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Neal H. Moritz

Neal H. Moritz

Neal H. Moritz is the owner of Original Film, an established feature film, television, commercial and music video production company. Moritz has a degree in economics from UCLA and a graduate degree from the Peter Stark motion picture producing program at the University of Southern California.

Moritz's credits include a slew of blockbuster hits. His most recent films include Out of Time with Denzel Washington and S.W.A.T. starring Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson. Moritz also produced the $145 million-plus sleeper hit The Fast and the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster, and its equally successful sequel The Fast and the Furious 2, all with director Rob Cohen. Other films they have done together include The Skulls, also starring Paul Walker and Josh Jackson, and the HBO movie The Rat Pack, with Ray Liotta and Don Cheadle, which was nominated for 11 Emmys Awards.

Moritz's earlier credits helped establish him as one of the most profitable producers in Hollywood. Juice was his first major film, followed up by the hit I Know What You Did Last Summer, which featured break-through performances by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr. Its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, followed, adding pop sensation Brandy to the cast. Moritz's next film Urban Legend spawned a successful sequel, Urban Legends: Final Cut. Cruel Intentions was Original Film's first self-financed feature.

Additional producing credits include the blockbusters Not Another Teen Movie, XXX with Vin Diesel and Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon, the college comedy Slackers starring Jason Schwartzman and Devon Sawa, Volcano, Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence, Saving Silverman with Jack Black, Steve Zahn and Jason Biggs, and the Leelee Sobieski-starrer, The Glass House.

Moritz is currently producing Fox's hit television series Tru Calling starring Eliza Dushku, and is set to produce the family drama Still Life to air in January, also on Fox. Upcoming films include the sequel to the smash hit XXX, XXX2, Click with Adam Sandler and Stealth directed by Rob Cohen.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Neal H. Moritz Facts

OccupationProducer

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