Jon Avnet

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Birth Name: Jon Avnet
Born: 11/17/1949
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

In 1986, Avnet co-wrote and directed the critically-praised TV-movie "Between Two Women" (ABC, 1986) starring Fawcett and Colleen Dewhurst. Later that year, he entered into a producing partnership with Jordan Kerner, former vice president of dramatic programming at ABC. Among their early efforts were "Less Than Zero" (1987), based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel and "Men Don't Leave" (1990), with Jessica Lange as a widow. Avnet made an assured directorial debut with the surprise word-of-mouth hit "Fried Green Tomatoes", a folksy and feminist Southern shaggy dog tale about independent lives, friendship, and the many forms of love. Avnet followed up this triumph by producing several family-orie... Continue Bio >>

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