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Adam McKay is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 17 april 1968 at Philadelphia (USA)

Adam McKay

Adam McKay
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 april 1968 (50 years) at Philadelphia (USA)
Creator of Gary Sanchez Productions

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions.

Biography

McKay has an essential tremor, a benign neurological disorder that sometimes causes shaking. He is also a supporter of the Democratic Party and other liberal causes.

He has been married to director and actress Shira Piven, who directed the 2014 feature film Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig, since 1996; he's brothers-in-law with actor Jeremy Piven.

Best films

Ant-Man (2015)
(Director)
Daddy's Home (2015)
(Scriptwriter)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
(Producer)
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
(Producer)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
(Director)
The Other Guys (2010)
(Director)

Usually with

Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
(27 films)
Chris Henchy
Chris Henchy
(15 films)
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
(5 films)
Oliver Wood
Oliver Wood
(4 films)
Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Adam McKay (30 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

The Other Guys, 1h47
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Dirty Mike
Rating66% 3.3478153.3478153.3478153.3478153.347815
Detective Allen Gamble is a mild-mannered forensic accountant. Hot-tempered detective Terry 'Yankee Clipper' Hoitz is partnered with Allen ever since he mistakenly shot Derek Jeter during the World Series. Allen and Terry receive no respect from the other officers, particularly detectives Martin and Fosse. All but Terry idolize cocky detectives Chris Danson and P.K. Highsmith, who are considered the city's best policemen even though they frequently cause millions of dollars in property damage catching petty criminals. During a pursuit, Danson and Highsmith leap to their deaths after misjudging their ability to survive a fall, which causes the precinct to wonder why they did it and who will take their place.
Step Brothers, 1h38
Directed by Judd Apatow, Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Man without Glasses
Rating68% 3.4487253.4487253.4487253.4487253.448725
39-year-old Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and 40-year-old Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are two unemployed, middle-aged, spoiled, offensive, and self-centered men who still live with (and are reliant on) their parents. They have no intention of moving out or finding jobs and behave childishly. When Brennan's mother Nancy (Mary Steenburgen) and Dale's father Robert (Richard Jenkins) marry, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers.
The Landlord
Directed by Adam McKay
Actors Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

In the film, Ferrell's character is harassed by his landlord for overdue rent money. The landlord is a two-year-old girl (played by McKay's daughter, Pearl) who dresses as a princess, swears at her tenant and is finally calmed by taking Will's beer.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 1h48
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, La NASCAR, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bill Hader
Roles Terry Cheveaux
Rating65% 3.299043.299043.299043.299043.29904
Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a NASCAR driver who wants to go fast. While he was working on the pit crew of Dennit Racing driver Terry Cheveaux (Adam McKay), Ricky replaces him and ends up finishing in third place, despite starting mid-race in last place. Ricky quickly soars to the top of NASCAR by achieving his fame and fortune at Dennit Racing and meeting his future wife, Carly (Leslie Bibb). Ricky eventually persuades Dennit to field an additional car and arranges to have his best friend, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), on his team. While he and Cal are on top of the racing world, Ricky challenges his flamboyant French Formula One archrival, Jean Girard (Sacha Barone Cohen), who outperforms him on the track and becomes Dennit Racing's next top driver. Desperate to regain his dominance, Ricky pushes himself too hard during the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and ends up going airborne, barrel-rolling several times.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 1h34
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about journalists, Films about television
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Roles a janitor
Rating71% 3.5985753.5985753.5985753.5985753.598575
In 1974, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is the famous anchorman for a local San Diego television station, fictional KVWN channel 4. He works alongside his friends on the news team: lead field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sportscaster Champion "Champ" Kind (David Koechner), and intellectually disabled chief meteorologist Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Station director Ed Harken (Fred Willard) informs the team that they have maintained their long-held status as the highest-rated news program in San Diego, leading them to throw a wild party, where Ron unsuccessfully tries to pick up a beautiful, blonde woman (Christina Applegate). Ed later informs the team that they have been forced to hire Veronica Corningstone, the same woman whom Ron tried to pick up. After a series of unsuccessful attempts by the team to seduce her, she finally relents and consents to a "professional tour" of the city with Ron, culminating in a sexual relationship. Despite agreeing to keep the relationship discreet, Ron announces it on air.
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, 1h33
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Roles Custodian
Rating61% 3.096373.096373.096373.096373.09637
The film "follows the KVWN Channel 4 News Team as they investigate the extremist bank-robbing organization The Alarm Clock."

Director

Backseat
Backseat (2018)

Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Politique
Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Jesse Plemons, Sam Rockwell, Bill Pullman

Entre 2001 et 2009, Dick Cheney est le vice-président des États-Unis, dans l'administration du président George W. Bush
The Big Short, 2h10
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, Karen Gillan
Rating77% 3.896593.896593.896593.896593.89659
En 2005, à Wall Street, au milieu des grandes banques, des médias et du gouvernement aveugles, quatre outsiders découvrent la bulle immobilière et l'opacité de son financement. Par l'analyse et l'enquête sur le terrain ils rejettent l'idéologie et l'optimisme écrasants de leur milieu. Ils sont les seuls à se positionner dans le sens de la débâcle qui leur apparaît certaine.
Ant-Man
Ant-Man (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam McKay, Edgar Wright, Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll
Rating72% 3.647823.647823.647823.647823.64782
In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate his Ant-Man shrinking technology. Believing the technology is dangerous, Pym vows to hide it as long as he lives. In the present day, Pym's estranged daughter, Hope van Dyne, and former protégé, Darren Cross, have forced him out of his own company. Cross is close to perfecting a shrinking suit of his own, the Yellowjacket, which horrifies Pym.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, 1h59
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Rating62% 3.1491753.1491753.1491753.1491753.149175
In 1980, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) are married and are both co-anchors for a prestigious news network in New York City. One day, Mack Tannen (Harrison Ford), the most famous nightly news anchor in New York, reveals that he is retiring. He intends to promote Corningstone, making her the first female nightly news anchor in the history of television, and to fire Burgundy due to his continuously sloppy performance on air. Burgundy grows jealous of Corningstone's success and storms out of the house, leaving Corningstone and his six-year-old son Walter (Judah Nelson).
The Other Guys, 1h47
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Rating66% 3.3478153.3478153.3478153.3478153.347815
Detective Allen Gamble is a mild-mannered forensic accountant. Hot-tempered detective Terry 'Yankee Clipper' Hoitz is partnered with Allen ever since he mistakenly shot Derek Jeter during the World Series. Allen and Terry receive no respect from the other officers, particularly detectives Martin and Fosse. All but Terry idolize cocky detectives Chris Danson and P.K. Highsmith, who are considered the city's best policemen even though they frequently cause millions of dollars in property damage catching petty criminals. During a pursuit, Danson and Highsmith leap to their deaths after misjudging their ability to survive a fall, which causes the precinct to wonder why they did it and who will take their place.
Step Brothers, 1h38
Directed by Judd Apatow, Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Rating68% 3.4487253.4487253.4487253.4487253.448725
39-year-old Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and 40-year-old Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are two unemployed, middle-aged, spoiled, offensive, and self-centered men who still live with (and are reliant on) their parents. They have no intention of moving out or finding jobs and behave childishly. When Brennan's mother Nancy (Mary Steenburgen) and Dale's father Robert (Richard Jenkins) marry, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers.
The Landlord
Directed by Adam McKay
Actors Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

In the film, Ferrell's character is harassed by his landlord for overdue rent money. The landlord is a two-year-old girl (played by McKay's daughter, Pearl) who dresses as a princess, swears at her tenant and is finally calmed by taking Will's beer.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 1h48
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, La NASCAR, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bill Hader
Rating65% 3.299043.299043.299043.299043.29904
Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a NASCAR driver who wants to go fast. While he was working on the pit crew of Dennit Racing driver Terry Cheveaux (Adam McKay), Ricky replaces him and ends up finishing in third place, despite starting mid-race in last place. Ricky quickly soars to the top of NASCAR by achieving his fame and fortune at Dennit Racing and meeting his future wife, Carly (Leslie Bibb). Ricky eventually persuades Dennit to field an additional car and arranges to have his best friend, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), on his team. While he and Cal are on top of the racing world, Ricky challenges his flamboyant French Formula One archrival, Jean Girard (Sacha Barone Cohen), who outperforms him on the track and becomes Dennit Racing's next top driver. Desperate to regain his dominance, Ricky pushes himself too hard during the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and ends up going airborne, barrel-rolling several times.
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, 1h33
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Rating61% 3.096373.096373.096373.096373.09637
The film "follows the KVWN Channel 4 News Team as they investigate the extremist bank-robbing organization The Alarm Clock."