Top Ten Greatest Movie Producers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) 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.

As famous as the movies he directed, Steven Spielberg inspired a generation of filmmakers, revolutionized an entire style, and, in the process, became a legend around the world.

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.

2 Kevin Feige

He has changed Hollywood forever. The MCU is a force in Hollywood, and everyone is trying to duplicate his work. That's a sign of greatness.

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.

4 Jerry Bruckheimer
5 Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer and convicted sex offender. He and his brother, Bob Weinstein, co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced successful independent films including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989); The Crying Game (1992); Pulp... read more

Wait... so because we learned AFTER enjoying his movies that he was a bad human being, now he shouldn't be rated so highly? What a stupid argument. If he was great at his job, he was great at his job. You can be a horrible person and be great... they're not mutually exclusive.

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. He has been nominated twice for an Oscar and has won once.

6 Joe Roth
7 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... read more

Tim Burton is a god. He produced James and the Giant Peach and Nightmare Before Christmas.

8 Sam Spiegel

He became the first to win an Oscar for Best Picture three times and has produced numerous Hollywood classics, including '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.

9 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.

10 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.

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? Ron Howard Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. He gained national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the... read more
The Contenders
11 George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
12 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-Mayer - 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. He would go on to win two additional non-competitive Academy Awards.

13 Mel Brooks Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, film producer, director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 7 decades he is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety... read more
14 Christopher Nolan Christopher Edward Nolan, CBE (born 30 July 1970), is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films have grossed more than US$5 billion worldwide and have garnered 11 Academy Awards from 36 nominations... read more

By far the best director, producer, and screenwriter I've ever seen.

15 John Lasseter John Alan Lasseter is an American animator and film director, who is the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios.
16 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.

17 Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned... read more
18 Frank Marshall

The husband of Kathleen Kennedy and, along with Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, a 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.

19 Fran Walsh
20 Don Simpson
21 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... read more

This guy had limited production experience. How does he walk into a company and talk them out of nearly $100,000,000 to make one of three movies?! This whole production was so extensive, elaborate, and complicated. Amazing job managing all of that. MASSIVE KUDOS.

He's a fantastic producer, but apparently a better salesman.

22 Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
23 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.

24 Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
25 Robert Evans

Producer of classics like The Godfather, Chinatown, Love Story. He sent Paramount Pictures from being in 9th place to being the 1st.

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