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List of famous theatrical producers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top theatrical producers in the world? This includes the most prominent theatrical producers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable theatrical producers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic theatrical producers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned theatrical producers.

Items include everything from Oprah Winfrey to Will Smith.

From reputable, prominent, and well known theatrical producers to the lesser known theatrical producers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the theatrical producer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous theatrical producers ever?" and "What are the names of famous theatrical producers?" then you're in the right place. (1421 items)
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Men in Black, I Am Legend, I, Robot The Pursuit of Happyness

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#52 on The Best American Actors Working Today

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#48 on The Best Living American Actors

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women, and has received many accolades including the Academy ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Fort Bragg, USA, North Carolina

Profession: Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer, Children's book author Author, + more

Credits: The Big Lebowski, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crazy, Stupid Love., + more

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#14 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#13 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part II, Men in Black 3, Rush Hour

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#44 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#5 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, singer, and filmmaker. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He took a break from acting to study at ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Profession: Theatrical producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter Film Editor, + more

Credits: Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer, Looper

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away, her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: The View (1997) Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) The 74th Annual Academy Awards The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) The 71st Annual Academy Awards The 71st Annual Academy Awards

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Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Collateral, Scream 2, Madagascar, The Nutty Professor

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#30 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#76 on The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Melvin James "Mel" Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television producer, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Actor Voice Actor, + more

Credits: The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, History of the World: Part I

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