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THOMAS TULL (born 1970) is an American businessman and film producer. He is the former chairman of the Board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Legendary Entertainment . His firm has produced and/or financed several major motion pictures, including The Dark Knight Trilogy , The Hangover and its sequels, 300
300
, Man of Steel and others.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life and career * 2 Filmography as producer * 3 References * 4 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

Tull grew up in Endwell, New York
Endwell, New York
, the son of a dental hygienist single mother. As a youth, Tull was an athlete, playing baseball and playing football , earning a football scholarship. Tull graduated from nearby Hamilton College in 1992. After college, Tull abandoned plans to become a lawyer and instead went into business, starting a chain of laundromats . Tull went into the field of financing, buying and selling several tax and accounting offices. In the private equity business, Tull rose to President of Convex Group and later as the Chief of Operations of Tax Services of America. His firm invested in entertainment, where Tull began to learn the entertainment business. After discussing the potential of private equity with a film executive in 2003, Tull quit Convex, raising $600 million in equity to finance movies under the Legendary Pictures banner. The company entered into a partnership in 2005 with Warner Bros. to jointly finance and produce films. In 2009, Tull became the majority shareholder of Legendary, in a buyout of the original investors. The Warner deal was followed by a similar deal with Universal Studios
Universal Studios
in 2013. He also helped produce the film Blackhat .

Tull describes himself as a "fanboy" of comics and several of the films produced by Legendary were personal favorites of Tull. Watchmen had been in "development hell" for years when Tull arranged to pick up the rights. 300
300
had been turned down by other studios. Tull also describes himself as a "gamer", and founded the short-lived Brash Entertainment to work on film-to-video game conversions.

Tull is a member of the board of trustees for the American Film Institute , Carnegie Mellon University , and the San Diego Zoo . In 2009, Tull became a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. Tull had been a fan of the Steelers since age four, watching the Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX
Super Bowl IX
.

Tull is a billionaire . He has donated US$1 million to Priorities USA Action, a Super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton .

FILMOGRAPHY AS PRODUCER

YEAR TITLE NOTES

2006 Superman Returns executive producer

The Ant Bully executive producer

Beerfest
Beerfest
executive producer

We Are Marshall
We Are Marshall
executive producer

2007 300
300
executive producer

Trick \'r Treat executive producer

2008 10,000 B.C. executive producer

The Dark Knight executive producer

It Might Get Loud
It Might Get Loud
producer

2009 Watchmen executive producer

Observe and Report executive producer

The Hangover executive producer

Where the Wild Things Are executive producer

Ninja Assassin executive producer

2010 Clash of the Titans executive producer

Jonah Hex executive producer

Inception
Inception
executive producer

The Town executive producer

Due Date
Due Date
executive producer

2011 Sucker Punch executive producer

The Hangover Part II executive producer

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan\'s Hope producer

2012 Wrath of the Titans
Wrath of the Titans
executive producer

The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises
executive producer

2013 Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer
executive producer

42 producer

The Hangover Part III executive producer

Man of Steel executive producer

Pacific Rim producer

2014 300: Rise of an Empire producer

Godzilla
Godzilla
producer

As Above, So Below producer

Dracula Untold executive producer

Interstellar executive producer

Unbroken executive producer

2015 Blackhat producer

Seventh Son producer

Jurassic World
Jurassic World
executive producer

Straight Outta Compton executive producer

Crimson Peak producer

Krampus producer

2016 Warcraft producer

Spectral producer

The Great Wall producer

2017 Kong: Skull Island producer

2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising producer

2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters producer

2020 Godzilla
Godzilla
vs Kong
Kong
producer

REFERENCES

* ^ "Thomas Tull". Forbes.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017. * ^ A B C Lippold, Kye (April 21, 2008). " Thomas Tull
Thomas Tull
\'92 Discusses His Journey From Hamilton to Hollywood". Hamilton College. Retrieved March 14, 2014. * ^ A B C D E F G Garahan, Matthew (December 5, 2010). "Producer follows his own script". Financial Times. * ^ A B C Brophy-Warren, Jamin (February 27, 2009). "A Producer of Superheroes". Wall Street Journal. * ^ A B "Executive Profile: Thomas Tull". Business Week. Retrieved March 14, 2014. * ^ Labriola, Bob (April 7, 2010). "Investor profile: Thomas Tull". Pittsburgh Steelers. * ^ Robehmed, Natalie (February 10, 2016). "Box Office Billionaire: How Legendary\'s Thomas Tull
Thomas Tull
Used Comics, China And A Secret Formula To Remake Hollywood". Forbes. Retrieved February 14, 2016. * ^ Johnson, Ted (January 31