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Douglas Wick

Douglas Wick

Douglas Wick is an Academy Award-winning producer whose movies have earned more than $1.5 billion at the box office, and an array of honors, including 20 Academy Award nominations, and seven Oscar wins. In 2000, Wick produced the blockbuster Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, which grossed more than $450 million worldwide and won numerous awards. Wick won the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture, as well as the Producers Guild's Golden Laurel Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award for his work on the film.

Under his Red Wagon Entertainment banner, Wick produced the international family hits Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2. Additionally he produced Girl, Interrupted, starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie (who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role); Paul Verhoeven's science fiction thriller Hollow Man, starring Kevin Bacon; and the espionage thriller Spy Game, teaming Robert Redford and Brad Pitt under the direction of Tony Scott.

In 2001, Wick was joined as co-head of Red Wagon by Lucy Fisher, former Vice Chairman of Sony's Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group.

Currently in worldwide release from Red Wagon is the live-action version of J.M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan. Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film stars Jeremy Sumpter, the first boy to play the legendary leader of Neverland's lost boys, and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy, along with Jason Isaacs, Lynn Redgrave, Olivia Williams and Ludivine Sagnier.

Wick and Fisher are currently in pre-production on the big-screen adaptation of the classic television series Bewitched, to be directed by Nora Ephron and to star Nicole Kidman. Also in pre-production is the long-awaited Memoirs of a Geisha based on the runaway bestseller, to be directed by Rob Marshall. Other upcoming high-profile projects for Fisher and Wick include Dreadnought, to star Vin Diesel, The Lone Ranger, and a hip hop remake of Bye Bye Birdie."

Wick graduated cum laude from Yale University and began his producing career as an associate producer on Starting Over. His first solo producing credit was Mike Nichols' smash hit comedy Working Girl, starring Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver, for which Wick received an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture. He reteamed with Mike Nichols to produce Wolf, starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer. Wick's other film credits include Hush, starring Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow, and The Craft, starring Neve Campbell.

Wick has served on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Early Education in Los Angeles, the Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America, and is a co-founder of CuresNow-an organization focused on the promotion of regenerative medicine and stem cell research. His personal honors include the Saturn Award, the Los Angeles Father of the Year Award, and Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Producer of the Year, the Motion Picture Club's Producer of the Year, the 2002 NATO ShoWest Producer of the Year, and the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Producing.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Douglas Wick Facts

OccupationProducer

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