Rick Rubin

Arguably one of the music business' most successful and influential record producers for over three decades, Rick Rubin helped to popularize hip-hop music in the 1980s through the seminal Def Jam Records, which he ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1963 in Lido Beach, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (24)

The Secret Life of Pets 2016 (Movie)

("No Sleep Till Brooklyn") (Song)

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

("(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)") (Song)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

("No Sleep Till Brooklyn") (Song)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

("Drop") (Song)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

("I Can't Live Without My Radio") (Song)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

("Going Back To Cali") (Song)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

song producer("School of Hard Knocks") (Song)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

song producer("Ga Ga") (Song)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Amongst Friends 1993 (Movie)

("Brass Monkey") (Song)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

song producer("Big Gun") (Song)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

song producer("The Witch") (Song)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("Fight For Your Right (To Party)") (Song)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

("Gong Back to Cali") (Song)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("I Can't Live Without My Radio") (Song)
Actor (11)

Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Def Jam Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nusrat: A Voice from Heaven 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tougher Than Leather 1988 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)
Director (1)

Tougher Than Leather 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Tougher Than Leather 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Tougher Than Leather 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Arguably one of the music business' most successful and influential record producers for over three decades, Rick Rubin helped to popularize hip-hop music in the 1980s through the seminal Def Jam Records, which he co-founded with entrepreneur Russell Simmons. His stripped-down production style, which emphasized the artist over the beats while melding rap and rock elements made such acts as Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J into mainstream superstars and minted Rubin as a visionary force in the future of popular music. After leaving Def Jam in 1988, he launched a new label, Def American, which featured Rubin's celebrated, award-winning collaboration with rock acts like Slayer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as established artists, most notably Johnny Cash, whose career was revitalized by a series of acclaimed albums with Rubin. By the new millennium, Rubin had produced some of the biggest records of the decade by major artists like the Dixie Chicks, Justin Timberlake, Neil Diamond and Metallica, which preceded his appointment as co-head of Columbia Records. Though the job was plagued by conflict with the label's executives, the discord did not prevent Rubin from continuing his winning streak, with two Grammys for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year with Adele's starmaking 21 (2012). Rubin's long, storied career and ability to draw the best from a wide variety of artists made him a major creative force within the increasingly moribund music industry.

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