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Michael De Luca (born August 13, 1965) is an American film producer and screenwriter. The former president of production at both New Line Cinema and DreamWorks, De Luca has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture.

Michael De Luca
Michael De Luca 2012.jpg
Born (1965-08-13) August 13, 1965 (age 54)
OccupationProducer, writer
Angelique (Madrid) De Luca (m. 2009)

Early lifeEdit

De Luca was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was a German Jewish immigrant, and his father, who was Italian American and Catholic, worked at ConEdison.[1][2] De Luca began pursuing a career in show business in 1986. Originally tapped to work as a story editor, he rose fairly quickly through the ranks, thanks in part to his mentor, chair and co-founder Robert Shaye. De Luca did complete his degree from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 1995.[3]


In 1990, De Luca made his debut in the film industry as an associate producer on Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. De Luca has been collecting comics since childhood and is a huge fan of comic books and graphic novels, in particular the works of Frank Miller, and sci-fi properties such as Star Trek. In 1996, De Luca, a self-proclaimed "trekkie", was approached by the producers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore for Star Trek: Voyager and pitched an idea which turned into an opportunity to write an episode for the series.

De Luca co-wrote the story for the 1995 film adaptation of the popular British comic book character Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone as the eponymous lead.[4]

De Luca is a former President of Production for New Line Cinema. During his tenure at New Line Cinema, he oversaw a variety of films that would come to define the studio, including Seven, Friday, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers, Rush Hour, Blade, American History X, and Magnolia. DeLuca wrote and produced Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the sixth entry in the long-running Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

After New Line Cinema, De Luca became President of Production at DreamWorks, his tenure lasting between 2001 and 2004.

After his contract with DreamWorks ended, De Luca signed a production deal with Sony Pictures and started his own production company, Michael De Luca Productions.[5] His first release under his production company was Ghost Rider (2007) starring Nicolas Cage, followed by 21 and The Love Guru (both 2008) starring Mike Myers.[6]

He was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar two years in a row for 2010's The Social Network (2010) and Moneyball (2011).[7] He received a third nomination in 2014 for producing Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips.

De Luca also produced the 2011 remake of the cult classic vampire horror film Fright Night.[8] De Luca and Dana Brunetti reunited for Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2015 film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name.[9][10] It was a massive financial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing R-rated films of all time.

Personal lifeEdit

De Luca was previously in a relationship with actress Julianne Moore, star of New Line's Boogie Nights.[11] In 2009, he married actress Angelique Madrid (born 1974) from Ft. Worth, Texas, who was a contestant on the first season of ABC's The Bachelor. They have a daughter, Skylar (born 2008), and a son, Caden (born 2012).[2]


Year Title Notes Director
1987 The Lawnmower Man short film; writer James Gonis
1988 Freddy's Nightmares 11 episodes; writer Dwight H. Little
Tom DeSimone
Ken Wiederhorn
1990 Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III associate producer Jeff Burr
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare writer Rachel Talalay
1992 Deep Cover executive producer Bill Duke
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 executive producer Gene Quintano
1994 Dark Justice 3 episodes; writer Tom DeSimone
John Nicolella
The Mask executive producer Chuck Russell
Don Juan DeMarco executive producer Jeremy Leven
In the Mouth of Madness executive producer, writer John Carpenter
1995 Judge Dredd writer Danny Cannon
1996 Last Man Standing executive producer Walter Hill
Star Trek: Voyager 1 episode; writer Alexander Singer
The Long Kiss Goodnight executive producer Renny Harlin
1997 B*A*P*S executive producer Robert Townsend
One Night Stand executive producer Mike Figgis
Boogie Nights executive producer Paul Thomas Anderson
Wag the Dog executive producer Barry Levinson
1998 Dark City executive producer Alex Proyas
Lost in Space executive producer Stephen Hopkins
Blade uncredited; executive producer Stephen Norrington
Pleasantville executive producer Gary Ross
American History X executive producer Tony Kaye
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me executive producer Jay Roach
Detroit Rock City executive producer Adam Rifkin
Body Shots executive producer Michael Cristofer
The Bachelor executive producer Gary Sinyor
Magnolia executive producer Paul Thomas Anderson
2000 Lost Souls executive producer Janusz Kamiński
Little Nicky executive producer Steven Brill
Thirteen Days executive producer Roger Donaldson
2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch executive producer John Cameron Mitchell
Blow executive producer Ted Demme
Town & Country executive producer Peter Chelsom
Storytelling executive producer Todd Solondz
Rush Hour 2 executive producer Brett Ratner
Knockaround Guys executive producer Brian Koppelman
David Levien
Life as a House executive producer Irwin Winkler
I Am Sam executive producer Jessie Nelson
2002 Run Ronnie Run! executive producer Troy Miller
John Q. executive producer Nick Cassavetes
Blade II executive producer Guillermo del Toro
Highway executive producer James Cox
Unconditional Love executive producer P. J. Hogan
Simone executive producer Andrew Niccol
2003 A Man Apart executive producer F. Gary Gray
2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure producer Jon Favreau
2007 Ghost Rider producer Mark Steven Johnson
2008 21 producer Robert Luketic
The Love Guru producer
Won–Razzie Award for Worst Picture
Marco Schnabal
2009 Brothers producer Jim Sheridan
2010 The Social Network producer
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Picture
David Fincher
2011 Drive Angry producer Patrick Lussier
Priest producer Scott Stewart
Fright Night producer Craig Gillespie
Butter producer Jim Field Smith
Moneyball producer
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Picture
Bennett Miller
The Sitter producer David Gordon Green
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance producer Neveldine/Taylor
2013 Captain Phillips producer
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Picture
Paul Greengrass
2014 Dracula Untold producer Gary Shore
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey producer
Won–Razzie Award for Worst Picture
Sam Taylor-Johnson
2016 Inferno producer Ron Howard
2017 89th Academy Awards co-producer N/A
Fifty Shades Darker producer James Foley
2018 Fifty Shades Freed producer James Foley
90th Academy Awards co-producer N/A
The Sisters Brothers producer Jacques Audiard
2019 The Kitchen producer Andrea Berloff
2021 The Suicide Squad[12] producer James Gunn
TBA Warhol producer TBA
Metro 2033[13] producer TBA


  1. ^ "Michael De Luca Biography (1965–)". Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Galloway, Stephen. "The Confessions of Mike De Luca". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "NYU Alumnus Mark Bridges Wins Oscar for Best Costume Design for "The Artist"". New York University. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "Judge Dredd". June 30, 1995. Retrieved October 31, 2016 – via IMDb.
  5. ^ Slasher, Masked (January 15, 2010). "Mike De Luca Dishes on Priest, Mentions August as Possible Release Date". Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Michael De Luca Productions Michael De Luca on IMDb
  7. ^ "Michael De Luca". Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fright Night Remake Still in the Cards". Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  9. ^ "The Social Network Producers Team Up Again For Fifty Shades of Grey Adaptation". Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  10. ^ "'Sony Fires Up 'Gran Turismo' Movie With 'Fifty Shades' Producers (Exclusive)". The Wrap. July 23, 2013. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013.
  11. ^ "Livin'Thing". Grantland.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 11, 2018). "Michael De Luca Joins Suicide Squad 2 As Producer". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 15, 2016). "Michael De Luca Boards Adaptation of Dmitry Glukhovsky's 'Metro 2033'". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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