James Toback has made headlines today because of a story that came out in the Los Angeles Times alleging that 38 women have accused him of sexual harassment and/or abuse.
Toback has been a long-time Hollywood small-wig, having directed films since the 1970s.
But what is James Toback net worth? How much has he made on his films? Read on…
James Toback got started in his career after graduating from Harvard in the 1960s. He went from Harvard to a career in reporting, working first for Esquire, before moving on to other publications.
After working as a reporter, Toback started dabbling in writing for films, and he started to produce screenplays. At first he didn’t get anywhere, but he eventually got some of his work made into films.
His first film to be made was The Gambler. From there, he made about a dozen or so other movies during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. His best known films were Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White.
He used to brag about his association with famous stars, such as Robert Downey Jr. He also worked with Sienna Miller and other Hollywood stars.
Toback has made several acclaimed films — mostly indie projects — which were showcased at Cannes or other film festivals. The budgets for these films were mostly in the $1-5 million range, meaning that his earnings from each film were relatively small.
James Toback has made around a dozen films in total. These films were not blockbusters, or even major films. Therefore, his earnings were not as high as those of other producers/directors.
According to Empty Lighthouse, Toback’s most famous films, such as Two Girls and a Guy, had only $1 million budgets, and even his biggest films, like Harvard Man, only had about $5 million budgets.
In total, we estimate James Toback net worth at $3 million.
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