Steven Reuther

Prolific Hollywood producer Steven Reuther had an impressive knack for finding mainstream commercial hits that also carried a modicum of critical respect, a balancing act that not many producers have been able to pull ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1951

Filmography

Producer (34)

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man of the House 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pay It Forward 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ready to Rumble 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Striking Distance 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Power of One 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Man on Campus 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hider in the House 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Parents 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

And God Created Woman 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Call Me 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paramedics 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

China Girl 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Executive (1)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

(Vestron) (Production Executive)

Biography

Prolific Hollywood producer Steven Reuther had an impressive knack for finding mainstream commercial hits that also carried a modicum of critical respect, a balancing act that not many producers have been able to pull off. In a rare case of a Hollywood cliche turning out to be true in real life, Reuther got his start in the mailroom at the prestigious William Morris Agency in the 1970s before becoming a talent agent himself. Moving into production, Reuther landed at a small studio called Galactic Films, where he scored his first credit as an associate producer on the controversial erotic drama "9 1/2 Weeks". Reuther's next film, the early 1960s period piece "Dirty Dancing", was one of the biggest hits of 1987 and remains a Generation X cultural touchstone; his next major success, 1990's "Pretty Woman", launched Julia Roberts into superstardom. Later hits, many of which he produced in association with his business partner, Michael Douglas, included the John Woo action thriller "Face/Off", and a pair of successful adaptations of legal thrillers by author John Grisham, "The Client" and "The Rainmaker". Reuther died of cancer in 2010; his last credit was as producer of the Katherine Heigl romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth".

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