John Lesher (producer)

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John Lesher
Born (1966-05-12) May 12, 1966 (age 52)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Film producer
Years active 2012–present
Spouse(s) Christina Liao

John Lesher (born May 12, 1966) is an American film producer best known for winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for 2014 film Birdman.[1]


Lesher is a producer for independent film studio LBI Entertainment.[2] His first film credit is for David Ayer's 2012 cop-drama End of Watch. In 2014, he produced the World War II drama Fury, also written and directed by Ayer, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Birdman under his production company, Le Grisbi Productions.[3] He produced the 2015 film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, which portrays the life of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.


Films that Lesher has produced:

Year Title Notes
2012 End of Watch
2013 Blood Ties
2014 Fury
2014 Birdman Won Academy Award for Best Picture
2015 Black Mass


  1. ^ Strauss, Jordan (February 23, 2015). "James W. Skotchdopole, Sean Penn, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Lesher". Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Birdman' And 'Fury' Producer John Lesher Joining LBI Entertainment". Deadline. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "John Lesher". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 

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