John Calley was an American film producer and studio executive. His full name was John Nicholas Calley. He was born on 8 July in the year 1930. His birthplace was Jersey City in New Jersey, US. In 1940, he studied at Columbia University. He served in the army for a short period. He used to work with his father in his criminal works and his car-dealing job. Firstly, he joined an industry job at a headquarters in New York.
From 1968 to 1981, he worked at Warner Bros. Warner Bros is an American industry that produced photo-plays and music. His working in the Warner Bros was very impressive. Calley made Superman and The Exorcist, which were both successful. Superman became famous with the title, Superman Quarterly. His character appeared in various comics, TV and video games. The Exorcist was a paranormal horror film, and William Friedkin directed it.
, and Max von Sydow starred in it. It released on 26 December, 1973. It received combined responses from critics. Some interpreted this as the scariest until date. On the other side, some responses were negative. Some declared it as practically impossible.
In 1993, he produced
of the Day. Calley,
, and Mike Nichols co-produced it. It was awarded as the Best Picture in the Oscars. It received eight nominations in Academy Awards. It was applauded by the audiences, universally. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scored a rating of 97%.
In 1998, he rejected The Thin Red Line. He thought that Terence Malick’s studio would not have a big budget. It depicted the Battle of Mount Austen. Later, it bagged seven nominations in the Academy Award, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored a rating of 79%.
In 2009, he got recognition in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He failed to attend the award function due to an illness. In Mervyn LeRoy: Take One; Caller acted as a lead role in Leroy’s leave of Warner Bros. Later, due to a change in thinking, his studio could not support him in producing Thirteen Clocks. In 2000, he presented himself with a musical track. The soundtrack was a hit and about 750,000 copies were sold.
Coming to his personal life, he was married to Olga Schoberova in 1972. She was an ex-Playboy cover girl and an actor. Both of them divorced. Later, he adopted his daughter, Sabrina. Then, he got married to Sandra Hotz Lean, and then from 1995 to 2002, he remained with Meg Tilly. He had his best friend, Mike Nichols always with him. He was very humorous with the person whom he loved and cared. John died on 13 September, 2011, in Los Angeles, US.