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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is the Academy Award-winning producer of the hit film, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, and the recent releases The Alamo, Moonlight Mile, starring Susan Sarandon and The Banger Sisters, starring Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon. Other recent features include: Dragonfly, starring Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates, and directed by Tom Shadyac, An Everlasting Piece, directed by Barry Levinson, What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by Robert Zemeckis, My Dog Skip, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Frankie Muniz and directed by Jay Russell and Galaxy Quest, starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver and directed by Dean Parisot.

In his successful partnership with director Barry Levinson, Johnson produced all of Levinson's films (through 1994) including Rain Man, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture, Good Morning Vietnam, The Natural and their 1982 debut project Diner.

Other films made during this period include Avalon, Bugsy, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Tin Men and Young Sherlock Holmes.

In 1994, Johnson established his own production company. He produced the critically acclaimed and Los Angeles Film Critics New Generation Award-winner A Little Princess, and the quirky comedy Home Fries, starring Drew Barrymore. Johnson also produced the dramatic thriller Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. He is currently the executive producer of the CBS hit drama The Guardian. He has either presented or executive produced Sniper, Bob Roberts, Kafka, Quiz Show and Journey of Hope

Johnson is currently producing the screen adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Johnson serves as the chairman of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' foreign language film award selection committee.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Mark Johnson Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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