Mark Johnson

Producer, Assistant director, Production assistant
Although executive producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber grabbed an Oscar the night "Rain Man" (1988) won Best Picture honors and posed for a widely-circulated picture, the real winner of the statuette was the film's ... Read more »
Born: 12/27/1945 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Producer (60)

Better Call Saul 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rectify 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Aloft 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Battle Creek 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Halt & Catch Fire 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hollywood Game Night 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

Secret in Their Eyes 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Weekend 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bless Me, Ultima 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Breaking Bad 2007 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chasing Mavericks 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flying Lessons 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Won't Back Down 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shooter 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wendell Baker Story 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

How to Eat Fried Worms 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Monkey 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Guardian 2001 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dragonfly 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Banger Sisters 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Falcone 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Dog Skip 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Astronaut's Wife 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Little Princess 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sniper 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wilder Napalm 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kafka 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kafka 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Avalon 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harry 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tin Men 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diner 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Producer

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Production Management (6)

Fatso 1980 (Movie)

Director (Assistant Director)

Escape From Alcatraz 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

For the Love of Benji 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

High Anxiety 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Actor (3)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Uncle Pervis (Actor)

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Drew Barrymore 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor
Executive (1)

Cruising 1980 (Movie)

(Production Executive)
Other (1)

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

associated with production (Production)

Biography

Although executive producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber grabbed an Oscar the night "Rain Man" (1988) won Best Picture honors and posed for a widely-circulated picture, the real winner of the statuette was the film's producer Mark Johnson, longtime collaborator of its director Barry Levinson. The pair met on the set of the Mel Brooks comedy "High Anxiety" (1977) where Levinson was the screenwriter and Johnson an assistant director, and their partnership began in earnest when Johnson executive produced Levinson's acclaimed directorial debut, "Diner" (1982). After that, he served as producer on all 10 of Levinson's movies through "Jimmy Hollywood" (1994), as well as co-executive producing the short-lived ABC comedy series "Harry" (1987). Although the self-effacing Johnson does not attribute any of the artistic achievement of these films (including "The Natural" 1984, "Tin Men" 1987, "Avalon" 1990, and "Bugsy" 1991) to his efforts, he clearly showed a sensitive and supportive talent for opening creative spaces for Levinson, his actors and crew.

Relationships

Lezlie Johnson

Wife

Rebecca Johnson

Daughter

Jack Johnson

Son

Emory Johnson

Father
divorced from Johnson's mother in the early 1950s died in the 70s

David Johnson

Brother

Dorothy King

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia

attended Directors Guild of America Director Training Program

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

1999

Executive produced "The Astronaut's Wife", directed by Rand Ravich; project reuinted him with star Johnny Depp

1998

One of four producers (along with Levinson, Lawrence Kasdan and Charles Newirth) for Don Parisot's "Home Fries", starring Drew Barrymore

1997

Reunited with Levinson as producer on "Donnie Brasco", helmed by Mike Newell and starring Pacino and Johnny Depp

1996

Signed two-year production deal with DreamWorks

1995

Produced Alfonso Cuaron's remake of "The Little Princess"

1993

Reteamed with Clint Eastwood (who directed and co-starred) as producer of "A Perfect World"

1991

First film produced by Baltimore Pictures not directed by Levinson, Steven Soderbergh's "Kafka"

1991

Served as a producer (along with Levinson and star Warren Beatty) on the Academy Award nominated Best Picture "Bugsy"

1988

With Levinson, produced the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Rain Man"

1987

Co-executive produced (with Levinson and star Alan Arkin) short-lived ABC comedy series, "Harry"

1983

Produced "Diner", a half-hour TV adaptation for CBS of the successful feature film; unsold pilot based on the successful film

1982

First collaboration with director/screenwriter Levinson; executive produced "Diner"

1980

Served as executive in charge of production on William Friedkin's controversial "Cruising", starring Al Pacino

1977

Worked as an assistant director on Mel Brooks' "High Anxiety"; first met Barry Levinson, one of the film's writers

1976

Studies with DGA program led to first feature film credit as production assistant on Paul Mazursky's "Next Stop, Greenwich Village"

1974

Moved to New York City; worked as a production assistant on TV commercials; began in editing, later assumed responsibilities related to producing

1964

Moved back to the United States at age 18 to enroll at the University of Virginia

1953

Moved to Spain with mother, brother and sister at age seven

Worked as an extra and in bit roles as a child in several American and British films shot on location in Spain

Formed Baltimore Pictures production company with Barry Levinson

Worked on several projects for 20th Century-Fox in the early 1990s

Worked his way up from second assistant director to first assistant director on such films as "Movie Movie" (1978), "The Brink's Job" (1978) and "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979); the latter marked first collaboration with Clint Eastwood

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