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Ron Bozman
Dallas, Texas
Alma materRice University
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1974–current
Notable workThe Silence of the Lambs
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
SpouseKyle McCarthy
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture
1992 The Silence of the Lambs

Producers Guild of America Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award
1992 The Silence of the Lambs

Ron Bozman is an American film producer who won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991 for the film The Silence of the Lambs.[1]

Personal life

Bozman was born in Dallas, Texas.[2] He grew up in Garland, Texas,[2] graduating from Garland High School in 1965. He graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1969. He lives in New York City, with his wife Kyle McCarthy and his son Regan.


Bozman broke into the film business in 1974 when he was a production manager for the film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a low-budget horror movie that developed a cult following.[3]

He was a first assistant director on a string of successful movies through the 1980s, including The Muppets Take Manhattan, Something Wild and Married to the Mob. He then went on to be a full producer on Waiting for the Light (1990) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

In 1991, Bozman won the Academy Award for Best Picture as one of the producers of Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs[2]—one of only three films to win all the major categories in that competition (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress).[4]

Two years later, Bozman was an executive producer on Philadelphia, another film directed by Demme, which won two Academy Awards.

Bozman also produced The Ref, Eddie, Beloved, For Love of the Game, Changing Lanes, The Human Stain, The Stepford Wives, Failure to Launch, Perfect Stranger, and Confessions of a Shopaholic.


  1. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards | 1992".
  2. ^ a b c "Academy Award Winner Ron Bozman Speaks to DSA" (PDF). Features. Vol. 14, no. 6. Dallas, TX: Dallas Screenwriters Association. 2005. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 31, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Bloom, John (November 1, 2004). "They Came. They Sawed". Texas Monthly. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Only Movies To Have Won All Five Major Oscars*". May 31, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2012.