Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner

Highest Rated: 100% Night Will Fall (2014)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1969

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA

The only child to Jewish parents in Miami, FL, Brett Ratner was accepted to N.Y.U. at the age of 16. Attending the Tisch School for the Arts, he received funding from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment for his senior project Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?, a documentary about a child star. After forming a friendship with Def Jam producer Russell Simmons, Ratner began directing music videos for stars such as Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, and Madonna. It was Simmons who helped him get his first big break, directing Money Talks with Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen. Ratner worked with Tucker again for his sophomore effort, Rush Hour, a Jackie Chan comedy that broke box-office records for New Line Cinema. A brief departure into romantic comedy with The Family Man was not very well received, but the wild success of Rush Hour 2 brought him back into the limelight, and he soon landed the director's chair for The Silence of the Lambs prequel Red Dragon. He helmed the pilot of the FOX drama Prison Break, and was behind the camera for the superhero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand before returning to familiar territory in 2007 with Rush Hour 3. He created one of the segments for the omnibus film New York, I Love You, and directed Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller in the ensemble action comedy Tower Heist in 2011. He was tapped to direct the 2012 Oscar telecast, but was fired from the job, allegedly after making a series of insensitive statements.


Highest Rated Movies



45% Georgetown Producer 2019
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Cop 4 Director 2018
75% Before the Flood Producer 2016
77% Author: The JT LeRoy Story Producer $86.1K 2016
18% I Saw the Light Producer $1.7M 2016
78% The Revenant Executive Producer 2015
63% Truth Producer $1.6M 2015
73% Black Mass Executive Producer $48.8M 2015
26% Barely Lethal Producer 2015
61% The Water Diviner Actor Executive Producer 2015
34% Horrible Bosses 2 Producer $40M 2014
58% Hercules Director $59.5M 2014
51% Jersey Boys Executive Producer 2014
100% Night Will Fall Producer 2014
No Score Yet One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film Producer 2014
No Score Yet Hong Kong Phooey Producer 2014
4% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
84% Seduced And Abandoned Actor 2013
41% Mother's Day Producer $94.9K 2012
50% Mirror Mirror Producer $65M 2012
91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Producer 2012
No Score Yet The Incredible Shrinking Man Director 2012
67% Tower Heist Director $78.1M 2011
69% Horrible Bosses Producer $117M 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Executive Producer 2011
16% Skyline Executive Producer $12.1M 2010
80% Catfish Executive Producer $3.3M 2010
37% New York, I Love You Actor Director $1.7M 2009
80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Producer 2009
36% 21 Executive Producer $81.2M 2008
No Score Yet Fashion in Film Actor 2008
18% Rush Hour 3 Screenwriter Director $140.1M 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner Producer $8.2M 2007
65% The Outsider Actor 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand Director Screenwriter $234.4M 2006
No Score Yet End Game Executive Producer 2006
41% Running Scared Producer $6.7M 2006
No Score Yet Class Act Actor 2006
17% Lovewrecked Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star Actor 2005
18% After the Sunset Director Screenwriter $28.4M 2004
No Score Yet Santa's Slay Producer 2004
53% Paid in Full Producer $3.1M 2002
68% Red Dragon Director $93M 2002
52% Rush Hour 2 Director 2001
12% Double Take Producer 2001
53% The Family Man Director 2000
60% Rush Hour Screenwriter Director 1998
16% Money Talks Director 1997


No Score Yet 30 for 30
Director 2017
60% Prison Break
Executive Producer Director 2017
No Score Yet Independent Lens
Producer 2016
27% Rush Hour
Producer Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
Producer Executive Producer 2011
Producer Executive Producer Director 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2011
55% The Women's Murder Club
Executive Producer 2008
66% Entourage
Guest Himself 2007


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