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Top 10 Hollywood Producers

Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerome Leon Bruckheimer better known as Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most famous and successful American producers. He was born on September 21, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He is regarded as one of the most successful film producers of all time in the film industry. He started produsing films in 1970s. He rose to fame with his work in two films American Gigolo and Cat People. After 1996 he started producing a large number of action films including Armageddon. He is also the producer of hit film Black Hawk Down and Pirates of the Caribbean series. On June 24, 2013 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ralph Winter

Ralph Winter is one of the most famous and successful American film producer. He was born on April 24, 1952 in Glendale, California, United States. He is well-known of his production of blockbuster films such as: X-Men, Fantastic Four and Star Trek series.  He is  member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and also a member of the Entertainment & Tourism Management Advisory Board at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. He started working in films in 1978. He was an associate producer on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, executive producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and producer on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Joel Silver

Joel Silver is one of the most successful American film producers. He was born on July 14, 1952 in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. He is the owner of Silver Pictures and also the co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. He started his career at Lawrence Gordon Productions. He earned his first credit as the associate producer on The Warriors. In 1985 he produced hit action film Commando and than first two films of the Die Hard series and the The Matrix. He is currently running two production companies Silver Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment.

Fran Walsh

Frances Rosemary Walsh better known as Fran Walsh is a famous screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. Her film career was started in 1983 when she wrote for Kiwi producer Grahame McLean. In 1996 she made her debut as a associate producer in the film The Frighteners. Later that year she made her debut as a producer and additional second unit director in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. For her work and contributions in the hit films she has won three Academy Awards in 2003, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Branko Lustig

Branko Lustig is a prominent Croatian film producer. He was born on June 10, 1932 in Osijek, Croatia. He is the only person born in Croatia who have won two Academy Awards. He started his film career in 1955 as an assistant director at Jadran Films. In 1956 he worked as a unit production manager on Branko Bauer’s World War II drama Ne okreći se sine which has won three Golden Arena awards at the 1956 Pula Film Festival.In 1988 he moved to United States. In 1993 he received his first Oscar for the production of Schindler’s List. In 2001 he received his second Oscar for the epic movie Gladiator.

George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. better known as George Lucas is a American film producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur. He was born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California, United States. He is the founder of Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars. He is also known as one of the American film industry’s most successful filmmakers financially.In January 2012 he announced his retirement from producing large scale films.

David Heyman

David Jonathan Heyman better known as David Heyman is a famous English film producer. He was born on July 26, 1961 in London, United Kingdom. He is the founder of Heyday Films. He secured the film rights to the Harry Potter film series and has since produced all eight installments in 1999. He started his career in the film industry as a production assistant on David Lean’s A Passage to India. In the late 1980s he became Vice President of United Artists and after that he started Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which earned him fame and popularity. He became the executive producer of the CBS television series Threshold in 2005. He is also the producer of John Crowley movie Is Anybody There?.

Brian Grazer

Brian Thomas Grazer better known as Brian Grazer is a famous American producer. He was born on July 12, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, United States. In 1986 he co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard. He has been nominated for Academy Award for his four films: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Frost/Nixon (2008). Most of his films and TV shows have been nominated for 43 Academy Awards and 131 Emmys. He won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind in 2002 and in 2007 he was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a famous American producer. He was born in 1957. He is the son of Mario di Bonaventura. He owns a production company Bonaventura Pictures which is based at Paramount Pictures. He has purchased the film rights to the six-part series of fantasy novels The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. As a producer he started his career in 2005 when he worked as a producer in the film Constantine. In 2007 he worked as a producer in the film Shooter which received a PG-13 rating. In 2009 he produced Imagine That which was first film to receive a PG rating.

J. J. Abrams

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams better known as J. J. Abrams is a famous American producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer. He was born on June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, United States. He started his career at the age of 16 when he wrote music for Don Dohler’s film Nightbeast. In 1998 he contributed his efforts in the film Armageddon as a producer. In 2001 he co-wrote and produced the thriller Joy Ride. In 2006 he made his feature directional debut with the film Mission: Impossible III. In 2009 he directed the science fiction film Star Trek which he produced with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. For his work in the Hollywood films and television as a producer and director he has won several awards and nominations.

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  1. Bonnie E. Virag

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