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.
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Film Director

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress

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Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor, Director & Producer

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor, Director & Producer

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress

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

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor
Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
Actress

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

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

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director
Michael BayMichael Bay
17 February 1965
Film Director, Producer

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

Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
 
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Director, Producer
David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

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

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor & Martial Artist

Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Director
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
 

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Trevor EngelsonTrevor Engelson
23 October 1976
Film Producer Meghan Markle's ex-husband
Paul Walter HauserPaul Walter Hauser
15 October 1986
Actor

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Nick LacheyNick Lachey
09 November 1973
Singer-songwriter and Actor
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer

Susan DowneySusan Downey
06 November 1973
Producer
Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress

James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
 

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

Peter BillingsleyPeter Billingsley
16 April 1971
Actor
Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor

Bob WeinsteinBob Weinstein
18 October 1984
Film Producer

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975
Actor, Producer, Writer
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director

Sidney LuftSidney Luft
02 November 1915
Show Business Figure

Danny ThomasDanny Thomas
06 January 1912
 

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
08 June 1984
Actress

James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
Nancy TravisNancy Travis
21 September 1961
Actress

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker