Laurence Mark

Laurence Mark

Highest Rated: 87% The Lookout (2007)

Lowest Rated: 4% Flatliners (2017)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

Laurence Mark has worked in a variety of fields in the movie business, beginning in publicity, working his way up to the executive suite and eventually heading his own production company. Mark entered showbiz as a trainee at United Artists and eventually became a publicist. He later joined the marketing department at Paramount Pictures, rising to the position of executive director of publicity for the motion picture division in NYC. After several promotions, Mark became vice president of production, overseeing such features as the James L Brooks' Oscar-winning "Terms of Endearment" and the Eddie Murphy hit "Trading Places" (both 1983). He subsequently joined 20th Century Fox as executive vice president of production. Among the features under his watch were David Croenenberg's remake of "The Fly" (1986) and Brooks' Oscar-nominated "Broadcast News" (1987). In 1986, Mark formed Laurence Mark Productions, headquartered at Fox. He went on to produce or executive produce such features as the thriller "Black Widow" (1987) and Mike Nichols' comedy "Working Girl" (1988). Mark moved his company to Walt Disney Studios in 1989 where he had less success with "True Colors" (1991) and the disastrous "Cutthroat Island" (1995). He did score somewhat with the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993) but it took Tom Cruise and Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire" (1996) to give him a bona fide box-office and critical hit. The film earned more than $100 million and won five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. He shared that nomination with Crowe, James L Brooks and Richard Sakai. Mark reteamed with the latter two the following year for Brooks' highly anticipated "As Good As It Gets," which featured Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear. In 1998, he finally saw the realization of a long-nurtured project, the screen adaptation of Stephen McCauley's novel "The Object of My Affection."

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57% 86% The Greatest Showman Producer $174M 2017
4% 32% Flatliners Producer $16.9M 2017
30% 38% Date and Switch Producer - 2014
46% 59% Last Vegas Producer $63.9M 2013
31% 24% How Do You Know Producer $30.2M 2010
77% 70% Julie & Julia Producer $94.1M 2009
60% 58% Center Stage: Turn It Up Producer - 2008
87% 74% The Lookout Producer $4.6M 2007
55% 67% Last Holiday Producer $38.4M 2006
78% 71% Dreamgirls Producer $103.3M 2006
56% 70% I, Robot Producer $144.8M 2004
49% 66% Riding in Cars With Boys Producer $29.8M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss My Act Executive Producer - 2001
6% 48% Glitter Producer $4.3M 2001
No Score Yet 44% These Old Broads Executive Producer - 2001
42% 82% Center Stage Producer $17.2M 2000
12% 34% Hanging Up Producer $36M 2000
74% 79% Finding Forrester Producer $51.8M 2000
64% 55% Anywhere but Here Producer $18.7M 1999
36% 58% Bicentennial Man Producer $58.2M 1999
28% 43% Deep Rising Producer $11.2M 1998
52% 51% The Object of My Affection Producer $29.1M 1998
73% 65% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Producer $29.2M 1997
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Executive Producer - 1997
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Executive Producer $147.6M 1997
83% 79% Jerry Maguire Producer $153.6M 1996
25% 42% Tom and Huck Producer $23.9M 1995
38% 40% Cutthroat Island Producer $8.8M 1995
15% 35% Gunmen Producer $2.9M 1994
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Producer $23.8M 1993
19% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Executive Producer $57M 1993
15% 32% One Good Cop Producer $11.3M 1991
47% 45% True Colors Producer $304.5K 1991
38% 55% Mr. Destiny Executive Producer $15.4M 1990
No Score Yet 64% Sweet Bird of Youth Executive Producer - 1989
15% 39% Cookie Producer $1.4M 1989
84% 67% Working Girl Executive Producer $62.2M 1988

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82% No Score Yet When We Rise Executive Producer 2017
30% 67% The Art of More Executive Producer 2015-2016
63% 84% Political Animals Executive Producer 2012

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