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Gary Barber

Film Producer | * 01/01/1957 (63) | Johannesburg - South Africa
Gary Barber (born 1957) is a South African-born American film producer. Barber was the chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is also co-founder of Spyglass Entertainment. ()

Gary Barber is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM),  a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally.  He joined the company in December 2010. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, with Mr. Barber at the helm, MGM produced the 23rd James Bond adventure, “Skyfall,” along with Eon Productions and Sony Pictures, which made over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and became the highest-grossing Bond film of all time. Just one month later, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, was released and went on to surpass $1 billion worldwide, earning MGM the impressive distinction of being the first studio with back-to-back billion dollar releases. Under Mr. Barber’s leadership, MGM has also financed or produced highly successful films such as “21 Jump Street” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.”  Also thriving under Mr. Barber’s direction is MGM’s television division. The company has been responsible for new programs such as the drama series “Vikings” with HISTORY, “Teen Wolf” with MTV and a new series based on the Oscar®-winning film “Fargo” for FX.  Mr. Barber co-founded the production, finance and distribution company Spyglass Entertainment in 1998.  Mr. Barber continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the Board of Spyglass. Spyglass’ slate of films has grossed over $5 billion in worldwide box office to date and has amassed over 34 Oscar® nominations, including four wins. Spyglass produced such films as “The Sixth Sense,” “Bruce Almighty,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “27 Dresses,” “Wanted,” “Four Christmases,” “Star Trek,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Invictus,” “Leap Year,” “Get Him To the Greek,” “Dinner For Schmucks,” “The Tourist,” “The Dilemma,” “No Strings Attached,” “The Vow” and the “Footloose” remake. Mr. Barber has produced numerous feature films and has run business entities in feature film production, foreign distribution, music and exhibition. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Barber was with Morgan Creek and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Barber served as President of Vestron International Group. Mr. Barber received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Earlier in his career, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant in both South Africa and the USA with Price Waterhouse. /Biography provided by MGM.com/.

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Movies with Gary Barber as Crew(51)

Production/Producer2014 RoboCop
Production/Executive Producer2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Production/Producer2012 The Vow
Production/Executive Producer2011 No Strings Attached
Production/Executive Producer2011 Footloose
Production/Producer2010 The Tourist
Production/Executive Producer2010 Dinner for Schmucks
Production/Executive Producer2009 Invictus
Production/Executive Producer2008 The Love Guru
Production/Executive Producer2008 The Happening
Production/Executive Producer2008 Ghost Town
Production/Producer2008 27 Dresses
Production/Producer2008 Four Christmases
Production/Executive Producer2008 Wanted
Production/Producer2008 Flash of Genius
Production/Producer2007 Underdog
Production/Producer2007 The Lookout
Production/Producer2007 Balls of Fury
Production/Producer2007 Evan Almighty
Production/Producer2007 The Invisible
Production/Executive Producer2006 Stick It
Production/Executive Producer2006 Stay Alive
Production/Producer2006 Eight Below
Production/Producer2005 The Pacifier
Production/Executive Producer2005 The Legend of Zorro
Production/Producer2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Production/Producer2004 Mr. 3000
Production/Executive Producer2003 Bruce Almighty
Production/Producer2003 Shanghai Knights
Production/Executive Producer2003 Seabiscuit
Production/Producer2003 The Recruit
Production/Producer2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
Production/Producer2002 Reign of Fire
Production/Producer2002 Dragonfly
Production/Producer2000 Shanghai Noon
Production/Executive Producer2000 Unbreakable
Production/Executive Producer1998 Major League: Back to the Minors
Production/Executive Producer1997 Incognito
Production/Executive Producer1996 Bad Moon
Production/Executive Producer1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Production/Executive Producer1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Production/Executive Producer1994 Major League II
Production/Executive Producer1994 Trial by Jury
Production/Executive Producer1994 Chasers
Production/Producer1993 True Romance
Production/Executive Producer1993 The Crush
Production/Executive Producer1992 Freejack
Production/Executive Producer1992 White Sands
Production/Executive Producer1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Production/Co-Executive Producer1990 Pacific Heights
Production/Executive Producer1989 Communion

Full Name: Gary Barber
Born: Tuesday, 01/01 1957 (January) in Johannesburg (current age: 63 years + 20 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: University of the Witwatersrand
Employer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Gary Barber frequently works together with these people:
Roger Birnbaum (35x, Crew)
Jonathan Glickman (18x, Crew)
James G. Robinson (16x, Crew)
Tom Shadyac (8x, Crew)
Morgan Freeman (7x, Actor)
Derek Evans (7x, Crew)
Jim Carrey (5x, Actor)
Jeff Carson (5x, Crew)
Michael Hilkene (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:43065, Added: 05/14/2018, Last updated: 01/20/2020