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Born: July 12, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Raised in Southern California
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Began career as legal intern at Warner Bros.
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Joined the production company of Edgar J. Scherick
1978:
Produced first TV movies "Zuma Beach" and "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" for Edgar J. Scherick productions
1980:
Signed development deal with Paramount Pictures
1982:
Produced debut feature "Night Shift"; first collaboration with Ron Howard
1984:
Received story credit for his first box-office hit "Splash"; directed by Howard and starred Tom Hanks; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
1985:
Received first TV story credit, the premiere episode of "Shadow Chasers" (ABC); also produced and created the series
1986:
Provided the story for the comedy feature "Armed and Dangerous"
1986:
Co-formed (with Ron Howard) Imagine Films Entertainment; served as co-chair and CEO
1987:
Released first Imagine production "Like Father Like Son"
1989:
Produced the Ron Howard-directed "Parenthood"
1990:
Executive produced the short-lived television adaption of "Parenthood" (NBC)
1990:
Executive produced the John Waters-directed "Cry-Baby"
1990:
Produced the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy vehicle "Kindergarten Cop"
1991:
Executive produced the Oliver Stone-directed biopic "The Doors"
1991:
Produced the Ron Howard directed "Backdraft"
1992:
Announced that he and Howard were leaving Imagine for a joint venture with Universal
1992:
Received story credit for the Steve Martin/Goldie Hawn comedy "Housesitter"
1992:
Produced the poorly received epic "Far and Away"; starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
1993:
With Howard, negotiated a buy back of outstanding stock of Imagine Entertainment, returning company to privately held hands
1995:
Received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination for "Apollo 13," directed by Howard and starred Hanks
1996:
Enjoyed a box-office smash as the producer of "The Nutty Professor" remake
1996:
Produced the Howard-directed remake of "Ransom"
1997:
Produced the smash hit "Liar Liar" with Jim Carrey in the title role
1998:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1998:
With Howard and Hanks, produced the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1998:
Executive produced the ABC sitcom "Sports Night"
1998:
Executive produced The WB series "Felicity"
1999:
Executive produced the animated series "The PJs" (Fox, 1999-2000; WB, 2000-2001); also produced by and starred Eddie Murphy; earned an Emmy (1999) nomination for Outstanding Animated Program
1999:
Again collaborated with Murphy on "Life" and "Bowfinger"
2000:
Produced Eddie Murphy in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"
2000:
Produced the live-action feature adaption of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," directed by Howard and starred Jim Carrey
2001:
Produced the Academy Award winning film "A Beautiful Mind," about mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.; directed and co-produced by Howard
2001:
Executive produced the ABC summer series "The Beast"
2001:
Executive produced the FOX drama series "24"; earned Emmy (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) nominations for Outstanding Drama Series
2002:
Produced the hip-hop drama film "8 Mile"; directed by Curtis Hanson and starring rapper Eminem
2003:
Executive produced the Fox comedy "Arrested Development"; earned Emmy (2005, 2006) nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series
2003:
Produced the big-screen adaption of "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" with Mike Myers in the title role
2003:
Executive produced the NBC comedy "Miss Match"
2004:
Produced the football drama "Friday Night Lights"
2005:
Produced the documentary "Inside Deep Throat"
2005:
Co-produced the Ron Howard directed "Cinderella Man"
2006:
Produced the Spike Lee-directed "Inside Man"
2006:
Produced the feature adaption of "The Da Vinci Code," directed by Howard and starred Hanks
2006:
Executive produced the NBC television adaption of "Friday Night Lights"
2007:
Produced the Ridley Scott-directed "American Gangster"
2008:
Produced the Ron Howard-directed "Frost/Nixon"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
2008:
Executive produced the TV movie "24: Redemption" (Fox)
2009:
Produced "Angels & Demons," the Ron Howard-directed sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" that once again starred Hanks
2010:
Executive produced an updated version of the 1989 film "Parenthood" for NBC
2010:
Produced an adaptation of "Robin Hood," directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe
2011:
Executive produced the NBC 1960s-era series "The Playboy Club"
2011:
Co-produced the biographical drama "J. Edgar," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
2011:
Announced as the producer (along with veteran TV producer Don Mischer) of the 84th Annual Academy Awards telecast a day after Brett Ratner stepped down as producer and Eddie Murphy resigned as host

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