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Thomas Tull
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
The Hangover
and its sequels, 300, Man of Steel and others.


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

Life and career[edit] Tull grew up in Endwell, New York, the son of a dental hygienist single mother.[2][3][4] As a youth, Tull was an athlete, playing baseball and playing football, earning a football scholarship.[3] 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. Among his distinguishing innovations was different prices according to demand at different times of day. Tull went into the field of financing, buying and selling several tax and accounting offices.[3] In the private equity business, Tull rose to President of Convex Group and later as the Chief of Operations of Tax Services of America.[5] 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.[2] The company entered into a partnership in 2005 with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
to jointly finance and produce films.[3] In 2009, Tull became the majority shareholder of Legendary, in a buyout of the original investors.[3] 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.[4] Watchmen had been in "development hell" for years when Tull arranged to pick up the rights.[4] 300
had been turned down by other studios.[3] Tull also describes himself as a "gamer", and founded the short-lived Brash Entertainment to work on film-to-video game conversions.[2] Tull is a member of the board of trustees for the American Film Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and the San Diego Zoo.[5] In 2009, Tull became a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
football team.[3] Tull had been a fan of the Steelers since age four, watching the Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
in Super Bowl IX.[6] Tull is a billionaire.[7] He has donated US$1 million to Priorities USA Action, a Super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.[8] He resides in Thousand Oaks, California
Thousand Oaks, California
with his wife Alba and their children. On January 16, 2018, his home was listed for $85 million and is one of the largest private residences in the world.[9] He plans to move his business and family to the Pittsburgh area. Filmography as producer[edit]

Year Title Notes

2006 Superman Returns executive producer

The Ant Bully executive producer

Beerfest executive producer

We Are Marshall executive producer

2007 300 executive producer

Trick 'r Treat executive producer

2008 10,000 B.C. executive producer

The Dark Knight executive producer

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 executive producer

The Town executive producer

Due Date executive producer

2011 Sucker Punch executive producer

The Hangover
The Hangover
Part II executive producer

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

2012 Wrath of the Titans executive producer

The Dark Knight Rises executive producer

2013 Jack the Giant Slayer executive producer

42 producer

The Hangover
The Hangover
Part III executive producer

Man of Steel executive producer

Pacific Rim producer

2014 300: Rise of an Empire producer

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 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
vs. Kong producer


^ "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, 2016). "Thomas Tull, Haim Saban Give Seven-Figure Sums to Pro-Clinton SuperPAC". Variety. Retrieved February 16, 2016.  ^ Leitereg, Neal J. " Billionaire
Thomas Tull
Thomas Tull
lists a small village in Thousand Oaks for $85 million". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17. 

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