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Brian Grazer

Lowest Rated:   4% Problem Child (1990)
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In Hollywood, producer Brian Grazer garners respect for his creativity and for his knack for picking box-office winners. He also possesses a rare gift for spotting raw talent. He was the one who helped Ron Howard move from juvenile actor to major director and he helped struggling actors such as Meg Ryan, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks, and John Candy become major stars. Beginning his film career as a story reader and talent agent, Grazer earned his first production credits for television movies, such as Zuma Beach, while working for Edgar J. Scherick Associates in the late '70s. He had his first feature-film production credit on Howard's black comedy Night Shift (1980). In 1984, Grazer received an Oscar nomination for the story for Howard's blockbuster Splash. Shortly thereafter, he and Howard co-founded Imagine Films Entertainment; the company became one of Hollywood's most successful production companies with such popular films as Parenthood (1989) and Kindergarten Cop (1990).Throughout the 1990s, Grazer was responsible for some of the more memorable audience pleasers, producing numerous successful films across a wide spectrum of genres. From dramatic thrillers (Backdraft [1991], Ransom [1996]) to madcap comedy (Nutty Professor [1996], Bowfinger [1999], Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000]) to drama (the widely praised real-life story of the Apollo 13 [1995] lunar mission crisis), Grazer consistently produced quality films that continually captivated the imaginations of filmgoing audiences. In 1998, he re-teamed with Apollo 13 partner Tom Hanks to create the highly acclaimed HBO miniseries From Earth to the Moon, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries. Grazer continued his successful work in television into the new millennium, gaining dozens of Emmy nominations for producing such shows as The PJ's, Sports Night, and Felicity. In 2001, Grazer was honored as the recipient of the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. As if the honors of that award weren't enough, the following year found the frequent Ron Howard collaborator sharing a Best Picture Oscar with the noted director for their collaboration on A Beautiful Mind. A popular and personal tale of the life of famed mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., A Beautiful Mind proved to be a heavy contender at that year's Academy Awards as it also took home Oscars for Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Connelly), Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Akiva Goldsman). Keeping momentum up after the success of A Beautiful Mind proved no problem for the every busy Grazer, and the following year the prolific producer was back in action with work on Blue Crush and Undercover Brother. Though both films proved a moderate draw at the box office, it was 2002's 8 Mile that proved his biggest success of that particular year. In addition to being the first film with a rap song to win a Best Original Song Oscar, the film found star Eminem holding his own opposite such experienced actors as Kim Basinger and Mekhi Phifer and proved a massive hit during its theatrical run and on home video. Next teaming with the Coen brothers for 2003's Intolerable Cruelty, Grazer rounded out the year with the triple threat of The Cat in the Hat, The Missing and The Alamo. The revealing Grazer-produced documentary Inside Deep Throat was also released in 2003, just as he was preparing to being work on the Jim Carrey crime comedy remake Fun with Dick and Jane, released in 2005.Grazer continued his domination in both film and TV over the next decade of his career, winning Emmys for producing acclaimed series like Arrested Development and 24 and earning another Oscar nomination for producing Frost/Nixon. He also produced hits like The Da Vinci Code and spun-off two of his film ventures, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, into TV series (working with executive producer Jasom Katims on both). In 2015,

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet American Made
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet The Dark Tower
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Splash
  • Producer
2017
19% Inferno
  • Producer
$34.4M 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
  • Producer
$3M 2016
22% Pelé: Birth of a Legend
  • Producer
$40.6k 2016
No Score Yet The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair
  • Producer
2016
42% In the Heart of the Sea
  • Producer
$19.1M 2015
9% Rock the Kasbah
  • Executive Producer
$2M 2015
92% Prophet's Prey
  • Executive Producer
$14k 2015
No Score Yet Sick Day
  • Producer
2015
88% The Good Lie
  • Producer
2014
80% Get On Up
  • Producer
$22.9M 2014
56% Made in America
  • Producer
2014
89% Rush
  • Producer
$22.5M 2013
75% Katy Perry: Part of Me
  • Producer
$25.4M 2012
No Score Yet Katy Perry: Part Of Me Fan Sneaks
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D Fan Sneaks
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Arrested Development
  • Actor
2011
43% J. Edgar
  • Producer
$37.4M 2011
67% Tower Heist
  • Producer
$78.1M 2011
36% Restless
  • Producer
$0.2M 2011
43% Cowboys & Aliens
  • Producer
$100.3M 2011
24% The Dilemma
  • Producer
$48.5M 2011
No Score Yet Blue Crush 2
  • Producer
2011
43% Robin Hood
  • Producer
$105.3M 2010
37% Angels & Demons
  • Producer
$133.4M 2009
No Score Yet Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
  • Executive Producer
2009
92% Frost/Nixon
  • Producer
$18.6M 2008
62% Changeling
  • Producer
$35.8M 2008
80% American Gangster
  • Producer
$130.2M 2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
25% The Da Vinci Code
  • Producer
$217.6M 2006
87% Inside Man
  • Producer
$88.5M 2006
69% Curious George
  • Producer
$58.4M 2006
29% Fun With Dick and Jane
  • Producer
$110.4M 2005
38% Flightplan
  • Producer
$89.7M 2005
80% Cinderella Man
  • Producer
$61.6M 2005
83% Inside Deep Throat
  • Producer
$0.5M 2005
No Score Yet Fertile Ground
  • Producer
2005
81% Friday Night Lights
  • Producer
$60.6M 2004
29% The Alamo
  • Producer
$22.4M 2004
58% The Missing
  • Producer
$26.9M 2003
10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • Producer
$100.5M 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty
  • Producer
$35.1M 2003
76% 8 Mile
  • Producer
$116.7M 2002
61% Blue Crush
  • Producer
$40.2M 2002
No Score Yet Women of the Beach (Blue Crush)
  • Actor
2002
77% Undercover Brother
  • Producer
$38.3M 2002
75% A Beautiful Mind
  • Producer
2001
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Producer
$259.1M 2000
26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • Producer
$122.4M 2000
82% Beyond the Mat
  • Producer
1999
81% Bowfinger
  • Producer
1999
50% Life
  • Producer
1999
63% EDtv
  • Producer
1999
37% Psycho
  • Producer
1998
17% Mercury Rising
  • Producer
1998
81% Liar Liar
  • Producer
1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts
  • Producer
1997
75% Ransom
  • Producer
1996
12% The Chamber
  • Producer
1996
21% The Stupids
  • Producer
1996
64% The Nutty Professor
  • Producer
1996
27% My Girl 2
  • Producer
1996
39% Fear
  • Producer
1996
32% Sgt. Bilko
  • Producer
1996
95% Apollo 13
  • Producer
1995
15% The Cowboy Way
  • Producer
1994
88% The Paper
  • Producer
1994
29% Greedy
  • Producer
1994
32% For Love or Money
  • Producer
1993
52% CB4
  • Executive Producer
1993
40% Boomerang
  • Producer
1992
37% Housesitter
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1992
50% Far and Away
  • Producer
1992
50% My Girl
  • Producer
1991
72% Backdraft
  • Executive Producer
1991
No Score Yet Robin Hood
  • Producer
1991
44% Closet Land
  • Producer
1991
54% The Doors
  • Executive Producer
1991
51% Kindergarten Cop
  • Producer
1990
4% Problem Child
  • Executive Producer
1990
73% Cry-Baby
  • Executive Producer
1990
92% Parenthood
  • Producer
1989
54% The Dream Team
  • Producer
1989
46% The 'Burbs
  • Producer
1989
58% Clean and Sober
  • Producer
1988
6% Vibes
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son
  • Producer
1987
14% Armed and Dangerous
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1986
35% Spies Like Us
  • Producer
1985
75% Real Genius
  • Producer
1985
92% Splash
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1984
95% Night Shift
  • Producer
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% 24: Legacy
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
84% Shots Fired
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
86% Empire
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
79% Chance
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
59% Mars
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
43% Gang Related
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
29% Those Who Kill
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2013
  • 2004
No Score Yet Face Off
2011
  • Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Great Escape
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Friends with Benefits
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
24% The Playboy Club
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 1998
No Score Yet Curious George
2006-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2007
  • 2006
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Executive Producer

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