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Veteran film producer and studio executive Gary Lucchesi is best known for his work with Paramount Pictures and on the film "Million Dollar Baby" He attended UCLA and began his professional career as an agent at the famed William Morris Agency. While there he represented actors such as Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Michelle Pfeiffer and John Malkovich. Soon after, he served as vice president and senior vice president of production at TriStar Pictures before moving to Paramount Pictures as president of production. Following his time at Paramount, he founded his own company, Gary Lucchesi Productions, where he produced the Oscar nominated film "Primal Fear" in 1996, starring Edward Norton. That year he also executive produced the TV film "Gotti," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 1999 he executive produced the film "Runaway Bride" and a year later worked on the feature "Autumn in New York," both of which starred Richard Gere. In 2003 Lucchesi produced the first film in the "Underworld" franchise, starring Kate Beckinsale, and later returned to produce both sequels in the series. In 2004 he executive produced the Academy Award winning film "Million Dollar Baby," directed by Clint Eastwood. In 2009 he produced two films starring Gerard Butler, "Gamer" and "The Ugly Truth."
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