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Academy Award-winning producer BRIAN GRAZER has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. Over the years, Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 43 Oscars and 138 Emmys. At the same time, his movies have generated more than $13.5 billion in worldwide theatrical, music and video grosses. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards, and in 2002 he 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.
In 2007, Grazer was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." 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. May 2010, Grazer and his creative partner, Ron Howard, were honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center with its Humanitarian Award.
In addition to A Beautiful Mind, Grazer's critically acclaimed films include acclaimed films Apollo 13 and Splash. Grazer also produced the film adaptation of Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play Frost / Nixon directed by Ron Howard. The film, was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. Grazer's most recent films includes J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood and staring Leonardo DiCaprio. Other films include Tower Heist, staring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy; Cowboys & Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford; The Dilemma staring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James; the drama Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and staring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett; the adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks, and directed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard which opened in May 2009; the drama Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie; the Ridley Scott directed drama American Gangster, staring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington; the big screen adaptation of the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code; the tense drama The 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.
Grazer's television productions include NBC's Parenthood based on his 1989 film, NBC's Peabody Award winning series Friday Night Lights. Additional television credits include Fox's hit Golden Globe and Emmy award winning Best Drama Series 24, Fox's Emmy award winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, Fox's Lie To Me, staring Tim Roth, CBS's Shark, NBC's Miss Match, WB's Felicity, ABC's SportsNight, as well as HBO's From the Earth to the Moon, for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Mini-Series.
Grazer began his career as a producer developing television projects. It was while he was executive-producing TV pilots for Paramount Pictures in the early 1980s that Grazer first met his longtime friend and business partner Ron Howard. Their collaboration began in 1985 with the hit comedies Night Shift and Splash, and in 1986 the two founded Imagine Entertainment, which they continue to run together as chairmen.
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