The 42-year-old director of 'Rush Hour' and "X-Men: The Last Stand' will oversee the show with veteran producer Don Mischer. He said he was first approached about the job a few weeks ago.
In a surprise move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen Brett Ratner, director of such popcorn films as "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand," to produce the 2012 Oscar telecast along with veteran producer Don Mischer, academy President Tom Sherak announced Thursday.
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