Charles Roven
Roven in 2017
Born (1949-08-02) August 2, 1949 (age 74)
OccupationFilm producer
(m. 1985; died 1997)
  • Stephanie Haymes

Charles "Chuck" Roven (born August 2, 1949)[1] is an American film producer and the president and co-founder of Atlas Entertainment.

He is known for producing the superhero films The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and more.[2]

Awards and nominations

His film American Hustle was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award in 2014, as well as in 9 other categories.[3][4] In January 2018, Roven received the David O. Selznick Achievement Award for his body of work from the Producers Guild of America.[5] and he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama for his producing in Oppenheimer (2023 film) along with Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan.[6]

Personal life

He was married to producer Dawn Steel from 1985 until her death in 1997.[7] The two had a daughter born in March 1987.[8] Roven later married restaurateur Stephanie Haymes,[9] the daughter of entertainers Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries.[10]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted. Roven was also producer of the ill-fated Atuk with comedian Sam Kinison as the lead. The film was shut down in its first week of production.


Year Film Credit Notes Ref.
1973 Some Call It Loving Assistant producer
1983 Heart Like a Wheel
1987 Made in U.S.A.
1989 Johnny Handsome
The Blood of Heroes
1990 Cadillac Man
1992 Final Analysis
1995 Angus
12 Monkeys
1998 Fallen
City of Angels
1999 Three Kings
2002 Rollerball
2003 Bulletproof Monk
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
2005 Kicking & Screaming Executive producer
Batman Begins
The Brothers Grimm
2006 Idlewild
2007 Live!
2008 The Bank Job
Get Smart
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Direct-to-video
The Dark Knight
2009 The International
2011 Season of the Witch
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2013 Man of Steel
American Hustle Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The Whole Truth Executive producer
Suicide Squad
The Great Wall
2017 Wonder Woman
Justice League
2019 Triple Frontier
2020 Scoob! Executive producer
Wonder Woman 1984
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League
The Suicide Squad
2022 Uncharted
2023 Oppenheimer
Year Film Role
1989 The Rainbow The producers wish to thank
2015 No Escape Special thanks
2016 The Hollow Point
The Monster The producers wish to thank
2018 Alpha Special thanks


Year Title Credit Notes
2016 12 Monkeys: Recap/Finale Executive producer Television film
2015−17 12 Monkeys Executive producer
2017 The Brothers Grimm Executive producer
2019 What/If Executive producer
2018−20 Dirty John Executive producer


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  2. ^ "THR's Producer of the Year: Charles Roven on the Future of DC Films and What Really Happened Between George Clooney and David O. Russell". The Hollywood Reporter. December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "'American Hustle' Oscars: Star-Studded Film Majorly Snubbed". Huffington Post. March 3, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Piper-Shimizu, Stephane (January 22, 2018). "Charles Roven". Variety. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (January 21, 2018). "Charles Roven: A Q&A With The PGA's David O. Selznick Honoree Reveals When He Knew He Really Made It In Hollywood". Deadline. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Oppenheimer". Golden Globes. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  7. ^ "Obituary: Dawn Steel". October 22, 2011.
  8. ^ Weinraub, Bernard (December 22, 1997). "Dawn Steel, Studio Chief And Producer, Dies at 51". The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Finke, Nikki (April 3, 2006). "2nd Update: Film Director Accused of Lying to FBI in Pellicano Scandal". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 23, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Grimes, William (December 20, 2016). "Fran Jeffries, an Actress Who Performed a Sexy Samba in 'The Pink Panther,' Dies at 79". The New York Times. p. A19. Retrieved April 28, 2017. ...she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Haymes-Roven...
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 2, 2014). "'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed: Jared Leto to Play the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot". Variety. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 24, 2014). "Michelle MacLaren Set as Director of 'Wonder Woman'". Variety. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  13. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (March 19, 2018). "'Triple Frontier' Finally Going: Affleck, Isaac, Pascal, Hunnam, Hedlund, Arjona In JC Chandor's Lineup". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 22, 2018). "'Wonder Woman 1984' Flies To Summer 2020". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "HBO Max to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut". WarnerMedia Group. May 20, 2020. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 8, 2021). "Cillian Murphy Confirmed to Star As J. Robert Oppenheimer In Christopher Nolan's Next Film At Universal, Film Will Bow in July 2023". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 8, 2021.