|Born||22 February 1956|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Ashok Amritraj (born 22 February 1956) is Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group and was formerly CEO of National Geographic Films.
Amritraj has produced over 100 films during his 35-year career with collective worldwide revenues in excess of US$2 billion. He partnered with every major studio in Hollywood and produced films starring the likes of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Dustin Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Rajinikanth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Aniston, Nicolas Cage, and many more.
In 2016, Amritraj was appointed as the first United Nations India Goodwill Ambassador for the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. In December 2018, by decree of the President of the Republic of France, Amritraj was appointed a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre National du Merité.
Amritraj had box office hits such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, starring Nicolas Cage, Bringing Down the House, starring Steve Martin, Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock, Walking Tall starring The Rock. His filmography also comprises critically acclaimed titles including 99 Homes starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and Shopgirl, starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes.
Amritraj's current projects include: Tennis player Arthur Ashe's Biopic in Partnership with Warner Music Group, The Man Who Lived Underground, in partnership with Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society and Paramount Pictures, Pashmina, a Major Animated Musical in partnership with Netflix, to be directed by Gurinder Chadha, Amnesty, to be written & directed by Ramin Bahrani, Rubik's Cube, based on the worldwide best selling toy, in partnership with Endeavor Content, Remote Control starring Gerard Butler in Partnership with STX Films, the remake of the Blake Edwards’ film "10" with Warner Brothers.
In 2022, Hyde Park and Warner Music Entertainment launched the Hyde Park Entertainment and Warner Music Entertainment Asian Women Fellowship, in partnership with Film Independent, which will showcase women-identifying writers and writer-directors who are Asian or part of the Asian Diaspora. The Fellowship is aligned with Hyde Park and Warner Music Group's shared, ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The recently announced Hyde Park Asia slate includes the Pulitzer Prize runner-up Maximum City to be directed by Anurag Kashyap and the best-selling novel Paradise Towers with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.
Amritraj serves on the Producer's A2025 committee to advance inclusion & equitable opportunities at the Academy of Motion Pictures & Arts, and on the advisory board for the Dodge Film School at Chapman University. In 2015, he was bestowed an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of East London.
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
|The Man Who Lived Underground|
|Bury The Lede|
|The Light We Lost|
|The Global Citizen Concert Film: Louder Together|
|2016||The Young Messiah||Executive producer|
|Term Life||Executive producer|
|2015||Careful What You Wish For|
|2014||Every Secret Thing||Executive producer|
|The Journey Home||Executive producer|
|2013||Life of Crime|
|Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance|
|Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Executive producer|
|2009||Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li|
|The City of Your Final Destination||Executive producer|
|The Other End of the Line|
|Battle in Seattle||Executive producer|
|Trick 'r Treat||Executive producer|
|2003||Bringing Down the House|
|2002||Moonlight Mile||Executive producer|
|What's the Worst That Could Happen?|
|Original Sin||Executive producer|
|2000||Jill Rips||Executive producer|
|Battlefield Earth||Executive producer|
|The Elf Who Didn't Believe|
|Get Carter||Executive producer|
|The Confession||Executive producer|
|Fugitive Mind||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|Angel in Training|
|Five Aces||Executive producer|
|The Boondock Saints||Executive producer|
|Invisible Mom II||Direct-to-video|
|Storm Catcher||Executive producer|
|If... Dog... Rabbit...|
|The Third Miracle||Executive producer|
|The White River Kid||Executive producer|
|Surface to Air|
|Jungle Boy||Executive producer|
|The Last Siege: Never Surrender|
|A Murder of Crows|
|The White Raven|
|The Boy Who Saved Christmas|
|Scorned 2||Executive producer|
|Time Under Fire|
|Inner Action||Executive producer|
|1996||Invisible Mom||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|Alone in the Woods|
|1995||Victim of Desire||Executive producer|
|Street Law||Executive producer|
|The Donor||Executive producer|
|No Exit||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|1994||Last Resort||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|Red Sun Rising||Executive producer|
|The Killing Machine||Executive producer|
|1993||Betrayal of the Dove|
|Night Eyes 3|
|1992||Invasion of Privacy||Direct-to-video|
|Last Call||Executive producer|
|Night Eyes 2|
|1989||The Jigsaw Murders||Executive producer|
|Eyewitness to Murder|
|1986||Smart Alec||Executive producer|
|1985||Nine Deaths of the Ninja|
- As an actor
|1991||Night Eyes 2||Bar Patron|
|1995||Victim of Desire||LAPD Officer|
|Virtual Combat||Guard #2||Direct-to-video|
- As writer
- Miscellaneous crew
|1994||The Killing Machine||Presenter|
|1997||2103: The Deadly Wake||Special thanks|
|1992||Sexual Response||Television film|
|Night Eyes 4: Fatal Passion||Executive producer||Television film|
|1997||My Ghost Dog||Television film|
|2011||Lost Christmas||Executive producer||Television film|
- As an actor
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