Stuart Cornfeld

Stuart Cornfeld (November 13, 1952 – June 26, 2020) was an American film producer, and actor. He was business partner with Ben Stiller in the company Red Hour Productions.

Stuart Cornfeld
Born(1952-11-13)November 13, 1952
DiedJune 26, 2020(2020-06-26) (aged 67)
OccupationFilm producer


Early lifeEdit

Cornfeld was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1970s, and graduated with a degree in Psychology. He graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 1975.[citation needed]


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]


On June 26, 2020, Cornfeld died of cancer at age 67.[2]


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As actorEdit


  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.
  2. ^ "Stuart Cornfeld, 'Zoolander' and 'Tropic Thunder' Producer, Dies at 67". Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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