Producer BRIAN GRAZER, partnered with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment, has established himself as one of the most creative and prolific producers in the entertainment industry
Producer BRIAN GRAZER, partnered with Ron Howard in Imagine
Entertainment, 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, Mr. Grazer has been the driving force behind some of the
film industry's most popular stars and projects. Mr. Grazer's
Liar Liar, starring Jim Carrey and directed by Tom Shadyac,
was the biggest opening weekend for a March release at $32 million
dollars and has currently grossed over $300,000,000 worldwide.
Mr. Grazer was also honored in March 1997 by the Hollywood Chamber
of Commerce with his own star on Hollywood Blvd.
Within 1996, Mr. Grazer produced the fifth and sixth highest grossing
movies of the year: Ransom and The Nutty Professor.
Ransom, which to date has grossed over $300,000,000 worldwide
stars Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise and Delroy Lino and
is directed by Ron Howard. The Nutty Professor, starring
Eddie Murphy and directed by Tom Shadyac, won an Academy Award®
for Best Makeup and The People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy
Motion Picture. The Nutty Professor has grossed over $270,000,000
Additionally, Mr. Grazer produced the critically acclaimed and
box office success Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, Bill
Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris and Kathleen Quinlan
and directed by his partner Ron Howard. That year, Mr. Grazer
received the Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year
award from the Producers Guild of America for his work on Apollo
13. The film has grossed over $335,000,000 worldwide and was
nominated for nine Academy Awards® and four Golden Globe Awards;
winning two Academy Awards® for Best Film Editing and Best
Sound. Also, Apollo 13 was chosen Favorite Motion Picture
and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture by the People's Choice Awards,
Best Picture by the Chicago Film Critics Awards and Best Cast
and Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris) by the Screen Actors Guild
Mr. Grazer is currently producing Nutty 2, starring Eddie
Murphy; Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence; Curious
George; edTV, directed by Ron Howard and starring Matthew
McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Hurley;
Bowfinger, directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin
and Eddie Murphy; Detox, directed by Jim Gillespie and
starring Sylvester Stallone; and Sea Wolf, directed by
Ron Howard and starring Nicholas Cage. Mr. Grazer's films have
grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
Mr. Grazer is currently executive producer of the television series
Felicity on WB, starring Keri Russell and Scott Speedman,
as well as three television shows selected for fall/mid-season
airing: The PJ's on FBC, starring the voice of Eddie Murphy;
Sports Night on ABC, starring Josh Charles and Peter Krause;
and Paul Reubens-Untitled on NBC, starring Paul Reubens and Monica
Gannis. In addition, Mr. Grazer, along with Tom Hanks and Ron
Howard, co-produced for HBO From the Earth to the Moon-thirteen
one-hour episodes on the Apollo Space Program. It is the largest
original programming investment ever made by HBO, and it recently
premiered to great acclaim and won an Emmy for Best Mini Series.
Mr. Grazer began his impressive career as a producer by developing
television projects with Edgar J. Sherick and Daniel Blatt. During
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