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With over 19 Academy
Award® (nominations, 17 Emmy Award nominations and as the recipient of countless distinguish ing tributes, BRIAN GRAZER
has established him self 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 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 three 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 over $335 million.
Securing his stature as a Hollywood heavy-weight 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 Shadayc, 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 continued to produce several highly anticipated projects during 1999 including the release of Ron Howard's Edtv; Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence; Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. In 2000, Imagine released Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps starring Eddie Murphy, which has grossed over $122 million domestically.
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 a skillful feature film producer with a flair for comedy. Commercially, Mr. Grazer's success has been endless. He began his impressive career as a producer by developing television projects with Edgar J. Sherick and Daniel
Blatt. During his two- year tenure, he produced top-rated NBC Television features Zuma Beach and Thou Shall Not Kill. In 1980, he signed a development/production deal for Paramount Pictures, an association that led to h
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