Arnon Milchan, producer of movies like ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Noah’, has admitted to leading a double life – Hollywood mogul and Israeli secret agent.
A report by the New York Daily News related that the head of New Regency Productions would be appearing with his friend Robert De Niro in an Israeli TV special that details his ‘behind-the-scenes’ work as an arms dealer for Israel, and how he even was able to bring in director Sydney Pollack to help the cause. He also worked to promote the early stages of Israel’s nuclear program in the 1970’s.
Although reports of Milchan’s work with Israeli intelligence made the rounds for years, including the 2011 book “Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan”, Milchan himself never confirmed it.
Milchan ‘came in from the cold’ in the 1980’s in order to focus on making movies full time.