Facts about Brett Ratner
Brett Ratner Biography
Brett Ratner is a movie maker who’s best known as the man behind the franchise Rush Hour, which includes three feature films and a TV series.
In 2017 he was accused by six women of sexual misconduct.
Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, Florida, but headed for New York at an early age to study film at NYU.
He started out making music videos, and with an assist from Russell Simmons and Chris Tucker, Rather found himself directing the feature film Money Talks (1997, starring Tucker and Charlie Sheen).
That led to Rush Hour (1998, with Tucker and Jackie Chan), a box office hit that made Ratner an up-and-coming Hollywood guy at the age of 26.
He became a power player by directing and financing box office hits and became known as a guy who can make money, if not art.
His movies as a director include Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007), as well as X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). As a producer or executive producer, his films include Horrible Bosses (2011, starring Jason Bateman) and The Revenant (2015, starring Leonardo DiCaprio).
Rather is also a executive producer of the TV series American Masters (2011) and Prison Break (2007).
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4 Good Links
- 2007 piece from Miami about his background
- 2017 LA Times news story
- Official site of his production company
- Interesting 2016 article about what his photos "reveal"