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

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer

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

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker
David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970
TV Producer

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress, Producer
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964
Actress
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
Susan DowneySusan Downey
06 November 1973
Producer

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor, Producer

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor, Director, Producer

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946
Filmmaker
Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Aerospace Engineer, Filmmaker,

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

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

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Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961
Actress
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
26 October 1973
Television Producer & Film-maker

Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945
Actor
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
29 November 1964
Actor

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Actor, Singer, Producer

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968
Actress

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

Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor & Martial Artist

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
17 November 1942
Director, Producer

Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977
 
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor, Director & Producer

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Trevor EngelsonTrevor Engelson
23 October 1976
Film Producer Meghan Markle's ex-husband
Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958
Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952
Film Producer
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

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

George LucasGeorge Lucas
14 May 1944
Film Director
Vince VaughnVince Vaughn
28 March 1970
 

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

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

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker
Téa LeoniTéa Leoni
25 February 1966
Actress

Scott FoleyScott Foley
15 July 1972
Actor
James GarnerJames Garner
07 April 1928
 

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

Marsai MartinMarsai Martin
14 August 2004
Actress

Elijah WoodElijah Wood
28 January 1981
 
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh
05 February 1962
Actress
Wes AndersonWes Anderson
01 May 1969
Director, Producer, Actor

Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
14 April 1973
Actor, Producer

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

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939
Comedienne & Actress
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Paul Thomas AndersonPaul Thomas Anderson
26 June 1970
Director

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974
 

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
16 May 1969
 
James WoodsJames Woods
18 April 1947
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969
Director
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Johnathon SchaechJohnathon Schaech
10 September 1969
Actor
Rod SerlingRod Serling
25 December 1924
Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator

Holly HunterHolly Hunter
20 March 1958
Actress
Lucie ArnazLucie Arnaz
17 July 1951
Actress

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton
04 October 1895
 

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956
Actress
Chuck LorreChuck Lorre
18 October 1952
Writer, Television Producer, Director

Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
08 June 1984
Actress

Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor

Danny ThomasDanny Thomas
06 January 1912
 
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942