The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture

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This documentary captures the life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans who went from being an affluent co-owner of a women's clothing company to the big-name producer at Paramount Studios. 'The Kid Stays in the Picture' paints a remarkably compelling portrait of the prototype producer, a man who has accomplished what many can only dream of. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans' film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer, who offered him a film role. After a glamorous--but short-lived--career as a movie star, Evans tried producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures and he ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, he was responsible for such notable films as The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Odd Couple, Harold and Maude and Chinatown. By the early '80s, the Golden Boy of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and rumored involvement with the Cotton Club murder, he disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as the kid who stays in the picture
Starring Robert Evans
Director Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen