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.
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore

22 February 1975

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

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Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey

04 November 1969

Salma HayekSalma Hayek

02 September 1966

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox

15 June 1964

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

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John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand

24 April 1942

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

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Vin DieselVin Diesel

18 July 1967

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler

30 October 1945

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg

18 December 1946

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

06 May 1961

Tom SelleckTom Selleck

29 January 1945

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Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg

17 August 1969

Matt DamonMatt Damon

08 October 1970

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane

26 October 1973

Howard HughesHoward Hughes

24 December 1905

James FrancoJames Franco

19 April 1978

Scott FoleyScott Foley

15 July 1972

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Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus

13 January 1961

Don CheadleDon Cheadle

29 November 1964

Jack BlackJack Black

28 August 1969

Jason BatemanJason Bateman

14 January 1969

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

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Tim BurtonTim Burton

25 August 1958

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese

17 November 1942

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal

10 April 1952

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin

01 September 1939

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich

09 December 1953

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Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein

19 March 1952

Susan DowneySusan Downey

06 November 1973

Téa LeoniTéa Leoni

25 February 1966

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah

18 March 1970

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston

07 March 1956

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt

17 February 1981

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David BenioffDavid Benioff

25 September 1970

Don JohnsonDon Johnson

15 December 1949

Lucy LiuLucy Liu

02 December 1968

Vince VaughnVince Vaughn

28 March 1970

Elijah WoodElijah Wood

28 January 1981

Rod SerlingRod Serling

25 December 1924

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Mel BrooksMel Brooks

28 June 1926

Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh

05 February 1962

James GarnerJames Garner

07 April 1928

Wes AndersonWes Anderson

01 May 1969

George LucasGeorge Lucas

14 May 1944

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Lucie ArnazLucie Arnaz

17 July 1951

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch

20 January 1946

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau

03 October 1955

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton

04 August 1955

Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody

14 April 1973

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky

12 February 1969

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Louis CKLouis C.K.

12 September 1967

Holly HunterHolly Hunter

20 March 1958

James WoodsJames Woods

18 April 1947

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz

16 May 1969

Kal PennKal Penn

23 April 1977

Adam F. GoldbergAdam F. Goldberg

02 April 1976

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Rob ZombieRob Zombie

12 January 1965

Trevor EngelsonTrevor Engelson

23 October 1976