's films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Among his blockbuster titles are Die Hard
, Die Hard 2: Die Harder
, Field Of Dreams
. In addition, Gordon produced October Sky
, a coming-of-age film starring Jake Gyllenhaal
that garnered several honors, including the Humanitas Award, Broadcast Film Critics Award, Christopher Award, and a Writer's Guild of America nomination.
A native of Mississippi, Gordon began his career as an agent. He turned to writing and producing for television, and in one five-year period, created and produced five television pilots, with three shows being picked up for series. His television credits include the critically-acclaimed Our Family Honor, Renegades, Just Our Luck and When the Whistle Blows.
A career highlight for Gordon was producing Field Of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, which garnered three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Gordon produced the successful thriller Unlawful Entry, starring Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta and Madeleine Stowe, and Waterworld, also starring Costner, which went on to gross $300 million worldwide and inspired a favorite attraction on the Universal Studios tour. Other film credits are The Rocketeer, K-9 and Lock Up.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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