The movies that Douglas Wick has produced have earned almost $1.5 billion at the box office and they have received twenty Academy Award Nominations, and won seven Oscars.
In 2000, Wick produced GLADIATOR, which received 12 Academy Award nominations (the highest total for the year 2000,) and won five Oscars, including Best Picture for Wick. GLADIATOR, directed by Ridley Scott and starred Russell Crowe, became a worldwide phenomenon and grossed over $450 million worldwide.
The movie also won two Golden Globes Awards, including Best Picture, and four British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) including another Best Picture for Wick. In addition, GLADIATOR was named AFI picture of the year, and won the Producer's Guild Golden Laurel Award, and was also named MTV Movie of the Year.
Also in 2000, Wick expanded his company, Red Wagon Entertainment, to bring in Lucy Fisher (Former Vice-Chairman of the Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group) as his partner. Separately and together, Wick and Fisher have worked with some of the most accomplished filmmakers in the world.
Most recently released from Wick and Red Wagon is the international espionage thriller, SPY GAME, which paired movie icons Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, and was directed by Tony Scott.
Also from Wick came the beloved blockbuster STUART LITTLE, starring Academy Award winner Gina Davis and featuring the voices of Michael J. Fox as 'Stuart' and Nathan Lane as 'Snowbell' the cat. STUART LITTLE earned over $300 million worldwide, as well as an Oscar nomination. It became an instant classic, a top-selling video, and has become a family franchise for Sony.
Wick is currently in postproduction on STUART LITTLE 2, which reunites the entire original creative team and cast, as well as adding new characters voiced by Melanie Griffith and James Woods. The movie will be released in July 2002 and was directed by the original director, Ron Minkoff, who also directed The Lion King.
The Wick produced Paul Verhoeven sci-fi thriller HOLLOWMAN introduced dazzling, cutting-edge visual effects depicting an invisible villain. It debuted as the second largest domestic August opening ever, and has earned almost $200 million worldwide. Wick also produced the critically acclaimed GIRL INTERRUPTED starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, who won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her breakthrough performance.
Next on the production slate for Wick and Fisher, to be shot this summer, is the first live action version of J.M. Barrie's classic PETER PAN, which will be directed by P.J. Hogan (who directed both My Best Friend's Wedding and Muriel's Wedding.) Following PETER PAN will be the highly anticipated MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, which has been on The New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists for over 100 weeks. Steven Spielberg will be joining Wick and Fisher as producer.
Wick's first solo producing effort was WORKING GIRL, directed by Mike Nichols. It starred Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver. WORKING GIRL garnered six Academy Award nominations and won one Oscar. It also won five Golden Globes, including first Best Picture for Wick.
Wick teamed up with Mike Nichols again when he produced WOLF, starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer. Wick also produced THE CRAFT, the original teenage witch sensation, directed by Andy Fleming and starred Neve Campbell. He also produced the thriller HUSH, which paired Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange.
After graduating Cum Laude from Yale University, Wick began his career as a coffee boy for filmmaker Alan Pakula. He earned his first credit as Associate Producer on STARTING OVER.
Wick is married
to his partner Lucy Fisher. He has three daughters and lives in Los Angeles.
He serves on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Early Education, the
Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America, and is one of the founders
of CuresNow (Citizens United for Research and Ethics in Science.) He has been
awarded the Saturn Award, the Los Angeles Father of the Year Award, the 'Producer
of the Year' at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Motion
Picture Club's 'Producer of the Year' and the 2002 NATO ShoWest 'Producer
of the Year.'