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 spotting new talent as well
as an ease with the written word, 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, Best Screenplay and Best Performance by
a Supporting Actor (Ed Harris) and Supporting Actress (Kathleen
Quinlan). The film 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 over $335,000,000.
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. Most recently Life, which
Grazer also produced, opened in first place at the box office
grossing $20.4 million in its first three days of release and
setting a box office record for the biggest opening ever for an
In 1998 alone, Grazer took home the Emmy 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; Detox, directed by Jim Gillespie,
starring Sylvester Stallone; and Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch
Stole Christmas to be directed by Ron Howard and starring
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 Grazer his
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