Barrie Osborne – Key Advisor

As producer of The Lord of the Rings: Return Of The King, Barrie M. Osborne won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Picture. His work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, won for him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Film, an AFI Film Award and two nominations for Academy Awards for Best Picture.

In addition to his work on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Osborne executive produced the worldwide box office blockbuster and groundbreaking visual effects award-winner: The Matrix. His other producing credits include John Woo’s Face/Off and China Moon. He has served as executive producer on The Fan, Dick Tracy, Child’s Play, Wilder Napalm, Rapa Nui and Peggy Sue Got Married.

A native New Yorker who earned a degree in sociology from Minnesota’s Carleton College, Osborne rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before entering the film industry in 1970, as an apprentice editor and assistant production manager. Accepted into the Directors Guild of America trainee program, Osborne worked under the tutelage of directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Pakula and Sydney Pollack on films including The Godfather Part II, Three Days of the Condor and All The Presidents Men.

He subsequently worked on a number of films in various capacities including Apocalypse Now, The Big Chill, King of Comedy, The Cotton Club, Cutter’s Way, Fandango and The China Syndrome.

During a two-year tenure as Vice President for Feature Production at Walt Disney Pictures, Osborne oversaw features including Ruthless People, The Color of Money, Tin Men, Three Men And A Baby, Tough Guys, Outrageous Fortune, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Good Morning Vietnam.

 

Credits—Motion Picture and Television

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Last Place On Earth

The Long and the Short of It

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Matrix

Face/Off

The Fan

Rapa Nui

Wilder Napalm

China Moon

Dick Tracy

Child’s Play

Peggy Sue Got Married

The Cotton Club

Fandango

The Big Chill

Octopussy (2nd Unit)

The Escape Artist

Cutter’s Way

Small Circle of Friends

Moonraker (2nd Unit)

The China Syndrome

American Hot Wax

San Pedro Beach Bums (TV)

Apocalypse Now

Kojak (TV)

Sorcerer

All the Presidents Men

Three Days of the Condor

Godfather Part II

 

Also:

VP, Feature Production Walt Disney Pictures (’85-’87)

Exec in Charge of Production, New Regency Films (’80-’82)

 

AWARDS

2004    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Academy Award For Best Picture

BAFTA Film Award Best Film

PGA Golden Laurel Awards Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award

 

2003    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Australian Film Institute Best Foreign Film

Nominated Academy Award For Best Picture

Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Film

Nominated BAFTA Childrens’ Award Best Feature Film

Nominated PGA Golden Laurel Awards Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award

 

2002    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

BAFTA Film Award Best Film

Australian Film Institute Best Foreign Film Award

AFI Movie of the Year

Nominated Academy Award For Best Picture

Nominated BAFTA Childrens’ Award Best Feature Film