36 Facts About Brett Ratner

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Brett Ratner was born on March 28,1969 and is an American film director and producer.

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Brett Ratner got his start directing with music videos in the 1990s, and directed his first motion picture, Money Talks, in 1997.

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Brett Ratner is the co-founder of RatPac Entertainment, a film production company.

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4.

Brett Ratner led RatPac's partnership with Dune Entertainment in September 2013 for a co-producing deal with Warner Bros.

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5.

In January 2017, Brett Ratner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

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6.

Brett Ratner was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, the son of Marsha Presman and Ronald Brett Ratner.

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7.

Brett Ratner'sgrandfather was d-CON mail order rat poison company founder and real estate developer Lee Ratner.

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Brett Ratner'smother was born in Cuba, and immigrated to the U S in the 1960s with her parents, Fanita and Mario Presman .

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9.

Brett Ratner has said that he "really didn't know" his biological father, and that he considers Alvin Malnik, a lawyer and businessman with alleged organized crime ties who opened the famous Forge restaurant in Miami Beach, to be his father, "the one who raised" him.

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10.

Brett Ratner did the debut videos for Prime Minister Pete Nice before working with Redman, LL Cool J, Heavy D and Wu-Tang Clan.

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11.

Brett Ratner had his motion picture debut when he directed Money Talks in 1997.

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12.

Brett Ratner uses music on the set to inspire the production, and when filming Rush Hour, a Michael Jackson song he played for inspiration ended up in the movie after Chris Tucker began dancing in the middle of a scene.

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13.

Brett Ratner directed The Family Man, a drama starring Nicolas Cage, in 2000.

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14.

In 2004, Brett Ratner directed After the Sunset, starring Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek.

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15.

In 2006, Brett Ratner directed X-Men: The Last Stand, then directed Rush Hour 3, which was released in 2007.

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16.

Brett Ratner directed a television commercial for Wynn Las Vegas featuring Steve Wynn on top of Encore Las Vegas in 2008.

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17.

In early 2021, Brett Ratner announced that he will direct a long-gestated Milli Vanilli biopic, which would be his first project since 2014's Hercules, for Millennium Media.

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18.

Brett Ratner was an executive producer of the television series Prison Break, which aired from 2005 to 2009.

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19.

In 2011, Brett Ratner produced the TV documentary, American Masters: Woody Allen – A Documentary.

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20.

Brett Ratner produced a remake of Snow White, Mirror Mirror, based on the screenplay The Brothers Grimm: Snow White by Melisa Wallack.

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21.

Brett Ratner executive-produced the Rush Hour TV series based on the Rush Hour film series.

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22.

In 2015, Brett Ratner produced Black Mass, a biopic about gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, played by Johnny Depp.

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23.

Brett Ratner worked with CMC to form a fund aimed at investments in Chinese media companies.

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24.

Brett Ratner made $40 million after the release of Gravity, which was RatPac's first investment.

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25.

Brett Ratner was seen on MTV series Punk'd when Hugh Jackman, who portrays Wolverine in the X-Men films, was the subject of a practical joke that made it appear Brett Ratner's $3.

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26.

In 2009, Brett Ratner created The Shooter Series which compiled his work, including interviews with Brett Ratner, and a short film about Mickey Rourke's transition into boxing.

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27.

In 2011, Brett Ratner established Rat TV with 20th Century Fox Television.

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28.

Brett Ratner worked with international beverage brand Diageo to produce The Hilhaven Lodge, a blended whiskey named for his Beverly Hills estate.

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29.

Brett Ratner delivered a keynote address as part of the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017 where he referred to television as the future of production.

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30.

Brett Ratner participated in the eighth annual Cannes Film Finance Forum.

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31.

In March 2017, Brett Ratner spoke out against film critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes at the Sun Valley Film Festival, calling it a destructive force in the film industry.

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32.

Brett Ratner has served on the boards of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, Chrysalis, Ghetto Film School, Best Buddies and the Los Angeles Police Foundation.

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33.

However, Brett Ratner resigned on November 8,2011 after remarking that "rehearsal is for fags".

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34.

Brett Ratner was replaced by Brian Grazer, and Murphy was replaced by previous Oscar host Billy Crystal.

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35.

Brett Ratner was one of the people featured in the text leak between himself, Charlotte Kirk, Kevin Tsujihara, and James Packer.

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36.

Brendan Fraser stated in a 2018 interview with GQ that Brett Ratner seemed to mislead him into posing for pictures with the intent of selling them as part of Brett Ratner's planned book, Hilhaven Lodge: The Photo Booth Pictures.

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