Jon Landau

Producer, Production manager
After getting his start in show business in production management, Jon Landau served as a producer and studio executive on a number of blockbuster movies before partnering with James Cameron to make two of the biggest ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1960 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (12)

Avatar 2 2018 (Movie)

(Producer)

Avatar 4 2018 (Movie)

(Producer)

Avatar 3 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beyond Glory 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Solaris 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Campus Man 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nagasaki Deadline (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dive (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (7)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Campus Man 1987 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Making Mr. Right 1987 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

F/X 1986 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

(Post-Production Supervisor)
Actor (1)

The 47th Miss USA Pageant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

After getting his start in show business in production management, Jon Landau served as a producer and studio executive on a number of blockbuster movies before partnering with James Cameron to make two of the biggest hits in cinema history - "Titanic" (1997) and "Avatar" (2009). Landau earned his first producing credit on the teen comedy "Campus Man" (1987), followed by co-producing "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989) and Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" (1990) before serving as executive vice president of feature productions at 20th Century Fox. During his over five-year tenure at Fox, Landau supervised production on many films, including "Die Hard 2" (1990), John Hughes' "Home Alone" (1990) and its sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), "Waiting to Exhale" (1995) and "Broken Arrow" (1996). It was at Fox that he began his professional relationship with Cameron on "True Lies" (1994), which blossomed into a partnership when Landau returned to the producing ranks on Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic" (1997), a mammoth hit that earned over $1 billion worldwide and 11 Academy Awards, but had been a troubling production of epic proportions. After producing "Solaris" (2002) together, the team of Landau and Cameron brought forth "Avatar" (2009), a revolutionary epic that made a record $2 billion internationally while igniting a 3-D craze with Cameron's pioneering techniques. Because of his two massive successes with Cameron, Landau stood tall as one of Hollywood's premiere producers.

Relationships

Jamie Landau

Son

Jody Landau

Son

Julie Landau

Wife

Ely Landau

Father
Produced the 1962 film "Long Day's Journey into Night," with Katharine Hepburn died Nobermber 4, 1993

Edie Landau

Mother

Tina Landau

Sister

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1983

Milestones

2009

Re-teamed with Cameron to produce the blockbuster, "Avatar"; Cameron also wrote and directed; shared an Oscar nomination with Cameron for Producing

2002

Produced "Solaris," with James Cameron

2000

Merged Blue Horizon with Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment

1997

Along with director James Cameron produced "Titanic," the highest-grossing film of all time; film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director

1990

Co-produced "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty, who also directed

1989

Credited as co-producer for "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

1987

First film credit as a producer, "Campus Man"

1986

Was a unit production manager on Michael Mann's "Manhunter"

1986

Served as production manager on "F/X"

1984

First feature credit, post-production supervisor on "Beat Street"

Served as Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox for five years in the early 90s

Formed the production company, Blue Horizon

Moved to California with family when he was in high school

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