DONALD DE LINE (Producer) has collaborated with outstanding talent on both sides of the camera during his more than 25 years in the movie industry.
Mr. De Line is currently developing a wide range of upcoming film and television projects under his De Line Pictures banner, headquartered at Warner Bros Pictures. He most recently produced 2018’s blockbuster sci-fi action adventure “Ready Player One,” directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the bestselling book by Ernest Cline, which grossed over $580 million worldwide.
Mr. De Line scored his first major hit as a producer with the 2003 heist thriller “The Italian Job,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Edward Norton. His prior films include: Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe; John Hamburg’s “I Love You, Man”; the live-action/CG animated adventure “Yogi Bear,” starring the vocal performances of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, which grossed over $200 million worldwide; and director Martin Campbell’s action adventure “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, which also grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Mr. De Line’s other recent producing credits include Zach Braff’s “Going in Style” starring legendary actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, as well as Michael Bay’s hit comedy crime drama “Pain & Gain,” with a starring ensemble led by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. He also served as executive producer alongside visionary storyteller M. Night Shyamalan on the popular drama series “Wayward Pines” on Fox.
In addition to his producing career, Mr. De Line held positions as a studio executive, serving as President and Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, and President of Touchstone Pictures, a division of The Walt Disney Company. During Mr. De Line’s tenure, Touchstone’s films grossed in excess of $2.5 billion worldwide and garnered an impressive 24 Academy Award nominations.
Among the films he oversaw at Touchstone were “Pretty Woman,” “What About Bob,” and “Father of the Bride” and its sequel. Also under his aegis was Ron Howard’s “Ransom,” the Oscar-nominated biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore,” Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed “Ed Wood,” and the worldwide blockbuster “Armageddon.”