Happy Birthday: Brian Grazer

Brian GrazerDate of Birth 12 July 1951, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name Brian Thomas Grazer
Height 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)

Married to: Veronica A Smiley (20 February 2016 – present)
Gigi Levangie (20 September 1997 – 21 May 2009) (divorced) (2 children)
Corki Grazer (23 May 1982 – 2 June 1992) (divorced) (2 children)
Theresa Mckay-Roberts (16 March 1972 – 6 July 1979) (divorced)

I only make movies that are interesting to me.

I probably should have a brand, but I think you can’t get the best artists to work for you if you’re branded. I get the trade-off, and I really would like to be more famous for my work, get more credit for my achievements. We all want more of that. But on the other hand, if you get too big–like it says in American Gangster (2007)’–success is your enemy.

I like learning stuff. The more information you can get about a person or a subject, the more you can pour into a potential project. I made a decision to do different things. I want to do things that have a better chance of being thought of as original. I do everything I can to disrupt my comfort zone.

[on criticisms that ’24’ made Americans more amenable to torture] I don’t think we made it OK at all. I think that we just stated that it was going on. Ultimately, Jack Bauer was a wish-fulfillment character – the guy we wished we could be when we saw political injustice or terrorism, either in our country or other countries.


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