My Favourite Producers

by Space-Station-One | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Arranged by a date of birth (except No. 1 - Jerry Bruckheimer).

1. Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Jerry Bruckheimer was born on September 21, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jerome Leon Bruckheimer. He is a producer, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Armageddon (1998) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). He has been married to Linda Balahoutis since ...

2. Michael Balcon

Producer | Kind Hearts and Coronets

Michael Balcon started in films as a distributor, then a producer from the early 1920s, helping to launch the career of Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1930s, Balcon was prominent in building up a huge annual production programme of films for both Gainsborough and Gaumont-British. Head of MGM-British, ...

3. Sam Spiegel

Producer | Lawrence of Arabia

Sam Spiegel was born on November 11, 1901 in Jaroslau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Samuel P. Spiegel. He is known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and On the Waterfront (1954). He was married to Betty Benson, Lynn Baggett and Rachel "Ray" Agranovich. He...

4. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

5. David O. Selznick

Producer | Gone with the Wind

David O. Selznick was a son of the silent movie producer Lewis J. Selznick. David studied at Columbia University until his father lost his fortune in the 1920s. David started work as an MGM script reader, shortly followed by becoming an assistant to Harry Rapf. He left MGM to work at Paramount then...

6. Darryl F. Zanuck

Producer | All About Eve

One of the kingpins of Hollywood's studio system, Zanuck was the offspring of the ill-fated marriage of the alcoholic night clerk in Wahoo, Nebraska's only hotel and the hotel owner's daughter. Both parents had abandoned him by the time he was 13. At 15, he joined the U.S. Army, and he fought in ...

7. Carl Laemmle Jr.

Producer | All Quiet on the Western Front

Carl Laemmle Jr. was born on April 28, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Julius Laemmle. He was a producer and writer, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Frankenstein (1931). He died on September 24, 1979 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Alain Poiré

Producer | Le dîner de cons

Alain Poiré was born on February 13, 1917 in Paris, France. He was a producer and writer, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), Un témoin dans la ville (1959) and Swashbuckler (1971). He died on January 14, 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

9. Dino De Laurentiis

Producer | La strada

Dino De Laurentiis left home at age 17 to enrol in film school, supporting himself as an actor, extra, propman, or any other job he could get in the film industry. His persistence paid off, and by the time he reached his 20th birthday he already had one produced film under his belt. After serving ...

10. Walter Mirisch

Producer | In the Heat of the Night

Walter Mirisch and brothers Marvin Mirisch and Harold Mirisch were one of the most successful producing teams in Hollywood history. Their Mirisch Company produced such diverse hits as Some Like It Hot (1959), The Magnificent Seven (1960), West Side Story (1961), The Great Escape (1963), The Pink ...

11. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

12. Irwin Winkler

Producer | Life as a House

Irwin Winkler's career as a producer, director and writer encompasses popular and influential movies that have impacted contemporary culture. With a passion for big, bold, meaningful stories, his films include an array of true screen classics, garnering among them 12 Academy Awards and 52 Oscar ...

13. Lawrence Gordon

Producer | Lock Up

Lawrence Gordon (Producer) has been one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and successful producers in a career spanning four decades. He has been behind such timeless films as the drama "Field of Dreams," for which Gordon received a Best Picture Oscar nomination; the landmark action ...

14. Barrie M. Osborne

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Barrie M. Osborne was born on February 7, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Barrie Mitchell Osborne. He is a producer and production manager, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The...

15. Andrew G. Vajna

Producer | Evita

Andy Vajna was born in Budapest. In 1956 at the age of 12, he fled from Hungary and with the support of Red Cross he made his way alone to Canada. Vajna launched his career in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the Far East. He founded Panasia Films Limited ...

16. Arnon Milchan

Producer | L.A. Confidential

Arnon Milchan was born on December 6, 1944 in Palestine. He is known for his work on L.A. Confidential (1997), The Revenant (2015) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). He has been married to Amanda Coetzer since 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Brigitte Genmaire.

17. Frank Marshall

Producer | Congo

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...

18. Bernd Eichinger

Producer | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Bernd Eichinger was born on April 11, 1949 in Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany. He was a producer and writer, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Downfall (2004) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). He was married to Katja Hofmann. He died on January 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, ...

19. Brian Grazer

Producer | A Beautiful Mind

Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards, and in 2002 won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind (2001). In addition to winning ...

20. Mario Kassar

Producer | Total Recall

At 18 years old, Mario Kassar made his first film. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s to begin his career as filmmakers. Kassar quickly became known as a creative producer in the L.A. motion pictures industry; also noted as one of the inventors of the foreign market and ...

21. Bruce Berman

Producer | Training Day

Bruce Berman is Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. The company has a successful joint partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to co-produce a wide range of motion pictures, with all films distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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22. Harvey Weinstein

Producer | Shakespeare in Love

Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a film producer, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is now separated from his wife Georgina Chapman and was previously married to Eve Chilton ...

23. Joel Silver

Producer | Hudson Hawk

As flamboyant as any character in his movies, Joel Silver can be credited along with Jerry Bruckheimer as practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. Born in New Jersey, he attended the New York University Film School. After college, he worked at Lawrence Gordon Pictures, earning ...

24. Kathleen Kennedy

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...

25. Bob Weinstein

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bob Weinstein was born on October 18, 1954 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Weinstein. He is a producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Hateful Eight (2015) and The Great Debaters (2007). He has been married to Annie Clayton since ...

26. Mark Gordon

Producer | Saving Private Ryan

Mark Gordon was born on October 10, 1956 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is a producer, known for Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Messenger (2009) and Molly's Game (2017). He was previously married to Karen Villeneuve.

27. Scott Rudin

Producer | No Country for Old Men

Scott Rudin was born on July 14, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Social Network (2010) and The Truman Show (1998).

28. Eric Fellner

Producer | Les Misérables

Eric Fellner was born on October 10, 1959 in England. He is a producer, known for Les Misérables (2012), Atonement (2007) and Elizabeth (1998).



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