Armstrong Alumni Association
Class of 1964
Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Stratton Leopold, owner and operator of Leopold’s Ice Cream, is the youngest son of original founder Peter Leopold. He was born and raised in Savannah and grew up in the ice cream business under the guidance of his father and uncles, but his sights were set on something else entirely – Hollywood!
Leopold began his young adult life as a liberal arts student at Armstrong. He then became a Pre-Med student at Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt Universities, but ultimately chose to follow his dreams and work his way into the film industry. During his early career, he filled smaller behind-the-scenes roles like location manager and casting director. You can even catch sight of Stratton acting in a few films—watch out for him pleasantly chatting with a zombie-like alien in John Carpenter’s “They Live”!
In time, Leopold rose through the ranks to become a full-on producer and former Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures. His production career has been long and successful; his projects have included “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”, “Mission: Impossible III”, and, most recently, “Parker” starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.
Leopold still produces movies, but his heart is where it was from the beginning – at Leopold’s Ice Cream