Michael Steven Ovitz is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was a talent agent who co-founded Creative Artists Agency.
My favorite movies wouldn't exist without Michael Ovitz. Think: Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Schindler's List! But he believes "great projects always surface." So I had him tell me about all the projects he worked with. And the talent (Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd and more). He told me how he left the mailroom of one talent agency to start his own. Which THEN became the biggest talent agency in Hollywood, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Later on, Michael went on to become the #2 guy at Disney. Now, he has a bestselling book called, “Who Is Michael Ovitz?"    Links & Resources: "Who Is Michael Ovitz?" by Michael Ovitz Follow Michael here: Instagram  Twitter  Facebook Also Mentioned: The Altucher Report GhostBusters Dan Aykroyd Schindler's List Jurassic Park Michael Crichton Steven Spielberg MGM Studios Gary Cooper Clark Gable Jennifer Lawrence Bill Murray Zoe Saldana The Hoffmans The Pacinos Robert Deniro Robert Redford Martin Scorsese Paul Newman Sidney Poitier Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid Al Pacino Heat Michael Mann Paramount Studios MCA Studios Universal Studios Columbia Pictures Bernie Brillstein Zero to One by Peter Thiel Meatballs Tom Cruise Paula Wagner Taps The Color of Money The Hustler William Morriss Hulu Netflix ABC Pictures Joanna Woodward Slapshot Buffalo Bill and the Indians Mash Sydney Pollack They Shoot Horses Three Days of the Condor Stanley Kubrick Newman’s Own Michael Eisner Disney Don Keough and Roberto Goizueta (Coka-Cola) Bob Daly and Terry Semel (Warner) Tom Murphy and Daniel Burke (Capital Cities) Tom Clancy Janet Jackson Bob Iger Pixar Marvel Lucasfilms Andreessen Horowitz Airbnb George Seurat   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.   Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Linkedin InstagramSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Dec 14th, 1946
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55 minutes, 11 seconds
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