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Brett Ratner


Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, the only child of a famous Jewish socialite mother. He attended Miami Beach Senior High and was President of the Leo Club in 1986. He was also a member of the "fraternity" Royal Palm. He attended NYU film school currently lives in a $3.6 M house in Beverly Hills. Ratner is also a good friend of Def Jam mogul Russell ... See full bio »

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  True Crimes (producer) (pre-production)
 2015 The Revenant (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 I Saw the Light (producer) (post-production)
 2015/III The Audition (Short) (producer) (post-production)
 2015/I Black Mass (executive producer) (completed)
 2015 The 100 Years Show (Documentary short) (producer) (completed)
 2015 Barely Lethal (producer)
 2015 Chuck Norris vs Communism (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 The Water Diviner (executive producer)
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (producer)
 2014/I Hercules (producer)
 2014 Night Will Fall (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Jersey Boys (executive producer)
 2012 Chinese Zodiac (executive producer - uncredited)
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (producer)
 2011 Horrible Bosses (producer)
 2010 Skyline (executive producer)
 2010/I Mother's Day (producer)
 2010 Catfish (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (Documentary short) (producer)
 2008 21 (executive producer)
 2007 Code Name: The Cleaner (producer)
 2006 End Game (executive producer)
 2006 Running Scared (producer)
 2005 Santa's Slay (producer)
 2004 After the Sunset (producer - uncredited)
 2002 A Ribbon of Dreams (executive producer)
 2002 Paid in Full (producer)
 2002 Me and Daphne (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Velocity Rules (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Double Take (producer)
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Triumph", by Wu-Tang Clan. See more »

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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Explaining his recasting of the role of "Jack Crawford" with Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon (2002)]: When Jonathan Demme said make your own version, I couldn't see anyone but Anthony Hopkins and I couldn't see anyone but Anthony Heald as "Dr. Chilton". I can't see another acting doing it. But what happened was I went down to the FBI, and discovered they're like tough New York Cops. They weren't ... See more »

Trivia:

Replaced director Matthew Vaughn just two months before filming began on X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Opens his movies with a character singing See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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