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Gary Gilbert
Born1965 (age 58–59)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Occupation(s)Film producer, Co-founder of Rocket Mortgage
FamilyDan Gilbert (brother)

Gary Gilbert (born 1965) is an American film producer and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Gilbert Films, a media production and financing company based in Los Angeles, California. He is also a co-founder of Rocket Mortgage, as well as a co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA team.

Biography

Gilbert was born in 1965 to a Jewish family[1][2][3] and received a business administration degree (BBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Gilbert was one of the producers of La La Land (2016), which matched the record of 14 Academy Award nominations. Gilbert began his career when he financed and produced the 2004 feature film Garden State starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. In 2005, Gilbert, along with Braff, won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Film. In 2010, Gilbert produced The Kids Are All Right, which after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival was acquired by Focus Features (Universal Studios). The film won two Golden Globes in 2011. Gilbert also produced Are You Here, starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.

Gilbert is also a co-owner of the National Basketball Association team the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Usher and his brother, Dan Gilbert, chairman of Quicken Loans. Gilbert founded Rock Financial in 1985 with his older brother Dan, Ron Berman and Lindsay Gross. After a series of mergers, the company, through Quicken Loans, has become the nation's largest mortgage lender.[citation needed]

Partial filmography as producer

References

  1. ^ Futterman, Ellen (February 23, 2011). "Oscar night for the Jews". St. Louis Jewish Light. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 13, 2017). "The tribe goes to the Oscars". JWeekly.
  3. ^ Wolfsiz, Francine (February 27, 2017). "La La Land: Who knew it was so Jewish". Times of Israel. All four of the film's producers – Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Mark Platt and Fred Berger – are members of the tribe. Berger and Horowitz both grew up in Westchester, New York and even played in the same Jewish temple basketball league together.