Born in New York City, Levy was the film critic of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon, from 1997 to 2012 and of KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate, from 2009 to 2016. He is a former Senior Editor of American Film and a former Associate Editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines in the United States and England including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Independent, Film Comment, Movieline, Premiere, and Sight & Sound.
Levy has written biographies of film actors Paul Newman, Robert DeNiro and Jerry Lewis, and books on pop culture scenes and phenomena such as the Rat Pack, 1950s film-making in Rome, and 1960s Swinging London. He signs his work Shawn Levy and is not to be confused with the filmmaker Shawn Levy, whose full name is Shawn Adam Levy.
I spoke with Shawn at our studios.
The Castle on Sunset
by Shawn Levy