One can tell by his box office figures that Jon Landau is one of the most successful film-makers in the history of Hollywood. Born on July 23, 1960, in
New York, he belongs to a Jewish family. He moved to California with his parents when he was in High School. He did his graduation from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He was also responsible for the formation of the production company, Blue Horizon. In the 90s, for a span of five years, he worked at the 20th Century Fox, as the Executive Vice-President. In the year 1986, he became the unit production manager on 'Michael Mann's 'Manhunter'. Jon’s first movie as a producer was "Campus Man" (1987), followed by "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989), as a co-producer. Jon worked as a production supervisor for films like “Die Hard 2”, ‘
John Travolta’s “Broken Arrow”. ‘
John Hughes’ "Home Alone" (1990), and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), the American Historical Drama "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), ‘
Chris Columbus’ directorial "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), and the American Romantic Drama "Waiting to Exhale" (1995).
Landau collaborated with
James Cameron to make one of the most paradigmatic movies, the '
Titanic' which bagged 11 Oscars, including Best Picture in the year 1997. The dynamic duo got together to make another classic movie i.e. '
Avatar'. Avatar became the highest earning movie of all time, overthrowing Titanic.. The film-maker is keen to inspire his audience so that they can envision that film-making is not only about making money or mere entertainment, but much more. There is harmony in the thinking of his audience who believe that Jon Landau is undoubtedly one of the most genuine and non-pretentious producers one would be fortunate enough to meet. He is a highly approachable man and dedicates himself completely to his profession. Jon modifies each of his talks according to the audience, and adapts to one’s preferences, if required. The Hollywood special Guru is well-known for having an innate ability to not only draw a crowd, but leave them dazzled. He has an inherent capability to motivate others to stretch their creative limitations of storytelling.