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Net Worth$80 million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1931
SpouseMargo Winkler
FactFather of Charles Winkler, Adam Winkler and David Winkler.

Irwin Winkler is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for producing such films as Rocky (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990).

Winkler was born on May 25, 1931, in New York City. His parents, Ben and Anna Winkler, were both immigrants from Poland. He has two sisters, Sylvia and Ruth.

Winkler attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. He then studied at New York University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

After graduation, Winkler began his career as a mailroom clerk at United Artists. He soon began working as a producer, and his first film credit was for the 1964 film A House Is Not a Home.

Winkler has been nominated for four Academy Awards. He won the Best Picture Oscar for Rocky in 1976.

Some of his other notable films include The Right Stuff (1983), The Color Purple (1985), Bugsy (1991), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

Winkler is married to former actress Margo Martindale. They have two children together.

As of 2020, Irwin Winkler’s net worth is $100 million.

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Full NameIrwin Winkler
Net Worth$80 million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1931
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director
EducationNew York University


SpouseMargo Winkler
ChildrenCharles Winkler, David Winkler, Adam Winkler
ParentsAnna Winkler, Sol Winkler


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Film, American Society of Cinematographers Board of the Governors Award, PGA David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
MoviesCreed, Rocky, Life as a House, Goodfellas, The Net, De-Lovely, Raging Bull, At First Sight, Home of the Brave, Guilty by Suspicion, Rocky IV, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky V, Night and the City, The Right Stuff, The Mechanic, The Gambler, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Shipping News, New York, New...

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1Uncle of well-known computer science theorist William Gasarch.
2Named John Ford's "The Searchers" as his all-time favorite film in an AFI poll.
3Worked frequently with Robert Chartoff.
4Grandfather of Maya Winkler.
5Father of Charles Winkler, Adam Winkler and David Winkler.
6Father-in-law of Sandra Nelson




Silence2016/Iproducer post-production
Scarpaexecutive producer / producer announced
The Gambler2014/IIIproducer
The Wolf of Wall Street2013executive producer
The Mechanic2011executive producer
Streets of Blood2009Video executive producer
Home of the Brave2006producer
Rocky Balboa2006executive producer
The Net 2.02006Video producer
The Shipping News2001producer
Life as a House2001producer
At First Sight1999producer
The Net1998TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Juror1996producer
The Net1995producer
Night and the City1992producer
Rocky V1990producer
Music Box1989producer
'Round Midnight1986producer
Rocky IV1985producer
Scandal Sheet1985TV Movie producer
The Right Stuff1983producer
Author! Author!1982producer
Rocky III1982producer
True Confessions1981producer
Raging Bull1980producer
Rocky II1979producer
Uncle Joe Shannon1978producer
Comes a Horseman1978executive producer
New York, New York1977producer
The Gambler1974producer
Up the Sandbox1972producer
The Mechanic1972producer
Thumb Tripping1972producer
The New Centurions1972producer
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight1971producer
Believe in Me1971producer
Leo the Last1970producer
The Strawberry Statement1970producer
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?1969producer
The Split1968producer
Point Blank1967producer - uncredited
Double Trouble1967producer


Home of the Brave2006story
The NetTV Series developed by - 6 episodes, 1998 written by - 1 episode, 1998
Guilty by Suspicion1991written by


Home of the Brave2006
Life as a House2001
At First Sight1999
The Net1995
Night and the City1992
Guilty by Suspicion1991


Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary short special thanks
In the Shadow of Hollywood2000Documentary thanks
Welcome to Hollywood1998special thanks


The Cole Porter Project2017Documentary filmingHimself
The Making of 'Survivor'2015Video documentary shortHimself
Scorsese's Goodfellas2015Video documentaryHimself
Rocky IV: le coup de poing américain2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2001-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Real Rocky2011TV MovieHimself
Marty & Bobby2011Video documentary shortHimself
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos2008DocumentaryHimself
Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood2008DocumentaryHimself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award2007ShortHimself
Shootout2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Ring2006Video documentaryHimself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero2006Video documentary shortHimself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films2006Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House2006Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films2006Video documentary shortHimself
Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood2006Video documentary shortHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006TV Series documentaryHimslef
Raging Bull: After the Fight2005Video documentary shortHimself
Liza on 'New York, New York'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The New York, New York Stories2005Video documentaryHimself
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Producer
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
More Than Enough2003Video documentary shortHimself
Realizing 'The Right Stuff'2003Video documentary shortHimself
T-20 Years and Counting2003Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Net'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Net: From Script to Screen2002Video documentary shortHimself
Character Building: Inside 'Life as a House'2001Video short documentaryHimself
From the Ground Up2001Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Life as a House'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News2001Video documentary shortHimself - Producer
In the Shadow of Hollywood2000DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to Hollywood1998Himself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Das fliegende Auge1991DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The Media Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Favourite Motion Picture Award
Revista de cine1977TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Picture

Archive Footage

From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cleanflix2009DocumentaryHimself - Producer, Goodfellas
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Academy Award Ceremony (uncredited)


Won Awards

2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2006Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAFor producing.
2004Board of the Governors AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USA
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2001Audience AwardAspen FilmfestAudience Favorite FeatureLife as a House (2001)
2000Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 28 April 2000. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
1999Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Producing
1999Joseph Plateau Life Achievement AwardJoseph Plateau Awards
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmGoodfellas (1990)
1985Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureRevolution (1985)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureRocky (1976)

Nominated Awards

1991OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureGoodfellas (1990)
1991Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalGuilty by Suspicion (1991)
1991PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesGoodfellas (1990)
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureRocky V (1990)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureRevolution (1985)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureRocky IV (1985)
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Right Stuff (1983)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureRaging Bull (1980)

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