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Born in Budapest, Hungary

Mini Bio (1)

In 1972, when he was still a student at McGill University, Robert Lantos co-founded the company that grew into Alliance Communications Corporation, which for 25 years was Canada's largest film and television production / distribution company and a leading specialty broadcaster. He was Alliance's Chairman and CEO and took the company public in 1993, selling his controlling interest in 1998. His selected feature film producer and executive producer credits include 'Barney's Version', directed by Richard J. Lewis and starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver (Golden Globe Winner, Academy Award® Nominee, Winner of the Leoncino D'Oro Award at the Venice Film Festival, Winner of the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Gala, Winner of 7 Canadian Screen Awards and the Golden Box Office Award); 'Eastern Promises', directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel, (Academy Award® Nominee, Golden Globe Nominee including Best Picture, Toronto International Film Festival Gala, Opening Night San Sebastian Film Festival and London International Film Festival, winner of 8 Canadian Screen Awards); 'Where The Truth Lies', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman and Rachel Blanchard (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, a Toronto Film Festival Gala); 'Being Julia', directed by Istvan Szabo, starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons (Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival, Academy Award® Nominee, Golden Globe Winner and National Board of Review winner); 'The Statement', directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Michael Caine (National Board of Review winner); 'Ararat', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Marie-Josée Croze, Arsinée Khanjian, Charles Aznavour, Elias Koteas, David Alpay and Christopher Plummer (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival and Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture); 'Men With Brooms', directed by Paul Gross and starring Paul Gross and Molly Parker; 'Stardom', directed by Denys Arcand, starring Jessica Paré and Dan Aykroyd (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival and Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival);'Sunshine', directed by Istvan Szabo, starring Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Ehle and Rachel Weisz (nominated for three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, winner of three European Film Awards, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture); 'Felicia's Journey', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Bob Hoskins and Elaine Cassidy (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, and winner of four Genie Awards); 'existenz', directed by David Cronenberg, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Willem Dafoe (winner of a Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival); 'The Sweet Hereafter', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Sir Ian Holm and Sarah Polley (nominated for two Academy Awards®, winner of the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture). 'Crash', directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Deborah Kara Unger (winner of a Special Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, six Genie Awards and the Golden Reel Award); 'Johnny Mnemonic', directed by Robert Longo, starring Keanu Reeves (winner of the Golden Reel Award); 'Whale Music', directed by Richard Lewis, starring Maury Chaykin and Cyndy Preston (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of four Genie Awards); 'Black Robe', directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Lothaire Bluteau and Sandrine Holt (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture and the Golden Reel Award); 'Joshua Then and Now', directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring James Woods and Alan Arkin (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, and winner of five Genie Awards); and 'In Praise of Older Women', directed by George Kaczender, starring Tom Berenger and Karen Black (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of four Genie Awards). Mr. Lantos's extensive television credits include the movies Sword of Gideon and Shot through the Heart (HBO) miniseries as The Hunchback (TNT), Family of Strangers (CBS), and woman on the Run(NBC). His numerous television series include Due South (CBS) and ENG (CTV) and Counterstike (USA). Mr. Lantos is a member of the Order of Canada. He holds an honourary Doctor of Letters from McGill University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SPF

Spouse (1)

Jennifer Dale (16 August 1981 - 1986) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Member of jury at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2005
Father of Ari Lantos (born late 1980) and Sabrina Lantos with ex-wife Jennifer Dale.
He visited Argentina to a member of the jury in Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2005. [March 2005]
Recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award.
Recipient of the Ryerson University J. Stuart MacKay Communicator of the Year Award.
Robert Lantos holds an honourary doctorate from McGill University.
Recipient of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts Award.
Recipient of the Toronto Arts Award.
Received the Academy of Canadian Film and Television's Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Business of Filmmaking".
Inducted into the Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame in 2008.
Canadian Film and Television Producers Association Award for "Entrepreneurial Excellence".
Recipient of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal.

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