Biography

Producer Michael Ovitz was once a Hollywood mogul who, in his heyday, was frequently referred to as one of the film industry's most powerful figures. His career was forever tainted, however, by paranoid remarks in late 2002 about Tinseltown's supposedly all-powerful "gay mafia." Ovitz worked as an advertising consultant for Coca-Cola prior to a series of disastrous business endeavors, but later ascended to power by as the head of talent agency giant Creative Arts Agency. He was also once the president of Disney, though a bitter power struggle with top executive Michael Eisner eventually resulted in Ovitz's departure from the Mouse House. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi