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Jon Landau, Oscar-winning Producer, Passes Away at 63

Jon Landau, the Oscar-winning producer known for his collaborations with director James Cameron on blockbuster films like Titanic and the Avatar series, has died at the age of 63.

Career Highlights

Partnership with James Cameron

  • Three Oscar nominations
  • Best Picture win for Titanic (1997)
  • Produced some of the biggest blockbusters in movie history:
    • Titanic
    • Avatar
    • Avatar: The Way of Water

Early Career

  • Began in the 1980s as a production manager
  • Co-producer on films like:
    • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
    • Dick Tracy

Breakthrough with Titanic

  • Took on the producer role for James Cameron’s expensive epic
  • Titanic became the first movie to cross $1 billion in global box-office earnings
  • Won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture

Continued Success

  • Became a top executive at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment
  • Produced Avatar (2009):
    • Utilized groundbreaking 3D technology
    • Surpassed Titanic’s box-office success
    • Remains the top-grossing film of all time

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