Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

American filmmaker
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Barry Lee Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, comedian and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988). In 2021, he co-executive produced the Hulu miniseries Dopesick and directed the first two episodes.

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Barry Levinson was born on Monday, 6 April 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. His full name at birth was Barry Lee Levinson. He is best known as a film director. Levinson's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Barry attended high school at Forest Park Senior High School. For university, he studied at Baltimore City Community College. His religion is listed as Jewish. He is 5' 11" (180 cm) tall. His net worth is reported to be $150,000,000 US dollars. Barry Levinson is 82 years old and his zodiac star sign is Aries.

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Barry Lee Levinson
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Claim to fame
his "Baltimore Trilogy" (Diner, Tin Men, Avalon 1990), as well as for such other films as The Natural, Rain Man, Bugsy, and Wag the Dog
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6 April 1942
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, comedian
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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Net worth
$150,000,000 USD
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High school
Forest Park Senior High School
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  • Baltimore City Community College
  • American University in Washington, D.C. at the American University School of Communication
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Partner: Diana Rhodes (Married)
1983-
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I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
  • Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Glenn Close, Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance in Levinson's Rain Man (1988).
  • Wife Diana is a painter.
  • Met and interviewed the late John Lennon in New York City, in 1980.
  • Has homes in northern California and Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Stepfather of Michelle Levinsonand Patrick Levinson.

Barry Levinson is known for his role in the film Rock the Kasbah (2015) - .

He is also known for his role in the film The Survivor (2021) as producer.

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