Barrie M. Osborne

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Barrie M. Osborne
Barrie Osborne ONZM investiture.jpg
Osborne in 2017, after his investiture as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by the governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy
Born (1944-02-07) February 7, 1944 (age 75)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1976–present
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
BAFTA Award for Best Film
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
AFI Awards Best Foreign Film
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Barrie Mitchell Osborne ONZM (born February 7, 1944) is an American-New Zealand film producer, production manager and director.

Biography[edit]

The son of Hertha Schwarz and William Osborne, Barrie was born in New York City[1] and grew up in New Rochelle, New York where he graduated New Rochelle High School.[2] He is an alumnus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) December 31, 2016 [3]

Osborne's most notable work is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for which he, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh received the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also produced the 2013 The Great Gatsby remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

In 2014, Osborne, Alan B. Curtiss, and Mexican entrepreneur Max Appedole, released Gloria, a biopic of controversial Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, directed by Christian Keller.[4]

Osborne is also preparing a possible movie trilogy about the Viking king Harald Hardrada.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

Other[edit]

  • American Hot Wax (1978) (second assistant director)
  • The China Syndrome (1979) (second assistant director)
  • Dick Tracy (1990) (second unit director)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (additional second unit director)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrie M. Osborne". filmreference.com.
  2. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". New Rochelle High School. Archived from the original on December 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "New Years Honours 2017". dpmc.govt.nz.
  4. ^ Jen Yamato (October 6, 2014). "Picturehouse Acquires 'Gloria,' Pop Biopic Of The "Mexican Madonna"". deadline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ringenes Herre-produsent vil lage vikingtrilogi". Aftenblade.net.no. August 29, 2013.

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