Kevin Feige (// FY-ghee; born June 2, 1973) is an American film and television producer who has been the president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise since 2007. The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $26.8 billion, making him the highest grossing producer of all time, with Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing film on its release.
|Alma mater||University of Southern California (BFA)|
|Employer||The Walt Disney Company|
|Notable work||Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|Spouse||Caitlin Feige (m. c. 2007)|
Feige is a member of the Producers Guild of America. In 2018, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Black Panther, the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to win an Academy Award. In October 2019 he became chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment.
Feige was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, He moved to New Jersey at the age of eight, and he lived there until the age of eighteen. where he graduated from Westfield High School. His maternal grandfather, Robert E. Short, was a television producer in the 1950s, working on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
After high school, Feige applied to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the alma mater of his favorite directors: George Lucas, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis. His first five applications were rejected, but he was accepted on the sixth. He graduated in 1995 with a degree in film.
In 2000, he was hired by Marvel as a producer. On the first X-Men film, Donner made Feige an associate producer, due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe. Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year. In the mid-2000s, Feige realized that although Spider-Man and the X-Men had been licensed to Sony and 20th Century Fox, Marvel still owned the rights to the core members of the Avengers, and envisioned creating a shared universe just as creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had done with their comic books in the early 1960s.
Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.
Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013.
Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America in 2019. On September 26, 2019, it was reported that Feige is developing a Star Wars film for Lucasfilm.
All films are as producer unless otherwise noted.
|2009–2012||Iron Man: Armored Adventures||52 episodes|
|2009||Wolverine and the X-Men||26 episodes|
|2015–2016||Agent Carter||18 episodes|
|2020||The Simpsons||Voiced the role of Chinnos only (Episode: "Bart the Bad Guy")|
|The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||6 episodes|
|2021–present||What If...?||9 episodes|
|2022||Moon Knight||6 episodes|
|Ms. Marvel||6 episodes|
|She-Hulk: Attorney at Law||9 episodes|
|Werewolf by Night||Television special; Post-production|
|The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special||Television special; Post-production|
|2023||Secret Invasion||6 episodes; Post-production|
|Ironheart||6 episodes; Filming|
|2011||The Consultant||Marvel One-Shot film|
|2011||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer||Marvel One-Shot film|
|2012||Item 47||Marvel One-Shot film|
|2013||Agent Carter||Marvel One-Shot film|
|2014||All Hail the King||Marvel One-Shot film|
|2016||Team Thor||Mockumentary film; co-produced with Taika Waititi and Brad Winderbaum|
|2017||Team Thor: Part 2||Mockumentary film; co-produced with Taika Waititi and Brad Winderbaum|
|2018||Team Darryl||Mockumentary film; co-produced with Taika Waititi and Brad Winderbaum|
|2022–present||I Am Groot||5 episode series|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Academy Awards||2019||Black Panther||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|Britannia Awards||2018||—||Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment||Won|||
|Comic-Con International's Inkpot Awards||2017||—||Inkpot Award||Won|||
|Golden Globe Awards||2019||Black Panther||Best Motion Picture – Drama||Nominated|||
|Hollywood Film Awards||2019||Avengers: Endgame||Hollywood Blockbuster Award||Won|||
|Primetime Emmy Awards||2021||WandaVision||Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series||Nominated|||
|2022||What If...?||Outstanding Animated Program||Pending|
|Producers Guild of America Awards||2019||—||David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures||Won|||
|Black Panther||Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures||Nominated|||
|2022||WandaVision||Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television||Nominated|||
|Saturn Awards||2019||—||Stan Lee World Builder Award||Won|||
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Mr Feige, 41,.... As a teenager in New Jersey, Mr Feige knew he wanted to work in Hollywood. ... Giving this year's commencement address at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he told the audience of Gamble soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns(subscription required)
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