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Brett Ratner

Highest Rated:   100% Night Will Fall (2014)
Lowest Rated:   4% Movie 43 (2013)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Cop 4
  • Director
2017
71% Before the Flood
  • Producer
2016
81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story
  • Producer
$86.1k 2016
20% I Saw the Light
  • Producer
$1.7M 2016
No Score Yet The Goldfinch
  • Producer
2016
81% The Revenant
  • Executive Producer
2015
62% Truth
  • Producer
$1.6M 2015
73% Black Mass
  • Executive Producer
$48.8M 2015
22% Barely Lethal
  • Producer
2015
63% The Water Diviner
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet True Crimes
  • Producer
2015
34% Horrible Bosses 2
  • Producer
$40M 2014
60% Hercules
  • Director
$59.5M 2014
52% Jersey Boys
  • Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film
  • Producer
2014
100% Night Will Fall
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Hong Kong Phooey
  • Producer
2014
4% Movie 43
  • Director
$8.8M 2013
85% Seduced And Abandoned
  • Actor
2013
42% Mother's Day
  • Producer
$94.9k 2012
49% Mirror Mirror
  • Producer
$65M 2012
93% 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
68% Horrible Bosses
  • Producer
$117M 2011
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Executive Producer
2011
16% Skyline
  • Executive Producer
$12.1M 2010
80% Catfish
  • Executive Producer
$3.3M 2010
36% New York, I Love You
  • Actor
  • Director
$1.6M 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
  • Director
$140.1M 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner
  • Producer
$8.2M 2007
69% The Outsider
  • Actor
2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Director
$234.3M 2006
No Score Yet End Game
  • Executive Producer
2006
40% 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
$28.4M 2004
No Score Yet Santa's Slay
  • Producer
2004
52% Paid in Full
  • Producer
$3.1M 2002
69% 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
  • Director
1998
16% Money Talks
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet The Second Hundred Years
  • Producer
1927

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Producer
  • 2016
24% Rush Hour
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
47% CHAOS
2011
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
  • Guest
  • 2007

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