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Graham King

Highest Rated:   96% Argo (2012)
Lowest Rated:   16% The 5th Wave (2016)
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Birthplace:   England, UK
Known among directors for his willingness to gamble and trusted by financiers for his impeccable taste, Graham King is one of modern cinema's most successful producers. As the President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), an independent finance, production, and distribution company, King has been the force behind several of cinema's riskiest and biggest pictures, often keeping them from never being made. He saved Steven Soderbergh's Academy Award-winning Traffic after Harrison Ford dropped out of the drug czar role (which King eventually filled with Michael Douglas). He salvaged Michael Mann's Ali by buying the film's foreign rights and he rescued Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York by underwriting the film for 65 million dollars.Raised in London, King came to the United States in 1981 on a student visa to study at the University of California in Los Angeles. He landed a summer job in the international television distribution wing of Twentieth Century Fox, where he began his career. Working under the guidance of industry veteran and fellow Brit William Saunders, King developed his skills as a salesman by promoting foreign sales of B-pictures during a time when the American film and television industry was opening up to the foreign market. In 1987, he left Fox for the international sales company Cori Films, where he worked for five years. King then transferred to the Beverly Hills Producers Group, where he met future business partner Cindy Cowan, whose wealthy father had owned Miami's Diplomat Hotel. The two formed Initial Entertainment Group in 1995, and began producing such films as Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women. Shortly afterward, King purchased Cowan's share of the company and began taking chances on pricier films like Traffic, Ali, and Gangs of New York. He signed an exclusive in-house production deal with Catherine Zeta-Jones' Milkwood Films and co-produced The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys with Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. In the summer of 2001, King inked a three-year first-look production agreement with Gangs of New York star Leonardo Di Caprio's company, Appian Way. According to the arrangement, Di Caprio will develop, produce, and star in their joint projects.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Producer
$90.1k 2018
No Score Yet Tomb Raider
  • Producer
2018
48% Year by the Sea
  • Luke
2017
No Score Yet Delirium
  • Producer
2017
59% Allied
  • Producer
$40.1M 2016
16% The 5th Wave
  • Producer
2016
52% Jersey Boys
  • Producer
2014
66% World War Z
  • Executive Producer
$202.4M 2013
96% Argo
  • Executive Producer
$136.1M 2012
37% Dark Shadows
  • Producer
$79.8M 2012
No Score Yet Shoot the Moon: The Making of 'Hugo'
  • Actor
2012
55% In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • Producer
$0.4M 2011
94% Hugo
  • Producer
$73.9M 2011
36% London Boulevard
  • Producer
$11k 2011
50% The Rum Diary
  • Producer
$13.1M 2011
87% Rango
  • Producer
$123.2M 2011
20% The Tourist
  • Producer
$67.7M 2010
93% The Town
  • Actor
  • Producer
$92.2M 2010
56% Edge of Darkness
  • Producer
$43.3M 2010
76% The Young Victoria
  • Producer
$10.9M 2009
60% Gracie
  • Executive Producer
$3M 2007
28% Next
  • Producer
$18M 2007
No Score Yet First Born
  • Executive Producer
2007
62% Blood Diamond
  • Producer
$57.4M 2006
91% The Departed
  • Producer
$132.3M 2006
53% An Unfinished Life
  • Executive Producer
$8.6M 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Executive Producer
$0.6M 2005
87% The Aviator
  • Producer
$102.6M 2004
75% Gangs of New York
  • Executive Producer
$77.7M 2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
  • Executive Producer
$1.6M 2002
33% Desert Saints
  • Executive Producer
2002
67% Ali
  • Executive Producer
$58.2M 2001
92% Traffic
  • Executive Producer
$123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Ping!
  • Executive Producer
2000
No Score Yet Changing Habits
  • Executive Producer
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% Camelot
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Camelot
  • Executive Producer

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