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Mega-Producer Brian Grazer

Fills Brett Ratner's Shoes

As Oscars Producer

11/9/2011 4:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Brian Grazer -- who produced "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind" -- has taken Brett Ratner's place to produce next year's Academy Awards show.

Brian signed on moments ago, agreeing to replace Ratner just one day after the "Rush Hour" director resigned .... following uproar over a homophobic slur Ratner dropped at a film screening.

Academy prez Tom Sherak announced Grazer's appointment this afternoon.

Interestingly, Grazer is listed as a producer on "Tower Heist" -- a film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Eddie Murphy, who resigned as the Oscars host just hours ago.

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31.

buckee71    

Now i'm mad! I wanted to see Eddie Murphy!!!!!

1024 days ago
32.

CrisDizzle    

Bruh, Edward ScissorHands would be proud of that haircut!

1024 days ago
33.

好好的    

a Christmas gift for my father, which one is better? http://www.alibabiz.com ...
there are a lot of products on sale. Which one is better for 50 years old mom? Handbag,glasses or biniki? Please help.

1024 days ago
34.

Emilio    

Kinda looks like Keith Richards...

1024 days ago
35.

victory    

Brian is a 'heavyweight', I'm surprised he agreed to take on the Oscars. He'll do a terrific job.

1024 days ago
36.

Rosen    

He looks like Keith Richards!

1023 days ago
37.

John    

Yeah, the "F" word has changed the Oscars. Don't "F" with the f-gs. It's a new world.

1023 days ago
38.

UPYOURS    

Wow, he looks rode hard, put away wet

1023 days ago
39.

jeff    

Brian, the hairstyle of a thirteen year old skateboarder just doesn't work anymmore.

People are snickering behind your back.

1023 days ago
40.

moe l.    

Grazer looks like one of The Rolling Stones.

1023 days ago
41.

thestupid    

Well hes a friendly looking fella.

1023 days ago
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