Education Carleton College
Role Film producer
|Name Barrie Osborne|
Years active 1976–present
Siblings Larry Osborne
|Born February 7, 1944 (age 71) (1944-02-07) New York City, US|
Parents Hertha Schwarz, William Osborne
Awards Academy Award for Best Picture
Movies The Lord of the Rings: The Fello, The Lord of the Rings: The Retur, The Lord of the Rings: The Two, The Warrior's Way, Outlander
Similar People Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, J R R Tolkien, Grant Major
Barrie M. Osborne - Producer
Barrie M. Osborne ONZM (born February 7, 1944) is a film producer, production manager and director.
The son of Hertha Schwarz and William Osborne, Barrie was born in New York City and grew up in New Rochelle, New York where he graduated New Rochelle High School. He is an alumnus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) 31st December 2016
Osborne's most notable work is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for which he was the recipient of the Oscar Award the Academy Award for Best Picture, which he shares with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. He also produced the 2013 The Great Gatsby remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby.
Together with Alan B. Curtiss and Mexican entrepreneur Max Appedole, Osborne released a major blockbuster Latin film production called Gloria, a biopic about the life of controversial Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, with Christian Keller.
Osborne is also preparing a possible movie trilogy about the Viking king Harald Hardrada.