19 Facts About Brian Grazer


Brian Thomas Grazer was born on July 12,1951 and is an American film and television producer and writer.


Brian Grazer founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard.


In 2002, Brian Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind.


Brian Grazer was raised in Sherman Oaks and Northridge, in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley.


Brian Grazer's parents divorced when he was in high school.


Brian Grazer got through school by reading other students' papers and arguing his grades with his teachers.


Brian Grazer won a scholarship to the University of Southern California as a psychology major.


Brian Grazer graduated from USC's School of Cinema-Television in 1974.


Brian Grazer then attended USC Law School for one year, but quit in 1975 to pursue a life in Hollywood.


Brian Grazer began his career as a producer developing television projects.


Brian Grazer produced his first feature-film, Night Shift, in 1982, directed by Howard.


Brian Grazer went on to become an independent producer, teaming up with Tri-Star Pictures to set up plans for a film to star Richard Pryor, and had a continuing relationship with The Walt Disney Studios, and has plans to develop projects for Paramount Pictures.


Brian Grazer produced Apollo 13, for which he won the Producers Guild of America's Daryl F Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Picture of 1995.


In 2001, Brian Grazer won an Academy Award for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind, which took home Oscars for Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.


Brian Grazer's recently released films include J Edgar, the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic of J Edgar Hoover, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, and Restless, directed by Gus Van Sant.


Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment's television series include Sports Night, Felicity, Arrested Development, 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Lie to Me, Empire, Genius: Einstein, Genius: Picasso and Wu-Tang: An American Saga.


Brian Grazer produced Get on Up, a biopic of the legendary "Godfather of Soul" James Brown, and In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, about the American whaleship the Essex.


In 2019, Brian Grazer released his second book Face To Face: The Art of Human Connection.


Brian Grazer has a home in Hawaii on Sunset Beach, on the Banzai Pipeline on O'ahu's North Shore.