Celebrity Photo

Joseph E. Levine

Highest Rated: 93% Contempt (1963)

Lowest Rated: 23% Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Birthday: Sep 09, 1905

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Self-proclaimed movie mogul who entered the film business as an exhibitor, specializing in importing foreign films. Alongside classics such as "Rome, Open City" (1945) and "The Bicycle Thief" (1948), Levine imported cheaply made entertainments such as "Godzilla" (1956) and "Hercules" (1959), a major commercial success which thrust him into the Hollywood big time. He then moved into production and had a significant hand in some major films of the 1960s including "8 1/2" (1963) and "The Graduate" (1967). The crass movie producer played by Jack Palance in Godard's "Contempt" (1963) is widely considered to be based on Levine--who produced the film!

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 64% Magic Producer - 1978
64% 86% A Bridge Too Far Producer - 1977
No Score Yet 81% Trinity Is Still My Name Executive Producer - 1971
87% 72% Carnal Knowledge Executive Producer - 1971
No Score Yet 83% They Call Me Trinity Producer - 1970
38% 71% Soldier Blue Executive Producer - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bright College Years Executive Producer - 1970
90% 90% The Lion in Winter Executive Producer $17.9K 1968
90% 85% The Producers Executive Producer $111.9K 1968
70% 67% Mad Monster Party? Executive Producer - 1967
87% 90% The Graduate Executive Producer $285.8K 1967
80% 84% Robbery Executive Producer - 1967
No Score Yet 40% The Daydreamer Executive Producer - 1966
50% 65% Nevada Smith Executive Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 45% Harlow Producer - 1965
80% 84% Marriage Italian Style Executive Producer $5K 1964
23% 28% Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Executive Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Producer - 1964
50% 41% Sodom and Gomorrah Producer - 1963
93% 85% Contempt Producer $40.6K 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wonders of Aladdin Producer - 1961
88% 91% Two Women Executive Producer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gaslight Follies Producer - 1945

QUOTES FROM Joseph E. Levine CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.