Ivan Reitman Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Ivan Reitman

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October 27, 1946

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Komarno, Nitra, Slovakia

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Ivan Reitman is a film producer and director. From 1980 to 2000 he came to limelight for his contribution to comedy work. He established the Montecito Picture Company in 1998.


Ivan Reitman was born to the couple Klara and Ladislav “Leslie” Reitman in Komarno, Slovakia. His parents belonged to the Jewish community. His mother escaped from the concentration can, and his father was a fighter. They settled as refugees in Canada in 1950.

He was born on October 27, 1946, at Komarno, Slovakia.



Ivan Reitman studied in Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto and was in the Twintone Four singing group.

Reitman graduated for a Bachelor of Music in 1969 from the McMaster University. Even in the college days at McMaster University, he guided many short films.



Ivan Reitman joined the new CITY-TV for a short period and it here he did his first as a producer. He then produced Spellbound in 1973 which progressed to form the Magic Show.

He produced a number of films: Foxy Lady (1971), Cannibal Girls (1973), Shirvers, (1975), Death Weekend )(1976), Rabid (1977),Animal House (1978), Metaballs, Strips (1979), Heavy Metal(19181), Ghostbusters (1984), Legal Eagles (1986), Twins(1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Kindergarten Cop(1990), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)


Personal Life

 Ivan Reitman married Genevieve Robert in 1976. They have a son and two daughters. Jason Reitman is directing films such as Juno, Thank You for Smoking and Up in the Air.

He was awarded the Golden Globe for the script. Reitman’s daughter, Catherine Reitman works with an entertainment band in Los Angeles. His second daughter, Caroline Reitman is a second-year student at Santa Barbara City College. Ivan Reitman's wife has adopted Judaism.



In 2007, Ivan Reitman was awarded Canada’s Walk of Fame. Reitman also founded The Montecito Picture Company in 2000

He was awarded the ‘Order of Canada’ for his contributions to the film industry in Canada

He achieved the Mayor’s Prize at his home town Komarno, Slovakia.

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