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Oscar-Winning Producer Jon Landau Dies at 63

Oscar-Winning Producer Jon Landau Dies at 63

Jon Landau, the Oscar-winning producer known for his work on blockbuster films such as Titanic and Avatar, has passed away at the age of 63 after battling cancer for over a year. His sister, Tina, confirmed his death on social media, expressing pride and gratitude for his extraordinary life.

Landau’s illustrious career included a long-time partnership with director James Cameron, resulting in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Together, they produced Titanic, the first film to surpass $1 billion in global box office earnings, and the Avatar series, which set new records in cinematic history.

Cameron remembered Landau as a dear friend and collaborator of 31 years, praising his humor, generosity, and unique spirit. Zoe Saldaña, a star of the Avatar franchise, also paid tribute, acknowledging his profound impact on the film industry and the lives of those who worked with him.

Landau began his career in the 1980s as a production manager and co-producer on films like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Dick Tracy. He later took on the producer role for Titanic, which won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.

Born in New York on July 23, 1960, to Hollywood producers Ely and Edie Landau, Jon Landau graduated from the University of Southern California’s film school. He became an executive at 20th Century Fox at 29, overseeing hits like Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and True Lies.

Landau also played a significant role in bringing Alita: Battle Angel to the big screen, collaborating with director Robert Rodriguez. His passion for storytelling and dedication to the film industry left an indelible mark.

Landau is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Julie, their sons Jamie and Jodie, and his siblings. His legacy as a visionary producer and a remarkable human being will continue to inspire future generations in the world of cinema.

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