IVAN REITMAN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Ivan Reitman                                                                       
Born: 27 October 1946 Komárno, Czechoslovakia                                           
Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia)         
is a Slovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer, and director. He is best               
known for the comedies he has directed and produced, especially in the 1980s and         
Reitman worked on a number of films after graduating from McMaster University in         
Hamilton, Ontario. He produced two films for director David Cronenberg,                   
Shivers/They Came from Within/The Parasite Murders (1974) and Rabid (1976). His           
big break came when he produced National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978 and               
directed Meatballs in 1979. From there, he directed and produced a number of             
comedies including Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Legal Eagles (1986),             
Twins (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993),               
Junior (1994), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Evolution (2001) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend 
In the early 1990s, Reitman began to direct fewer films, but increased his role           
as a producer and executive producer. He helped to produce the animated film             
Heavy Metal (1981), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983),                 
Beethoven (1992), Beethoven's 2nd (1993), Space Jam (1996), Private Parts (1997),         
Road Trip (2000), Old School (2003) Eurotrip (2004) and Trailer Park Boys: The           
Big Dirty (2006)                                                                         
Reitman was working on a remake of The Pink Panther in 2005 but backed out. He           
will next produce the comedy I Love You, Man (2009), starring Paul Rudd and               
Jason Segel.