Jeffrey Katzenberg, Vince Gilligan, Alex Gibney, More Reveal Their Favorite Books

Joseph Shin

Big Hollywood names divulge their real-life page turners — some from the past, others fresh from the shelf.

This story first appeared in the May 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Ask nearly 40 industry heavyweights -- directors, producers, writers and studio executives -- to tell you about their favorite book on their shelf, and you'll get a mix of genres and time periods. Some, including Homeland co-creator Howard Gordon, will veer toward the political, selecting Henry Kissinger's latest tome. Others will choose obscure novels (The Americans creator Joe Weisberg's pick: Ashenden), debut novels (You're the Worst showrunner Stephen Falk's pick: Leaving the Atocha Station), YA novels (The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson's pick: the Kingkiller trilogy) and biographies (The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd's pick: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace). Check out Hollywood’s library below.

 

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