Brett Ratner

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Brett Ratner (2012)

Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969 in Miami Beach , Florida ) is an American film director and film producer .


Brett Ratner grew up in Miami Beach as the only child of a well-off and well-known Jewish family.

In May 2011 he stated in a 20-question interview that he saw Al Malnik as his actual father and that he felt that he belonged to his family.

He attended Miami Beach Senior High School and in 1986 became president of the local "Leo Club". He was also a member of the "Royal Palm" brotherhood. After graduating from high school, he attended New York University film school . He was in a relationship with Rebecca Gayheart for many years and later with the tennis player Serena Williams , from whom he has since separated. He lives in Beverly Hills .

He made his feature film debut as a director with Money Talks from 1997. Other films followed, especially from the comedy field. Since the end of the 1999s he has also been active as a film and television producer. In 2005 he directed the pilot for Prison Break and was also a producer on the series.


Ratner was slated to be the producer for the 2012 Oscars . However, during a promotional tour , Ratner 's homophobic and sexist statements prompted Tom Sherak to exclude Ratner as a producer.

Filmography (selection)


Feature films

Music videos

  • 1999: Madonna : "Beautiful Stranger"
  • 1999: Mariah Carey : "I Still Believe", "Heartbreaker"
  • 2000: Mariah Carey: "Thank God I Found You", "Against All Odds"
  • 2005: Mariah Carey: "It's Like That", "We Belong Together"
  • 2008: Mariah Carey: "Touch My Body"


Executive Producer

Web links

Commons : Brett Ratner  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Good Questions with Brett Ratner
  2. Naughty like Oscar. In: Spiegel Online. November 9, 2011, accessed November 29, 2014 .