RONALD L. SCHWARY, Meet Joe Black's executive producer, joins Martin Brest again, having executive produced Scent of A Woman. Schwary has been involved in the making of motion pictures since he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1967. Entering the business as an extra and soon becoming a trainee as assistant director, he quickly learned his craft and moved up the entertainment ladder to the position of producer.
Schwary went from associate producer on Sydney Pollack's The Electric Horseman, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, to become the producer of Redford's Academy Award®-winning film Ordinary People, which was also honored with the Golden Globe and awards from the New York Critics' Circle and the National Board of Review.
Schwary then executive produced Sydney Pollack's Absence of Malice and Tootsie, after which he produced Norman Jewison's adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, A Soldier's Story.
He next produced Batteries Not Included for Steven Spielberg starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, and went on to produce the critically-acclaimed television series Tour of Duty. He then executive produced Sydney Pollack's Havana, marking their fourth film together and Schwary's third with Redford.
Ronald Schwary's credits include producing Cops and Robbersons starring Chevy Chase, Jack Palance and Dianne Weist; and executive producing his fifth project for Sydney Pollack, Sabrina, starring Harrison Ford. Next, he executive produced Barbra Streisands The Mirror Has Two Faces.
Schwary currently is executive producing his sixth film with Sydney, Random Hearts, starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas.