After an early career in film sales and distribution, Hanno Huth became a producer for features, including such notable pictures as "Heavenly Creatures" and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle". Born in Essen, Germany, he studied law before going to work for United Artists, working his way up from an unpaid position to sales manager for South America. He subsequently joined the German distribution company Senator Film, rising to the CEO position, which he vacated in 2003 before the company (then Senator Entertainment AG) went bankrupt in 2004. He began producing in 1990, finding early success with the brutal antiwar drama "Stalingrad" and Peter Jackson's fantasy tale of youthful love and murder, "Heavenly Creatures". Through the '90s and into the early '00s, he worked on a number of notable pictures, including the wartime romance "Aimée & Jaguar" and the dramatization of Napoleon Bonaparte's final years, "The Emperor's New Clothes", featuring Ian Holm as the military leader. In addition to numerous pictures based on historical events, such as the tale of Germany's 1954 championship soccer team, "The Miracle of Bern", he also made comedies, including the outlandishly entertaining "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle".