Robert Evans net worth: Robert Evans is an American film actor, producer, studio executive who has a net worth of $120 million dollars. A very successful producer, Robert Evans turned Paramount Studios around in the late 60s and 70s, producing such films as "Barefoot in the Park", "Rosemary's Baby", "The Godfather", and "The Great Gatsby". His career has spanned nearly 60 years, and he is currently producing a biopic and a miniseries.
Born Robert Shapera on June 29, 1930 in New York City, New York, Evans is known for many bodies of work, including Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his humble beginnings, Evans was spotted by Canadian actress Norma Shearer next to the pool at The Beverly Hills Hotel and recommended Evans for the role of her late husband, Irving Thalberg, in Man of a Thousand Faces. That same year Evans was also cast as Pedro Romero in the 1957 film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. But Evans was determined to become a producer and got his start at Paramount by purchasing the rights to a 1966 novel entitled The Detective (1968), which he turned into a movie starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jack Clugman, Robert Duvall and Jacqueline Bisset. To satisfy Evans' desire to produce indie films, Evans went on to later strike a deal with Paramount that enabled him to stay on as studio head, but also work as an independent producer. In 1980, Evans was convicted of cocaine trafficking and entered a guilty plea. As part of his plea bargain he filmed an anti-drug TV commercial. As Head of Production at Paramount, Evans' film credits include such huge hits as Barefoot in the Park, True Grit, Harold and Maude and The Great Gatsby. As a producer his credits include Marathon Man, Black Sunday, Urban Cowboy, The Cotton Club, The Out-of-Towners and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Evans has been married seven times, none of which lasted more than three years.