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Lloyd Kaufman (born December 30, 1945) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

Kaufman was born Stanley Lloyd Kaufman, Jr. in New York City, New York, the son of Ruth (nA(C)e Fried) and Stanley Lloyd Kaufman, Sr. a lawyer.
Kaufman graduated from Yale University with the class of 1968, where he majored in Chinese studies. His fellow Yale classmates included Oliver Stone and George W. Bush. Originally intending to become a social worker, he became fast friends with student filmmaker Robert Edelstein and Eric Sherman (son of filmmaker Vincent Sherman), who introduced him to his future lifelong obsession, cinema. Some of Lloyd's favorite filmmakers include John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, Stan Brakhage and Franklin Schaffner. Like the members of Monty Python troupe, who were a big influence on him, Kaufman read Punch magazine and enjoyed the theatrical performances of Beyond the Fringe, Flanders & Swann, etc.
In 1966, Lloyd went on a hiatus from his studies and spent a year in Chad for USAID as a pathfinder for the Peace Corps.
Returning to Yale, he produced Robert Edelstein's low-budget film Rappaccini and directed his own first feature film, an experimental black and white film titled The Girl Who Returned. The film was presented at film societies at Yale, Harvard, and other east coast institutions. Following his graduation, Kaufman went on to work for Cannon Films, where he met John G. Avildsen (future Academy Award-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid). The two collaborated for several years, making low-budget films including Joe and Cry Uncle! During this period, Kaufman also directed and starred in his second feature film, The Battle of Love's Return, which garnered positive reviews in publications such as The

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The Toxic Avenger is the next franchise to get rebooted

The Toxic Avenger, the Lloyd Kaufman classic B movie is headed for reboot territory as Legendary Entertainment purchases the film rights. The Toxic Avenger or better known to his fans as “Toxie ...
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:30 pm

Toxic Avenger reboot in development at Legendary

No writer or director has yet been announced. A superhero splatter film from directing duo Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman (then credited by his pseudonym Samuel Weil) and B-movie production company Tr...
Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:29 am

‘Toxic Avenger’ Movie in the Works at Legendary

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers. Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter will oversee for Legendary. Kaufman and Herz produced the original 1984 comedy ...
Posted: December 10, 2018, 3:57 pm
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