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Born: July 23, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, production manager

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After getting his start in show business in production management, Jon Landau served as a producer and studio executive on a number of blockbuster movies before partnering with James Cameron to make two of the biggest hits in cinema history - "Titanic" (1997) and "Avatar" (2009). Landau earned his first producing credit on the teen comedy "Campus Man" (1987), followed by co-producing "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989) and Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" (1990) before serving as executive vice president of feature productions at 20th Century Fox. During his over five-year tenure at Fox, Landau supervised production on many films, including "Die Hard 2" (1990), John Hughes' "Home Alone" (1990) and its sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), "Waiting to Exhale" (1995) and "Broken Arrow" (1996). It was at Fox that he began his professional relationship with Cameron on "True Lies" (1994), which blossomed into a partnership when Landau returned to the producing ranks on Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic" (1997), a mammoth hit that earned over $1 billion worldwide and 11 Academy Awards, but had been a troubling production of epic proportions....

After getting his start in show business in production management, Jon Landau served as a producer and studio executive on a number of blockbuster movies before partnering with James Cameron to make two of the biggest hits in cinema history - "Titanic" (1997) and "Avatar" (2009). Landau earned his first producing credit on the teen comedy "Campus Man" (1987), followed by co-producing "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989) and Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" (1990) before serving as executive vice president of feature productions at 20th Century Fox. During his over five-year tenure at Fox, Landau supervised production on many films, including "Die Hard 2" (1990), John Hughes' "Home Alone" (1990) and its sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), "Waiting to Exhale" (1995) and "Broken Arrow" (1996). It was at Fox that he began his professional relationship with Cameron on "True Lies" (1994), which blossomed into a partnership when Landau returned to the producing ranks on Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic" (1997), a mammoth hit that earned over $1 billion worldwide and 11 Academy Awards, but had been a troubling production of epic proportions. After producing "Solaris" (2002) together, the team of Landau and Cameron brought forth "Avatar" (2009), a revolutionary epic that made a record $2 billion internationally while igniting a 3-D craze with Cameron's pioneering techniques. Because of his two massive successes with Cameron, Landau stood tall as one of Hollywood's premiere producers.

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Moved to California with family when he was in high school
1984:
First feature credit, post-production supervisor on "Beat Street"
1986:
Served as production manager on "F/X"
1986:
Was a unit production manager on Michael Mann's "Manhunter"
1987:
First film credit as a producer, "Campus Man"
1989:
Credited as co-producer for "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"
1990:
Co-produced "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty, who also directed
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Served as Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox for five years in the early 90s
1997:
Along with director James Cameron produced "Titanic," the highest-grossing film of all time; film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director
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Formed the production company, Blue Horizon
2000:
Merged Blue Horizon with Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment
2002:
Produced "Solaris," with James Cameron
2009:
Re-teamed with Cameron to produce the blockbuster, "Avatar"; Cameron also wrote and directed; shared an Oscar nomination with Cameron for Producing
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1983

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wife:
Julie Landau. Accountant.

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father:
Ely A Landau. Executive, producer. Born on January 20, 1920; died on November 4, 1993.
mother:
Edie Landau. Producer.
sister:
Tina Landau. Director.
son:
Jamie Landau.
son:
Jody Landau.
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