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Sid Sheinberg
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Entrepreneur
    (January 14, 1935-March 7, 2019)
    President and Chief Operating Officer of MCA/Universal Pictures (1973-1995)
    Oversaw production of 'Jaws (1975),' 'National Lampoon's Animal House (1978),' 'Coal Miner's Daughter (1980),' 'Xanadu (1980),' 'On Golden Pond (1981),' 'Conan the Barbarian (1982),' 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982),' 'John Carpenter's The Thing (1982),' 'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983),' 'Dune (1984),' 'Sixteen Candles (1984),' 'Back to the Future (1985),' 'Brazil (1985),' 'The Breakfast Club (1985),' 'Firestarter (1985),' 'Fletch (1985),' 'Out of Africa (1985),' 'Howard the Duck (1986),' 'Ghost Dad (1990),' 'Backdraft (1991),' 'Cape Fear (1991),' 'Scent of a Woman (1992),' 'In the Name of the Father (1993),' 'Jurassic Park (1993),' 'Schindler's List (1993),' 'Reality Bites (1994)' and many other films
    Husband of Lorraine Gary (1957- )
    He made Steven Spielberg cast his wife, Lorraine Gary, in 'Jaws.'
    Had he not done so, the dreadful sequel 'Jaws: The Revenge' might never have been made.
    During the production of Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil,' he had the film shortened and dumbed down without the director's approval.
    Gilliam responded by placing a full-page ad attacking him in 'Variety.'
    He eventually released Gilliam's cut in theaters, but showed the bastardized version on TV.
    Terry Gilliam fans despise him to this day.
    Ridley Scott also blames him for the flaws in his film 'Legend.'
    Since leaving Universal, he has produced such masterpieces as 'The Pest,' 'For Richer For Poorer' and 'Slappy and the Stinkers.'
    He graduated from college in just three years.
    He was an early supporter of Steven Spielberg.
    During his presidency, Universal produced the highest grossing film for three decades in a row ('Jaws,' 'E.T.' and 'Jurassic Park').
    He suggested to Spielberg that he make a movie out of 'Schindler's List.'
    He contributed a lot of money to AIDS organizations and human-rights causes.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 27 Votes: 62.96% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 57 Votes: 54.39% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 138 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 176 Votes: 67.61% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 68 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
 
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