Barry Levinson






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Barry Levinson is a producer, writer, actor and director who was born on April 6, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland. Barry attended college at the American University in Washington, DC. He studied acting, improvisation and production at Oxford College. During the 1970s, Barry wrote for "The Carol Burnett Show" and "The Tim Conway Show." Barry is known for the 1990 film "Avalon," the 1992 Robin Williams film "Toys," the 1996 film "Sleepers" and the 1997 film "Wag the Dog." As an actor, Barry has been in several films, including the 1976 film "Silent Movie" and the 2007 animated film "Bees," in which Barry was the voice of Martin Benson. Barry has been nominated for and won several awards for his work. In 1989, Barry was awarded an Oscar for the 1988 film "Rain Man." Barry also received the 1999 American Comedy Creative Achievement Award and the 2002 American Cinema Editors Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. Some of his nominations include the Banff Television Festival and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.