Brian Grazer

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Brian Thomas Grazer
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/12/1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Producer
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Brian Grazer Fast Facts:
  • Struggled with dyslexia as a child.
  • After graduating from college, enrolled in USC's law school but quit after a year to pursue a career in Hollywood.
  • Started out in television in the late '70s; worked for television producer Edgar J. Scherick where he co-produced 2 made-for-TV movies: Zuma Beach and Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
  • First box office hit was 1984's Splash.
  • Co-founded Imagine Entertainment with director Ron Howard in 1986.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • Was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007.
  • Brian Grazer Relationships:
  • Thomas Grazer - Father
  • Corki Grazer - Ex-wife
  • Thomas Costa Grazer - Son
  • Arlene Becker Grazer - Mother
  • Gavin Grazer - Brother
  • Gigi Levangie Grazer - Ex-wife
  • Nora Beth Grazer - Sister
  • Theresa McKay - Ex-wife
  • Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen - Ex-fiancée
  • Veronica Smiley - Fiancée
  • Sage Grazer - Daughter
  • Patrick Grazer - Son
  • Riley Grazer - Son
  • Brian Grazer Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Winner
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Programs - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in Psychology, 1974)

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