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Name  Joe Roth
Spouse  Donna Roth (m. 1980–2004)
Role  Film producer

Born  1948 (age 66–67)New York City
Occupation  Film director, chairman of 20th Century Fox (1989–1993) and Walt Disney Studios (1994–2000)
Children  Zack Roth, Julia Roth, Daniel Pinder Roth
Books  What Young Men Don T Know Can Hurt Them
Parents  Lawrence Roth, Frances Roth
Movies  Maleficent, Snow White and the Hunts, Alice in Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland: Through t
Similar People  Linda Woolverton, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd, Robert Stromberg, Tim Burton

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Joe Roth (born 1948) is an American film executive, producer and film director. He co-founded Morgan Creek Productions in 1987 and was chairman of 20th Century Fox (1989–93), Caravan Pictures (1993–94), and Walt Disney Studios (1994–2000) before founding Revolution Studios in 2000.


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Early life

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Roth was born in New York City, the son of Lawrence Roth, a foreman at a plastics plant, and Frances Roth. Roth is of Jewish heritage. In 1959, Roth's father volunteered his son to be a plaintiff in the ACLU's effort to abolish mandatory prayer in public schools. The case, filed in New York, wound its way through the system, finally reaching the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. The Court ruled that such prayer was unconstitutional under the First Amendment, in the landmark case of Engel v. Vitale.


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Over the course of his career, he has produced over 40 films, and has directed six to date, including 1990's Coupe de Ville (in which a Cadillac Coupe de Ville plays a big part), 2001's America's Sweethearts and 2006's Freedomland.

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Roth, who was ranked 6th in Premiere Magazine's 2003 Hollywood Power List, produced the 76th annual Academy Awards. Roth announced that in October 2007, when Revolution's distribution deal with Sony Pictures ends, Revolution Studios will close and he will join Sony as a producer.

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On November 13, 2007, Roth was introduced as the majority owner of a Seattle, Washington–based Major League Soccer franchise along with Paul Allen. Seattle Sounders FC—which calls CenturyLink Field home—began regular season play in 2009. On November 12, 2015, Roth passed on majority ownership to the team owner Adrian Hanauer.

Personal life

He is married to Donna Arkoff whose father was movie producer Samuel Z. Arkoff. They have three children.


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