Top Ten Money Making Stars
The Year 2013
b. Concord, CA, July 9, 1956. m. actress Rita Wilson. Traveled around Northern CA. with family before settling in Oakland, CA. e. Chabot Jr. Col., California State U. Began career with Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland (3 seasons) and NY’s Riverside Theater (Taming of the Shrew). Formed Production Company: Playtone Productions with Rita Wilson. 2009 elected to the Bd. of Governors of AMPAS for three year term.
PICTURES: He Knows You’re Alone (debut, 1980), Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man With One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit, Nothing in Common, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Dragnet, Big (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 1989), Punchline, The ‘Burbs, Turner and Hooch, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Radio Flyer, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle (Golden Globe nom. 1994), Philadelphia (Academy Award, 1994; Golden Globe Award), Forrest Gump (Academy Award, 1995; Golden Globe Award), The Celluloid Closet, Apollo 13, Toy Story (voice), That Thing You Do! (also dir.), Saving Private Ryan (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1999), You’ve Got Mail, Toy Story 2 (voice), The Green Mile, Cast Away (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2001), The Road to Perdition, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, The Ladykillers, The Polar Express (also exec. prod.), Cars (voice), The Da Vinci Code, The Great Buck Howard (also prod.), Charlie Wilson’s War (also prod., Golden Globe nom. 2008), Angels & Demons, Boone’s Lick, Toy Story 3 (voice), Larry Crowne (also dir., prod., s.p.), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Cloud Atlas, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, In the Garden of Beasts (also prod). As Producer: Connie & Carla, The Spider and the Fly, The Great Hartford Elementary Heist, A Cold Case (also actor), A Wilderness of Monkeys (also exec. prod., dir.), Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, The Ant Bully, The Risk Pool (also actor), They Marched Into Sunlight, Evan Almighty (exec. prod.), Starter for Ten, Where the Wild Things Are, City of Ember, Mamma Mia!, Surfer Dude, My Life in Ruins, Where the Wild Things Are, Toy Story 3 (voice), Triple Frontier, Parkland.
TELEVISION: Movies: Rona Jaffe’s Mazes and Monsters, Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch, We’re with the Band (prod.), Game Change (prod., Emmy Award 2012), K Blows Top (exec. prod.). Mini-series: Band of Brothers (exec. prod. 2 Emmy Awards; 1 other nom. 2002), From the Earth to the Moon (Emmy Award 1 other nom. for dir. Part I, 1998), John Adams (co-exec. prod., Emmy Award 2008), The Pacific (exec. prod., Emmy Award 2010), Jack Johnson (exec. prod.). Series: Bosom Buddies, West Point (exec. prod.), My Big Fat Greek Life (exec. prod.), Big Love (exec. prod., Emmy nom. 2009), Saturday Night Live (host, 11 episodes), The 3 Minute Talk Show (exec. prod.). Documentaries: The Celluloid Closet, I Am Your Child, Return to Normandy, Shooting War, We Stand Alone Together (exec. prod. Emmy nom. 2002), America: A Tribute to Heroes, Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip (voice), World War II Memorial Dedication (guest speaker), Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (short, narr., prod., writer), Neil Young: Heart of Gold (prod.). Guest: More than 280 appearances.