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Peter Guber

Lowest Rated:   0% Head Office (1986)
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Peter Guber is one of the most successful and powerful producers and executives in Hollywood. He graduated from the University of Syracuse and then attended the University of Florence before earning an MA in business administration and a law degree at NYU. Soon after graduation in 1968, he was hired by Columbia Pictures for an entry-level executive position. Within four years he had become the head of worldwide production there, a position he held for three years. With his steady hand, and astute judgment regarding hit films such as The Way We Were and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the heretofore financially shaky company began to thrive. In 1976, he left to found Peter Guber's Filmworks and to work as an independent producer; soon he merged his company with another and produced his first film The Deep (1977). Though the film was considered a critical bomb, Guber's creative marketing helped make it a box-office success. In 1980, Guber became partners with hairdresser-turned-producer Jon Peters. After considerable wheeling and dealing with his production companies, Guber and his new partner founded the Guber-Peters company in 1983. The pair soon became one of the shrewdest, most effective teams in the industry, unafraid to take big risks that often resulted in giant box-office hits such as Flashdance (1983), The Color Purple, Rainman (both 1988), and Batman (1989). In 1988, they merged their company to form Guber-Peters- Barris Entertainment. The two were involved in a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers when Columbia Pictures was purchased from Coca Cola by the Sony Corporation for $3.5 billion at the end of 1989. Sony then paid Guber and Peters close to a billion dollars in fees and perks; in addition Sony also provided them millions of dollars to cover their operating costs.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Carnal Innocence
  • Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet The Birds
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Tribute
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet High Noon
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Northern Lights
  • Executive Producer
2009
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Montana Sky
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Angels Fall
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
21% Into the Blue
  • Executive Producer
$18.5M 2005
44% The Jacket
  • Producer
$6.3M 2005
11% Alex & Emma
  • Executive Producer
$14.2M 2003
No Score Yet One Shot
  • Executive Producer
2003
100% Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage
  • Executive Producer
$18M 1999
16% With Honors
  • Executive Producer
1994
76% This Boy's Life
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1993
80% Batman Returns
  • Producer
1992
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Executive Producer
1990
30% Tango & Cash
  • Producer
1989
71% Batman
  • Producer
1989
No Score Yet Finish Line
  • Executive Producer
1989
89% Rain Man
  • Executive Producer
1988
84% Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1988
4% Caddyshack II
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet Missing Link
  • Executive Producer
1988
35% Who's That Girl?
  • Executive Producer
1987
82% Innerspace
  • Executive Producer
1987
76% The Witches of Eastwick
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Ocean Symphony
  • Executive Producer
1987
44% Youngblood
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1986
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear
  • Executive Producer
1986
0% Head Office
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Brotherhood of Justice
  • Executive Producer
1986
81% The Color Purple
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1985
66% Clue
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1985
45% The Legend of Billie Jean
  • Executive Producer
1985
57% Vision Quest
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet The Toughest Man in the World
  • Executive Producer
1984
22% D.C. Cab
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1983
36% Flashdance
  • Executive Producer
1983
No Score Yet Six Weeks
  • Producer
1982
94% Missing
  • Executive Producer
1982
88% An American Werewolf in London
  • Executive Producer
1981
28% Endless Love
  • Producer
1981
93% Midnight Express
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1978
48% The Deep
  • Producer
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jim Rome on Showtime
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012

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