Bill Pohlad

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Bill Pohlad is a film producer and director. He is the son of Eloise (O'Rourke) and banker and businessman Carl Pohlad, who owned the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise from 1984 to 2009.

Pohlad was the executive producer of the movies Brokeback Mountain, A Prairie Home Companion, and Food, Inc., and a producer of Into the Wild and 12 Years a Slave. On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award (as producer) for the film The Tree of Life.[1][2]

Pohlad's Brian Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy, was screened at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. It stars Paul Dano as the younger Wilson and John Cusack as the older Wilson, along with Paul Giamatti as Dr. Eugene Landy and Elizabeth Banks as Wilson's second wife, Melinda. Shooting on the film wrapped on August 27, 2013. It will be distributed internationally by Lions Gate Entertainment and in the United States by Roadside Attractions on June 5, 2015.


  1. ^ "The 84th Academy Awards (2012) Nominees". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ "24 Frames". Los Angeles Times. 

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