Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman

Known for: Production
Birthday: 1946-10-27
Deathday: 2022-02-12 (75 years old)
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Ivan Reitman ( ; October 27, 1946 – February 12, 2022) was a Czechoslovak-born Canadian film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He was best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 1998. Films he directed include Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), and Junior (1994). Reitman also served as producer for such films as Animal House (1978), Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), and Private Parts (1997).

Personal Life

Reitman married Geneviève Robert in 1976. He had two daughters and a son, Jason, who is a film director best known for his films Juno, Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. His daughter Catherine is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of the CBC comedy series Workin' Moms. His other daughter, Caroline, attended Santa Barbara City College. He and his French-Canadian wife, who converted to Judaism, brought up their children in the same tradition.In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as a director and producer, and for his promotion of the Canadian film and television industries". In April 2011, he received the Mayor's Prize at his native city of Komárno, Slovakia. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.In 2014, he said "I've always been something of a conservative-slash-libertarian."Reitman died in his sleep at his home in Montecito, California, on February 12, 2022, at the age of 75.

Early Life

Ivan Reitman was born in the predominantly ethnic Hungarian town of Komárno (known as Komárom in Hungarian), Czechoslovakia, on October 27, 1946, the son of Klara (Raab) and Ladislav "Leslie" Reitman. Both of Reitman's parents were Jewish; his mother survived the Auschwitz concentration camp, and his father was an underground resistance fighter. His family arrived in Canada as refugees when Reitman was four years old. Reitman attended Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto and was a member of the Twintone Four singing group. He attended McMaster University, receiving a Bachelor of Music in 1969. At McMaster he produced and directed many short films.

Filmography

All 71

Movies 68

Producer 36

Director 17

Self 16

TV shows 3

Writter 2

Writer
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Movie
7.13
Executive Producer
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Movie
6.87
Executive Producer
Godmothered (2020)

Godmothered (2020)

Movie
1
Self (archive footage)
Belushi (2020)

Belushi (2020)

Movie
Producer
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

Movie
Self
Who You Gonna Call? (2020)

Who You Gonna Call? (2020)

Movie
Self
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2020)

Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2020)

Movie
Self - Interviewee (archive footage)
Fantastic Mr. Murray (2019)

Fantastic Mr. Murray (2019)

Movie
Producer
Father Figures (2017)

Father Figures (2017)

Movie
5.7
Producer
Baywatch (2017)

Baywatch (2017)

Movie
6.97
Writer
Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Movie
5.96
Self
Ghostheads (2016)

Ghostheads (2016)

Movie
Self / Film Director
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

Movie
Self
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond (2014)

Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond (2014)

Movie
Self
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective (2014)

Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective (2014)

Movie
Director
Draft Day (2014)

Draft Day (2014)

Movie
6
Producer
Hitchcock (2012)

Hitchcock (2012)

Movie
4.5
Director
No Strings Attached (2011)

No Strings Attached (2011)

Movie
6.71
Producer
Chloe (2010)

Chloe (2010)

Movie
1
Producer
Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air (2009)

Movie
7.4
Producer
Post Grad (2009)

Post Grad (2009)

Movie
Executive Producer
I Love You, Man (2009)

I Love You, Man (2009)

Movie
6.33
Executive Producer
The Uninvited (2009)

The Uninvited (2009)

Movie
5.96
Self - Closing Credits Sequence (uncredited)
Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Movie
6.9
Self
Animal House: The Inside Story (2008)

Animal House: The Inside Story (2008)

Movie
himself
On Screen!: Shivers (2008)

On Screen!: Shivers (2008)

Movie
Executive Producer
Disturbia (2007)

Disturbia (2007)

Movie
6.5
Director
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

Movie
9
Executive Producer
EuroTrip (2004)

EuroTrip (2004)

Movie
7.08
Himself
Old School: Orientation (2003)

Old School: Orientation (2003)

Movie
Executive Producer
Old School (2003)

Old School (2003)

Movie
6.88
Executive Producer
Killing Me Softly (2002)

Killing Me Softly (2002)

Movie
1
Director
Evolution (2001)

Evolution (2001)

Movie
6.75
Executive Producer
Road Trip (2000)

Road Trip (2000)

Movie
5.3
Self
Imagining 'Heavy Metal' (1999)

Imagining 'Heavy Metal' (1999)

Movie
Self - Producer
The Yearbook: An Animal House Reunion (1998)

The Yearbook: An Animal House Reunion (1998)

Movie
Director / Producer
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Movie
Producer
Mummies Alive! (1997)

Mummies Alive! (1997)

TV show
Director
Fathers' Day (1997)

Fathers' Day (1997)

Movie
5.62
Producer
Private Parts (1997)

Private Parts (1997)

Movie
3.5
Producer
Space Jam (1996)

Space Jam (1996)

Movie
6.95
Executive Producer
The Late Shift (1996)

The Late Shift (1996)

Movie
Director
Junior (1994)

Junior (1994)

Movie
5.73
Executive Producer
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

Movie
5.66
Director
Dave (1993)

Dave (1993)

Movie
4.25
Executive Producer
Beethoven (1992)

Beethoven (1992)

Movie
5.64
Producer
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

Movie
6.14
Director
Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Movie
6.35
Director
Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Movie
5.78
Director
Twins (1988)

Twins (1988)

Movie
7.13
Executive Producer
Feds (1988)

Feds (1988)

Movie
Executive Producer
Casual Sex? (1988)

Casual Sex? (1988)

Movie
Director
Legal Eagles (1986)

Legal Eagles (1986)

Movie
6
Self
On the Scene with the Ghostbusters (1984)

On the Scene with the Ghostbusters (1984)

Movie
Director
Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Movie
5.92
Producer
Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Movie
9.5
Director
Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)

Movie
4.83
Director
Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (1979)

Movie
4.45
Producer
Delta House (1979)

Delta House (1979)

TV show
Executive Producer
Blackout (1978)

Blackout (1978)

Movie
Producer
Animal House (1978)

Animal House (1978)

Movie
7.4
Producer
Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

Movie
4.87
Executive Producer / Music Supervisor
Rabid (1977)

Rabid (1977)

Movie
1
Producer
Death Weekend (1976)

Death Weekend (1976)

Movie
Producer
Shivers (1975)

Shivers (1975)

Movie
6
Director
Cannibal Girls (1973)

Cannibal Girls (1973)

Movie
Director
Foxy Lady (1971)

Foxy Lady (1971)

Movie
Director of Photography / Producer
The Columbus of Sex (1969)

The Columbus of Sex (1969)

Movie
Director
Orientation (1968)

Orientation (1968)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV show
Producer
Triplets

Triplets

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.93
Based on 4.41 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1968
1988
1999
1992
2021

Information

Known for
Production

Gender
Male

Birthday
1946-10-27

Deathday
2022-02-12 (75 years old)

Place of birth
Komárno, Slovakia

Religion
Judaism

Relationships
Geneviève Robert (1976-09-12 - 2022-02-12)

Children
Catherine Reitman, Jason Reitman

Citizenships
Czechoslovakia, Canada

Residences
Montecito, United States of America

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's Walk of Fame

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5 Movies
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5 Movies
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