Graham King is an English producer, and distributor known for his work in movies such as Ali, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Blood Diamond, The Tourist, World War Z, Argo, Hugo, and Dark Shadows, among many others. King has successfully financed more than 40 films, garnering nearly $2.5 billion from worldwide box office collections. King’s movies have been nominated 61 times for an Academy Award, for 52 British Academy Awards, and 38 Golden Globes. King has also appeared in a cameo role in the Martin Scorsese thriller, The Departed. King was bestowed with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010. King also serves as the President of the Initial Entertainment Group and is the CEO of the GK Films.

King started his career in the millennium year by co-producing Robert Altman’s romantic comedy, Dr. T & Women. The movie featured Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, and Laura Dern, among many others. During the same time, King served as an executive producer for the critically acclaimed drama, Traffic, which saw Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among the cast. In 2001, King worked on the Muhammad Ali biopic, Ali, which saw Will Smith play the lead role of the legendary boxer. In 2002, King served as an executive producer for the Peter Care-directed The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, the Kiefer Sutherland starrer Desert Saints, and the Martin Scorsese-directed Gangs of New York. 2004 saw King work with Scorsese on the Howard Hughes movie biopic, The Aviator. In 2005, King served as an executive producer for the Rebecca Miller-directed The Ballad of Jack & Rose, and the Morgan Freeman starrer, An Unfinished Life. 2006 saw King work on two acclaimed movies, the Martin Scorsese-directed The Departed, and the Leonardo Di Caprio starrer Blood Diamond. Later on, in the latter half of the millennium decade, King also produced movies such as the Kevin Connelly-directed Gardener of Eden, the Mel Gibson starrer Edge of Darkness, and the Emily Blunt starrer The Young Victoria. Besides, King has also worked on films such as the multiple Academy Award-winning Argo, the Golden Globe-winning Hugo, the Johnny Depp starrer The Rum Diary, and the animated flick, Rango, among many others.

Grant Curtis

Grant Curtis is a motion picture producer from Hollywood. He is best known for his work on the Spider-Man series of motion pictures. Along with being a producer, he also does writing for films and is an actor too. His birthplace is Warrensburg, a small town in the Missouri state of the United States. He secured his post-graduation degree at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). He earned a graduation in Mass Communication from over here. It was in the year 1997. The University’s name was CMSU formerly. He initialized his film career in the year 1997, the same year he earned his masters from UCM. He wrote a story with the heading And God Stepped Aside, which got converted into a screenplay. The story is of a young person who agrees to take his grandmother to France. His Grandma is on her deathbed and to go to Paris, the capital of the beautiful country France, is her last wish. He is a bit hesitant about this but later complies. People rumor that this story got formulated by inspiration from Curtis’s family itself. It is his encounter with the idea of death in his family. He shifted to Los Angeles in California, the magical city in which Hollywood is present. People say that Los Angeles is the city of opportunities, and this held true for Grant Curtis. While he was in LA, his friend next door let him know that the famous director Sam Raimi wanted to hire an assistant. Soon, Grant Curtis went to interview for this position of Sam Raini’s assistant. He was not very confident that he’d get selected due to his country accent and behavior and also because he hadn’t worked enough before. However, his queries were pointless as he got the job after a few months. With Sam Raini, he made a string of highly successful movies like Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of motion pictures. Till date, five Spider-Man movies have been made. Other films he did with him include Drag Me to Hell and The Gift. Just five years after leaving UCM, he received an award from them for Outstanding Recent Alumni. It got bestowed to him by University of Central Missouri’s Alumnus Associations. Going beyond films, he also wrote a paperback with the heading of The Spider-Man Chronicles: The Art & Making of Spider-Man 3, which was a very interesting book. The publishers launched the book in the year 2007.

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Grant Curtis English Actor