Mark Canton (born June 19, 1949) is an American film producer and executive. Life and early career. Canton was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York ...
- Life and early career
Canton was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, the...
In 1991, Canton quit Warner Bros. where he was executive...
- Life and early career
Mark Canton is a film producer and studio executive. Canton was a Warner Brothers executive that oversaw the development of both Tim Burton Batman movies . Contents
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Canton was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, the son of Shirley and Arthur Canton, who worked in the film industry on marketing and publicity - including such films as Lawrence of Arabia. As a young adult, he met well known movie personalities like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and Doris Day when they visited the family's apartment. After working in the mail room of Warner Bros. while studying at the University of California, Los Angeles, Canton started working for 20th Century Fox and later had jobs with film director Franklin Schaffner, with producer Jon Peters, and in the 1970s as executive assistant to Mike Medavoy at United Artists, before working as executive vice president at Warner Bros. from 1980 onwards. Successes he was involved in at the time include 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation, Purple Rain, and the Batman and Lethal Weapon film series, but also notorious box office failures like The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990),a picture he described as "the best mov...
In 1991, Canton quit Warner Bros. where he was executive vice president of the Worldwide Motion Picture Production unit. Warner Bros. let him out of his contract fifteen months early with studio head Bob Daly saying "from our standpoint this was a job that was going to be eliminated." He then became chairman of Sony's Columbia Pictures (later Columbia-TriStar Pictures), where he was involved with some failures like Geronimo: An American Legend, but also with blockbusters such as Men in Black, Air Force One, and My Best Friend's Wedding. Canton was fired by Sony in 1996, after a series of relative flops including Last Action Hero (a film Canton described as "probably the best action movie of all time") and The Cable Guy, before his final string of movies could become blockbusters. Described at the time as both "known for enthusiasm, rapid-fire talk, a sleek Italian wardrobe and a youthful style" and "a braggart who was lucky to have become chairman of a studio in the first place",Can...
Canton was married to Oscar-winning producer Wendy Finerman, with whom he has three children. His brother is the film producer Neil Canton. They co-produced the 2000 film Get Carter.
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Mark Canton. Canton interviewed in Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight in 2005. Peter Guber is a former Warner Brothers executive and producer. He often worked with Jon Peters .
Mark Canton was born on June 19, 1949 (age 72) in New York, United States. He is a celebrity producer. His the best movies are 300 (2006), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Immortals (2011), Den of Thieves (2018) and Escape Plan (2013). He had 3 children. His spouse is Wendy Finerman (m. 1985–1999).
300 was jointly produced by Nunnari and Mark Canton, and Michael B. Gordon wrote the script. Director Zack Snyder was hired in June 2004  as he had attempted to make a film based on Miller's novel before making his debut with the remake of Dawn of the Dead . 
Finerman was one of three producers who won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Forrest Gump in 1994 and a BAFTA Award for Fairy Tale in 1998. She has also produced such popular films as The Fan, Stepmom, Drumline, and The Devil Wears Prada. Finerman was formerly married to producer Mark Canton and now is married to David Peterson.