Bob Yari

Bob Yari

Highest Rated: 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 30, 1961

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Bob Yari (born Babar Yaghoubzadeh) is an Iranian-born film producer best known for his work on the Academy Award-winning drama "Crash." Yari, the son of Iranian immigrants, grew up in New York City and trained in cinematography at the University of Santa Barbara. After making his film debut as director of the 1989 horror feature "Mind Games," Yari quit the film business and made his fortune as a real estate tycoon. Still peripherally involved in film as a financier of everything from big-budget Hollywood films to small independent features, Yari used his financial clout to help bring A-list talent to films with tighter budgets. In 2004, he served as the primary financial backer of the critically acclaimed ensemble drama "Crash," a role that generated some controversy when Yari sued the Producers Guild of America for denying him a full producer credit on the Oscar-winning film, which meant that he did not receive an Oscar when the film unexpectedly won the Best Picture award. (He did receive honors from other award organizations, including the U.K.'s BAFTA Awards.) Yari also took out full-page ads in the movie industry trade papers calling for an end to the arbitration panels that denied him a credit.

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25% 33% Above Suspicion Executive Producer - 2019
11% 53% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Director,
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$1.1M 2015
20% 26% The Barber Executive Producer - 2014
39% 64% Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police Producer $23.2K 2012
No Score Yet 37% The Maiden Heist Producer - 2009
6% 36% The Accidental Husband Producer - 2008
82% 73% Nothing but the Truth Producer $3.0K 2008
65% 46% What Doesn't Kill You Producer - 2008
No Score Yet 29% Possession Producer - 2008
50% 46% Assassination of a High School President Producer - 2008
85% 79% Tyson Executive Producer $887.1K 2008
0% 26% Christmas in Wonderland Executive Producer - 2007
No Score Yet 44% Shortcut to Happiness Executive Producer - 2007
60% 60% Resurrecting the Champ Producer $3.2M 2007
2% 42% Kickin' It Old Skool Producer $4.5M 2007
73% 83% The Illusionist Producer $39.8M 2006
86% 58% The Hoax Producer $7.1M 2006
58% 41% First Snow Producer $213.0K 2006
74% 85% The Painted Veil Executive Producer $8.0M 2006
62% 63% Find Me Guilty Producer $1.2M 2006
24% 29% Even Money Executive Producer - 2006
8% 45% Gray Matters Producer $59.6K 2006
92% 74% Dave Chappelle's Block Party Producer $11.7M 2005
55% 63% Happy Endings Producer $1.3M 2005
71% 71% Thumbsucker Executive Producer $1.3M 2005
35% 62% Hostage Producer $34.6M 2005
37% 75% The Chumscrubber Executive Producer $49.5K 2005
50% 52% Prime Executive Producer $22.7M 2005
42% 61% Winter Passing Executive Producer $106.6K 2005
43% 36% Sueño Executive Producer - 2005
43% 80% A Love Song for Bobby Long Producer $159.2K 2004
13% 60% Haven Producer $136.8K 2004
14% 31% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Executive Producer $23.2M 2004
11% 52% Employee of the Month Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Devil's Pond Executive Producer - 2003
38% 32% Agent Cody Banks Executive Producer $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Games Director $38.7K 1989

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No Score Yet No Score Yet 1883 Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayor of Kingstown Executive Producer 2021