Jon Landau (film producer)

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Jon Landau
Jon Landau 2010.jpg
Landau in 2010
Born (1960-07-23) July 23, 1960 (age 57)
New York City, New York

Jon Landau (born July 23, 1960) is an American film producer, known for producing Titanic, a film which won him an Academy Award, and the 2009 film Avatar.

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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

He is best known for producing Titanic, a film which won him an Academy Award.

In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster Avatar, which has since become the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Titanic, which had previously held that position. Avatar earned Landau his second Academy Award nomination, although the award went to The Hurt Locker.

Awards[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Sierchio (March 1, 2010). "Producer Landau: Interpreter of Dreams". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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