Douglas Wick

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Douglas Wick
Born (1954-11-30) November 30, 1954 (age 59)
United States
Other names Douglas Z. Wick
Occupation Producer
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Lucy Fisher (m. 1986; 3 children)

Douglas Wick (born April 7, 1954) is an American movie producer whose work includes producing the Academy Award-winning 2000 film Gladiator, Stuart Little, and the Academy Award-winning Memoirs of a Geisha.

Life and career[edit]

Wick is the son of actress Mary Jane (Woods) and USIA director Charles Z. Wick.[1][2] Following his cum laude graduation from Yale University, where he was a member of Wolf's Head Society, Douglas Wick began work for filmmaker Alan Pakula as his "coffee boy". In 1979, Wick would get his first film credit when he served as associate producer on Pakula's film Starting Over. Wick's first solo producing job came on the 1988 film Working Girl. His next film, Wolf, would reunite Wick with Mike Nichols, who directed Working Girl, before he went on to produce the 1996 film The Craft. The year of 1999 saw Wick produce both the critical-hit Girl, Interrupted and the box-office hit Stuart Little. The following year brought with it Wick's biggest success to date, Gladiator. This film would net Wick an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award all for "Best Picture". Also in 2000 Wick produced the Sci Fi hit Hollow Man. In the next few years Wick would produce Spy Game, Peter Pan (the first live action version of the J.M. Barrie classic tale), a successful Stuart Little sequel Stuart Little 2, and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!. In 2005, Douglas Wick would produce two more critical hits Jarhead and Memoirs of a Geisha as well as two lesser successes Bewitched and another Stuart Little sequel Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild. Wick produced the moderate success of RV and a Hollow Man sequel Hollow Man 2 in 2006.

Wick and Lucy Fisher produced Lawless and The Great Gatsby.

Wick has been married to Lucy Fisher since 1986, and together they have three daughters, Sarah Wick, Julia Wick, and Tessa Wick.[3] Wick is also best friends with bluegrass musician Dave Rawlings.[4]

Red Wagon Entertainment[edit]

Douglas Wick is the founder of Red Wagon Entertainment and Red Wagon Productions. In 2000, he expanded the company to bring in Lucy Fisher, his partner and wife. Red Wagon Productions has been the production company on fifteen of the films Wick has produced, including: Girl, Interrupted; Spy Game; and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards

  • Best Picture
    • 2000 Gladiator

Golden Globes

  • Best Picture
    • 1988 Working Girl
    • 2000 Gladiator

BAFTA Awards

  • Best Film
    • 2000 Gladiator

PGA Golden Laurel Awards

  • Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award
    • 2000

NATO ShoWest Producer of the Year

  • 2002

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