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Brian Grazer : Biography at a Glance

  • Brian Grazer, one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers of our time, inspires audiences to unleash their curiosity by revealing the secrets of his extraordinary success 
  • Grazer's work has been nominated for a total of 43 Oscars and 162 Emmys, and his movies have generated nearly $14 billion worldwide
  • He has infused his energy into some of the most popular movies and television shows in the world, including A Beautiful MindApollo 1324 and Empire
  • One of the few producers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grazer has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award and the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World"
  • Serves as chairman of Imagine Entertainment, which he co-founded in 1985 with his longtime friend and business partner, Ron Howard
  • Author of "A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life" and "Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection"
Biography

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Brian Grazer, has been making movies and television programs for over 30 years. His films and television shows have been nominated for 43 Oscars® and 195 Emmys and he won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind.

In addition to A Beautiful Mind, Grazer produced the films Pavarotti, American Gangster, 8 Mile, Liar Liar, Parenthood and Splash and the television series Empire, 24, Arrested Development and Friday Night Lights just to name a few. He also produced the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, which was a global hit both commercially and critically having won multiple awards including the 2017 Grammy for Best Music Film, two Emmy awards, and the Critics’ Choice award for Best Documentary.

Brian also produced several film projects including the NY Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, Tick, Tick…Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curious George based on the beloved children’s character, Friday Night Lights, a biopic about Gucci Mane, as well as the documentary Rebuilding Paradise.

On the television side, Grazer is currently producing Wu-Tang: An American Saga with THE RZA and Alex Tse for Hulu, Swagger with Kevin Durant for Apple, Filthy Rich with Tate Taylor for FOX, Why Women Kill with Marc Cherry for CBS All Access, and the third installment of Genius about the legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, with Clive Davis and NatGeo. The Genius anthology series is a critical success for Natgeo with Genius: Einstein garnering ten Emmy nominations in season one. The series’ second season, Genius: Picasso, received seven Emmy nominations, as well as multiple Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG nominations and awards.

Grazer has been honored by numerous organizations and was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” His book, “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life” was a NY Times bestseller. Grazer’s second book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection was released in September 2019.

Grazer met his longtime friend and business partner Ron Howard in the early 1980’s and embarked on what is now one of the longest running partnerships in Hollywood. 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 as chairmen.

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