Producers who became directors

by John-564-342449 | created - 18 Mar 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

I only count people who worked full-time as producers before they switched to directing, not directors who also produce their movies or other ones…

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1. Alan J. Pakula

Producer | Sophie's Choice

Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), All the President's Men (1976) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Hannah Pakula and Hope Lange. He died on November ...

2. James Schamus

Producer | Wo hu cang long

James Schamus was born on September 7, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lust, Caution (2007) and The Ice Storm (1997). He is married to Nancy Jean Kricorian. They have two children.

3. Simon Kinberg

Producer | The Martian

Simon Kinberg was born on August 2, 1973 in London, England. He is a producer and writer, known for The Martian (2015), Logan (2017) and Fantastic Four (2015). He was previously married to Mali Heled.

4. Denise Di Novi

Producer | Heathers

Denise Di Novi was born on March 21, 1956 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer, known for Heathers (1988), Ed Wood (1994) and James and the Giant Peach (1996).

See: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-batman-returns-producer-transitioned-directors-chair-989446

5. Lili Fini Zanuck

Producer | Driving Miss Daisy

Lili Fini Zanuck was born on April 2, 1954 in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Reign of Fire (2002) and True Crime (1999). She was previously married to Richard D. Zanuck.

6. Irwin Winkler

Producer | Life as a House

Irwin Winkler's career as a producer, director and writer encompasses popular and influential movies that have impacted contemporary culture. With a passion for big, bold, meaningful stories, his films include an array of true screen classics, garnering among them 12 Academy Awards and 52 Oscar ...

7. Robin Bissell

Producer | The Hunger Games

Robin Bissell was born on June 2, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is a producer, known for The Hunger Games (2012), Seabiscuit (2003) and Free State of Jones (2016).

8. Bill Pohlad

Producer | 12 Years a Slave

Bill Pohlad is a producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Love & Mercy (2014).

9. Pieter Jan Brugge

Actor | 127 Hours

Pieter Jan Brugge was born in 1956 in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands. He is a producer and production manager, known for 127 Hours (2010), The Insider (1999) and Defiance (2008). He was previously married to Anna Boorstin.

10. Marc Turtletaub

Producer | Loving

Marc Turtletaub was born on January 30, 1946 as Marc Jay Turtletaub. He is a producer and director, known for Loving (2016), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Safety Not Guaranteed (2012).

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/strange/44068/5-strange-star-laden-films-that-have-never-been-released

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/when-hollywood-comes-a-calling-think-twice-9657055.html

11. Frank Marshall

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...

12. Ismail Merchant

Producer | A Room with a View

Ismail Merchant was born on December 25, 1936 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman. He was a producer and director, known for A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He died on May 25, 2005 in London, England.

13. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

14. Florian Koerner von Gustorf

Producer | Barbara

Florian Koerner von Gustorf was born on November 29, 1963 in Darmstadt, Hesse, West Germany. He is a producer and production manager, known for Barbara (2012), Jerichow (2008) and Yella (2007). He is married to Mona Bräuer. They have one child.

15. Michael Mailer

Producer | Friends and Romans

Michael Mailer was born in 1964. He is a producer and director, known for Friends and Romans (2014), Blood and Bone (2009) and Blind (2017). He has been married to Sasha Lazard since May 15, 2004. They have one child.

16. Debra Hill

Producer | Escape from L.A.

Debra Hill was born on November 10, 1950 in Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA. She was a producer and writer, known for Escape from L.A. (1996), The Fog (1980) and Escape from New York (1981). She died on March 7, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Robert Mandel

Director | Big Shots

Robert Mandel is a director and producer, known for Big Shots (1987), ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and The Substitute (1996).

18. James B. Harris

Producer | The Killing

James B. Harris was born on August 3, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Killing (1956), Lolita (1962) and Paths of Glory (1957).

Started as Stanley Kubrick's producer.

19. Marshall Herskovitz

Producer | Thirtysomething

Marshall Herskovitz was born on February 23, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Thirtysomething (1987), Traffic (2000) and The Last Samurai (2003). He is married to Landry Major. He was previously married to Susan Shilliday.

First a producer, then also a director.



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