Jon Landau (film producer)

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Jon Landau
Jon Landau 2010.jpg
Landau in 2010
Born (1960-07-23) July 23, 1960 (age 58)
New York City, New York

Jon Landau (/ˈlænd/; born July 23, 1960) is an American film producer, known for producing Titanic (1997), a film which won him an Academy Award and earned $2.19 billion in gross revenues, and Avatar (2009), which earned $2.79 billion. As of 2018, these are still the two highest-grossing films of all time.

Early life[edit]

Landau was born Jewish family in New York City, New York, the son of Edie, a producer, and Ely A. Landau, a studio executive and producer.[1] He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts.


Throughout the early '90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox.[citation needed]

He is best known for producing Titanic (1997), a film which won him an Academy Award and became the highest-grossing film of all time, the first ever to reach $2.0 billion in gross revenues. The film reached $2.19 billion, more than double the $1.03 billion of then-record-holder Jurassic Park (1993).

In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster Avatar, which has since surpassed their earlier collaboration, Titanic, to become the new (and reigning) highest-grossing film of all time, with $2.79 billion. Avatar earned Landau his second Academy Award nomination, losing that year to The Hurt Locker.


  • 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



  1. ^ Pat Sierchio (March 1, 2010). "Producer Landau: Interpreter of Dreams". Retrieved June 8, 2013.

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