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Adam Shankman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Choreographer American born on 27 november 1964 at Los Angeles (USA)

Adam Shankman

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Birth name Adam Michael Shankman
Nationality USA
Birth 27 november 1964 (55 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Adam Michael Shankman (born November 27, 1964) is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Shankman has choreographed numerous films as well as one of the Spice Girls' tours. He has directed several feature-length films, including A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, and the 2007 remake of Hairspray.

Biography

Shankman is openly gay. He officiated the wedding of actors Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, a good friend of his with whom he worked while choreographing Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He got the Buffy job based on Sarah's recommendation to the show's creator, Joss Whedon.

Best films

Bedtime Stories (2008)
(Director)
The Pacifier (2005)
(Director)
Scream 2 (1997)
(Choreographer)
Antz (1998)
(Choreographer)
Step Up 3D (2010)
(Producer)
Congo (1995)
(Choreographer)

Usually with

Anne Fletcher
Anne Fletcher
(8 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(1 films)
Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner
(5 films)
Mari Koda
Mari Koda
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Adam Shankman (28 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Talent Agent
Rating65% 3.299973.299973.299973.299973.29997
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
Step Up
Step Up (2006)
, 1h38
Directed by Anne Fletcher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths
Roles Nightclub Dancer
Rating65% 3.2534453.2534453.2534453.2534453.253445
Following a party, brothers Mac (Damaine Radcliff) and Skinny Carter (De'Shawn Washington), with their friend Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum), break into the Maryland School of Arts and trash the school's theatre, damaging many of the props. When a security guard appears, Tyler helps the two escape, accepting full blame for the vandalism himself. He is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, which is to be served at the school. While working, he peers in on a dance class and meets Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan Tatum), a student preparing for her "senior showcase", an audition performance which could determine whether or not she is offered a job within any one of the professional dance companies to attend the performance. When Mac and Skinny pay Tyler a visit on the school's lot, Nora curiously watches from a window as Tyler dances with his friends, mockingly incorporating a mashup of break-dance and the ballet moves he has recently observed. When Nora's dance partner, Andrew (Tim Lacatena), sprains an ankle, Nora finds herself unexpectedly without a partner for her routine. Auditioning some sophomore students to replace him, she decides that none meet her expectations. Tyler offers to help, but Nora refuses. After demonstrating that he can handle the routine however, Nora reconsiders and convinces Director Gordon (Rachel Griffiths) to allow Tyler to rehearse with her. During their initial practice session, Tyler is antagonistic towards Nora as well as her boyfriend, Brett (Josh Henderson), both of whom respond with haughty attitudes. As they continue to rehearse, Nora and Tyler grow closer, each teaching the other about their respective styles of dance. Tyler also befriends a musician at the school named Miles (Mario), who has a crush on Nora's friend, Lucy (Drew Sidora).
The Pacifier, 1h35
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Morgan York, Max Thieriot
Roles Driving Instructor
Rating56% 2.804462.804462.804462.804462.80446
U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Shane Wolfe is assigned to rescue Howard Plummer, a man working on a top-secret government project from a group of Serbian rebels. Wolfe and his team manage to get Plummer off an enemy boat; moments later, Wolfe and Plummer are shot while boarding the escape helicopter. Plummer is killed in the attack and Wolfe spends two months in the hospital. Wolfe's commanding officer, Captain Bill Fawcett, is assigned to escort Plummer's widow, Julie, to Zürich, where a safety deposit box belonging to the Plummers has been discovered. Wolfe is assigned to stay at the Plummer residence, in Bethesda, Maryland to search for the secret project called GHOST, hidden somewhere in the house, and to look after the family's five children: Zoe, Seth, Lulu, Peter, and Baby Tyler.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2, 1h34
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Le thème des vacances, Children's films
Actors Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff
Roles Clam Bake Chef
Rating55% 2.7559952.7559952.7559952.7559952.755995
Two years after the events in the previous film, the Baker family begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine (Hilary Duff) and her desire to study in New York. Their oldest daughter Nora (Piper Perabo) is now married to Bud McNulty (Jonathan Bennett) and heavily pregnant. They intend to move to Houston because of Bud's new job promotion.
Stuck on You, 1h58
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about television, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Pat Crawford Brown, Cher, Seymour Cassel
Rating56% 2.848582.848582.848582.848582.84858
Conjoined twins Bob and Walt Tenor try to live as normally as possible. Outgoing and sociable Walt aspires to be a Hollywood actor, however, whereas shy, introverted Bob prefers the quiet life. They run Quikee Burger, a diner in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, that guarantees free meals to customers whose orders are not completed in three minutes, a testament to how skilled and in sync Bob and Walt are with each other. Though Walt is comfortable socializing with women, Bob is the shyer of the two, and carries on a long-distance relationship with a pen pal named May Fong whom he has never met in person, and who is unaware that they are conjoined twins.
A Walk to Remember, 1h42
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German, Clayne Crawford
Roles Medical Assistant
Rating74% 3.70123.70123.70123.70123.7012
Popular and rebellious teenager Landon Carter (Shane West) is threatened with expulsion from school after he and his friends leave evidence of underage drinking on the school grounds and seriously injure another student as the result of a prank gone wrong. The head of the school gives Landon the choice of being expelled or atoning for his actions by tutoring fellow students and participating in the school play. During these functions, Landon notices Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), a girl he has known since kindergarten and who has attended many of the same classes as him, and who is also the local minister's daughter. Since he's one of the in-crowd, he has seldom paid any attention to Jamie, who wears modest dresses all the time and owns only one sweater. She makes no attempt to wear make-up or otherwise improve her looks or attract attention to herself.
Scream 2
Scream 2 (1997)
, 2h
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Sarah Michelle Prinze, Elise Neal
Roles Ghost Dancer
Rating62% 3.1012853.1012853.1012853.1012853.101285
While attending a preview of the film Stab, a film within a film based on the Woodsboro murders depicted in Scream, two Ohio Windsor College seniors, Maureen Evans and Phil Stevens are murdered by Ghostface. Phil is stabbed through the ear in a bathroom stall while trying to eavesdrop on strange whimpering noises. The killer, wearing a Ghostface costume, then returns to the screening and sits beside Maureen, before mortally stabbing her. At first the audience believe she is part of the raucuous acting out by audience members, until she falls dead in front of the cinema screen.
Monster Mash: The Movie
Directed by Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Musical theatre, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Candace Cameron Bure, Ian Bohen, John Kassir, Anthony Crivello, Sarah Douglas, Adam Shankman
Roles Wolfie - The Werwolf
Rating41% 2.096332.096332.096332.096332.09633
A teenage couple, Mary and Scott, are on their way home from a Halloween party when car trouble prompts them to seek help at the old mansion of Dr. Frankenstein. Once inside, they meet a host of strange characters, at whose mercy Scott and Mary suddenly find themselves when Frankenstein informs them, "I'm sorry the bridge is out, you'll have to spend the night!"
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, 1h25
Directed by Allan Moyle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Penelope Ann Miller, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty, Alfre Woodard, Andy Romano
Roles Timid Man
Rating51% 2.5552552.5552552.5552552.5552552.555255
Betty Lou Perkins is a meek librarian and nobody pays much attention to her, in particular her husband, Alex. A criminal kingpin is killed in cold blood and Betty Lou happens to find the murder gun. She is so mousy, however, she cannot even get the police to listen to her, including Alex, who is a detective. In sheer frustration, she not only produces the gun, but also announces she is the one who committed the crime.
Rockula
Rockula (1990)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Comedy horror films
Actors Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Susan Tyrrell, Tony Cox, Rick Zumwalt, Bill Brochtrup
Roles Driver
Rating53% 2.65632.65632.65632.65632.6563
Ralph Lavie (Dean Cameron) is a friendly vampire. He's 400 years old and still lives with his mother, Phoebe (Toni Basil), who is also a vampire. Ralph is living under a curse. After meeting Mona, the girl of his dreams, 308 years ago Ralph lost her after she was killed by her jealous boyfriend, a pirate. Since that time Mona has been reincarnated every 22 years, only to fall in love with Ralph and die under the exact same circumstances (killed on Halloween by a rhinestone-peg-legged pirate wielding a giant hambone). Ralph, weary of the whole thing, vows to stay locked in his room and not meet Mona again until after Halloween, much to the chagrin of his sentient and libidinous reflection (another side effect of the curse).

Director

Rock of Ages, 2h3
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Åkerman
Rating59% 2.951132.951132.951132.951132.95113
In 1987, Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) arrives in Los Angeles from Oklahoma with dreams of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, barback Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) prepares for another night of work at The Bourbon Room ("Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' But a Good Time"). As Sherrie approaches The Bourbon, her suitcase is stolen. Drew tries to catch the robber, but fails. He comforts Sherrie and, upon learning of her situation, gets her a job at the Bourbon Room as a waitress.
Bedtime Stories, 1h39
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Children's films
Actors Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Russell Brand
Rating60% 3.0000253.0000253.0000253.0000253.000025
Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is a hotel handyman who was promised by his father, Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce), to be the manager of the family hotel. A mysophobe named Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) agreed to keep that promise when the Bronson family sold their hotel to him—then built a new hotel instead. Thirty years later, when the story begins, Skeeter is the hotel's handyman while management is held by Kendall (Guy Pearce). Barry's new hotel, the Sunny Vista Nottingham Hotel, is a hit, but he's got plans to build an even more elaborate hotel, one designed around a theme that he's keeping secret.
Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Rating65% 3.299973.299973.299973.299973.29997
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
The Pacifier, 1h35
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Morgan York, Max Thieriot
Rating56% 2.804462.804462.804462.804462.80446
U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Shane Wolfe is assigned to rescue Howard Plummer, a man working on a top-secret government project from a group of Serbian rebels. Wolfe and his team manage to get Plummer off an enemy boat; moments later, Wolfe and Plummer are shot while boarding the escape helicopter. Plummer is killed in the attack and Wolfe spends two months in the hospital. Wolfe's commanding officer, Captain Bill Fawcett, is assigned to escort Plummer's widow, Julie, to Zürich, where a safety deposit box belonging to the Plummers has been discovered. Wolfe is assigned to stay at the Plummer residence, in Bethesda, Maryland to search for the secret project called GHOST, hidden somewhere in the house, and to look after the family's five children: Zoe, Seth, Lulu, Peter, and Baby Tyler.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2, 1h34
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Le thème des vacances, Children's films
Actors Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff
Rating55% 2.7559952.7559952.7559952.7559952.755995
Two years after the events in the previous film, the Baker family begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine (Hilary Duff) and her desire to study in New York. Their oldest daughter Nora (Piper Perabo) is now married to Bud McNulty (Jonathan Bennett) and heavily pregnant. They intend to move to Houston because of Bud's new job promotion.