He graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
He specializes in producing action-oriented films. Some of his most popular productions include, and He has enjoyed a long career in film.\r\nAfter moving to Los Angeles he began his career working for Aaron Spelling.
He quickly moved up the ranks and began co-producing for Spelling and in the early 1980s created the television series Matt Houston. In the 1970s he was a key executive at American International Pictures.\r\nHe served as President of 20th Century Fox from 1984 to 1986. This was revolutionary as it was the first time a Japanese company had seriously invested in a film enterprise.
In 1989, he produced Field of Dreams, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.\r\nUnder the Largo Entertainment banner, Gordon produced Point Break (1991), Mulholland Falls (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), and 23 other films. In 1994, he left Largo. Gordon Company was split up into two companies Golar, in tandem with the Lawrence Gordon Productions shingle headed by Lawrence Gordon, and Daybreak Productions, headed up by Charles Gordon over the late 1990s.\r\nGordon also had an independent production deal with Universal Pictures under the shingle Lawrence Gordon Productions.
Under Lawrence Gordon Productions, he produced Jumpin" Jack Flash, Boogie Nights, Mystery Men, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise, Hellboy franchise and Watchmen. Gordon has been credited with giving some of the most prolific producers their start in entertainment such as Joel Silver, Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, and James L. Brooks.\r\nHe has three children including filmmaker and musician, George Joseph Gordon. Another Predator 2 Die Hard 2 Executive The Renegades.