Barry Mendel

Barry Mendel

Highest Rated: 98% The Big Sick (2017)

Lowest Rated: 4% Shanghai (2010)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: California, United States

Barry Mendel is a film producer who worked with some of the most successful independent filmmakers in Hollywood. His first film as a producer was the quirky Wes Anderson comedy "Rushmore" in 1998. It was Anderson's breakthrough film (his second, after 1996's "Bottle Rocket"), and it featured a lead performance by Jason Schwartzman that launched his successful acting career. Mendel would go on to collaborate with Anderson on his two subsequent films, the eccentric comedies "The Royal Tennenbaums" in 2001 and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" in 2004, each stylistically similar in its use of deadpan humor and a hip, frequently-implemented soundtrack. In 1999, Mendel was one of the producers on the mystery thriller "The Sixth Sense," a huge sleeper hit for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. Mendel would team up with Shyamalan again, first in 2000 on the fantasy thriller "Unbreakable," and then not again until 2008 on his sci-fi thriller "The Happening." In 2009, Mendel moved back into comedy, albeit black comedy, in Judd Apatow's 2009 tale of a fictional stand-up comic, played by Adam Sandler, in "Funny People." Another Mendel collaborator came in the form of Ellen Page: Mendel produced 2009's roller derby drama, "Whip It," and then in 2010 the thriller "Peacock," both films featuring the actress as a lead. Mendel also produced the successful period thriller "Munich" directed by Steven Spielberg.

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21% 31% The Bubble Executive Producer - 2022
75% 83% The King of Staten Island Producer - 2020
83% 74% Juliet, Naked Producer $3.4M 2018
98% 88% The Big Sick Producer $42.9M 2017
84% 66% Trainwreck Producer - 2015
68% 59% God Help the Girl Producer $101.5K 2014
51% 50% This Is 40 Producer $67.5M 2012
90% 76% Bridesmaids Producer $169.1M 2011
4% 36% Shanghai Producer $44.7K 2010
No Score Yet 48% Peacock Producer - 2010
85% 74% Whip It Producer $13.0M 2009
69% 48% Funny People Producer $51.8M 2009
17% 24% The Happening Producer $64.5M 2008
78% 83% Munich Producer $47.4M 2005
82% 91% Serenity Producer $25.3M 2005
57% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Producer $24.0M 2004
81% 89% The Royal Tenenbaums Producer $52.4M 2001
70% 77% Unbreakable Producer $95.0M 2000
86% 90% The Sixth Sense Producer $293.5M 1999
89% 91% Rushmore Producer $17.1M 1998