Gary Gilbert

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Gary Gilbert
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationFilm producer, Co-founder of Rocket Mortgage
FamilyDan Gilbert (brother)

Gary Gilbert (born 1965) is an American film producer and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Gilbert Films, a media production and financing company based in Los Angeles, California. He is also a co-founder of Rocket Mortgage, as well as a co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA team.


Gilbert was born in 1965 to a Jewish family[1][2][3] and received a business administration degree (BBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Gilbert was one of the producers of La La Land (2016) which was highly critically acclaimed and matched the all-time record of 14 Academy Award nominations. Gilbert began his career when he financed and produced the 2004 feature film Garden State starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. In 2005 Gilbert along with Braff won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Film. In 2010 Gilbert produced The Kids Are All Right which after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival was immediately acquired by Focus Features (Universal Studios). The film was critically acclaimed and in 2011 won two Golden Globes. Annette Bening for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and Gilbert (along with Jeff Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray) for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy). The Kids Are All Right was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Actress (Annette Bening), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Screenplay (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg), and Best Picture (Gary Gilbert, Jeff Levy-Hinte, and Celine Rattray). Gilbert also produced Are You Here, starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.

Gilbert is also a co-owner of the National Basketball Association team the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Usher and his brother, Dan Gilbert, chairman of Quicken Loans. Gilbert founded Rock Financial in 1985 with his older brother Dan, Ron Berman and Lindsay Gross. After a series of mergers, the company, through Quicken Loans, has become one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders.[citation needed]

Partial filmography as producer[edit]


  1. ^ Futterman, Ellen (February 23, 2011). "Oscar night for the Jews". St. Louis Jewish Light. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 13, 2017). "The tribe goes to the Oscars". JWeekly.
  3. ^ Wolfsiz, Francine (February 27, 2017). "La La Land: Who knew it was so Jewish". Times of Israel.

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