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Brett Ratner


Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit Money Talks. He ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Red Dragon
Red Dragon Director
(2002)
X-Men: The Last Stand
(2006)
Rush Hour
Rush Hour Director
(1998)
Hercules
Hercules Producer
(2014)

Filmography

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 2018 Georgetown (producer) (post-production)
 2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie (executive producer)
 2005-2017 Prison Break (TV Series) (executive producer - 89 episodes)
- Behind the Eyes (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Progeny (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Wine Dark Sea (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Phaecia (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Contingency (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2017 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- By Sidney Lumet (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (producer)
 2016 Dark Crimes (producer)
 2016 Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon (Short) (producer)
 2016 Before the Flood (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 Rush Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Familee Ties (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Dark Night (2016) ... (executive producer)
- O Hostage! My Hostage! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Knock, Knock... House Creeping! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Prisoner of Love (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 War Dogs (executive producer)
 2016 Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2016) ... (producer)
 2015 In the Name of Honor (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 The Revenant (executive producer)
 2015 S Is for Stanley (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 Kill Them Mommy! (Short) (executive producer)
 2015 Fun Size Horror: Volume Two (segment executive producer - segment "Kill Them Mommy")
 2015/III The Audition (Short) (producer)
 2015 Truth (producer)
 2015 I Saw the Light (producer)
 2015 Black Mass (executive producer)
 2015 By Sidney Lumet (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The 100 Years Show (Documentary short) (producer)
 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)
 2014 30 for 30: Soccer Stories (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Mysteries of the Jules Rimet Trophy (2014) ... (producer)
 2012 Rogue (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Sap ji sang ciu (executive producer - uncredited)
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (producer)
 2011 Chaos (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Proof of Life (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Mincemeat (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Glory Days (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Core Fortitude (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Remote Control (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Horrible Bosses (producer)
 2011 Nick Cannon: Mr. Show Biz (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Skyline (executive producer)
 2010/I Mother's Day (producer)
 2010 Catfish (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Cop House (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Prison Break: The Final Break (Video) (executive producer)
 2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (Documentary short) (producer)
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007-2008 Women's Murder Club (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Never Tell (2008) ... (executive producer)
- And the Truth Will (Sometimes) Set You Free (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Father's Day (2008) ... (executive producer)
- FBI Guy (2008) ... (executive producer)
- To Drag & to Hold (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2008 21 (executive producer)
 2007 Helmut by June (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2007 Code Name: The Cleaner (producer)
 2006 End Game (executive producer)
 2006 Running Scared (producer)
 2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Santa's Slay (producer)
 2005 Before, During and 'After the Sunset' (Video documentary) (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)
 1999 Partners (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Brown Sugar", by D'Angelo. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

In an action movie, I don't want to move the camera too much, because the movement should be within the frame. The same goes for comedy. You don't want to push in for a joke; it's plenty in a medium shot. Watch my jokes, they're never in close-up. If the audience feels the camera, it's horrible. See more »

Trivia:

Got his start by directing rap and hip-hop videos for his friend Russell Simmons. When the original director of Money Talks (1997) had to be replaced, Russell Simmons recommended him. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Don Cheadle, Chris Tucker and Ken Leung See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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