With over 19 Academy Award" nominations, 17 Emmy Award nominations and as the recipient of countless distinguishing tributes, BRIAN GRAZER (Producer) has established himself as one of the most creative and prolific producers in the entertainment industry
With over 19 Academy Award" nominations,
17 Emmy Award nominations and as the recipient of countless distinguishing
tributes, BRIAN GRAZER (Producer) has established himself
as one of the most creative and prolific producers in the entertainment
industry. With a keen ability for sporting new talent as well
as an ease with the written word, Mr. Grazer has been responsible
for some of the industry's most critically acclaimed projects
as well as the driving force behind some of Hollywood's biggest
box-office blockbusters. To date, his films have grossed over
3 billion dollars worldwide.
In 1995, Grazer's Apollo 13 exploded onto the silver screen
and garnered four Golden Globe Awards and nine Academy Award nominations
including Best Picture of the Year, Best Screenplay and Best Performance
by a Supporting Actor (Ed Harris) and Supporting Actress (Kathleen
Quinlan). It went on to win Best Achievement in Sound and Best
Achievement in Editing. Grazer's film continued to achieve Favorite
Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Picture by the People's Choice
Awards and Best Cast and Best Supporting Actor by the Screen Actors
Guild Awards. The Producers Guild of America chose to honor Grazer
with the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the
Year Award for his work on the film. To date, the film has grossed
Securing his stature as a Hollywood heavyweight in 1996, Mr. Grazer
produced the 5th and 6th highest-grossing movies of the year.
Ransom and The Nutty Professor. Ransom, which to
date has grossed over $300 million worldwide, stars Mel Gibson,
Rene Russo, Gary Sinise and is directed by Ron Howard. The
Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tom
Shadyac, grossed over $270 million worldwide and went on to win
an Academy Award for Best Makeup and the People's Choice Award
for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture.
In 1997, Grazer produced Liar Liar, starring Jim Carrey
and directed by Tom Shadyac, which was the biggest opening weekend
for a March release at $32 million dollars and has currently grossed
beyond $300 million worldwide.
In 1998 alone, Grazer took home the Emmy and a Golden Globe for
Outstanding Mini-Series for his work on HBO's From the Earth
to the Moon, joined the exclusive rankings of producers recognized
by the Chamber of Commerce with a star on Hollywood Boulevard
and received the Cubby R. Broccoli Award, which is presented annually
to a creative talent who has demonstrated consistent quality and
vision throughout his or her career, at the cinema Expo in Amsterdam.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Grazer continues to produce
several highly anticipated projects for 1999 including Nutty
2, starring Eddie Murphy; Life, starring Eddie Murphy
and Martin Lawrence; Curious George; Bowfinger, directed
by Frank Oz, starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy; Detox,
directed by Jim Gillespie, starring Sylvester Stallone; and
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to be directed by Ron Howard
and starring Jim Carrey.
During his early days as a producer, Grazer hired Ron Howard to
first direct Night Shift and then the romantic comedy Splash.
which starred Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and John Candy. The
latter garnered Mr. Grazer his first Academy Award for Best Screenplay
while both films firmly established him as
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