Jon Landau (film Producer)
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Jon Landau Film Producer
Jon Landau
Jon Landau 2010.jpg
Landau in 2010
Born (1960-07-23) July 23, 1960 (age 59)
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationProducer
Years active1987-present

Jon Landau (; born July 23, 1960) is an American film producer, known for producing Titanic (1997), a film which won him an Oscar and earned $2.19 billion in gross revenues, and Avatar (2009), which earned $2.79 billion. As of 2019, these are the second and third highest-grossing films of all time.

Early life

Landau was born to a Jewish family in New York City, New York, the son of Edie, a producer, and Ely A. Landau, a studio executive and producer.[1] He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Career

Throughout the early '90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox.[]

He is best known for producing Titanic (1997), a film which won him an Academy Award and became the highest-grossing film of all time, the first ever to reach $1 billion in gross revenues. The film reached $1.84 billion, more than double the $914 million of then-record-holder Jurassic Park (1993). Titanic later went on to gross another $300 million in 2012, pushing the film's worldwide total to $2.18 billion, becoming the second film to ever hit $2 billion, as a result.

In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster Avatar, which has since surpassed their earlier collaboration, Titanic, to become the new highest-grossing film of all time, with $2.79 billion (now second to Avengers: Endgame). Avatar earned Landau his second Academy Award nomination, losing that year to The Hurt Locker.

Awards

  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Golden Globe Award - Titanic - 1997
  • MTV Movie Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Academy Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Producers Guild of America Darryl F Zanuck Theatrical Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award - Titanic - (1997)
  • Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award - Titanic - 1997
  • People Choice Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Golden Globe Award - Avatar - 2009

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Pat Sierchio (March 1, 2010). "Producer Landau: Interpreter of Dreams". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved 2013.

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