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.
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

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

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970
TV Producer

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

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress
Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Susan DowneySusan Downey
06 November 1973
Producer

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

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

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress

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Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

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

Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
Actress
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor, Director & Producer
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Actor, Singer, Producer

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress
Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
26 October 1973
Actor
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor, Director & Producer

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Director, Producer

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor & Martial Artist
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer

Trevor EngelsonTrevor Engelson
23 October 1976
Film Producer Meghan Markle's ex-husband
Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer

Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
 
Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress
Scott FoleyScott Foley
15 July 1972
Actor

Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
 

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Film Director
Marsai MartinMarsai Martin
14 August 2004
Actress

James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
 

Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress

Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor

Kal PennKal Penn
23 April 1977
Actor, Producer, Civil Servant
Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

John AstinJohn Astin
30 March 1930
Actor
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 

Ken BurnsKen Burns
29 July 1953
Documentary Filmmaker
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton
04 October 1895
 
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director

Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
21 June 1974
Actress

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975
Actor, Producer, Writer
William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress
Trey ParkerTrey Parker
19 October 1969
 

James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
11 September 1961
Actress

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Johnathon SchaechJohnathon Schaech
10 September 1969
Actor