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.
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

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

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

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

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

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

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

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Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Film director
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
Actress
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
26 October 1973
Actor

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress
Dan HarmonDan Harmon
03 January 1973
Screenwriter, Producer, Actor

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972
Actress
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 

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

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor

Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

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

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
 
George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Filmmaker

Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor

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

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress
Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Director

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor
Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Nancy JuvonenNancy Juvonen
18 May 1967
Film Producer
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
 
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host
James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor

Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
 

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor
Michael BayMichael Bay
17 February 1965
Film Director, Producer
Max GreenfieldMax Greenfield
04 September 1980
Actor

Kal PennKal Penn
23 April 1977
Actor, Producer, Civil Servant

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975
Actor, Producer, Writer
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor

Lucie ArnazLucie Arnaz
17 July 1951
Actress
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director

Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
08 June 1984
Actress
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
11 September 1961
Actress

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970
Television Producer
Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
21 June 1974
Actress
Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer