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THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE
USA: USA Films
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Robert Evans
Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
USA: 91 mins
UK: 93 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some brief violent and sexual images
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, and brief violence and drug references
USA Release Date: 26 July 2002
UK Release Date: 7 February 2003
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE traces the meteoric rise, fall and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend. Mr. Evans also narrates THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE.
Robert Evans lived the life that many only dream of. His film career started in 1956, at the oddest of places: poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm, and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer. She offered him a role in the picture MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES.
After a glamorous, but short-lived, career as a movie star, Evans decided to try his hand at producing. Miraculously, at the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, Evans was responsible for bringing some of the greatest films of the era to the screen, including THE GODFATHER, ROSEMARY'S BABY, LOVE STORY, THE ODD COUPLE, THE CONFORMIST, HAROLD AND MAUDE, and CHINATOWN.
By the early '80s, the 'Golden Boy' of Hollywood was losing his lustre. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust, and finally a rumored involvement in the 'Cotton Club' murder, Evans disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as 'the kid who stays in the picture'.