Marc Platt

Marc Platt

Highest Rated: 93% Drive (2011)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Perfect Man (2005)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1957

Birthplace: Pikesville, Maryland, USA

Marc Platt was a renowned producer in the worlds of theater and film, who gained some notoriety due to his involvement in perhaps the biggest flub in the history of the Academy Awards. Born on April 14, 1957 in Pikesville, MD, to a schoolteacher mother and a shoe salesman father, Platt first set his sights on becoming a lawyer, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and getting his masters in law from New York University. Platt spent a few years as an entertainment lawyer before he got the producing bug. He started out in theater, as an associate producer on the play "Total Abandon" (1983), before moving into Hollywood and taking an executive producer credit on the college comedy "Campus Man" (1987). Throughout the nineties, Platt put in time at studios such as Orion Pictures, TriStar Pictures, and Universal Studios, before starting his own production company, Marc Platt Productions. The early 2000s gave Platt some huge successes on both stage and screen, in the form of the smash hit Broadway musical "Wicked" and the Reese Witherspoon law comedy "Legally Blonde" (2001) and its sequel, "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" (2003). The rest of the decade saw Platt producing a wide variety of titles, from the Anne Hathaway indie drama "Rachel Getting Married" (2008) to the Fellini-inspired musical "Nine" (2009), and from the stylish neo-noir of "Drive" (2011) to the ludicrous shoot-em-up "2 Guns" (2013). Platt hit pay dirt, however, when he co-produced Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" (2016), a splashy romantic homage to classic movie musicals that scored big at the box office and swept the 89th Academy Awards, earning 14 nominations, a record tied with "All About Eve" (1950) and "Titanic" (1997) for most nominations for a single film. On Oscar night, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway declared "La La Land" to be the winner for Best Picture, as almost all awards prognosticators had predicted. However, viewers watched in shock when, as Platt was giving his acceptance speech, it was revealed that the presenters had been given the wrong envelope, and that the actual Best Picture winner was "Moonlight" (2016), a quiet, micro budgeted drama about black LGBT youth. Platt and company graciously ceded the stage to the cast and crew of "Moonlight," unintentionally creating a Hollywood moment that would be discussed and analyzed forever.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Babylon Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legally Blonde 3 Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked Producer - 2022
21% 23% Thunder Force Producer - 2021
77% 72% Oslo Executive Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Evan Hansen Producer - 2021
74% 97% Cruella Producer $84.7M 2021
89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 Producer - 2020
57% 94% Aladdin Executive Producer $355.6M 2019
58% 35% Hotel Artemis Producer $6.7M 2018
80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Producer $172M 2018
67% 71% Nappily Ever After Producer - 2018
91% 81% La La Land Producer $151.1M 2016
44% 48% The Girl on the Train Producer $75.2M 2016
44% 41% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Producer $1.7M 2016
No Score Yet 35% Honey 3 Executive Producer - 2016
65% 43% Ricki and the Flash Producer $26.8M 2015
90% 87% Bridge of Spies Producer $72.3M 2015
33% 29% Song One Producer $20.2K 2014
13% 43% Winter's Tale Producer $12.6M 2014
71% 49% Into the Woods Producer $128M 2014
31% 38% Lost River Producer $45.4K 2014
50% 56% Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Executive Producer $12.5K 2014
No Score Yet 20% Mockingbird Producer - 2014
65% 66% 2 Guns Producer $75.6M 2013
6% 28% Evidence Producer - 2013
93% 79% Drive Producer $35.1M 2011
10% 53% Honey 2 Executive Producer - 2011
28% 60% Charlie St. Cloud Producer $31.1M 2010
19% 39% Cop Out Producer $44.9M 2010
82% 84% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Producer $32.8M 2010
No Score Yet 37% Legally Blondes Producer - 2009
39% 37% Nine Producer $19.7M 2009
39% 45% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Producer $20.6K 2009
84% 62% Rachel Getting Married Producer $12.8M 2008
71% 69% Wanted Producer $134.3M 2008
14% 34% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Producer $8.8M 2007
55% 63% Happy Endings Producer $1.3M 2005
6% 58% The Perfect Man Producer $16.2M 2005
No Score Yet 56% Once Upon a Mattress Executive Producer - 2005
21% 71% Honey Producer $30.2M 2003
37% 43% Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Producer $89.8M 2003
70% 72% Legally Blonde Producer $96.5M 2001
53% 52% Josie and the Pussycats Producer $14.3M 2001

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92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Musical Director (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls Executive Producer 2005
25% No Score Yet MDs Executive Producer 2002

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