Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer
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Grazer at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Vanity Fair party
BornBrian Thomas Grazer
(1951-07-12) July 12, 1951 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, United States
ResidenceSanta Monica, California, and North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
OccupationProducer (film and television)
Years active1978–present
EmployerImagine Entertainment (co-founder)
Home townSherman Oaks and Northridge, California
Spouse(s)Theresa McKay (1972–79)
Corki Corman (1982–92)
Gigi Levangie Grazer (1997–2007)
Veronica Smiley (2016–present)
RelativesJack Dylan Grazer (brother)

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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