Bob Yari

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Bob Yari
Babar Yaghoubzadeh

(1961-05-30) May 30, 1961 (age 59)
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
OccupationFilm Producer
Years active1989–present

Bob Yari (Persian: باب یاری‎; born May 30, 1961) is an Iranian-born American film producer.


Yari was born to a Jewish family[1][2] in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York City, and studied cinematography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Producers of the film Crash won the Best Picture at the 78th Academy Awards. Although Yari received screen credit as one of the producers of Crash, the Producers Guild of America refused to designate him as a producer to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the purpose of nominating producers of the film for the Best Picture Oscar. Yari sued both the Academy and the Guild in the Los Angeles Superior Court and lost at the demurrer stage. The trial court's decision was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District on March 25, 2008.[3][non-primary source needed]

Film credits[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit Notes
1989 Mind Games Executive producer
1998 Gohar-e shab cheragh Executive producer Direct-to-video
2001 Perfect Fit
2003 Agent Cody Banks Executive producer
Where the Red Fern Grows
Devil's Pond Executive producer Direct-to-video
2004 Employee of the Month
In Enemy Hands Executive producer
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Laws of Attraction Executive producer
House of D
A Love Song for Bobby Long
Around the Bend Executive producer
2005 Thumbsucker Executive producer
The Chumscrubber Executive producer
The Matador Executive producer
The L.A. Riot Spectacular Executive producer
Sueño Executive producer
Winter Passing Executive producer
Prime Executive producer
2006 The Illusionist
Find Me Guilty Executive producer
Even Money Executive producer
First Snow
The Hoax
Gray Matters
The Painted Veil
Factory Girl Executive producer
2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Kickin' It Old Skool
Christmas in Wonderland Executive producer
2008 Assassination of a High School President
The Accidental Husband
Street Kings Executive producer
Nothing but the Truth
What Doesn't Kill You
2009 The Maiden Heist
2014 The Barber Executive producer
2015 Papa: Hemingway in Cuba
2019 Above Suspicion Executive producer
Killing Pablo
As director
Year Film
1989 Mind Games
2015 Papa: Hemingway in Cuba


Year Title Credit
2008−09 Crash Executive producer
2019 Yellowstone Executive producer


  1. ^ "Having found success in U.S., Iranian Jews turn to show biz". JewishLight. Archived from the original on February 3, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Arts & Culture Having Found Success in U.s., Iranian Jews Turn to Show Biz" June 29, 2006
  3. ^ Yari v. Producers Guild of Am., 161 Cal. App. 4th 172 (2008).

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