Barry Levinson

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/06/1942, Aries
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter; actor
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Barry Levinson Fast Facts:
  • After college, was for a period of time the roommate of George Jung, the would-be drug smuggler who was the basis for the movie Blow (2001).
  • Began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic, which led to an Emmy-winning stint as a performer and writer on The Carol Burnett Show.
  • Cowrote and appeared in the Mel Brooks comedies Silent Movie (1976) and High Anxiety (1977).
  • Made his directorial debut in 1982 with the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale Diner.
  • Executive-produced the gritty TV crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street, and also directed the pilot episode.
  • Several of his movies are set in his hometown of Baltimore, including Diner, Tin Men, Avalon and Liberty Heights.
  • Is a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
  • Barry Levinson Relationships:
  • Irvin Levinson - Father
  • Sam Levinson - Son
  • Jack Levinson - Son
  • Valerie Curtin - Ex-wife
  • Diana Levinson - Wife
  • Patrick - Stepson
  • Michelle Levinson - Stepdaughter
  • Vi Levinson - Mother
  • Barry Levinson Awards:
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Writing in Variety or Music - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program - Winner
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD; attended American University, Washington, DC

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