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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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Toxic Avenger 5 Is Finally Happening, New Details Revealed

The low-budget flicks have come courtesy of Troma Entertainment, famous for their B-movie, independent offerings. Now, Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has confirmed a fifth entry in the franchise is still on ...
Posted: May 7, 2018, 2:56 pm

Words with Lloyd Kaufman: Don’t Call Troma Schlock. It’s Art. And Also Trash.

Lloyd Kaufman is a movie legend. As the co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of classics like The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke’Em High, and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., he has been the face of ...
Posted: April 4, 2018, 9:02 am

Troy filmmaker introduces Troma to "Mystery Science Theatre 3000"

Binek’s biggest concern was that his "Mystery Science Theater" version of the Lloyd Kaufman “classic” wasn’t going to be funny enough to hold hands with Troma Entertainment. Binek, who lives in Troy, ...
Posted: July 30, 2018, 7:14 am
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