The Kid Stays in the Picture' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Narrator
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Young and the Dead 2000 Documentary Himself (Paramount executive)
Just Shoot Me! 2000 TV Series Himself
Chinatown Revisited with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Robert Towne 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Cannes Man 1997 Himself - Producer
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge 1989 Documentary Himself
The Magic of Hollywood... Is the Magic of People 1976 Documentary short Himself
Apropos Film 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans 1975 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Picture
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1957-1958 TV Series documentary Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series Himself - Recipient
How to Sell a Film Documentary filming Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Provocateur 2013 Documentary short Himself
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne 2008 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: Filming 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: The Beginning and the End 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: The Legacy 2007 Video documentary short Himself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films 2006 Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House 2006 Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
Celebrating Schlesinger 2006 Video short Himself - Producer
Going Hollywood 2005 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Before, During and 'After the Sunset' 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Last Mogul 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Ultimate Film Fanatic 2005 TV Series Himself - Judge

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award Palm Beach International Film Festival
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures PGA Awards
2003 Mary Pickford Award Satellite Awards
2002 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on May 23, 2002 at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
2000 PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures PGA Awards Chinatown (1974)
1993 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Picture Sliver (1993)
1980 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Picture Popeye (1980)
1977 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Marathon Man (1976)
1977 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture Sliver (1993)
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Chinatown (1974)


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#Quote
1 Success means never having to admit you're unhappy.
2 If I wrote the truth of what I know, the book would be 10,000 pages.
3 When I went out to L.A., I knew one thing: property is king. No one wanted me--there's nothing worse than a pretty boy actor who wants to be a producer, especially a lousy actor. And I bought a property called "The Detective" to get my foot in the door. So I went to 20th Century-Fox and demanded a three-picture deal and got it. Without the property, they wouldn't have given me anything.
4 It's not just what you pay the actors, everything goes up when you do it [in Hollywood], it just grows and grows. But the English artists I was working with cared more about what they were doing than how much they were paid to do it. It's not that way in America, I hate to say it but it's true.
5 I've always been a gambler; I've always taken risks. Anyone who says you will always win if you take a risk is a liar, because it's not a risk then.
6 . . . I believe that rules are made to be broken but I believe that vows made between two people must be adhered to. And I got married two weeks ago, and my vows are what we're talking about now: the four Ls. My vows are very simple: like, love, in love and lust--if we are to make our union work, I vow to adhere to at least two of them every day. One of them has to be like, because like is very important. And if you can't, something's wrong.
7 A love story could be for an evening, a week, a month, it could be forever. There is a big difference between like, love, in love and lust.
8 The producer is the most important element of a film. It's the producer who hires the director . . . The producer buys the property, he hires the writer, the director; he's involved in hiring all the actors, involved with production, costs, post-production and involved with marketing. He's on a film for four or five years and gets very little credit for it.
9 I didn't hang around with famous people . . . they hung around with me.
10 [about his proposal to Catherine Oxenberg while recovering from a stroke, which resulted in a 12-day marriage] I was very, very seductive but in fact I was crazy. My brain was swollen still.
11 [speaking to women] If you're ever approached with the line, "You ought to be in pictures, I'm a producer", tell the guy to fuck off. He's a fraud, and the pictures he wants to put you in don't play in theaters.
12 When a director hires a producer, you're in deep shit. A director needs a boss, not a yes man.

#Trademark
1 Long hair
2 Often wears large, square-framed, tinted eyeglasses

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