The intriguing life of movie producer Arnon Milchan

From 'Pretty Woman' to 'The Revenant,' Milchan is an iconic Hollywood heavyweight unlike any other.

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He thinks the movie biz is tough

Despite his own success in moviemaking, Milchan believes people seeking to follow in his footsteps would be well-advised to try another career. "The movie business stinks," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "If somebody asked me, 'What's a good way to make money?' I would say, 'Stay away from the movie business, period.'

Before "The Revenant" became a critical box office success and later won the Best Picture Oscar, Milchan says he had more than $300 million invested in the project. So what keeps him in the game? His love for the industry. "All you pray is to break even or make a little bit," he added. "If I took all that money and put it in the bank, I'd make five times more, without risk. But I'm a junkie."

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