Brian Grazer
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United States
2018

Imagine Entertainment

Brian
Grazer

Chairman

The yin to Ron Howard’s yang, Grazer has produced hit TV shows — “Arrested Development,” “Empire,” “Friday Night Lights” — and big-screen successes including “Splash,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13.” He authored the 2015 bestseller “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life,” recounting his penchant for picking the brains of visionaries. The follow-up, “Eye Contact: Stories on the Power of Human Connection,” is due out next year. Grazer’s day job remains running Imagine Entertainment, which he co-founded with Howard, a dear friend since 1979. In 2018, the studio released the buddy comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me” and season two of Nat Geo’s “Genius,” this time focused on Pablo Picasso. Down the line is a remake of “Friday Night Lights.”

Career

  • 24
  • PARENTHOOD
  • EMPIRE

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to 'A Beautiful Mind' Subject John Nash

Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to 'A Beautiful Mind' Subject John Nash

"A Beautiful Mind" producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey.Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for the couple, while tragic, was in keeping with how they spent virtually every moment of their lives -- together. Alicia was the grounding force that helped...

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