Brian Grazer: A life filled with curiosity

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Brian Grazer Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer talks about how curiosity can fuel creativity.

Brian Grazer is an Academy Award-winning producer, a New York Times best-selling author and has been one Hollywood’s biggest power players for more than a quarter century.

Films like Apollo 13, American Gangster and A Beautiful Mind, to name a few, are examples of the diverse and important subjects he’s chosen to explore, much to the delight of audiences worldwide.

His latest creation is the New York Times bestseller, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. It provides readers with an inside look at what Grazer calls “curiosity conversations,” informal discussions he’s had with hundreds of the most beautiful minds in the world…many even with complete strangers.

“Curiosity has always been a word that implies inferiority because it’s pretty much stating that you don’t know the answer,” says Brian.

Brian Grazer: A life filled with curiosity

Brian Grazer: A life filled with curiosity

Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer talks with Mike Walter about how curiosity can fuel creativity.


His goal is to find out what makes other people’s curiosity tick while proving that there is nothing inferior about being curious. Grazer says it fuels his own creativity and has inspired his greatest work.

“With curiosity, what that does is it leads to potentially inspiration,” Brian explains. “If you feel inspired, that’s where real breakthroughs come from.”

So, just how does “curiosity” lead to real insight and great discovery? Brian Grazer joined Mike Walter in our Los Angeles studio with his observations.