Top Ten Greatest Movie Producers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

. 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

Almost all of his movies are amazing. - PeeledBanana

No doubt

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

In light of the recent sexual assault allegations being made against Mr. Weinstein, let me just say that if even 1% of them are true I think the man is a disgusting creep who should be expecting jail time for his actions. I, in now way, condone or excuse any actions of this variety and my heart goes out to anyone who has been, in any way, emotional or physically violated by this man. - BKAllmighty

Yeah, right. Be thankful this list is outdated, because Weinstein the sexual harasser isn't as great as you all thought he was. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

NOPE - phillysports

3 Kathleen Kennedy

She was a good producer, now she is an annoying feminist who's ruining Star Wars. She's basically Hillary Clinton as a film producer. - 445956

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 Contenders

11 Walt Disney Walt Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
12 Kevin Feige Kevin Feige

All Marvel fans have him to thank for the MCU. - Elijah_Cook

13 Jerry Bruckheimer
14 Don Simpson
15 Tim Burton Tim Burton Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, Gothic, eccentric, and quirky fantasy films such as Beetle-juice (1988), Edward Scissor-hands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film more.
16 Fran Walsh
17 Mel Brooks
18 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".
19 Peter Guber
20 Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.

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21 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.
22 Jeremy Thomas
23 Warren Beatty
24 Jon Peters
25 Ray Stark
26 Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Sir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known as the director, writer and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkein. He is also known for cult films like Bad more.
27 David Selznick
28 Lawrence Bender
29 Dino De Laurentiis
30 Darryl F. Zanuck
31 Val Lewton
32 Jason Blum
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