Famous Academy Award filmmakers and the Oscar movies and events they made

by adog1990 | created - 18 Nov 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

For what is not the list are companies that funded or help make the Oscar events. * Imagine Entertainment (The 84th Academy Awards) * Warner Bros. Animation (The 59th Academy Awards, The 62nd Academy Awards and The 67th Academy Awards) * MTV Animation (The 69th Academy Awards) * Walter Lantz Productions/Universal Animation Studios (The 63rd Academy Awards) * The Jim Henson Company (The 52nd Academy Awards, The 54th Academy Awards, The 58th Academy Awards, The 64th Academy Awards and The 68th Academy Awards) * Laugh-O-Gram Studio/Walt Disney Animation Studios (The 60th Academy Awards, The 65th Academy Awards, The 75th Academy Awards, The 78th Academy Awards and The 82nd Academy Awards) * Pixar (The 71st Academy Awards, The 72nd Academy Awards, The 82nd Academy Awards and The 88th Academy Awards) * Illumination Entertainment (The 88th Academy Awards) * McDonalds Corporation (The 75th Academy Awards) * Barnes & Noble (The 85th Academy Awards) * Samsung Corporation (The 85th Academy Awards, The 86th Academy Awards and The 87th Academy Awards) * J.C. Penney (The 75th Academy Awards and The 76th Academy Awards)

1. Bill Condon

Director | Kinsey

Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006) and Gods and Monsters (1998).

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The 81st Academy Awards

2. William Friedkin

Director | The French Connection

Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with ...

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3. Reginald Hudlin

Director | House Party

Reginald Hudlin was born on December 15, 1961 in Centerville, Illinois, USA as Reginald Alan Hudlin. He is a producer and director, known for House Party (1990), Django Unchained (2012) and Marshall (2017). He has been married to Chrisette Suter since November 30, 2002.

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The 88th Academy Awards

4. Norman Jewison

Director | In the Heat of the Night

Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, ...

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The 53rd Academy Awards

5. Errol Morris

Director | The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards.

Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven (1978) and Vernon, Florida (1981)). In the second movie, ...

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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6. Stanley Donen

Director | Charade

The last surviving film director from Hollywood's Golden Age began his career as a hoofer. Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a ...

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The 58th Academy Awards

7. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

George Sidney was born on October 4, 1916 in Long Island City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Scaramouche (1952), Pepe (1960) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Corinne Cole, Jane Robinson and Lillian Burns. He died on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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The 36th Academy Awards

8. Gilbert Cates

Producer | I Never Sang for My Father

Gilbert Cates was born on June 6, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Gilbert Lewis Katz. He was a producer and director, known for I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Absolute Strangers (1991) and Dragonfly (1976). He was married to Dr. Judith Reichman and Jane Betty Dubin. He died on October ...

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9. Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Producer | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was born on September 7, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel John Goldwyn Jr. He was a producer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and The Young Lovers (1964). He was married to Patricia Strawn, ...

The Preacher's Wife Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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10. Brian Grazer

Producer | A Beautiful Mind

Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards, and in 2002 won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind (2001). In addition to winning ...

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The 84th Academy Awards

11. Laurence Mark

Producer | I, Robot

Laurence Mark is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning producer of such acclaimed hit films as THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, JULIE & JULIA, DREAMGIRLS, I, ROBOT, AS GOOD AS IT GETS and JERRY MAGUIRE.

Most recently, Mr. Mark produced THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the box office smash ...

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The 81st Academy Awards

12. Richard D. Zanuck

Producer | Driving Miss Daisy

Richard D. Zanuck was born on December 13, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Darryl Zanuck. He was a producer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Deep Impact (1998) and Jaws (1975). He was married to Lili Fini Zanuck, Linda Harrison and Lili Gentle. He died on July 13, 2012 in ...

Jaws The Verdict Cocoon Driving Miss Daisy Road to Perdition Big Fish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)

The 72nd Academy Awards

13. Quincy Jones

Producer | The Color Purple

Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter.

Jones found his love for music while he was ...

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The 68th Academy Awards

14. Michael De Luca

Producer | The Social Network

Michael De Luca was born in 1965. He is known for his work on The Social Network (2010), Captain Phillips (2013) and Brothers (2009). He has been married to Angelique De Luca since June 2009. They have one child.

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15. Bruce Cohen

Producer | American Beauty

Bruce Cohen was born in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and assistant director, known for American Beauty (1999), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Milk (2008).

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The 83rd Academy Awards

16. Donna Gigliotti

Producer | Hidden Figures

Donna Gigliotti was born in 1955. She is a producer, known for Hidden Figures (2016), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Shakespeare in Love (1998).

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The 91st Academy Awards

17. Bill Mechanic

Producer | Hacksaw Ridge

Bill Mechanic was born as William M. Mechanic. He is known for his work on Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Coraline (2009) and Dark Water (2005).

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The 82nd Academy Awards

18. M.J. Frankovich

Producer | The Black Widow

M.J. Frankovich was born on September 29, 1909 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA as Mitchell John Frankovich. He was a producer and actor, known for The Black Widow (1947), Marooned (1969) and Malaga (1954). He was married to Binnie Barnes and Georgiana Feagans. He died on January 1, 1992 in Los Angeles, ...

Cactus Flower Butterflies Are Free The Shootist

The 42nd Academy Awards

19. Howard W. Koch

Producer | The Manchurian Candidate

Getting his start in the movie business in Universal's contract and playdate department in New York City, Howard W. Koch moved on to 20th Century-Fox as a film librarian and then entered production as second assistant director on The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). After many films as assistant ...

The Odd Couple Once Is Not Enough

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20. Laura Ziskin

Producer | The Butler

Laura Ziskin was born on March 3, 1950 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA as Laura Ellen Ziskin. She was a producer, known for Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), What About Bob? (1991) and No Way Out (1987). She was married to Alvin Sargent and Julian Barry. She died on June 12, 2011 in Santa ...

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21. Joe Roth

Producer | The Great Debaters

Joe Roth was born on June 13, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Emanuel Roth. He is a producer and director, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Maleficent (2014) and The Forgotten (2004). He was previously married to Donna Roth.

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The 76th Academy Awards

22. Jennifer Todd

Producer | Memento

Jennifer Todd was born on October 3, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Memento (2000), Boiler Room (2000) and Across the Universe (2007). She is married to Chris Messina. They have two children.

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23. Craig Zadan

Producer | Hairspray

Craig Zadan was born on April 15, 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA. He was a producer, known for Hairspray (2007), Chicago (2002) and The Bucket List (2007). He died on August 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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24. Robert Wise

Director | West Side Story

Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...

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