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Jon Landau


Jon Landau (/ˈlændaʊ/) (born 23 July 1960)[1] is an American film producer, known for producing Titanic (1997), a film which won him an Oscar and earned $2.19 billion in gross revenues, as well as Avatar (2009) and Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), which earned $2.9 billion and $2.2 billion respectively. As of 2023, these are three of the four highest-grossing films of all time.


Landau is the son of Edie, a producer, and Ely A. Landau, a studio executive and producer. He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His family is of Jewish background.


Throughout the early '90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox.


He is best known for producing Titanic (1997), a film that won him an Academy Award and became the highest-grossing film of all time, the first ever to reach $1 billion in gross revenues. The film reached $1.84 billion, more than double the $914 million of then-record-holder Jurassic Park (1993). Titanic later went on to gross another $300 million in 2012, pushing the film's worldwide total to $2.18 billion, becoming the second film to ever hit $2 billion, as a result.


In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster Avatar, which has since surpassed their earlier collaboration, Titanic, to become the new highest-grossing film of all time, with $2.92 billion. Avatar earned Landau his second Academy Award nomination, losing that year to The Hurt Locker.