Jon Landau (film producer)

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Jon Landau
Born (1960-07-23) July 23, 1960 (age 53)
New York City, New York

Jon Landau (born July 23, 1960) is an American film producer.

Life and career[edit]

Landau was born in New York City, New York, the son of Edie, a producer, and Ely A. Landau, a studio executive and producer. He is from a Jewish family.[1] He is one of the "famous faces"[2] due to being a regular player on the online poker website Hollywood Poker which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network. Landau attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is best known for producing Titanic, a film which won him an Academy Award, and most recently, Avatar. Throughout the early '90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox.

In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster, Avatar, which has since become the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Titanic, which had previously held that position. Avatar earned Landau his second Academy Award nomination, which he lost to the producers of The Hurt Locker.

Awards[edit]

  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Golden Globe Award - Titanic - 1997
  • MTV Movie Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Academy Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Producers Guild of America Darryl F Zanuck Theatrical Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award - Titanic - (1997)
  • Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award - Titanic - 1997
  • People Choice Award - Titanic - 1997
  • Golden Globe Award - Avatar - 2009

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Sierchio (March 1, 2010). "Producer Landau: Interpreter of Dreams". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jon Landau Biography". Retrieved July 19, 2007. 

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