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
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor
Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

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

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

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Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor
Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Steve BingSteve Bing
31 March 1965
Businessman

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer
Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
Actress
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Film director

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor
Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
Director

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist

Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
02 September 1968
Television Personality
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress

Melanie GriffithMelanie Griffith
09 August 1957
Actress

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
26 October 1973
Actor

Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Director

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor

Mimi RogersMimi Rogers
27 January 1956
Actress
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
Actor
Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
Actor

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

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
FilmMaker

Dan HarmonDan Harmon
03 January 1973
Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Producer

Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Filmmaker
Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 
James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
Actor

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975
Actor, Producer, Writer

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Steven MnuchinSteven Mnuchin
21 December 1962
United States Secretary of the Treasury

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor

Max GreenfieldMax Greenfield
04 September 1980
Actor
Holly HunterHolly Hunter
20 March 1958
Actress

Michael BayMichael Bay
17 February 1965
Film Director, Producer
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress
Kal PennKal Penn
23 April 1977
Actor, Producer, Civil Servant