Irwin Winkler

Director, Producer

Irwin Winkler (born May 25, 1931) is an American movie producer and director. He is the producer or director of 50 movies, dating back to 1967's Double Trouble, starring Elvis Presley.

Irwin Winkler
Born (1931-05-25) May 25, 1931 (age 89)
New York City, New York, United States
EducationB.A. New York University
Spouse(s)Margo Winkler
ChildrenCharles Winkler
David Winkler
Adam Winkler
Parent(s)Sol Winkler
Anna Winkler

The fourth movie he produced, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), starring Jane Fonda, was nominated for nine Academy Awards. He won an Oscar for Best Picture for 1976's Rocky. As a producer, he has been nominated for Best Picture for three other films: Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, and Goodfellas.

Winkler was born to a Jewish family[1][2] in New York City. He studied at New York University.


  1. Erens, Patricia (1998). The Jew in American Cinema. Indiana University Press. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-253-20493-6.
  2. J Weekly: "Celebrity Jews" by Nate Bloom May 28, 2004

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