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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stanley Lloyd Kaufman Jr. (born December 30, 1945) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Alongside producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, such as The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

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      Kaufman was born to a Jewish family in New York City, the...

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  2. All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic ... › wiki › All_I_Need_to_Know_about

    Kaufman is the co-founder of B-movie company Troma Entertainment and the director of such films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Terror Firmer. The book was written by both Kaufman and screenwriter James Gunn; they had previously collaborated on the 1996 film Tromeo and Juliet.

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    Waitress! is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment.It was the second in Troma's line of "sexy comedies", preceded by the 1979's Squeeze Play! and followed by 1982's Stuck on You! and 1983's The First Turn-On!

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    Lloyd graduated from Yale University with the class of 1968, where he shared classes with George W. Bush. Majoring in Chinese Studies, while originally intending to become a social worker, he became friends with Robert Edelstein and Eric Sherman (son of filmmaker Vincent Sherman) who introduced him to cinema, which began his lifelong obsession with film (some of Lloyd's favorite filmmakers include John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, and experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage, who also taught Trey Parker and Matt Stone at the University of Colorado and acted in the Troma film Cannibal! The Musical made by Parker and Stone). In 1966, Lloyd went on a hiatus from his studies, and joined the American Peace Corps, who sent him to Chad.

    Returning to Yale, he produced Robert Edelstein's low-budget film Rappaccini, he directed his own first feature, The Girl Who Returned. This black and white film was presented at Yale, Harvard, etc. film societies. After graduating from Yale, he went on to work for Cannon Films, where he met John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky and The Karate Kid. The two collaborated for several years, making low-budget films including Joe and Cry Uncle. During this period, he also directed his second feature film, The Battle of Love's Return, in 1970, and then wrote and produced Sugar Cookies (with Oliver Stone), and, in 1972, Big Gus, What's the Fuss?,which was produced with future CBS/Sony president Andrew Lack. Along with the help of business partner Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment was founded. In order to pay the bills, Lloyd did freelance work for various Hollywood productions including Rocky, Saturday Night Fever, and The Final Countdown.

    In the mid 1970s, Lloyd and Michael Herz began producing, directing, and distributing raunchy sex comedies such as The First Turn-On! and Squeeze Play!. In 1985, Troma experienced its first hit film with the violent, dark-comedy superhero film The Toxic Avenger. The film went on to become Troma's most popular film, inspiring sequels, over 200 educational children's products, and a children's television program. However, following the financial demise of the company Troma itself, the sequels to the film were box office bombs, and the cartoon adaptation quickly folded. The Toxic Avengercharacter is now Troma's official mascot. Lloyd's follow-up film to The Toxic Avenger was The Class of Nuke 'Em High, co-directed with Richard W. Haines. The film was also a hit nearly as successful, though it inspired two unsuccessful sequels, both following the financial demise of Troma. At one time, it was the highest-selling VHSfor Troma.

    From 1995 to 2000, Kaufman directed three independent straight-to-tape films: Tromeo and Juliet, a loose parody of William Shakespeare's play; Terror Firmer, a slasher film loosely based on Lloyd Kaufman's book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger), and independent film sequel to the The The Toxic Avenger trilogy titled Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.Troma's financial hardship worsened after the botched funding of a low-budget video feature titled Tales from the Crapper, which cost $250,000 despite most of the footage being completely unusable. India Allen, one of the producers, backed out of the film halfway through, and sued Troma, citing breach of contract, slander per se, sexual harassment, trade slander, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Lloyd personally supervised a reshoot in an attempt to salvage the film, dividing the footage into two parts and recasting the film as a double-feature. Tales from the Crapperwas released on...

    As of 2007, Fangoria Magazine reported that Troma Studios is close to folding as a companyTemplate:Fact, perhaps as soon as it finishes its newest independent feature film Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Fangoria Magazine also reported that Poultrygeist, was the first Troma film that was funded out of pocket by Kaufman himself. Today, Troma still produces and acquires independent films, despite many financial hardships and limitations. Troma Films has distributed many films from third parties including Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical. Lloyd himself encourages independent filmmaking, making cameo appearances in many low-budget horror films-- occasionally for free. Among his more recent appearances is in former collaborator James Gunn's directing debut, Slither. As of 2007, Kaufman next film, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, finished principal photography in the summer of 2005. The movie is slated for release, after several delays, in the summer of 2007.

    All films from Waitress to Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.were co-directed with college buddy and Troma Vice President Michael Herz 1. The Girl Who Returned(1969) 2. The Battle of Love's Return(1971) 3. Big Gus, What's the Fuss?(1973) 4. Squeeze Play!(1980) (as Samuel Weil) 5. Waitress!(1981) (as Samuel Weil) 6. The First Turn-On!(1983) (as Samuel Weil) 7. Stuck on You!(1984) (as Samuel Weil) 8. The Toxic Avenger(1985) (as Samuel Weil) 9. Class of Nuke 'Em High(1986) (as Samuel Weil; co-directed with Richard W. Haines) 10. Troma's War(1988) (as Samuel Weil) 11. The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie(1989) 12. Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.(1991) 13. Tromeo and Juliet(1996) 14. Troma's Edge TV(1999-2001) (26 half-hour episodes) 15. Terror Firmer (1999) (based on his book All I Need To Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger) 16. Farts of Darkness: The Making of Terror Firmer(2000) 17. Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV(2000) 18. Apocal...

  6. Lloyd Kaufman | Angry Video Game Nerd Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Lloyd_Kaufman

    Lloyd Kaufman Lloyd Kaufman (born December 30, 1945) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

  7. Lloyd Kaufman | Marvel Movies | Fandom › wiki › Lloyd_Kaufman

    Lloyd Kaufman Lloyd Kaufman appeared in a cameo role as a Kyln inmate in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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    American film producer, director and screenwriter. With Lloyd Kaufman, the two are the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet.

  9. Andy Kaufman - Wikipedia › wiki › Andy_Kaufman

    Kaufman was born on January 17, 1949, in New York City, the oldest of three children. He grew up with his younger brother Michael and sister Carol in a middle-class Jewish family in Great Neck, Long Island. His mother was Janice (née Bernstein), a homemaker and former fashion model, and his father was Stanley Robert Kaufman, a jewelry salesman.

  10. Lloyd Kaufman Net Worth 2021, Age, Bio, Height, Facts, Wiki! › lloyd-kaufman-net-worth

    Jan 29, 2021 · Lloyd Kaufman is best known as a Director. Co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of cult classic exploitation films like The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet. He was born on December 30, 1945 in New York City, NY. He wrote and produced the thriller Sugar Cookies with a young Oliver Stone.

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