E. Bennett Walsh was most recently an executive producer on Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx (directed by Otto Bathurst). He executive produced The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Andy Lau, and Willem Dafoe (directed by Zhang Yimou); The Amazing Spiderman 2, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (directed by Marc Webb); After Earth, starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith (directed by M. Night Shyamalan); Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, starring Nicolas Cage (directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor); Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz (directed by James Mangold); Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes (directed by Mark Steven Johnson); and the crime thrillers Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson (directed by Martin Campbell) and State of Play (based on the highly praised BBC miniseries of the same name), starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, and Jeff Daniels (directed by Kevin Macdonald).
With Volumes 1 and 2 of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Walsh enjoyed one of his greatest successes as executive producer. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 earned a Golden Globe nomination for star Uma Thurman as well as five BAFTA nominations. The two films earned a combined international gross of over $300 million.
Walsh produced the critically acclaimed The Kite Runner, based on the international best-selling novel; directed by Marc Forster, it garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. Additionally, he served as producer on the Shia LaBeouf starring thriller Disturbia, which became one of DreamWorks’ highest grossing films of 2007 – it’s international box office surpassed $100 million, more than five times the film’s budget.Back to Speakers