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Charles B. Wessler (born May 16, 1955) is an American film producer[1] best known for his collaborations with the Farrelly brothers.

Life and careerEdit

Wessler's first job was as a production assistant on the film Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? He was a production assistant for George Lucas on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Wessler spent time working at The Ladd Company for Alan Ladd Jr. and at Zoetrope Studios with Francis Ford Coppola. He soon moved on to produce specials for HBO where he hired Peter Farrelly and Bennett Yellen to write a script for the 1987 special, Paul Reiser Out on a Whim. Wessler, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly went on to develop several scripts together. The first feature film they brought to the screen was Dumb and Dumber for New Line Cinema.

Wessler's other producing credits include It's Pat for Touchstone Pictures, Bushwhacked, There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal and Stuck on You for 20th Century Fox and The Heartbreak Kid for Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures. His 2010's era film projects included Hall Pass for New Line Cinema/Warner Bros., Movie 43 for Relativity Media, The Three Stooges (2012) for 20th Century Fox, Dumb and Dumber To (2014) for Universal Pictures/Red Granite Pictures and Green Book for Universal Pictures/Participant Media, which was released on November 16, 2018.[2]

Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for producing There's Something About Mary.[3]

In 2018 Wessler produced Green Book, which won the Toronto International Film Festival's People Choice Award,[4] Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, [5] winner of the 2019 Producers Guild Film Awards for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures[6] honoree of American Film Institute Movies Of The Year, [7] and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 26, 2011). "Peter And Bobby Farrelly Plan More 'Dumb And Dumber' For Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels". Deadline. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Green Book" – via www.imdb.com.
  3. ^ "There's Something About Mary". www.goldenglobes.com.
  4. ^ Hammond, Pete (16 September 2018). "'Green Book' Wins 2018 Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award – Oscar Harbinger?".
  5. ^ "Green Book". www.goldenglobes.com.
  6. ^ "2019 PGA Awards Winners - Producers Guild of America". www.producersguild.org.
  7. ^ "Announcing the AFI AWARDS 2018 Honorees".
  8. ^ "The 91st Academy Awards - 2019". Oscars.org - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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