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Who are some famous Hollywood film producers?

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Some famous Hollywood film producers include Harvey Weinstein, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood, all of which produced films in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Well-known producers from the mid-20th century include David O. Selznick and Irving Thalberg.

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Weinstein and his brother Bob founded the production company Miramax in the late 1970s. Miramax produced popular films such as "Pulp Fiction" and "The English Patient." The Weinsteins sold Miramax to Disney in the 1990s. In 2005, they started The Weinstein Company. Since then they have produced films such as "The King's Speech" and "The Artist," both of which won the Best Picture Oscar.

Spielberg is well-known for producing and directing blockbuster films such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Schindler's List." Although Eastwood became famous as an actor, he has also earned acclaim as a film producer and director. Among the films he has produced and directed are "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby," both of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Selznick produced one of Hollywood's most famous films, "Gone With the Wind" in 1939. Thalberg produced films for Universal and MGM in the 1920s and 1930s and was known as a "boy wonder." He produced "Grand Hotel" and "Mutiny on the Bounty."

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