The Irishman Producer Irwin Winkler Gives 50 Years Worth of Advice | Impact Theory

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This week’s guest on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu is Irwin Winkler. Irwin Winkler is an Academy Award-winning film producer and director with over 50 years of experience in the movie business and credits like Rocky, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull to his name. In this episode, he talks about the importance of failure and the meaning of success along with some tips on perseverance.


The secret to Irwin Winkler’s longevity in the movie industry and why he values curiosity [3:09]
How Irwin is able to break through barriers and continue innovating in the movie industry [4:41]
Irwin Winkler thinks on his feet. Here’s why [5:25]
Irwin Winkler’s guiding principles for producing movies and living life [9:19]
How Irwin Winkler developed confidence to pursue his ideas [15:38]
The moments that shaped Irwin Winkler’s life[17:24]
Irwin Winkler’s “pithy” advice for breaking into the movie industry [21:41]
The “why” that drives Irwin Winkler [23:55]
How Irwin Winkler manages stress and anxiety [24:57]
The secret behind Irwin Winkler’s success in marriage [27:15]
What has allowed Irwin Winkler to get so many films across the finish line [28:47]
How Irwin Winkler handles change [30:56]
The impact Irwin Winkler wants to have in the world [34:41]


Sylvester Stallone [12:44] John Steinbeck[18:20] William Faulkner [18:21] F. Scott Fitzgerald [18:23] Martin Scorsese [22:10] Robert De Niro [22:20]

FILMS Mentioned:

Rocky [13:47] Raging Bull [26:33] The Right Stuff [26:39] Goodfellas [26:46] All the President’s Men [26:54] Network [26:55] Taxi Driver [26:56] The Irishman [33:44]
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