Michael Ovitz Biography

Michael Ovitz is a Hollywood agent who headed the powerful Creative Artists Agency and was briefly president of the Walt Disney Company.


Michael Ovitz was born on December 14, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. He worked his way up from the mail room of William Morris and formed the Creative Artists Agency. Ovitz became known as the most powerful man in Hollywood and CAA's clients included Madonna, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, and David Letterman. In 1995 Ovitz left CAA to become president of Walt Disney, but he resigned in 1996.

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