15 Facts About Arnold Kopelson


Arnold Kopelson was honored with an Academy Award for Best Picture, a Golden Globe Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, all for his production of Platoon.


Arnold Kopelson received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination for his production of The Fugitive.


Arnold Kopelson's films have been collectively responsible for 17 Academy Award nominations and over $3 billion in worldwide receipts.


Arnold Kopelson was named Producer of the Year by The National Association of Theatre Owners, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement in Filmmaking Award from Cinema Expo International, received the Motion Picture Showmanship Award from the Publicist Guild of America, and was inducted into Variety's Show Biz Expo Hall of Fame.


Arnold Kopelson has received other awards for his productions of Outbreak, Seven, and The Devil's Advocate and was further honored by the Deauville Film Festival with its highest award for his significant contribution to the entertainment industry.


Arnold Kopelson produced A Perfect Murder, starring Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow, US Marshals, starring Tommy Lee Jones, and the Costa Gavras-directed film, Mad City, starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta.


For many years, Arnold Kopelson served on the Executive Committee of the Producers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a member of the Board of Mentors of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California.


In 2001, Arnold Kopelson Entertainment has a first look deal with Paramount Pictures.


Arnold Kopelson lectured on filmmaking at Harvard Business School, American Film Institute, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York Law School, the Writers Guild of America, the Independent Feature Project West, The Kagan Seminar, University of Southern California, and University of California at Los Angeles, among other places, and wrote several articles about motion picture financing.


In 1998, Arnold Kopelson received the New York Law School Distinguished Alumnus Award for Lifetime Achievement.


Arnold Kopelson was a member of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation from March 2007 until September 9,2018.


NASDAQ reported that Arnold Kopelson was removed as a director in an out of court legal settlement between CBS, National Amusements and the Redstone Family, who were in litigation in the Delaware Chancery Court over control of CBS.


Arnold Kopelson's removal was reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 9,2018.


Arnold Kopelson died at his home in Beverly Hills on October 8,2018, at 83.


Arnold Kopelson was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.