Goldwyn, named for his famous father, became known as an accomplished filmmaker in his own right. He formed the Samuel Goldwyn Co. after his father's death in 1974. In 1986, Goldwyn told the Los Angeles Times that his goal was to appeal to sophisticated movie lovers.
"I was brought up in a tradition of patience," Goldwyn said. "My father never made films that were instantaneous hits. 'Wuthering Heights' was not a success the first time around. Neither was 'Best Years of Our Lives.' They had to be nursed .... Basically, he was always waiting."