Calley joined Warner Bros. in 1968, where he held a variety of positions over the next 13 years ranging from President, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of World-Wide Production. While he was at the helm, Warner released such acclaimed films as Dirty Harry, A Clockwork Orange, McCabe And Mrs. Miller, Deliverance, Enter The Dragon, Mean Streets, The Exorcist, Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, Dog Day Afternoon, Superman, and Chariots of Fire. In 1981, Calley moved to independent production partnering with Mike Nichols on such films as Postcards from the Edge and Remains of the Day. He returned to the executive suite as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Artists Pictures overseeing the production of The Birdcage, Goldeneye, Leaving Las Vegas and Rob Roy.
In 1996, Calley joined Sony Pictures Entertainment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until last year, when he returned to independent production. His first film Closer will be followed by an adaptation of the international best-seller The Da Vinci Code, to be directed by Ron Howard.
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