Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer
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Grazer in 2011
Brian Thomas Grazer

(1951-07-12) July 12, 1951 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Years active1978–present
  • Theresa McKay (m. 1972–1979)
  • Corki Corman (m. 1982–1992)
  • Gigi Levangie (m. 1997–2007)
  • Veronica Smiley (m. 2016)
RelativesJack Dylan Grazer (nephew)

Brian Thomas Grazer (born July 12, 1951) is an American film and television producer. He co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986, with Ron Howard. The films they produced have grossed over $13 billion.[2] The movies include four for which Grazer was personally nominated for an Academy Award: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Frost/Nixon (2008).[3][4] His films and TV series have been nominated for 43 Academy Awards, and 187 Emmys.

In 2002, Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind (shared with Ron Howard). In 2007, he was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World".[1]

Early life

Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Arlene Becker Grazer and criminal defense attorney Thomas Grazer.[5][6] He is the older brother of Nora Beth Grazer (born 1952) and actor/director Gavin Grazer (born 1956).[7] He was raised in Sherman Oaks and Northridge, in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley.[6]

Grazer's father was Catholic and his mother is Jewish,[5][8] and he described himself in 2000 as "half-Jewish".[8] Raised secular, today Grazer is a practicing Christian.[9] His parents divorced when he was in high school.[10] Grazer said "My best buddy, the most important person in my growing up, was my little 4-foot-10 [147 cm] Jewish grandmother, and she'd say, 'In order to get it, you got to do it. No one's going to get it for you, Brian.'"[5]

His nephew is actor Jack Dylan Grazer.[11]

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