13 Facts About Alan Horn


Alan Frederick Horn was born on February 28, 1943 and is an American entertainment industry executive.

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Alan Horn next served as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 2012 to 2020.

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Alan Horn agreed to depart from Disney, effective December 31, 2021.

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Alan Horn graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1964.

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Alan Horn was a captain in the United States Air Force.

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Alan Horn worked at Norman Lear's television production companies, Tandem Productions and Embassy Communications, the latter of which he was chairman before becoming president of 20th Century Fox in October 1986 soon after it was acquired by Rupert Murdoch.

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Alan Horn was one of the founders of Castle Rock Entertainment in 1987.

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Alan Horn was the executive producer on all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy.

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At age 68, Alan Horn was forced to retire as President and COO of Warner Bros.

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In 2012, at the urging of The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Alan Horn was lured out of retirement to become the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, replacing Rich Ross who had been dismissed from the position after having conflicts with Pixar executives.

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Alan Horn established a successful working relationship with Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios which operated with great autonomy under Disney's overall ownership, while overseeing strong box office releases from Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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On May 1, 2019, Alan Horn was given the added title of chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios.

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In October 2021, it was announced that Alan Horn would be retiring for a second time at the end of the year, and his position would likely not be filled.

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