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