Martin Bregman, producer of Scarface and Dog Day Afternoon, passes away aged 92

Indo-Asian News Service

Jun,18 2018 10:28:43 IST

Los Angeles: Scarface and Dog Day Afternoon producer Martin Bregman, whom actor Al Pacino once described as "my guy", is dead. He was 92.

Producer Martin Bregman and wife Cornelia Sharpe at the Blu-ray disc launch party for his 1983 classic film "Scarface" in Los Angeles. Reuters/Fred Prouser

Producer Martin Bregman and wife Cornelia Sharpe at the Blu-ray disc launch party for his 1983 classic film "Scarface" in Los Angeles. Reuters/Fred Prouser

The producer died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 16 June evening, reported WNBC 4 New York, according to hollywoodreporter.com.

Bregman had also produced Carlito's Way, Serpico and Sea of Love with Pacino. He was slated to produce David Ayer's upcoming adaptation of Scarface.

Pacino often credited the producer with discovering him in an off-Broadway play and offering the actor crucial early career guidance.

Apart from his work with Pacino, Bregman produced titles including 1999's The Bone Collector, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, 1997's Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins' action comedy Nothing to Lose, and 1998's One Tough Cop starring Stephen Baldwin.

He also frequently collaborated with Alan Alda.

Bregman initially entered the industry as a business and personal manager for clients including Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Michael Douglas, Bette Midler, Woody Allen and Pacino and Alda, but began producing with 1973's Serpico, whose commercial and critical success led to other projects.

Updated Date: Jun 18, 2018 10:28 AM