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Bruce Cohen

American Beauty and Silver Linings Playbook

BRUCE COHEN is an Academy Award-winning producer of film, television, theater, and live events. He won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000 for Sam Mendes’ American Beauty and earned additional Best Picture nominations for Gus Van Sant’s Milk and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.

He also produced both the film and Broadway musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s Big Fish. More recently, Cohen produced Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller, Danny Strong’s Rebel In The Rye starring Nicholas Hoult as iconic author J.D. Salinger.

In theater, he is a co-producer of The Inheritance which ran on the West End last season and won four Olivier Awards including Best New Play and opens on Broadway this November, as well as Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play, which opens on Broadway in October.

In television, Cohen executive produced ABC’s LGTBQ-rights miniseries When We Rise, created and written by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award for producing the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and also served as an executive producer on the Emmy-winning series Pushing Daisies as well as Broadway At The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Cohen is a graduate of Yale University, where he currently serves on the University Council, and started his film career as the DGA Trainee on Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.

He is an LGBTQ, social justice and resistance activist and resides in New York City with his husband and their daughter.

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