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Bill Mechanic

Bill Mechanic was born as William M. Mechanic. He is known for his work on Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Coraline (2009) and The New World (2005). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge Producer
Coraline Producer
The New World
The New World Producer
Dark Water
Dark Water Producer


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 2017 2:22 (executive producer) (completed)
  Your Perfect Angel (producer) (announced)
 2016 Hacksaw Ridge (producer - produced by)
 2009 Coraline (producer)
 2005 The New World (executive producer)
 2005 Dark Water (producer)
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 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
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 2003 El gusano (Short) (project mentor)
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 2013 Stardust Hollywood - Sternenstaub und Götterwelten (TV Movie documentary)
 2011 In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Haillee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence (2011) ... Himself - Guest
 2010 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 3 March 2010 (2010) ... Himself
 2004 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 The Blockbuster Imperative (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (TV Movie documentary)
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 2005 Analyzing 'Dark Water' (Video documentary short)
 2005 Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Dark Water' (Video documentary short)
 2005 Dark Water: Extraordinary Ensemble (Video documentary short)
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 2011 Made in Hollywood (Documentary)

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For a start, evil out of the hands of innocence is always interesting. [on the recent popularity of child-monster in horror movies (2005)] See more »


From 1985 to 1993, Mechanic was head of Buena Vista Home Video, a Disney subsidiary. During this time, Mechanic oversaw the record-breaking video releases of Disney titles such as Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), 101 Dalmatians (1961), The Little Mermaid (1989), and Beauty and the Beast (1991). By the time Mechanic left Disney, "Beauty and the Beast" had sold 20 million copies, more than any ... See more »

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