David Ellison’s full name is David Ferris Ellison. Ellison is an American producer. He is also the CEO of Skydance Productions. Ellison was born on January 9, 1983, in Santa Clara County, California. He is the only son of the billionaire Larry Ellison, who is the CTO of Oracle Corporation. His mother’s name is Barbara Boothe Ellison, who is Larry Ellison’s ex-wife. He also has one sister named Megan Ellison, who is also a film Producer.
After completing his high school education, Ellison went to the University of Southern California. He dropped out of the University in the year 2005. Ellison started his career as a movie producer in the year 2010 when he produced his first movie named True Grit. Joel and
Ethan Coen directed the movie. The movie was a true western movie and was an adaptation of the Charles Portis novel having the same name.
The movie was well received by both the viewers and the critics. After the success of True Grit, Ellison produced his second movie in the year 2011. He was the executive producer of the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, directed by Brad Bird. The movie was a huge hit worldwide and put Ellison on the international market. He was approached by many directors to produce their movies. In 2012, Ellison produced
The Guilt Trip and
Jack Reacher directed by Anne Fletcher and
Christopher McQuarrie respectively. The Guilt Trip was an American Comedy move, and Jack Reacher was an action movie. In the year 2013, Ellison produced G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
The movie was directed by Jon M. Chu. The movie was a huge failure and was not well received by both the viewers and the critics. In the same year, Ellison produced another movie named Star Trek Into Darkness. The movie was a Science fiction movie directed by J.J Abrams. The film received very positive reviews from the critics and was well appreciated by the critics. In late 2013, Ellison produced another movie named
World War Z starring
Brad Pitt. The movie was a post-apocalyptic horror movie. The movie grossed more than $200 million at the
Box Office. Critics rated the movie poorly, but the movie was well received by the viewers. In 2015, Ellison produced two big movies namely Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and
Terminator Genisys. The movie was a huge disappointment as compare to the other Terminator movie which did exceptionally well.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was also the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible movies. The movie was a huge hit, just like its predecessors. Ellison’s production company is also in partnership with the Paramount Pictures. Ellison has also appeared in some movies namely Little Fish, Flyboys, Strange Pond and much more. Currently, Ellison is working on two movies namely The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Star Blazers, which are set to release in the year 2017.