Mario F. Kassar (Arabic: ماريو قصار; born October 10, 1951) is a Lebanese film producer and industry executive who produced the first three films of the Rambo series, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, The Doors, Angel Heart, Jacob's Ladder, Rambling Rose, Basic Instinct, Universal Soldier, Chaplin, Showgirls, Stargate, among other films.
He founded the now defunct Carolco Pictures along with Andrew G. Vajna.
Kassar resides in Holmby Hills with his wife Denise Richard-Kassar and their three daughters, Natasha, Tatiana and Anastasia.On November 14, 2013, it was reported by the New York Post that Kassar's name was apparently mentioned in an email exchange between Alec Baldwin and his stalker, Genevieve Sabourin.
Kassar was born on October 10, 1951, in Beirut, Lebanon. Like him, his father was also an independent movie producer. Kassar is of Lebanese and Italian descent.At the age of 15, Kassar had purchased several Italian and French films for distribution in the Far East.