Founder of Paramount Pictures who produced the Famous Players: Lasky with co-producer Jesse L. Lasky.
He used to work as a contractor and a designer and had meticulous sewing abilities.
He produced the first American feature film, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1913.
He married Lottie Kaufman in 1897.
He produced Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Miriam Hopkins.