John Davis

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John Andrew Davis (born July 20, 1954) is an American film producer and founder of Davis Entertainment. Davis was born and raised near Denver, Colorado, and is the son of Barbara Levine and former 20th Century Fox owner Marvin Davis. His obsession with film began as a youth when his father purchased the neighborhood film theater, where he sold popcorn and subsequently viewed up to 300 films a year. Davis graduated from Bowdoin College, attended Amherst College and received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. In 2005, he was acknowledged by the Hollywood Reporter as the industry's most successful producer. Davis has produced motion pictures in all genres, most notable in action-adventure, and family films. His films include Norbit, starring Eddie Murphy (in their fourth film together) for DreamWorks/Paramount; Garfield and Garfield 2, both for Fox; the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care, produced with Revolution Studios; the two Dr. Dolittle films, starring Eddie Murphy; the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau trilogy Out to Sea, Grumpy Old Men, and Grumpier Old Men; and Fat Albert, written by Bill Cosby, among many others.


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