- Steve Tisch
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Lakewood, New Jersey
Super Bowl XLII
New York Giants
Steven "Steve" Tisch (born
February 14, 1949) is an American businessman. He is the chairman, executive vice president, and co-owner of the New York Giants, as well as a film and television producer. He is the son of former Giants co-owner Bob Tisch.
Tisch was born in
Lakewood, New Jersey. He attended Tufts, during which he began his filmmakingcareer. During his youth, Tisch created a number of small movies with backing by Columbia Pictures. In 1976, he left Columbia and created his first feature film, " Outlaw Blues". He followed this up in 1983 with " Risky Business", which saw Tom Cruise's first lead role.
In 1984, Tisch produced a
made-for-TV movieentitled " The Burning Bed", which caused controversy but also received eleven Emmynominations for Farrah Fawcett's depiction of a battered wife. Tisch launched his own production company in 1986, which has since specialized in small screen films. However, he also produced several critically acclaimed films including " Forrest Gump", " American History X", and "Snatch". Tisch received a Best Motion Picture Academy Award and a Golden Globe for "Forrest Gump", which was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won nine, and remains one of the 20 highest domestic box office grossing films in history.He is currently a partner in Escape Artists, an independently financed film production company based at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Escape Artists released " The Weather Man", starring Nicolas Cage, in the fall of 2005 and " The Pursuit of Happyness", starring Will Smith, was released by Columbia Pictures December of 2006. Other upcoming projects include " Seven Pounds" starring Will Smith, " Knowing", starring Nicolas Cage and " The Taking of Pelham 123" starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.
Tisch inherited his share of the New York Giants franchise and was named Chairman and Executive Vice President in 2005. Tisch accepted the Vince Lombardi Trophy when the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2008. On April 30, 2008, Tisch along with the rest of the Giants team and administration were invited by President Bush to the
White Houseto honor the Giants Super Bowl victory.cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/04/20080430-6.html|title=President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House|author=Office of the Press Secretary|publisher=The White House|accessdate=2008-04-30|date=April 30, 2008]
Tisch is the only person to have ever won both an Oscar and a Super Bowl ring.
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