Brian Grazer

Biography: Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than twenty years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for three 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 2002, Brian produced 8 Mile, starring Eminem, which received numerous critical accolades. Its opening weekend, the film grossed $51.2 million dollars (the highest ever for an R-rated non-sequel). Over the years, Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 39 Oscars and 27 Emmys. At the same time, his movies have generated more than $10.5 billion in worldwide theatrical, music, and video grosses. Reflecting this combination of commercial and artistic achievement, the
Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than twenty years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for three 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 2002, Brian produced 8 Mile, starring Eminem, which received numerous critical accolades. Its opening weekend, the film grossed $51.2 million dollars (the highest ever for an R-rated non-sequel).

Over the years, Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 39 Oscars and 27 Emmys. At the same time, his movies have generated more than $10.5 billion in worldwide theatrical, music, and video grosses. Reflecting this combination of commercial and artistic achievement, the Producers Guild of America honored Grazer with the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. 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. On March 6, 2003, ShoWest will celebrate Brian's success by making him the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to A Beautiful Mind, Grazer's films include Apollo 13, for which Grazer won the Producers Guild's Daryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Picture of 1995, and Splash, which he co-wrote as well as produced and for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay of 1986. Among his other films are Cinderella Man, Inside Deep Throat, Fun with Dick and Jane, Friday Night Lights, The Da Vinci Code, The Inside Man, Tru Blu, Flight Plan, Magnum P.I., The Missing,, The Cat in the Hat; Intolerable Cruelty; Blue Crush; Undercover Brother; The Grinch; Nutty Professor; Liar, Liar; Ransom; My Girl; Backdraft; Kindergarten Cop; Parenthood; Clean and Sober; and Spies Like Us.

Grazer’s television productions include 2003’s Emmy Outstanding Drama Nominee, Golden Globe Best Television Series – Drama Winner and PGA award winning 24, NBC’s Mismatch, Fox’s Arrested Development, ABC’s The Big House, the 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.
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Brian Grazer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 82 Parenthood
Lowest Metascore: 19 The Cat in the Hat
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 64
  2. Negative: 8 out of 64
64 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 American Made Sep 29, 2017 Producer 6.8
34 The Dark Tower Aug 4, 2017 Executive Producer / Producer 4.1
57 Lowriders May 12, 2017 Producer 5.5
42 Inferno Oct 28, 2016 Producer 5.5
72 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Sep 16, 2016 Producer 8.5
39 Pelé: Birth of a Legend May 13, 2016 Producer 6.8
47 In the Heart of the Sea Dec 11, 2015 Producer 6.8
31 Love the Coopers Nov 13, 2015 Producer 5.0
29 Rock the Kasbah Oct 23, 2015 Executive Producer 3.7
77 Prophet's Prey Sep 18, 2015 Executive Producer 8.3
65 The Good Lie Oct 3, 2014 Producer 7.1
71 Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Producer 7.0
48 Made in America Jul 11, 2014 Producer 3.9
75 Rush Sep 20, 2013 Producer 8.6
57 Katy Perry: Part of Me Jul 5, 2012 Producer 6.3
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Producer 6.5
59 Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Producer 6.8
47 Restless Sep 16, 2011 Producer 7.2
50 Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Producer 6.0
46 The Dilemma Jan 14, 2011 Producer 5.6
53 Robin Hood May 14, 2010 Producer 6.2
48 Angels & Demons May 15, 2009 Producer 6.2
80 Frost/Nixon Dec 5, 2008 Producer 7.8
63 Changeling Oct 24, 2008 Producer 7.8
55 Bra Boys Apr 11, 2008 Executive Producer 5.8
76 American Gangster Nov 2, 2007 Producer 7.5
46 The Da Vinci Code May 19, 2006 Producer 5.9
76 Inside Man Mar 24, 2006 Producer 7.4
47 Fun with Dick and Jane Dec 21, 2005 Producer 5.2
53 Flightplan Sep 23, 2005 Producer 5.6