A graduate of the Directors Guild of America Training Program, Henderson began his career in 1980 as an assistant director on American Gigolo. He went on to be the assistant director on more than 20 films, including Cobra, Rocky IV, Racing With the Moon, My Favorite Year, Staying Alive, True Confessions and Heaven's Gate.
Henderson ultimately executive produced a number of films, including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Deep Blue Sea, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and The Program. He has also collaborated frequently with director Peter Weir, beginning in 1989 when he co-produced Dead Poets Society. He later co-produced Green Card for Weir and, most recently, produced Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, for which he shared Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture of the Year in 2003.
From 1995 until 1997, Henderson was the executive vice president of feature film production at 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw the filming of Independence Day, Titanic, Alien: Resurrection and The Crucible, among many others.
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