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      Robert W. Cort

      Robert W. Cort

      Highest Rated: 77% Class Action (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Two-time Emmy-winner Robert W. Cort is best known in the industry as a film and television producer, but before he broke into show business, Cort was an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Interestingly, the first film Cort produced was the 1985 anti-authority action-comedy called "Turk 182!," which starred a young Timothy Hutton as a teen vandal whose quest to get justice for his injured firefighter brother inspires rebellion throughout New York City. He went on to produce a string of hit features in the 1980s, including the fatherhood comedy "3 Men and a Baby" and the time-traveling teen adventure "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Cort has proved prolific in his new profession, having produced more than 50 films since "Turk 182!" He earned his first Emmy in 1990 for the inspiring biopic "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story," which told of the struggle of basketball star Isiah Thomas's mother in keeping her sons free of the pitfalls of the ghetto. He won more accolades for his life-affirming fare in 1997, when the teacher-centered drama "Mr. Holland's Opus" garnered him a Christopher Award, a prize that celebrates uplifting art. In 2004, he won another Emmy and Christopher Award for the docudrama "Something the Lord Made," which co-starred Alan Rickman and Mos Def as heart surgeon pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. Cort continues to make family-friendly fare with uplifting messages.

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      28% 73% The Secret: Dare to Dream Producer - 2020
      72% 76% On the Basis of Sex Producer $24.7M 2018
      26% 52% Terminator Genisys Executive Producer $89.8M 2015
      38% 48% Make Your Move Producer $122.3K 2013
      No Score Yet 49% Save the Last Dance 2 Producer - 2006
      No Score Yet 93% Something the Lord Made Executive Producer - 2004
      12% 29% Against the Ropes Producer $5.9M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rats Executive Producer - 2001
      53% 59% Save the Last Dance Producer $91.0M 2001
      No Score Yet 48% Harlan County War Executive Producer - 2000
      28% 31% The Out-of-Towners Producer $28.5M 1999
      46% 53% Runaway Bride Producer $152.1M 1999
      No Score Yet 50% In the Company of Spies Producer - 1999
      27% 56% Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II Producer $18.9M 1998
      55% 57% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Executive Producer - 1997
      66% 44% The Arrival Executive Producer $14.1M 1996
      14% 36% Two Much Executive Producer $1.1M 1996
      28% 53% The Associate Executive Producer $12.8M 1996
      75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Producer $82.6M 1995
      29% 58% Roommates Producer $12.1M 1995
      52% 62% Jumanji Executive Producer $100.3M 1995
      21% 35% The Air Up There Producer $20.8M 1994
      60% 64% Imaginary Crimes Executive Producer $70.7K 1994
      No Score Yet 58% A Gnome Named Gnorm Producer - 1992
      67% 64% FernGully ... the Last Rainforest Executive Producer $20.9M 1992
      65% 61% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Executive Producer $87.5M 1992
      57% 76% The Cutting Edge Producer $23.0M 1992
      77% 51% Class Action Producer $23.9M 1991
      40% 43% Three Men and a Little Lady Producer $71.6M 1990
      No Score Yet 32% Collision Course Producer - 1989
      44% 47% An Innocent Man Producer $20.0M 1989
      9% 58% Cocktail Producer $77.3M 1988
      7% 34% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Producer $25.5M 1987
      56% 60% Outrageous Fortune Producer $52.8M 1987
      67% 47% Three Men and a Baby Producer $167.8M 1987
      No Score Yet 35% Critical Condition Producer $20.1M 1987
      20% 57% Turk 182! Executive Producer - 1985