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Stuart Cornfeld is an American film producer, business partner with Ben Stiller in the company, Red Hour Productions, and an actor.



Early lifeEdit

He was born in Tarzana, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1970s.


The appearance and personality of Les Grossman, the hotheaded and foul-mouthed Hollywood producer played by Tom Cruise in Stiller's film Tropic Thunder, is reportedly based in part on Cornfeld.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to the performance artist Johanna Went.



  1. ^ Casablanca, Ed, "Cruise's Cameo Shocker—Based on a Real Person!". "The Awful Truth," E! Online, August 19, 2008. Retrieved on August 20, 2008.

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