Producers, the ingenious business minds who toil behind the scenes so that we can sit back, relax, and be entertained. They are the brain and business behind all entertainment. They pool all the crucial pieces—from casting to budget to distribution-that converts an idea into cinema. Sure, you have many A-list actors spawning off their own production companies now. But America and Hollywood has been always home to some world class, cinema-redefining producers like Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Aaron Spelling who have reinvented entertainment and Hollywood with their cinematic breakthroughs. So it is no surprise that they are hailed as the pioneers of American cinema. But why men alone, even women producers are making a bang in movies now. While movie producing was largely a boys club in the past, today we have a gamut of major women Hollywood players who have given the world some Oscar-worthy films like The Hunger Games and Inception. Read our collection of biographies to know the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some great American TV & movie producers.
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972
Actress

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970
Television Producer

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Filmmaker

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress
Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

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Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Film director
Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Director
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director
Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
Actor

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress

Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976
Actress

Holly HunterHolly Hunter
20 March 1958
Actress

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
Actress

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter

Melanie GriffithMelanie Griffith
09 August 1957
Actress
Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
FilmMaker

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
26 October 1973
Actor
Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Producer

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
Actor
Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
Director

Mimi RogersMimi Rogers
27 January 1956
Actress
Kal PennKal Penn
23 April 1977
Actor, Producer, Civil Servant

Steven MnuchinSteven Mnuchin
21 December 1962
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr
09 November 1914
Actress, Co-inventor of technology for spread
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress

Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967
Film director
Dan SchneiderDan Schneider
14 January 1966
Actor

Peter BillingsleyPeter Billingsley
16 April 1971
Actor

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress
James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress
Max GreenfieldMax Greenfield
04 September 1980
Actor

Ken BurnsKen Burns
29 July 1953
Documentary Filmmaker

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director

James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
Actor

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
08 June 1984
Actress

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964
Screenwriter, Director & Producer
Chris ColumbusChris Columbus
10 September 1958
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
11 September 1961
Actress