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Rudin, Scott Biography




biography of Rudin, Scott

14 July 1958, New York City, New York, USA


-   Ranked #18 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #26 in 2002.

-   Was President of 20th Century Fox in 1986.

-   _The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)_ (qv) was originally considered by Paramount Pictures (the studio at which Rudin had a production deal with), but Paramount turned it down. Disney's Touchstone division produced it, and it became a hit.

-   Left Paramount Pictures to head up the Walt Disney Company's Miramax Films, after 'Bob Weinstein' (qv) and 'Harvey Weinstein' (qv) left to create a new independent film studio. After 'Sherry Lansing' (qv) (retired chairman and CEO of Paramount) and 'Jonathan Dolgen' (qv) (former president of Paramount) left, he said that: "I had a hugely emotional response to Sherry and John leaving and the heart went out of the place for me." (Source: Oscarwatch.com). [2005].

-   Was the inspiration for Buddy Ackerman (played by 'Kevin Spacey' (qv)) in _Swimming with Sharks (1994)_ (qv).

-   Ranked #3 of 50 influential people in The new York Observer's "The New Power Gays" article, June 2011.

-   Is one of only 14 individuals who are an "EGOT", meaning that he has received at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. The other recipients, in chronological order, are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones. Three of the 14 recipients, however, did receive one non-competitive award: Barbra Streisand won a Special Tony, Liza Minnelli won a Special Grammy, and James Earl Jones won a Special Oscar.


-   If you're going to spend two or three years of your life working on something, you've got to be making the kind of movie that discusses and influences the culture and is engaged in the world you're living in.

-   [on whether his late release of _Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)_ (qv) was an attempt to ensure Oscar candidacy] It's a movie, not a worm on a hook.


-   "The New York Times" (USA), 18 April 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,284, pg. E2, by: Lawrence Van Gelder, "Rudin Buys Rights to Roth Novel"

-   "Variety" (USA), 17 April 2008, by: Michael Fleming, "Rudin Nabs Roth's 'Indignation'"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 7 September 2007, Vol. 156, Iss. 54,060, pg. E6, by: Lawrence Van Gelder, "Footnote"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 7 November 2004, by: Nancy Hass, "Scott Rudin's Three Ring Holiday Circus"

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Movies Produced

  1. Coram Boy (2015) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  2. Fences (2015) (producer)
  3. A Thousand Splendid Suns (2015) (producer)
  4. The Marriage Plot (2015) (producer)
  5. The Occasionally Interesting Anti-Adventures of an Unnamed Girl (2015) (producer)
  6. Mr. Nice Guy (2015) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  7. The Dangerous Book for Boys (2015) (producer)
  8. The Smoker (2015) (executive producer)
  9. In Search of the Castaways (2014) (producer)
  10. Same Time, Next Year (2014) (producer)
  11. Santa Wars (2014) (producer)
  12. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (producer)
  13. The Terrorist Search Engine (2014) (producer)
  14. Let's Make Friends (2013) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  15. Liars (A-E) (2013) (producer)
  16. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) (producer)
  17. Captain Phillips (2013) (producer)
  18. Silicon Valley (2013) (TV) (executive producer)
  19. Red Light Winter (2013) (producer)
  20. "The Newsroom" (2012) {The Genoa Tip (#2.2)} (executive producer)
  21. Frances Ha (2012) (producer)
  22. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) (producer)
  23. The Corrections (2012) (TV) (producer)
  24. The Dictator (2012) (producer)
  25. "The Newsroom" (2012) {5/1 (#1.7)} (executive producer)
  26. "The Newsroom" (2012) {Amen (#1.5)} (executive producer)
  27. "The Newsroom" (2012) {Bullies (#1.6)} (executive producer)
  28. "The Newsroom" (2012) {I'll Try to Fix You (#1.4)} (executive producer)
  29. "The Newsroom" (2012) {News Night 2.0 (#1.2)} (executive producer)
  30. "The Newsroom" (2012) {The 112th Congress (#1.3)} (executive producer)
  31. "The Newsroom" (2012) {The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (#1.8)} (executive producer)
  32. "The Newsroom" (2012) {The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (#1.9)} (executive producer)
  33. "The Newsroom" (2012) {The Greater Fool (#1.10)} (executive producer)
  34. "The Newsroom" (2012) {We Just Decided To (#1.1)} (executive producer)
  35. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) (producer)
  36. Margaret (2011/I) (producer)
  37. Moneyball (2011) (executive producer)
  38. School of Rock 2: America Rocks (2011) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  39. Page Eight (2011) (TV) (executive producer)
  40. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) (producer)
  41. Untitled Daniel Clowes Project (2011) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  42. Lush Life (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  43. Goat (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  44. Maynard & Jennica (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  45. Greenberg (2010) (producer)
  46. Indignation (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  47. All About Adam (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  48. Synchronicity (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  49. Oh the Glory of It All (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  50. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  51. The Social Network (2010) (producer)
  52. The Unnamed (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  53. The Way Back (2010/I) (executive producer)
  54. The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (executive producer)
  55. The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  56. True Grit (2010) (producer)
  57. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (producer)
  58. Aloft (2009) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  59. It's Complicated (2009) (producer)
  60. Julie & Julia (2009) (executive producer)
  61. Doubt (2008/I) (producer)
  62. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) (executive producer)
  63. Stop-Loss (2008) (producer)
  64. Revolutionary Road (2008) (producer)
  65. Untitled Emile Griffith Project (2008) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  66. Margot at the Wedding (2007) (producer)
  67. No Country for Old Men (2007) (producer)
  68. The Blob (2007) {{SUSPENDED}} (producer)
  69. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) (producer)
  70. There Will Be Blood (2007) (executive producer)
  71. Failure to Launch (2006) (producer)
  72. Freedomland (2006) (producer)
  73. The Queen (2006) (executive producer)
  74. Notes on a Scandal (2006) (producer)
  75. Reprise (2006) (executive producer)
  76. Venus (2006/I) (executive producer)
  77. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006) (executive producer)
  78. I Heart Huckabees (2004) (producer)
  79. Closer (2004/I) (executive producer)
  80. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (executive producer)
  81. The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (producer)
  82. Team America: World Police (2004) (producer)
  83. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) (producer)
  84. The Stepford Wives (2004) (producer)
  85. The Village (2004) (producer)
  86. Marci X (2003) (producer)
  87. The School of Rock (2003) (producer)
  88. Changing Lanes (2002) (producer)
  89. Orange County (2002) (producer)
  90. The Hours (2002) (producer)
  91. Iris (2001/I) (producer)
  92. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) (producer)
  93. Zoolander (2001) (producer)
  94. Jordeys (2000) (producer)
  95. Shaft (2000) (producer)
  96. Rules of Engagement (2000) (producer)
  97. Wonder Boys (2000) (producer)
  98. Angela's Ashes (1999) (producer)
  99. Bringing Out the Dead (1999) (producer)
  100. Sleepy Hollow (1999) (producer)
  101. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) (executive producer)
  102. "Clueless" (1996) {A Test of Character (#3.19)} (producer)
  103. "Clueless" (1996) {All Night Senior Party (#3.22)} (producer)
  104. "Clueless" (1996) {Let's Stay Together (#2.18)} (producer)
  105. "Clueless" (1996) {Big Sissies (#3.18)} (producer)
  106. "Clueless" (1996) {Cher's Weekend at Bernie's (#3.16)} (producer)
  107. "Clueless" (1996) {Child Bride (#3.12)} (producer)
  108. "Clueless" (1996) {Graduation (#3.21)} (producer)
  109. "Clueless" (1996) {Mercy Date (#3.11)} (producer)
  110. "Clueless" (1996) {My Best Friend's Boyfriend (#3.14)} (producer)
  111. "Clueless" (1996) {Nice Girls Finish Last (#3.10)} (producer)
  112. "Clueless" (1996) {None for the Road (#3.15)} (producer)
  113. "Clueless" (1996) {Parent Trap (#3.17)} (producer)
  114. "Clueless" (1996) {Popularity (#3.13)} (producer)
  115. "Clueless" (1996) {Prom Misses, Prom Misses (#3.20)} (producer)
  116. A Civil Action (1998) (producer)
  117. "Clueless" (1996) {In Boyfriend We Trust (#2.15)} (producer)
  118. "Clueless" (1996) {Labor of Love (#2.13)} (producer)
  119. "Clueless" (1996) {Back from Bakersfield (#3.2)} (producer)
  120. "Clueless" (1996) {Bakersfield Blues (#3.1)} (producer)
  121. "Clueless" (1996) {Cashless (#2.22)} (producer)
  122. The Truman Show (1998) (producer)
  123. "Clueless" (1996) {Cher and Cher Alike (#3.6)} (producer)
  124. "Clueless" (1996) {Dance Fever (#2.14)} (producer)
  125. Twilight (1998) (producer)
  126. "Clueless" (1996) {Father's Keeper (#3.7)} (producer)
  127. "Clueless" (1996) {Friends (#2.20)} (producer)
  128. "Clueless" (1996) {The Joint (#2.16)} (producer)
  129. "Clueless" (1996) {Life Is a Beach (#2.17)} (producer)
  130. "Clueless" (1996) {Model Smoker (#3.3)} (producer)
  131. "Clueless" (1996) {Never P.E.T.A. Squirrel (#3.8)} (producer)
  132. "Clueless" (1996) {Our Lady of Rodeo Drive (#3.9)} (producer)
  133. "Clueless" (1996) {P.G. Seventeen (#2.19)} (producer)
  134. "Clueless" (1996) {Scream Again Murray, Scream Again! (#3.5)} (producer)
  135. "Clueless" (1996) {Scream Murray, Scream! (#3.4)} (producer)
  136. "Clueless" (1996) {Sean's Video (#2.21)} (producer)
  137. In & Out (1997) (producer)
  138. "Clueless" (1996) {I'm in with the Out Crowd (#1.15)} (producer)
  139. "Clueless" (1996) {A Very P.C. Christmas (Holiday) (#2.12)} (producer)
  140. "Clueless" (1996) {All Teed Off (#1.16)} (producer)
  141. "Clueless" (1996) {Back to School (#2.1)} (producer)
  142. "Clueless" (1996) {Chick Fight Tonight (#2.5)} (producer)
  143. "Clueless" (1996) {Fixing up Daddy (#1.13)} (producer)
  144. "Clueless" (1996) {Homecoming Queen (#2.7)} (producer)
  145. "Clueless" (1996) {Sharing Cher (#2.4)} (producer)
  146. "Clueless" (1996) {Shop 'Til You Drop (#2.8)} (producer)
  147. "Clueless" (1996) {Suddenly Stupid (#2.3)} (producer)
  148. "Clueless" (1996) {The Intruder (#2.9)} (producer)
  149. "Clueless" (1996) {The Party's Over (#1.14)} (producer)
  150. "Clueless" (1996) {Trick or Treat (#2.6)} (producer)
  151. "Clueless" (1996) {Valley of the Malls (#2.11)} (producer)
  152. "Clueless" (1996) {Mr. Wright (#1.17)} (producer)
  153. "Clueless" (1996) {Salsa, Chlorine & Tears (#2.2)} (producer)
  154. "Clueless" (1996) {Secrets & Lies (#1.18)} (producer)
  155. Marvin's Room (1996) (producer)
  156. Mother (1996/II) (producer)
  157. Ransom (1996) (producer)
  158. The First Wives Club (1996) (producer)
  159. "Clueless" (1996) {Kiss Me Kip (#1.8)} (producer)
  160. "Clueless" (1996) {As If a Girl's Reach Should Exceed Her Grasp (#1.1)} (producer)
  161. "Clueless" (1996) {Cher, Inc. (#1.12)} (producer)
  162. "Clueless" (1996) {City Beautification (#1.3)} (producer)
  163. "Clueless" (1996) {Driving Me Crazy (#1.10)} (producer)
  164. "Clueless" (1996) {I Got You Babe (#1.9)} (producer)
  165. "Clueless" (1996) {Making Up Is Hard to Do (#1.6)} (producer)
  166. "Clueless" (1996) {To Party or Not to Party (#1.2)} (producer)
  167. "Clueless" (1996) {We Shall Overpack (#1.5)} (producer)
  168. "Clueless" (1996) {Pilot (#1.7)} (producer)
  169. "Clueless" (1996) {Romeo and Cher (#1.11)} (producer)
  170. Clueless (1995) (producer)
  171. Sabrina (1995) (producer)
  172. I.Q. (1994) (executive producer)
  173. Nobody's Fool (1994) (producer)
  174. Life with Mikey (1993) (producer)
  175. Addams Family Values (1993) (producer)
  176. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) (producer)
  177. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) (producer)
  178. The Firm (1993) (producer)
  179. Jennifer Eight (1992) (executive producer)
  180. Sister Act (1992) (executive producer)
  181. White Sands (1992) (producer)
  182. Little Man Tate (1991) (producer)
  183. The Addams Family (1991) (producer)
  184. Regarding Henry (1991) (producer)
  185. Flatliners (1990) (executive producer)
  186. Pacific Heights (1990) (producer)
  187. Mrs. Soffel (1984) (producer)
  188. Reckless (1984) (producer)
  189. He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983) (executive producer)
  190. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
  191. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) (producer)
  192. Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) (TV) (producer)

Misc

  1. Passion (1996) (TV) (stage producer)
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