Stuart Cornfeld was born in Los Angeles, California on November 13, 1952, he was an American Film producer and Actor.
Stuart Cornfeld attended the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1970s, and graduated with a degree in Psychology. He graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 1975.
The appearance and personality of Les Grossman, the hotheaded and foul-mouthed Hollywood producer played by Tom Cruise in Stiller’s film Tropic thunder, is reportedly based in part on Cornfeld.
He passed away on June 27, 2020 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 67.
I'm floored by the death of Stuart Cornfeld. We bonded over THE FLY, talking and laughing for hours as he recounted tales of making this film, which was very important to him. He swore a lot. I thought I might be able to catch up with him face-to-face one day. Sadly, no… https://t.co/hSjn3UYTuz
— The Emma Westwood Story (starring Emma Westwood) (@EmmaJWestwood) June 27, 2020