Died: 7 November 2008
Best Known as: British-born Academy Award-winning film producer
Birthplace: London, England
John Daly was a British-born movie producer best known for films like “Platoon” and “The Last Emperor.” “Platoon” won the Oscar for best picture in 1987 and “The Last Emperor” won it in 1988. Daly created a film company called Hemdale with David Hemmings that produced over 100 films and earned over one billion dollars. Daly was chairman of Film and Music Entertainment—over a period of 40 years, his film companies won 21 Oscar nominations, 13 Oscar awards, and many other awards.