Jennifer Fox most recently produced Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton. The film garnered Fox her second PGA nomination and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. The film also received BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Gyllenhaal received SAG Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Actor.
Previously, Fox produced Lynne Ramsay’s acclaimed film We Need to Talk About Kevin which won Best Film at the 2012 London Film Festival and for which Tilda Swinton received SAG Award®, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA Award® nominations for Best Actress. The film also starred John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller. Lynne Ramsay received a BAFTA Award® nomination for Best Director.
Fox received an Academy Award® nomination as producer of Tony Gilroy’s directing debut, Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson. The film received seven Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. Fox also produced Tony Gilroy’s next film, Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti, and she served as executive producer on Gilroy third film, The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Wiesz, and Edward Norton. Fox also produced The Informant!, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon.
Fox served as President of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company Section Eight from 2001 to 2007. There she produced Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, for which George Clooney won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor. Under the banner, Fox also executive produced the Clooney-directed political drama Good Night, and Good Luck, which received six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture; Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Winona Ryder; PU-239, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival; Rob Reiner’s Rumor Has It…, starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo; The Jacket, directed by John Maybury, starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley; and Criminal, directed by Gregory Jacobs starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
During Fox’s tenure Section Eight also produced Ocean’s Eleven, Welcome to Collinwood, Full Frontal, Far From Heaven, Insomnia, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Ocean’s Twelve, The Good German, and Ocean’s Thirteen.
Prior to Section Eight, Fox was Vice President of Production at Universal Pictures, where she worked on several films, including Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich and Out of Sight and the first film in The Mummy franchise.