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The 13 Most Surprising Producer Credits in Movies

9 September 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Sure producers accept the award when a movie wins Best Picture at the Oscars and get to say awesome things like "I'll make you a star, kid!," but what the hell does a producer actually do?

Well, the answer is sometimes everything from coordinating the script's development, financing and hiring the film's director ... and sometimes doing little beyond having a famous name and giving a thumbs-up at the movie's premiere. However, we're sure the following famous folks, who have had surprising producer credits on a variety of flicks, were more hands-on types when it came to getting these 13 movies made.

1. Tobey Maguire, '25th Hour' (2002)

Spike Lee's "25th Hour" is one of his most memorable joints, featuring a knockout performance from Edward Norton as Monty, a drug dealer on his last day as a free man before heading to jail. Originally, however, Tobey Maguire had bought film rights to »

- Adam D'Arpino

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Did You Know the Director of The Ruins Shot a New Film?

15 August 2013 7:29 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

For the longest time I've wondered what happened to Carter Smith, the director of The Ruins.  Regardless of what you think about the 2008 film, there was certainly no reason for him to land in any sort of "director jail."

The Ruins, based on the novel by Scott B. Smith, was Carter's feature debut and it was confidently directed.  The film proved he had the chops to take on more material.  

Sadly, he didn't jump into anything right away.  

Instead, he returned to the short film world for Yearbook; earlier this year, however, we have learned that sat in the director's chair for another feature.

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The Wonderful World Of Raimi: Thn’s Seven Of The Best From Sam

3 March 2013 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He burst onto the scene in controversial, tree-raping circumstances with – to quote legendary author Stephen King – “The ultimate experience in gruelling terror,” (The Evil Dead), but director Sam Raimi is now cemented as one of cinema’s current blockbusting filmmakers. Thanks to his record-breaking Spider-man trilogy, Raimi now has a lot of say in the projects he works on. He’s no longer just a cult horror director of a ‘video nasty’ favourite, or even a fanboy’s wet dream.

With the upcoming release of his family fantasy prequel, Oz The Great & Powerful, Thn has decided to remember his seven best films from what has been a surprisingly varied career so far; from horror and superheroes, to westerns and baseball dramas. Raimi’s directing range reaches across more genres than you may remember, so here are our picks, beginning with…

7. Spider-man (2002)

Although it isn’t perfect, Raimi should be applauded »

- Craig Hunter

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