Robert Shaye

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Birthday
3, 1939
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Detroit, MI

About

Actor, producer, and founder of New Line Cinema. His production company was responsible for such hit films and movie franchises as Boogie Nights, Dumb & Dumber, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Before Fame

He graduated from both the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Law School. He created New Line Cinema in 1967 while working at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Trivia

He produced The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide.

Family Life

He was married three times and was briefly romantically involved with the painter Elizabeth McDonald.

Associated With

His Lord of the Rings films featured Liv Tyler as an elf.