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Judd Apatow is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Associate Producer and Thanks American born on 6 december 1967 at Syosset (USA)

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow
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Nationality USA
Birth 6 december 1967 (51 years) at Syosset (USA)
Creator of Apatow Productions
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Judd Apatow (/ˈæpətaʊ/; born December 6, 1967) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, actor, and comedian. He is best known for his work in comedy films, and is the founder of Apatow Productions and also developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Girls. Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award (for The Ben Stiller Show), a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for Bridesmaids. His films have also been nominated for Grammy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.

In October 2012, Vanity Fair announced that Apatow would be guest-editing their comedy Issue, the first person to ever do so. Apatow also guest-wrote an episode for The Simpsons in 1990 for the very first season that finally aired on January 11, 2015, as a season 26 episode. In 2007, he was ranked No. 1 on Entertainment Weekly's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. He is considered a pioneer of the modern film genre bromantic comedy.

Biography

He admires the filmmakers James L. Brooks, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, and John Hughes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rejected his first application for membership, even though he was sponsored by Academy Award-winning screenwriters Akiva Goldsman and Stephen Gaghan. Apatow became a member in 2008.


Marriage and children

Apatow met actress Leslie Mann on the set of the 1996 comedy film, The Cable Guy, where she was cast as Matthew Broderick's character's girlfriend and Apatow served as producer. They were married on June 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, and have two daughters, Maude and Iris. Mann has appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Drillbit Taylor, Funny People, and This is 40. Both daughters appeared in Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, as Leslie Mann's character's daughters, and Maude was nominated at the 34th Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress for This is 40.

Apatow and his family live in Pacific Palisades, a suburb of Los Angeles, California.


Philanthropy
Apatow’s philanthropic work includes supporting the literacy organization 826LA, the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program, and Children’s Cancer Research Center at Children’s hospital. He edited the book I Found This Funny published by McSweeneys to benefit 826LA.

Best films

Bridesmaids (2011)
(Producer)
Knocked Up (2007)
(Director)
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
(Story)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
(Scriptwriter)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
(Producer)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
(Producer)

Usually with

Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen
(11 films)
Adam McKay
Adam McKay
(5 films)
Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
(10 films)
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
(6 films)
Evan Goldberg
Evan Goldberg
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Judd Apatow (38 films)

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Actor

The Disaster Artist, 1h38
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.6983253.6983253.6983253.6983253.698325
En 1998, Greg Sestero est un jeune Américain qui rêve de devenir un acteur célèbre. Dans le cadre d'un cours de théâtre, il rencontre Tommy Wiseau, un homme énigmatique et passionné qui semble habité par les mêmes désirs bien qu'il ignore tout de l'industrie du cinéma. Devenant rapidement amis, ils décident de tout faire pour réaliser leurs rêves en s'installant à Los Angeles, où Wiseau possède déjà un appartement. Bénéficiant d'une grande fortune aux origines mystérieuses, Wiseau finit par décider, après une série de refus et de déceptions, de se lancer dans l'écriture et la réalisation de son propre film, dans lequel il compte donner les rôles principaux à Greg et à lui-même.
Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Testimonial
Rating51% 2.5518252.5518252.5518252.5518252.551825
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
This Is 40
This Is 40 (2012)
, 2h14
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Megan Fox
Roles Charlotte, their 8-year-old daughter
Rating61% 3.097523.097523.097523.097523.09752
The film begins with couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), first seen in Knocked Up; they are having sex on Debbie's 40th birthday. Pete reveals that he took a Viagra given to him by his friend Barry (Rob Smigel); this enrages Debbie and they stop. Debbie is angered that she is turning 40.
Zookeeper
Zookeeper (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Frank Coraci
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Donnie Wahlberg, Rosario Dawson, Kevin James, Leslie Bibb, Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone
Roles Elephant (voice)
Rating52% 2.600952.600952.600952.600952.60095
A zookeeper named Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) sets up a plan to propose to the love of his life Stephanie (Leslie Bibb), but she rejects him and claims that his career as a zookeeper is what is keeping her away, therefore breaking Griffin's heart.
Funny People, 2h26
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill
Roles Mable
Rating62% 3.1483853.1483853.1483853.1483853.148385
George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a middle-aged former stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his millions he is sad and lonely and most of his recent film work is low-brow and dumb. He is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an eight-percent chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots to do stand-up comedy.
Knocked Up
Knocked Up (2007)
, 2h9
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill
Roles Sadie
Rating69% 3.497333.497333.497333.497333.49733
Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is a career-minded woman who has just been given an on-air role with E! and is living in the pool house with her sister Debbie's (Leslie Mann) family. Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is laid-back and sardonic. He lives off funds received in compensation for an injury and sporadically works on a celebrity porn website with his roommates (Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Martin Starr), in between smoking marijuana or going off with them at theme parks such as Knott's Berry Farm. While celebrating her promotion, Alison meets Ben at a local nightclub. After a night of drinking, they end up having sex. Due to a misunderstanding, they don't use protection: Alison uses the phrase "Just do it already" to encourage Ben to put the condom on, but he misinterprets this to mean to dispense with using one. The following morning, they quickly learn over breakfast that they have little in common and go their separate ways, which leaves Ben visibly upset.
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 News Station Employee
Rating71% 3.598553.598553.598553.598553.59855
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 News Station Employee
Rating61% 3.096423.096423.096423.096423.09642
The film "follows the KVWN Channel 4 News Team as they investigate the extremist bank-robbing organization The Alarm Clock."
Heavyweights, 1h40
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, Tom McGowan, Tim Blake Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor, Jerry Stiller
Roles Homer
Rating66% 3.3476353.3476353.3476353.3476353.347635
As school ends for the summer, Gerald Garner (Aaron Schwartz) is sent by his parents to Camp Hope, a weight loss camp for boys. Despite worrying at first, Gerry makes friends easily at camp and learns that Camp Hope is actually a lot of fun and won't be nearly as bad as he thinks. (As one veteran of the camp put it, Gerald is "not the fat kid, everyone's the fat kid.") He also discovers that the other campers have smuggled in enough junk food to easily stave off the hunger pangs and probably counteract any weight loss that the camp programs cause.

Director

Trainwreck
Trainwreck (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Barkhad Abdi
Rating61% 3.097363.097363.097363.097363.09736
Gordon Townsend (Colin Quinn) is telling his two young daughters Amy (Devin Fabry) and Kim (Carly Oudin) that he and their mother are divorcing because monogamy isn't realistic. Twenty-three years later, Amy (Amy Schumer) is a party girl who drinks too much, smokes weed and sleeps around while dating a gym-addict named Steven (John Cena).
This Is 40
This Is 40 (2012)
, 2h14
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Megan Fox
Rating61% 3.097523.097523.097523.097523.09752
The film begins with couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), first seen in Knocked Up; they are having sex on Debbie's 40th birthday. Pete reveals that he took a Viagra given to him by his friend Barry (Rob Smigel); this enrages Debbie and they stop. Debbie is angered that she is turning 40.
Funny People, 2h26
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill
Rating62% 3.1483853.1483853.1483853.1483853.148385
George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a middle-aged former stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his millions he is sad and lonely and most of his recent film work is low-brow and dumb. He is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an eight-percent chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots to do stand-up comedy.
Pineapple Express, 1h51
Directed by Judd Apatow, David Gordon Green, Shauna Robertson, Evan Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson
Rating69% 3.498773.498773.498773.498773.49877
Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) is a 25-year-old process server and habitual pot smoker. He makes a visit to the home of his drug dealer, Saul Silver (James Franco), to buy weed. Saul tells him that he may already know the identity of Dale's next service, Ted Jones (Gary Cole). Dale drives to Ted's house and witnesses Ted and a cop, Officer Carol Brazier (Rosie Perez), shoot an Asian man to death. Dale panics and flees the area, but leaves his roach at the scene which contains a rare strain of marijuana called Pineapple Express. Ted is able to identify the strain and sends his two henchmen, Budlofsky and Matheson (Kevin Corrigan and Craig Robinson) to dealer Red (Danny McBride), who tells them that he has only sold the pot to Saul.