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Toback is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

James Toback American screenwriter and film director

James Toback is an American screenwriter and film director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for Bugsy. He has directed films including The Pick-up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White.

Paul Toback is an Illinois attorney who served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Bally Total Fitness Corporation from December, 2002 until August 11, 2006, prior to the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 2007. He received a lump sum payment for more than $3 million, and the vesting of 135,000 shares of restricted stock upon his resignation. Seven months before his resignation, Toback ceded effective control of the Bally board of directors to John Rogers, chief executive of Ariel Capital Management, who was named as "lead director." Prior to his resignation, Toback alleged that major Bally shareholder Emanuel Pearlman of Liberation Investments and former Bally CEO Lee Hillman were behind calls for his ouster, which Pearlman and Hillman denied.

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Bugsy is a 1991 American biographical crime drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel and his relationship with Virginia Hill. It stars Warren Beatty as Siegel and Annette Bening as Hill, as well as Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, and Joe Mantegna. The screenplay was written by James Toback from research material by Dean Jennings' 1967 book We Only Kill Each Other.

Spy was a satirical monthly magazine published from 1986 to 1998. Based in New York City, the magazine was founded by Kurt Andersen and E. Graydon Carter, who served as its first editors, and Thomas L. Phillips, Jr., its first publisher. Spy specialized in irreverent and satirical pieces targeting the American media and entertainment industries and mocking high society.

<i>The Gambler</i> (1974 film) 1974 film by Karel Reisz

The Gambler is a 1974 American mystery drama film written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. Caan's performance was widely lauded and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Brad (band) American rock band

Brad is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Brad's sound is influenced by the wide variety of influences brought by its members, including Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Regan Hagar, Shawn Smith, and Jeremy Toback.

<i>Fingers</i> (1978 film) 1978 film by James Toback

Fingers is a 1978 drama film directed by James Toback. The film is about a troubled young man being pulled between his mob father and his mentally-disturbed pianist mother.

<i>Two Girls and a Guy</i> 1998 film by James Toback

Two Girls and a Guy is a 1997 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James Toback and produced by Edward R. Pressman and Chris Hanley. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham and Natasha Gregson Wagner.

<i>The Pick-up Artist</i> (film) 1987 film by James Toback

The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic comedy film written and directed by James Toback, starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr.

<i>Love and Money</i> (film) 1982 film by James Toback

Love and Money, also known as Love & Money, is a 1982 American drama film directed by James Toback and starring Ray Sharkey.

<i>Exposed</i> (1983 film) 1983 film by James Toback

Exposed is a 1983 American drama film written, produced and directed by James Toback. It stars Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel, Ian McShane and Bibi Andersson.

Oliver "Power" Grant American actor and producer

Oliver "Power" Grant is an American entrepreneur, producer, and actor. He's a close associate of the hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. Grant was executive producer of all Wu-Tang Clan albums. He is the original founder and CEO of Wu Wear clothing and stores. He is also an older brother of Wu-Tang's affiliate Killarmy member Killa Sin.

<i>Seduced and Abandoned</i> (2013 film) 2013 documentary film directed by James Toback

Seduced and Abandoned is a 2013 documentary film directed by James Toback. The film details the journey of Toback and actor Alec Baldwin, as they try to sell a film concept at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Taking part in several pitch sessions with producers as well as interviews with directors and actors, the duo explore the film production aspect of film financing. The film premiered at the festival a year later on May 20, 2013.

<i>The Big Bang</i> (1989 film) 1989 film by James Toback

The Big Bang is a 1989 documentary film, directed by Academy Award nominated screenwriter James Toback. The film addresses questions about life and existence. It was released to theaters May 11, 1990, and aired on PBS on August 6, 1991.

Kermit Whitfield American-football player (1993-)

Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Florida State Seminoles.

DeShawn Shamaine Williams is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Jake Kumerow is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Wisconsin–Whitewater after transferring from Illinois.

Mason Schreck is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Buffalo.

The Private Life of a Modern Woman is a 2017 American drama film directed by James Toback. It was screened out of competition at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

The Outsider is a 2005 American documentary film directed by Nicholas Jarecki. In his 2001 book Breaking In: How 20 Film Directors Got Their Start, Jarecki had interviewed director and screenwriter James Toback. In The Outsider, Jarecki's first feature-length film, Jarecki tracks Toback through the shooting, editing, and marketing of Toback's 2004 film When Will I Be Loved.