With both an Oscar and a Super Bowl ring, Steve Tisch, film producer and chairman of the New York Giants, has had one of the most varied careers in Hollywood.
His father, Preston Robert Tisch, was the president and cochief executive of Loews Corp., former U.S, postmaster-general and a partial owner of the Giants. After his death in 2005, Steve Tisch took over his role with the football team.
In Hollywood, Tisch is currently a partner in Escape Artists, an independently financed film production company based at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He won an Oscar for producing 1994’s “Forrest Gump,” one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Born in Lakewood, N.J., Tisch graduated from Tufts University and began his entertainment career as Peter Guber’s assistant at Columbia Pictures. Tisch left Columbia to produce his first film, “Outlaw Blues,” in 1976. He then partnered with Jon Avnet to form Tisch/Avnet, the company behind such hits as 1983’s “Risky Business.”
In 1986, Tisch formed his own company and went on to produce a wide array of films including “The Postman,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “Corrina, Corrina.” He was the executive producer of “American History X,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” among other films.
Tisch is involved in multiple arts organizations and is on the board of trustees at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles, the Sundance Institute and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University.
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