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Brian Grazer Biography

Birth Name:
Brian Thomas Grazer
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

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


  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2016Grammy-Best Music Film: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Programs: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2002Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2001Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries: winner
  • 1996Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: winner
  • 1995Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1984Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated