Flamboyant film executive Robert Evans has died at the age of 89, no cause of death has been given. Evans served as the president of production at Paramount in the late 1960s and early 1970s and transitioned to a Paramount production deal in 1974 which was consistently renewed until this past July.
In his time, Evans shepherded some of the most famous films ever made including Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” and Arthur Hiller’s “Love Story”. His signature look, narcissism and mannerisms served as the basis for Dustin Hoffman’s character in “Wag the Dog”.
Evans’ last film was 2003 rom-com “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and he was also the subject of the 2002 documentary “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” based on the 1995 book of the same name, which he narrates and chronicles his rise from failed actor to film exec, independent producer, his addiction, banishment from Paramount and return to the studio years later.