Gordon's current productions include Hostage, starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Siri; Winter Passing, starring Will Ferrell and Ed Harris; Crash starring Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle; Matador starring Pierce Brosnan; Casanova, to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom; Prime, starring Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock and written and to be directed by Ben Younger; The Painted Veil, starring Edward Norton and to be directed by Caroline Link; and the soon to be released Laws of Attraction, starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore and directed by Peter Howitt.
As producer, Gordon's past films include The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Mel Gibson; Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks; Fox's Broken Arrow, directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta; and Fox's Speed, directed by Jan de Bont and starring Keanu Reeves in the role that catapulted him to international stardom.
As executive producer, financier and international distributor, Gordon's credits include Tomb Raider, directed by Simon West and starring Angelina Jolie; Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Michael Douglas; Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jim Carrey; A Simple Plan, directed by Sam Raimi; Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols and starring John Travolta; and The Jackal, starring Bruce Willis and Richard Gere.
Gordon has produced more than a dozen films for television including And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself for HBO starring Antonio Banderas and directed by Bruce Beresford. He directed Nothing But Sun, a journey through the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of children, for which he received an Emmy nomination. The War Between the Classes won Gordon an Emmy for Best Children's Program.
Among his numerous industry awards are a Golden Globe for Best Picture and a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Saving Private Ryan. The film also received the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Film Critics Awards for Best Picture. Gordon has been honored with the Daryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America and he received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Children's Film for Paulie: A Parrot's Tale.
Gordon serves on the boards of the Producers Guild of America, the Virginia Film Festival, The Children's Performance Workshop and is the Chairman of Teach for America, Los Angeles.
His first producing effort was the off-Broadway production of The Buddy System at Circle in the Square. Gordon is a graduate of New York University Film School.
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