Top Ten Greatest Movie Producers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg

. Want to learn how to make a proper blockbuster? Well, this guy practically invented the term. He has been nominated for eight Oscars, winning once. - BKAllmighty

Ah how he didn't win the other seven, I can't say. Classic director, one of few who does almost anything brilliantly. - PositronWildhawk

Spielberg + Movie = Blockbuster

2 Harvey Weinstein

Over thirty Oscar winners have thanked Harvey Weinstein during their acceptance speeches. That's a lot when you consider that only seven Oscar winners have ever thanked God. His has been nominated twice for an Oscar and has won once. - BKAllmighty

3 Kathleen Kennedy

She's been producing movies alongside Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for years and was recently appointed, by Lucas himself, as the new head honcho at Lucasfilm. She has been nominated for an impressive eight Oscars. - BKAllmighty

4 Sam Spiegel

He became the first to win an Oscar for Best Picture three times and has produced numerous Hollywood classics which include 'The African Queen' (1951), 'On the Waterfront' (1954), 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (1957), and 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962). He was nominated for four Oscars and won all but one of them. - BKAllmighty

5 Scott Rudin

He was named the President of Production at 20th Century Fox when he was just 27 years of age. He is also one of the few people who have won an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award, and the first producer to do so. - BKAllmighty

6 Samuel Goldwyn

After co-founding Paramount Pictures and creating the now-iconic "Leo the Lion" logo for his own Goldwyn Pictures (it was later made the logo of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer - which he actually wasn't a part of), Samuel Goldwyn produced the Best Picture Oscar-winning drama 'The Best Years of Our Lives' in 1946 and would go on to win two additional non-competitive Academy Awards. - BKAllmighty

7 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

While he is most famously known for his acting and directing, he was also a frequent film producer and produced many of the films he directed (the last movie he directed but didn't produce was in 1993). He has been nominated for four Oscars and has won twice. - BKAllmighty

8 Brian Grazer

Known for producing most of the films Ron Howard has directed, Brian Grazer's list of films have been nominated for a total of forty-three Oscars. He, himself, has won once for 'A Beautiful Mind' in 2002. - BKAllmighty

9 Frank Marshall

The husband of Kathleen Kennedy and, along with Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, co-founder of Amblin Entertainment, he is known as the producer of a huge number of the highest grossing and most well-received movies in American film history. He has been nominated for five Oscars. - BKAllmighty

10 Robert Wise

Wise produced the classics 'West Side Story' (1961) and 'The Sound of Music' (1965). He also served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1971 to 1975 and acted as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1984 to 1987. That's quite a resume. - BKAllmighty

The Newcomers

? Darryl F. Zanuck
? Dino De Laurentiis

The Contenders

11 Don Simpson
12 Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
13 Jerry Bruckheimer
14 Tim Burton Tim Burton
15 Fran Walsh
16 Mel Brooks
17 Jeremy Thomas
18 Warren Beatty
19 Peter Guber
20 Jon Peters
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