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GREGORY JACOBS (Director / Producer) is a film and
television producer, director, and writer. He currently executive produces the
Cinemax television series "The Knick," starring Clive Owen, directed by Steven
Soderbergh. Additionally, Jacobs writes and executive produces the new Amazon
Studios series, "Red Oaks."
Jacobs produced "Edge of Tomorrow," directed by Doug Liman, and starring Tom
Cruise and Emily Blunt. He also produced the HBO Liberace biopic "Behind The
Candelabra," for which he won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
and the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries. The film,
starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, was directed by Steven Soderbergh, and
premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Other films Jacobs has produced for Soderbergh include "Side Effects,"
starring Rooney Mara and Jude Law; "Magic Mike," starring Channing Tatum and
Matthew McConaughey; the thriller "Haywire," starring Mixed Martial Arts fighter
Gina Carano; the global thriller "Contagion," with an ensemble cast led by
Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet; "The
Informant!," starring Matt Damon; "The Girlfriend Experience," starring Sasha
Grey; "The Good German," starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey
Maguire; "Full Frontal," starring Julia Roberts and Catherine Keener; "Bubble,"
which, starring non-actors, premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival before
being screened at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals; and "Equilibrium,"
Soderbergh's segment of a trio of short films released together as "Eros," which
had its premiere at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. Michelangelo Antonioni and
Wong Kar-wai directed the other two segments.
Jacobs was the executive producer on Soderbergh's two-part Spanish-language
"Che," starring Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. The films had their debut at
the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro received the Best Actor Award.
Jacobs also executive produced "Ocean's Thirteen," "Ocean's Twelve," "and
Solaris." He was first assistant director on "Ocean's Eleven"; the Academy
Award-winning "Traffic"; "Erin Brockovich," nominated for an Academy Award; "The
Limey"; "Out of Sight"; "The Underneath"; and "King Of The Hill."
Jacobs directed the horror thriller "Wind Chill," starring Emily Blunt, Ashton
Holmes and Martin Donovan, which was released in 2007. He made his writing and
directorial debut on "Criminal," starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie
Gyllenhaal. Prior to its September 2004 release, the film was shown at the
Venice, Deauville and London Film Festivals.
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