Gerald Green, Producer of Oliver Stone's 'Salvador,' Dies at 83

He and his wife spent time in jail after it was determined they had paid $1.8 million in kickbacks to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

Gerald Green, who produced Salvador, the 1986 war drama co-written and directed by Oliver Stone, has died. He was 83.

Green died July 24 in his Los Angeles home from complications arising from emphysema, his family announced.

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Green received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best picture for Salvador, which starred Oscar-nominated best actor James Woods as real-life photojournalist Richard Boyle.

Green's most recent credit came on another war film, Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn (2006), starring Christian Bale.

Green studied at the St. Martin’s School of Art in London and arrived in the U.S. in 1970. His first two credits as a producer were on adventure films starring Peter O’Toole: Man Friday (1975) and The Far Side of Paradise (1976).

Green later produced such features as Sunburn (1979), starring Farrah Fawcett and Charles Grodin; High Risk (1981), with Anthony Quinn; Diamonds (1999), starring Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall; My First Mister (2001), with Albert Brooks; and Bride of the Wind (2001), directed by Bruce Beresford.

Survivors include Patricia, his wife of 38 years. She produced and he executive produced The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998), starring Jane Seymour and David Carradine.

In 2009, the Greens were found guilty of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering laws in the U.S. after it was determined they paid $1.8 million in kickbacks to the governor of Thailand’s Tourism Authority to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

The couple were the first members of the entertainment industry to be prosecuted under the FCPA. They served time in jail and lost an appeal in 2013.

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