Bruce Berman

Executive
Bruce Berman is a producer and studio executive, best known as Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. In this capacity, Berman served as executive producer of critical and commercial successes including Clint ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1952 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (85)

Going in Style 2017 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Passengers 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Legend of Tarzan 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Magnificent Seven 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Concussion 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Goosebumps 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

San Andreas 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

American Sniper 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Edge of Tomorrow 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Into the Storm 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Winter's Tale 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lucky One 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Where the Wild Things Are 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gran Torino 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Am Legend 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Reaping 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Firewall 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Catwoman 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Taking Lives 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dreamcatcher 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mystic River 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Analyze That 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Eight Legged Freaks 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghost Ship 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Queen of the Damned 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hearts in Atlantis 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Valentine 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deep Blue Sea 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Three to Tango 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Bruce Berman is a producer and studio executive, best known as Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. In this capacity, Berman served as executive producer of critical and commercial successes including Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" (2014), the animated hit "The Lego Movie" (2014), and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013), among many others. Born April 25, 1952 in New York, NY, Berman studied American history at UCLA, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1975. After receiving a degree from Georgetown Law School in Washington D.C., Berman entered the film industry in 1978 at Casablanca Filmworks, the short-lived spinoff of Neil Bogart's Casablanca Records best known for producing the disco comedy "Thank God It's Friday" (1978), starring Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum, and Debra Winger. By 1982, he was a production vice president at Universal; he joined Warner Brothers Pictures in the same capacity in 1984, moving up to Senior Vice President of Production before becoming President of Theatrical Production in 1989 and Worldwide President of Theatrical Production in 1991. Films he worked on during his tenure at Warner Brothers included hits like "The Fugitive" (1993), "Goodfellas" (1990), and the Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). In February 1998, Berman was named Chairman and CEO of the newly formed Village Roadshow Pictures. His first executive producer credit came the same year on the Sandra Bullock/Nicole Kidman romantic comedy "Practical Magic" (1998). With Village Roadshow, Berman went on to executive produce films in an impressive variety of styles and genres, including "The Matrix" (1999), Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) trilogy, "Mystic River" (2003) and George Miller's animated hit "Happy Feet" (2006). The company's success continued in the '10s with the hits "The Lego Movie" (2014), "American Sniper" (2014), "the Dwayne Johnson action thriller "San Andreas" (2015), Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), and Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea" (2015).

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1975
graduated magna cum laude

School of Law, Georgetown University

Washington, Washington D.C.

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, California

Milestones

2015

Executive producer of "Mad Max: Fury Road"

2014

Executive producer of "The Lego Movie"

2008

Executive producer of "Gran Torino"

2006

Executive producer of "Happy Feet"

2003

Executive producer of "Mystic River"

2001

Executive producer of "Training Day"

1999

Executive producer of "The Matrix"

1998

Named Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures

1996

Founded Plan B Entertainment, an independent motion picture company at Warner Bros.

1991

Promoted to President of Worldwide Theatrical Production, Warner Bros. (September)

1989

Named President of Theatrical Production, Warner Bros.

1988

Appointed Senior Vice President of Production at Warner Bros.

1984

Named production vice president at Warner Bros.

1979

Joined Universal Pictures as assistant to Sean Daniel and Joel Silver; moved up the ranks to production vice president

1978

Worked as Peter Guber's assistant at Casablanca Filmworks for one year

1977

Was assistant to Jack Valenti in Washington while attending law school

Bonus Trivia

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Won the Black Reel Award for Best Film for "Training Day."

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Berman's first job in the film industry was working under Jack Valenti at the MPAA while a student at Washington D.C.'s Georgetown Law School.

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