Stratton Leopold: American-Greek director, actor and ice cream shop owner

Stratton Leopold

Stratton Leopold is a Greek-American producer, director and actor who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, producing major, large-budget films.

Leopold co-owns Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia.

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It was founded by his Greek immigrant father, Peter, and his older brother, George, in 1919.

Leopold has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor.

He also served as an Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures.

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Leopold launched his film career in 1974 as a location casting director and location manager for low-budget movies.

He is best known for his work as a producer or executive producer of several high budget, commercially successful films, such as Bound by Honor, The General’s Daughter, The Sum of All Fears, Paycheck, and Mission: Impossible III.

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Leopold also served as an actor and producer on John Carpenter’s cult classic film, They Live.

He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America.

Stratton is the third child of Peter and Marika, after Elias (Louie) and Basiliki (Beki).

He is married to Mary and is a graduate of Benedictine Military School.

Selected filmography:

  • Parker, 2013
  • Wolfman, 2010
  • The Sum of All Fears, 2002
  • Paycheck, 2003
  • Tears of the Sun, 2003
  • The General’s Daughter, 1999
  • Bound by Honor, 1993
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1988
  • They Live, 1988
  • Mission Impossible: III, 2006

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