Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as a director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit Money Talks. He followed with the blockbuster Rush Hour and its successful sequels. Brett also directed The Family Man, Red Dragon, After the Sunset, X- Men: The Last Stand, Tower Heist and Hercules.
Ratner has also enjoyed critical acclaim and box office success as a producer. He served as an executive producer on the Golden Globe and Oscar winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp; and as a producer on Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett; I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen; and on the upcoming Rules Don't Apply, written, directed and produced by Warren Beatty. His other recently produced films include the smash hit comedy Horrible Bosses and its sequel, and the re-imagined Snow White tale Mirror Mirror.
His additional producing credits include the documentaries Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Catfish, the Emmy-nominated Woody Allen – A Documentary, Helmut by June, I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, Chuck Norris vs. Communism, the Peabody Award winning Night Will Fall, Bright Lights and the upcoming Leo DiCaprio environmental documentary Before The Flood, directed, produced by, and starring Leo DiCaprio. He also executive produced and directed the Golden Globe-nominated FOX series Prison Break, and is currently executive producing the television series Rush Hour, based on his hit films.
In 2013, Brett, along with his business partner James Packer, formed RatPac Entertainment, a film finance production and media company. RatPac has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. and joined with Dune Capital to co-finance over 75 films including Gravity, The Lego Movie, American Sniper, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. RatPac Entertainment also co-financed The Revenant and Birdman with New Regency. Internationally, Warner Bros. and RatPac have formed a joint venture content fund with China’s Shanghai Media Group to finance local Chinese content. In partnership with New Regency, RatPac also finances the development and production of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
Since inception, RatPac Entertainment has co-financed over 50 theatrically released motion pictures exceeding $10 billion in worldwide box office receipts. RatPac’s co-financed films have been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, 39 BAFTAs, 23 Golden Globes, 5 Emmys and 8 Australian Academy Awards and have won 22 Academy Awards, 17 BAFTAs, 7 Golden Globes and 3 Australian Academy Awards