Energetic, prolific figure who with cousin Yoram Globus produced over 150 movies in a partnership dating back to the early 1960s.
After directing for the stage in Israel, Golan found his way to the US as one of Roger Corman's many young proteges. Upon his return to Israel he and Globus helped build that country's film industry, producing, and sometimes directing, several prestige productions such as "Sallah Shabati" (1964).
In 1979, the team moved to Hollywood, taking control of the Cannon group, and in the following decade consistently turned out art-house productions, such as John Cassavetes' "Love Streams" (1984) and Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear" (1987), critical successes like Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly" (1987), and formula action thrillers including "The Delta Force" (1986) and "Over the Top" (1987), both directed by Golan.
The partnership dissolved in 1989 with Golan resigning from Cannon to head the 21st Century Film Corporation and Globus becoming CEO of Pathe International. Menahem Golan died at his home in Jaffa, Israel, on August 8. 2014.
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Returned to Israel; directed first film, "El Dorado" (also producer)
Wrote first screenplay, "Highway Queen"; first film produced by Noah Films
First Golan-Globus film produced for a major Hollywood studio (Warner Bros), "Lepke"
Moved to Hollywood with Globus; took over Cannon Group, Inc. with Globus, serving as senior executive vice-president
TV producing debut, "D.C. Follies"
In March left Cannon Group to become chairman of the board and chief executive officer of 21st Century Film Corporation
Produced first film as chairman of 21st Century, "Bad Jim"