Robert Evans, the producer behind movies such as 'Chinatown', 'The Godfather', 'Rosemary's Baby', 'Harold and Maude', 'Serpico' and many more, has died at the age of 89.
Originally an actor, Evans was brought in as the head of production at Paramount in the early '70s and turned the flagging studio's fortunes around in just a few short years. During his tenure, Evans oversaw the production of 'The Godfather' and 'The Godfather Part II', 'The Odd Couple', 'Rosemary's Baby', 'Serpico', 'Chinatown', and many others.
Evans' colourful personal life was equally as talked about as his movies, having been married seven times - one of his former wives was Ali McGraw, who left Evans for Steve McQueen. Evans was also convicted of cocaine trafficking in 1980, though he argued that he never should have been convicted of federal selling and distribution charges, as he was only a user of cocaine. Much of Evan's work and career was documented in his autobiography, 'The Kid Stays In The Picture', which was then adapted into a critically-acclaimed documentary which he narrated.
A prolific producer, Evans worked prodigiously through the '90s and right up until 2016, where he was involved with the TV pilot for 'Urban Cowboy', which was based on the movie he produced in the '70s. He is survived by his son Josh Evans.