Film and TV producer who produced Easy Rider and other important films, such as Five Easy Pieces and Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven.
He attended Cornell University before being expelled.
He went on to produce The Last Picture Show based on Robert McMurtry's novel and the Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds.
He was married four times. He had a son and a daughter with his first wife Judith.
He publicly expressed anti-war sentiments regarding Vietnam after winning an Academy Award in 1975. This prompted an angry response from Frank Sinatra.