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Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969) is an American film director, film producer, and music video director. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was also a producer on the Fox drama series, Prison Break. Ratner was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, the son of Marcia (née Presman), a socialite, and Ronald Ratner. He grew up in a "middle-class Jewish family". His father was the son of a wealthy Miami businessman. His mother was born in Cuba, and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s with her parents, Fanita and Mario Presman (their families had originally moved to Cuba from Eastern Europe). Ratner's mother was sixteen when he was born. Ratner told Aventura Business Monthly in a May, 2011, cover story interview that he "really didn't know" his biological father, and that he considers Alvin Malnik, who opened the famous Forge restaurant in Miami Beach, to be his dad, "the one who raised" him. Ratner's biological father was chronically homeless in Miami Beach, a situation which inspired the adult Brett to become the director and board member of the nationwide nonprofit organization Chrysalis, which

Mariah Carey -- I'm One Of The Poorest People In The Room

Mariah Carey
I'm One Of The Poorest People In The Room

Mariah Carey is used to being the top diva at the table but after a power lunch with a bunch of billionaires she had to take a back seat ... financially.  Mariah finally got off the yacht and… READ MORE >

Brett Ratner Kissing NOT Mariah Carey (PHOTOS)

Brett Ratner
Kissing NOT Mariah Carey

Hmmmm ...  Don't know what to say about this. Brett Ratner making out with a chick on the same yacht where he was nuzzling Mariah Carey. People on the boat said Brett and Mariah were in… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Hangin' Out with Brett Ratner On His Birthday! (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey
Hanging Out with Brett Ratner On His Bday!!!

Mariah Carey celebrated the birthday of her boyfriend, King Brett Ratner Saturday ... aboard the USS Rich People. TMZ broke the story ...Mariah and Brett are in full-blown couple mode, sailing… READ MORE >

- 422 days ago
Mariah Carey Brett Ratner on The LOVE BOAT!!! (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey, Brett Ratner
On the LOVE BOAT!!!

Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner have pulled a Swift/Harris ... they are full-throttle together. This pic was taken Saturday on a yacht in St. Barts. Sources -- let's just say close to the boat --… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Brett Ratner Sued -- 'Hercules' Rager Left Me a Bloody Mess ... Says Party Guest

Brett Ratner Sued
'Hercules' Rager Left Me a Bloody Mess ... Says Party Guest

"Hercules" director Brett Ratner is being sued by a woman who went to an after party at his Beverly Hills mansion ... and left with a bloodied leg and a sliced Achilles tendon.Lauryn Flynn -- a… READ MORE >

- 634 days ago
Brett Ratner -- Look ... I'm Backing a Lesbian!

Brett Ratner
I'm Full-On Behind A Lesbian!

Director Brett Ratner has put his money where his mouth is -- on a lesbian.  You'll recall, Ratner had to resign from producing the 2011 Academy Awards, after proclaiming "Rehearsals are for… READ MORE >

- 1060 days ago
Brett Ratner: Making a Bunch of Gay Videos ... for GLAAD

Brett Ratner
Making a Bunch Of Gay Videos ... for GLAAD

Brett Ratner's word is his bond -- three months after he resigned as producer for the Oscars, for using a gay slur, the director has followed through on a promise to work with gay leaders to raise… READ MORE >

- 1560 days ago
Billy Crystal: I'm Hosting the Oscars!

Billy Crystal
I'm Hosting the Oscars!

Billy Crystal just announced ... he's replacing Eddie Murphy as the host for next year's Oscars show.The legendary Academy Awards host tweeted just minutes ago -- "Am doing the Oscars so the young… READ MORE >

- 1657 days ago
Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner -- An Oscar Won't Get Between Us

Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner
An Oscar Won't Get Between Us!

There's nothing like a good Italian meal to bring friends together --  per esempio, Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner.Grazer is replacing Ratner as producer of the 2012 Oscars ... after Ratner… READ MORE >

- 1657 days ago
Mega-Producer Brian Grazer Steps in to Produce Oscars

Mega-Producer Brian Grazer
Fills Brett Ratner's Shoes As Oscars Producer

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… READ MORE >

- 1658 days ago

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