Hollywood's closest brush with a presidential pardon came in January 2001 with commodities trader Marc Rich, who once owned 20th Century Fox with Marvin Davis. In 1981, the pair paid $722 million for the studio, with Rich acting as a silent partner and Davis having voting control. All went relatively well for two years until Rich was indicted for back taxes, wire fraud and a baroque illegal oil scheme with Iran.Really interesting, but wrong.
See Joseph Schenck (creator of Twentieth Century Pictures that merged with Fox Film Corporation in 1935) - pardoned by Harry Truman, Al Jennings (star of many silent movies) - pardoned by Theodore Roosevelt, Duncan Renaldo (The Cisco Kid) - pardoned by Franklin Roosevelt, as well as H.B. Warner, who starred in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Ten Commandments (1956), The King of Kings (1927) - and who also obtained a famous pardon for two others. Franklin Roosevelt also commuted the sentence of Albert N. Chapereau, a smuggler involved in a case with Jack Benny and George Burns. Finally, it is well known that Hollywood producer Harry Thomason, lobbied Bill Clinton for two pardons. Steven Spielberg lobbied for the posthumous pardon of Charlie Winters.
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