Hollywood film producer who earned an Oscar nomination for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1986.
He had his first entertainment job doing graphics for the film Hurry Sundown in 1967.
He also produced the classic films Cia Manhattan from 1972 and Shogun Assassin from 1980.
He had a brother named Sam who was also a film director.
He co-directed the 2010 short Edie: Girl on Fire, which featured footage of Andy Warhol .