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Academy Award®-winning producer BRIAN GRAZER (Produced by) has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for three Academy Awards®, and, in 2002, won the Best Picture Oscar® for A Beautiful Mind. In addition to winning three other Academy Awards®, A Beautiful Mind also won four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture Drama, and earned Grazer the first annual Awareness Award from the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign.

Over the years, Grazer's films and television shows have been nominated for a total of 42 Oscars® and 91 Emmys. At the same time, his movies have generated more than $12.6 billion in worldwide theatrical, music and video grosses. Reflecting this combination of commercial and artistic achievement, the Producers Guild of America honored Grazer with the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. His accomplishments have also been recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which in 1998 added Grazer to the short list of producers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On March 6, 2003, ShoWest celebrated Grazer's success by honoring him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In May 2007, Grazer was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In September 2007, Grazer was honored by the Los Angeles Police Foundation for his support of the LAPD at the organization's annual True Blue gala.

In addition to A Beautiful Mind, Grazer's films include Apollo 13—for which Grazer won the Producers Guild's Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award as well as an Oscar® nomination for Best Picture in 1995—and Splash, which he co-wrote as well as produced and for which he received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1986.

Grazer is currently in production on the film version of Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard and the Clint Eastwood-directed suspense drama The Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie, and in preproduction on the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "Angels & Demons.”

Other feature-film credits include the big-screen adaptation of the international best-seller The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Oscar® winner Ron Howard; the tense drama Inside Man, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster; Flightplan; Cinderella Man; the Sundance acclaimed documentary Inside Deep Throat; Friday Night Lights; 8 Mile; Blue Crush; Intolerable Cruelty; Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas; The Nutty Professor; Liar Liar; Ransom; My Girl; Backdraft; Kindergarten Cop; Parenthood; Clean and Sober; and Spies Like Us.

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