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      John Cameron

      John Cameron

      Highest Rated: 94% Fargo (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019)

      Birthday: Aug 31, 1958

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      Producer John Cameron attended Birmingham Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan. While there, he befriended director Sam Raimi and actor and producer Bruce Campbell. The three of them began working on short films together as teenagers in 1973. Upon finishing high school, he went to study film at New York University. When he completed his education, he connected with Raimi and Campbell again, as well as producer Robert G. Tapert, and acted in a small part in Raimi's first full-length, the quirky horror film "The Evil Dead," which would go on to become a cult hit. Raimi had hired Joel Coen, who was a talented young editor, to assist cutting the film, introducing Cameron to another of his long-time collaborators. In 1985, he acted as second assistant director on another Raimi-directed dark comedy, "Crimewave," which was co-written by the Coens and the director. His first occasion working directly with the Coen brothers was in 1994, when he was first assistant director on their comedy film "The Hudsucker Proxy." He has since enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the duo. Starting with the 1996 dark-comedy crime picture "Fargo," he has co-produced many of their films. He is also the president of their production company, the KL Line. As a result of his relationship with Raimi, Cameron has also directed episodes of the TV shows "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 31% Lucy in the Sky Producer $315.0K 2019
      36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Executive Producer $51.9M 2012
      45% 39% Lakeview Terrace Executive Producer $39.3M 2008
      81% 84% Lars and the Real Girl Producer $5.9M 2007
      52% 76% The Kingdom Executive Producer $47.5M 2007
      82% 85% Friday Night Lights Executive Producer $61.2M 2004
      54% 43% The Ladykillers Co-Producer $39.7M 2004
      78% 75% Bad Santa Producer $60.1M 2003
      76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Co-Producer $35.1M 2003
      66% 59% Solaris Producer $15.0M 2002
      81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Co-Producer,
      Unit Production Manager
      $7.5M 2001
      78% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Co-Producer $45.5M 2000
      90% 91% Rushmore Co-Producer $17.1M 1998
      80% 93% The Big Lebowski Co-Producer,
      Unit Production Manager
      $17.4M 1998
      94% 92% Fargo Line Producer $24.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 45% The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Original Music - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      93% 85% Fargo Executive Producer,
      Director
      2015 2017 2020 2023-2024
      71% 80% High Desert Executive Producer 2023
      91% 86% Legion Executive Producer,
      Director
      2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dealers: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Self 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Most Evil Self 2006
      No Score Yet 67% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Director 1998