Dede Gardner

Dede Gardner

Highest Rated: 100% Minari (2020)

Lowest Rated: 36% Eat Pray Love (2010)

Birthday: Not Available

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Best known as the Oscar-winning producer of "12 Years a Slave" (2013) and "Moonlight" (2016), Dede Gardner was responsible for putting together critically acclaimed films as president of Plan B Entertainment. Although Plan B Entertainment was originally founded by Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Grey in 2002, Gardner was brought in when the founding trio split ways in 2006. Her first film under Plan B Entertainment was adapting Augusten Burroughs' memoir "Running with Scissors" into a film. Although it featured an impressive cast that included Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow, "Running with Scissors" (2006) was poorly received by critics. However, Gardner followed it up with a string of critically-acclaimed films that established Plan B Entertainment a top quality production company. She was nominated for Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards for the war drama "A Mighty Heart" (2007) and in the following year she received her first Academy Award Best Picture nomination for Terence Malick's experimental drama "Tree of Life" (2008), which also starred Brad Pitt. Gardner continued to work with Pitt in her next three productions, all film adaptations of previous literary work. They filmed the neo-noir crime film "Killing Them Softly" (2012), followed by the summer blockbuster "World War Z" (2013), the zombie-infested horror flick based on the graphic novel of the same name. Later that year, Gardner and Pitt brought the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" (2013) to the big screen to near universal acclaim. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as an free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, "12 Years a Slave" received numerous awards, including Gardner's first Oscar for Best Picture. Gardner followed that triumph with Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" (2014), Adam McKay's comedy-drama about the 2008 financial meltdown "The Big Short" (2015) and supernatural TV drama "The OA (Netflix 2016). Gardner won her second Best Picture Oscar as producer of Barry Jenkins' drama "Moonlight" (2016).

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No Score Yet 85% World War Z 2 Producer - 2022
40% 66% Irresistible Producer - 2020
100% No Score Yet Minari Producer - 2020
89% 46% Kajillionaire Producer $524K 2020
83% 40% Ad Astra Producer $50.2M 2019
71% 83% The King Producer - 2019
93% 84% The Last Black Man in San Francisco Producer $4.5M 2019
95% 71% If Beale Street Could Talk Producer $14.9M 2018
67% 77% Beautiful Boy Producer $7.6M 2018
65% 60% Vice Producer $47.8M 2018
86% 81% Okja Producer - 2017
48% 34% War Machine Producer - 2017
79% 55% Brad's Status Producer $2.1M 2017
68% 46% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey Producer - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voyage of Time Producer - 2016
87% 57% The Lost City of Z Producer $8.6M 2016
98% 79% Moonlight Producer $27.9M 2016
88% 88% The Big Short Producer $70.2M 2015
45% 38% True Story Producer $4.7M 2015
No Score Yet 91% Hitting the Apex Executive Producer - 2015
82% 60% Nightingale Executive Producer - 2014
99% 86% Selma Producer $52.1M 2014
94% 88% The Normal Heart Executive Producer - 2014
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Producer $56.7M 2013
66% 72% World War Z Producer $202.4M 2013
73% 44% Killing Them Softly Producer $14.9M 2012
85% 60% The Tree of Life Producer $13.3M 2011
36% 42% Eat Pray Love Producer $80.6M 2010
69% 50% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Producer - 2009
38% 59% The Time Traveler's Wife Producer $63.4M 2009
69% 43% Year of the Dog Producer $1.5M 2007
79% 70% A Mighty Heart Producer $9.2M 2007
77% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Producer $3.9M 2007

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56% 89% Sweetbitter Executive Producer 2018-2019
84% 84% The OA Executive Producer 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feud Executive Producer 2017
53% 68% Resurrection Executive Producer 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Sweetbitter Executive Producer

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