Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer

Highest Rated: 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Problem Child (1990)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1951

Birthplace: Not Available

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, he helped produce the TV series


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet D. Wade: Life Unexpected Producer 2020
No Score Yet Hillbilly Elegy Producer 2020
No Score Yet Rebuilding Paradise Producer 2020
87% Pavarotti Producer 2019
No Score Yet Dads Producer 2019
No Score Yet L'espion qui m'a dompée Producer 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me Producer 2018
86% American Made Producer $51.1M 2017
16% The Dark Tower Producer $50.7M 2017
No Score Yet Splash Producer 2017
23% Inferno Producer $34.4M 2016
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Producer $3M 2016
33% Pelé: Birth of a Legend Producer $40.6K 2016
No Score Yet The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair Producer 2016
43% In the Heart of the Sea Producer $19.1M 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah Executive Producer $2M 2015
93% Prophet's Prey Executive Producer $14K 2015
No Score Yet Sick Day Producer 2015
79% Get On Up Producer $22.9M 2014
58% Made in America Producer 2014
88% Rush Producer $22.5M 2013
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project Actor 2013
76% Katy Perry: Part of Me Producer $25.4M 2012
No Score Yet Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D Fan Sneaks Producer 2012
43% J. Edgar Producer $37.4M 2011
67% Tower Heist Producer $78.1M 2011
37% Restless Producer $0.2M 2011
45% 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
36% Angels & Demons Producer $133.4M 2009
No Score Yet Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Executive Producer 2009
93% Frost/Nixon Producer $18.7M 2008
61% Changeling Producer $35.8M 2008
80% American Gangster Producer $130.2M 2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Actor 2006
26% The Da Vinci Code Producer $217.6M 2006
86% Inside Man Producer $88.5M 2006
70% Curious George Producer $58.4M 2006
28% Fun With Dick and Jane Producer $110.4M 2005
37% Flightplan Producer $89.7M 2005
80% Cinderella Man Producer $61.7M 2005
82% Inside Deep Throat Producer $0.5M 2005
No Score Yet Fertile Ground Producer 2005
81% Friday Night Lights Producer $60.7M 2004
29% The Alamo Producer $22.4M 2004
58% The Missing Producer $27M 2003
9% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Producer $100.5M 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty Producer $35.1M 2003
75% 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
74% A Beautiful Mind Producer 2001
50% 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
64% EDtv Producer 1999
38% Psycho Producer 1998
19% Mercury Rising Producer 1998
81% Liar Liar Producer 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Producer 1997
75% Ransom Producer 1996
12% The Chamber Producer 1996
20% The Stupids Producer 1996
64% The Nutty Professor Producer 1996
27% My Girl 2 Producer 1996
44% Fear Producer 1996
31% Sgt. Bilko Producer 1996
95% Apollo 13 Producer 1995
15% The Cowboy Way Producer 1994
88% The Paper Producer 1994
28% Greedy Producer 1994
37% For Love or Money Producer 1993
55% CB4 Executive Producer 1993
44% Boomerang Producer 1992
37% Housesitter Screenwriter Producer 1992
47% Far and Away Producer 1992
53% My Girl Producer 1991
74% Backdraft Executive Producer 1991
No Score Yet Robin Hood Producer 1991
44% Closet Land Producer 1991
57% The Doors Executive Producer 1991
50% Kindergarten Cop Producer 1990
0% Problem Child Executive Producer 1990
72% Cry-Baby Executive Producer 1990
91% Parenthood Producer 1989
54% The Dream Team Producer 1989
53% The 'Burbs Producer 1989
62% Clean and Sober Producer 1988
5% Vibes Producer 1988
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son Producer 1987
11% Armed and Dangerous Screenwriter Producer 1986
32% Spies Like Us Producer 1985
75% Real Genius Producer 1985
90% Splash Producer Screenwriter 1984
92% Night Shift Producer 1982


84% Empire
Producer Executive Producer 2020
97% Friday Night Lights
Producer Executive Producer 2020
63% Why Women Kill
Executive Producer 2019
81% Wu-Tang: An American Saga
Executive Producer 2019
75% Arrested Development
Producer Executive Producer 2019
61% 24: Legacy
Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2017
84% Shots Fired
Executive Producer 2017
75% Chance
Executive Producer 2017
61% Mars
Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2015
47% The Bastard Executioner
Producer Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2015
88% Parenthood
Producer Executive Producer 2015
75% 24: Live Another Day
Producer Appearing Executive Producer 2014
41% Gang Related
Producer Executive Producer 2014
28% Those Who Kill
Producer Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet Face Off
Judge 2012
No Score Yet The Great Escape
Producer Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Curious George
Producer Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Friends with Benefits
Producer Executive Producer 2011
22% The Playboy Club
Producer Executive Producer 2011
78% Lie to Me
Producer Executive Producer 2011
52% Shark
Executive Producer 2008
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2008
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
Appearing Host 2005
No Score Yet The PJs
Executive Producer 1999
No Score Yet Felicity
Executive Producer
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
23% Hiller and Diller
Executive Producer
91% Miss Match
Executive Producer
90% Sports Night
Executive Producer
30% The Beast
Executive Producer


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