Art Linson

Producer, Writer, Director

Art Linson (born 1942) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. His directorial debut was the 1980 comedy, Where the Buffalo Roam, which was loosely based on stories by Hunter S. Thompson and starred Bill Murray as the writer. He also directed 1984's The Wild Life.

Linson has produced many films including Car Wash, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club, Melvin and Howard and the Brian De Palma films The Untouchables, Casualties of War, and The Black Dahlia. He has worked with Michael Mann, David Mamet, and Cameron Crowe. He produced Sunset Strip with his son John.

His writing credits include the film American Hot Wax and two books, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line (ISBN 1-58234-240-7), which was adapted into the film What Just Happened, and A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood (ISBN 0-8021-3551-X).

He is an executive producer for the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy.

Linson produced a film based on the band The Runaways, with his son John Linson as a co-producer.

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Filmography (22 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Outsider
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 2016)
···The Comedian
Genre: Comedy
Role: Writer
(movie, 2010)
···The Runaways
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Producer
(movie, 2008)
···What Just Happened
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Writer
(movie, 2007)
7.8Into the Wild
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
7.8The Black Dahlia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Lords of Dogtown
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2004)
···Spartan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2001)
···Heist
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1999)
9.3Fight Club
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1997)
···The Edge
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1995)
···Heat
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1993)
···This Boy's Life
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1993)
···Point of No Return
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Singles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1989)
···We're No Angels
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1989)
···Casualties of War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Producer
(movie, 1988)
···Scrooged
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1987)
···The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1984)
···The Wild Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 1980)
···Where the Buffalo Roam
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Director