Alan J. Pakula Overview:

Producer, Alan J. Pakula, was born on Apr 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City. Pakula died at the age of 70 on Nov 19, 1998 in Melville, Long Island and was laid to rest in Green River Cemetery in East Hampton, NY.



Although Pakula was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1976Best DirectorAll the President's Men (1976)N/ANominated
1982Best WritingSophie's Choice (1982)N/ANominated

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President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978

Alan was the son of a Polish immigrant who ran a printing business. Alan graduated from Yale and was expected to take over the business, but he convinced his Dad into underwriting a movie. This set him off on his producer's path and later became a director.

Directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Richard Farnsworth, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen and Meryl Streep.Fonda, Robards and Streep won Oscars for their performances in one of Pakula's movies.

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