Albert Berger

Albert Berger

Highest Rated: 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Lowest Rated: 27% The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (2013)

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As a producer, Albert Berger was able to straddle the worlds of independent and major studios, making great films that recalled the glory days of the character-driven movies of the 1970s. In a period when Hollywood seemed focused on blockbusters, Berger and his partner Ron Yerxa kept hope for quality cinema alive, making films with Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Payne, husband and wife filmmaking team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and many other directors with strong independent spirits. When Berger attended Tufts University, film was his minor, but it was clearly a major passion. He started the Tufts Film Series and the Tufts Alternative Film series, and also wrote film reviews for the school paper. Another passion of Berger's was reading; many of the films he produced were based on novels. After Berger graduated from Tufts in 1979, he owned and managed Sandburg Theater in Chicago. Berger also attended Columbia Film School, then moved out to Los Angeles and wrote a number of screenplays for the major studios. Eventually Berger became the Vice President of producer Marvin Worth's production company, which was set up at Paramount. It was when Berger moved to L.A. that he met Ron Yerxa, who became his producing partner. Together, they formed Bona Fide Productions in 1993; the first movie they produced together was "King of the Hill" (1993), a 1930s period piece by Steven Soderbergh, who had helmed the groundbreaking independent film "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" (1989). Berger then followed up with "Crumb" (1994), the acclaimed documentary about underground comic artist Robert Crumb; Alexander Payne's satirical "Election" (1999); the big screen adaptation of the best-selling Civil War novel "Cold Mountain" (2003); and "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), a comedy by Dayton and Faris, which won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. Reteaming with Payne, Berger and Yerxa produced "Nebraska" (2013), a black and white comedy-drama that generated considerable Oscar buzz for Bruce Dern.

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63% 37% The Last Shift Producer $790K 2020
96% 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon Producer $20.5M 2019
83% 74% Juliet, Naked Producer $3.4M 2018
86% 83% What They Had Producer $254.4K 2018
34% 50% The Only Living Boy in New York Producer $623K 2017
73% 52% Back Home Producer $163.2K 2015
89% No Score Yet The Man Who Saw Too Much Executive Producer - 2015
50% 50% Low Down Producer $44.5K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Fall Down Executive Producer - 2014
27% 49% The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Producer $8K 2013
79% 75% Ruby Sparks Producer $2.5M 2012
52% 44% The Switch Producer $27.8M 2010
87% 76% Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm Executive Producer $94.8K 2010
62% 56% Hamlet 2 Executive Producer $4.9M 2008
80% 82% Little Children Producer $5.5M 2006
91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Producer $59.9M 2006
43% 35% Bee Season Producer $1.2M 2005
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Producer $8.8M 2005
71% 77% Cold Mountain Producer $95.6M 2003
37% 56% Pumpkin Producer $305.7K 2002
92% 79% Election Producer $14.9M 1999
61% 92% The Wood Producer $25M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spree Executive Producer - 1998
95% 89% Crumb Executive Producer $19.9K 1994
91% 84% King of the Hill Producer $879.6K 1993

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