Jim Wilson (producer)

Jim Wilson (producer)

Jim Wilson is an Academy Award winning film producer. He won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1990 for Dances With Wolves, which he shared with fellow producer Kevin Costner.



Wilson staeted producing in the year 1986, when he produced the comedy film "Smart Alec". In 1990, he along with Kivin Costner (who also directed the film) "Dances With Wolves". It was written by Micheal Blake, based on his novel. The was the highest grossing westen film of all time and won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Score, and Best Film Editing.

After the success of "Dances With Wolves", Wilson started producing box office disapointments starting in 1992 with "The Bodyguard". Following up in 1994 with two films "Rapa Nui" and "Wyatt Earp".

In 1995, he produced the mini-series "500 Nations" In 1996, 1997 and 1999, wilson produced the films "Head Above Water", "The Postman" and "Message in a Bottle".

In the year of 2006 he produced the films "Laffit: All About Winning" and "Whirlygirl" and in 2007, the film "Mr. Brooks" He is currently waiting for his last project to date to be release August 1, 2008 "Swing Vote".


Wilson started directing in 1983 with the film "Stacy's Knights". After that film, he directed the film "Smart Alec". Wilson stoped directing and started to consentrat more on producing, until 1996 when he directed the film "Head Above Water", which he also produced. Ten years later, he directed the two film which he also produced "Laffit: All About Winning" and "Whilygirl". Since the year 2006, he stoped directing.


*"Smart Alec" (1986) (producer/director/writer)
*"Dances With Wolves" (1990) (producer)
*"The Bodyguard" (1992) (producer)
*"Rapa Nui" (1994) (producer)
*"Head Above Water" (1996) (producer/director)
*"The Postman" (1997) (producer)
*"Massage in a Bottle" (1999) (producer)
*"" (2006) (producer/director)
*"Whirlygirl" (2006) (producer/director)
*"Mr.Brooks" (2007) (producer)
*"Swing Vote" (2008) (producer)

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