Richard Sakai

Biography: Executive producer Richard Sakai began his career in 1977, working as a gofer for James L. Brooks at John Charles Walters Productions. Before the decade's end, he had become a producer and director on the popular comedy Taxi. He continued his affiliation with Brooks in 1984, when Brooks invited him to helm his newest production company, Gracie Films, which at the time was producing two popular series for the newborn Fox television network, The Tracey Ullman Show and The Simpsons. Gracie Films was also responsible for a number of major features. Those produced by Sakai include the Oscar-winners Jerry Maguire (1996) and As Good As It Gets (1998).

Richard Sakai's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 80 The Simpsons Movie
Lowest Metascore: 43 Riding in Cars with Boys
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
77 The Edge of Seventeen Nov 18, 2016 Producer 7.6
80 The Simpsons Movie Jul 27, 2007 Producer / Producer tbd
48 Spanglish Dec 17, 2004 Producer 8.0
43 Riding in Cars with Boys Oct 19, 2001 Producer 7.8
67 As Good as It Gets Dec 23, 1997 Executive Producer 8.6
77 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Producer 8.4
66 Bottle Rocket Feb 21, 1996 Executive Producer 8.5