Stratton Leopold has been in the film business for more than 40 years, producing major, large-budget motion pictures. He has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Stratton has also served as an Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures.
Stratton launched his film career in 1974 as a location casting director and location manager for low-budget movies. Yet he is best known for his work as a producer or executive producer of several hi budget, commercially successful films. He has worked with many of the industry’s iconic directors over the past 20 years including: Taylor Hackford (Bound by Honor, 1993; Parker, 2013); Simon West (The General’s Daughter, 1999); Phil Alden Robinson (The Sum of All Fears, 2002); John Woo (Paycheck, 2003 and Tears of the Sun, 2003); J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, 2006); and Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, 2010).
Stratton’s film-making has taken him around the world, to countries that include the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Italy, Central America, the Philippines, Australia and China. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America.
When he’s not making movies, Stratton can be found in him hometown of Savannah, Georgia. Most often, behind the counter at Leopold’s Ice Cream. The popular parlor his Greek immigrant father, Peter, and two uncles, George and Basil, founded in 1919. Stratton has incorporated many of the original fixtures from his father’s store into the current located on Broughton Street in downtown historic Savannah. Customers can enjoy the 1930s soda fountain, original back bar, and props from his many films. There is even an antique Panavision motion picture camera that was used to photograph many well-known films.