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Jerry Zucker

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $907,747,053 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #170)
Best-known technical roles: Ghost (Director), My Best Friend's Wedding (Producer), Friends with Benefits (Producer), Rat Race (Director), Rat Race (Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Ground Crewman #2 (Airplane!), German Soldier in Prop Room (Top Secret!), Technician #3/Sleeping Man/Beaver/Hands (The Kentucky Fried Movie)
Most productive collaborators: Patrick Swayze, Justin Timberlake, Martin Shafer, Janet Zucker, Whoopi Goldberg

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$83,453,539$0$83,453,539
(Unclassified)2$36,100,000$5,000,000$41,100,000
In Technical RolesDirector6$487,778,359$419,968,694$907,747,053
Producer5$248,781,490$309,523,907$558,305,397

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/22/1984 Top Secret! German Soldier in Prop Room  $21,100,000 $0 $21,100,000
7/4/1980 Airplane! Ground Crewman #2  $83,453,539 $0 $83,453,539
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Technician #3/Sleeping Man/Beaver/Hands  $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
Movies: 3Totals:$119,553,539$5,000,000$124,553,539
  Averages:$39,851,180$1,666,667$41,517,846


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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/29/2013 Mental Producer $17,669 $4,368,290 $4,385,959
7/22/2011 Friends with Benefits Producer $55,802,754 $90,793,137 $146,595,891
11/5/2010 Fair*Game Producer $9,540,691 $12,252,214 $21,792,905
8/17/2001 Rat Race Director,
Producer 
$56,607,223 $30,000,000 $86,607,223
6/20/1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Producer $126,813,153 $172,110,266 $298,923,419
7/7/1995 First Knight Director $37,361,412 $90,000,000 $127,361,412
7/13/1990 Ghost Director $217,631,306 $299,968,694 $517,600,000
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Director $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
6/22/1984 Top Secret! Director $21,100,000 $0 $21,100,000
7/4/1980 Airplane! Director $83,453,539 $0 $83,453,539
Movies: 10Totals:$679,952,626$699,492,601$1,379,445,227
  Averages:$67,995,263$69,949,260$137,944,523

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/17/2001 Rat Race $11,662,094 2,551 $56,607,223 $86,607,223 65.4%
7/7/1995 First Knight $10,856,442 2,161 $37,361,412 $127,361,412 29.3%
7/13/1990 Ghost $12,191,373 1,766 $217,631,306 $517,600,000 42.0%
6/27/1986 Ruthless People $5,274,306 1,114 $71,624,879 $71,624,879 100.0%
6/22/1984 Top Secret! $4,406,205 1,100 $21,100,000 $21,100,000 100.0%
7/4/1980 Airplane! $0 0 $83,453,539 $83,453,539 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $487,778,359$907,747,053 
 Averages:$7,398,4031,449$81,296,393$151,291,17672.8%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/29/2013 Mental $9,804 12 $17,669 $4,385,959 0.4%
7/22/2011 Friends with Benefits $18,622,150 2,926 $55,802,754 $146,595,891 38.1%
11/5/2010 Fair*Game $651,082 436 $9,540,691 $21,792,905 43.8%
8/17/2001 Rat Race $11,662,094 2,551 $56,607,223 $86,607,223 65.4%
6/20/1997 My Best Friend's Wedding $21,678,377 2,376 $126,813,153 $298,923,419 42.4%
Movies: 5Totals:  $248,781,490$558,305,397 
 Averages:$10,524,7011,660$49,756,298$111,661,07938.0%



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