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Landau in 2010
|Born||July 23, 1960|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||University of Southern California|
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.
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.
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