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Tom Shadyac is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 11 december 1958 at Falls Church (USA)

Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac
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Birth name Thomas Peter Shadyac
Nationality USA
Birth 11 december 1958 (60 years) at Falls Church (USA)

Thomas Peter "Tom" Shadyac (born December 11, 1958) is an American comedian, director, screenwriter, producer, author, and occasional film actor. Shadyac, who was the youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope, is widely known for writing and directing the films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and I Am. He is well known as being a Christian and many of his films have Christian themes. He is an adjunct professor of communication and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University's Seaver College.

Best films

Bruce Almighty (2003)
(Director)
Liar Liar (1997)
(Director)
Patch Adams (1998)
(Director)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
(Producer)
Evan Almighty (2007)
(Director)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
(Director)

Usually with

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(5 films)
Gary Barber
Gary Barber
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tom Shadyac (16 films)

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Actor

I Am
I Am (2011)
, 1h16
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Autobiographical documentary films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Tom Shadyac
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.794883.794883.794883.794883.79488
Frôler la mort ne laisse pas indemne… Tom Shadyac - réalisateur de célèbres comédies à l’instar de Bruce tout puissant, Ace Ventura et prochainement du remake U.S. d’Intouchables - a vu sa vie bouleversée par un grave accident. Renonçant aux fastes de Hollywood, il décide de partir, caméra au poing, à la rencontre d’intellectuels et de scientifiques afin de trouver les réponses aux 2 questions qui l’obsèdent : "Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas dans le monde actuel ?" et "Que peut-on faire pour améliorer la situation ?".
Jocks
Jocks (1986)
, 1h30
Directed by Steve Carver
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Tennis films
Actors Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R.G. Armstrong, Stoney Jackson, Stoney Jackson
Roles Chris
Rating34% 1.7343851.7343851.7343851.7343851.734385
Coach Williams (Richard Roundtree) must get his tennis players into shape for the big play-offs in Las Vegas. The Kid (Scott Strader) and his buddies run wild in Vegas on and off the court as the coach tries to keep the players out of trouble before the match. Christopher Lee and R. G. Armstrong appear in character roles and Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay plays the role of the heroine, Nicole.

Director

I Am
I Am (2011)
, 1h16
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Autobiographical documentary films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Tom Shadyac
Rating75% 3.794883.794883.794883.794883.79488
Frôler la mort ne laisse pas indemne… Tom Shadyac - réalisateur de célèbres comédies à l’instar de Bruce tout puissant, Ace Ventura et prochainement du remake U.S. d’Intouchables - a vu sa vie bouleversée par un grave accident. Renonçant aux fastes de Hollywood, il décide de partir, caméra au poing, à la rencontre d’intellectuels et de scientifiques afin de trouver les réponses aux 2 questions qui l’obsèdent : "Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas dans le monde actuel ?" et "Que peut-on faire pour améliorer la situation ?".
Evan Almighty, 1h36
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Harve Presnell, John Michael Higgins
Rating54% 2.701012.701012.701012.701012.70101
Newly elected to Congress, former local television news reporter Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves his hometown of Buffalo, New York and moves to suburban northern Virginia, where his congressional campaign declares that he will change the world. Evan prays to God (Morgan Freeman) to give him this opportunity. On the other hand, his wife, Joan (Lauren Graham), expresses her concern about the new location and prays that she, Evan, and their three sons (Jimmy Bennett, Graham Phillips, and Johnny Simmons) will be closer together as a family. On the first day of his job, Evan is given a prime office space, where he is accompanied by his three congressional staffers, Rita, Marty, and Eugene (Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, John Michael Higgins), and invited to co-sponsor the Public Land Act bill with his boss, Chuck Long (John Goodman).
Bruce Almighty, 1h41
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about television
Actors Morgan Freeman, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Lisa Ann Walter, Catherine Bell
Rating66% 3.349053.349053.349053.349053.34905
Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a television field reporter for Eyewitness News at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York, but desires to be the news anchorman. He is in a healthy relationship with his girlfriend Grace Connelly (Jennifer Aniston), but also has a mild crush on his co-worker, Susan Ortega (Catherine Bell), who barely seems to notice him. Bruce however continues to suffer unfortunate events and it reaches his breaking point when he is passed over for promotion by his rival, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), who then steals dialogue from Bruce's segment in accepting the promotion on-air. Bruce becomes furious and aggressively and profanely criticizes the station during his first live report, leading to his dismissal from the station. Following a series of other misfortunes, Bruce complains that God (Morgan Freeman) is "the one that should be fired." Bruce later receives a message on his pager, directing him to an empty warehouse where he meets God, who offers to give Bruce His powers to prove that He is doing the job correctly. God tells Bruce that there are rules to the job he must follow, albeit only two: firstly, Bruce cannot tell anyone else that he has God's powers; and secondly, Bruce cannot use the powers to alter or interfere with free will. Bruce ignores God and is initially jubilant with the powers, using them for personal gain, such as training his dog to use the toilet, chasing away thugs by spewing out a swarm of hornets, and sexually impressing Grace. Bruce also finds ways of using the powers to cause miraculous events to occur at otherwise mundane events that he covers, such as discovering Jimmy Hoffa's body or causing a meteor to harmlessly land near a cook-off, earning him his job back. Bruce then uses his powers to cause Evan to make a fool out of himself on-air, causing Evan to be fired in favor of Bruce as the new anchor. After taking Grace to a fancy dinner and telling her he made anchor (angering her, as she thought he was going to propose), Bruce begins to hear voices in his head. He re-encounters God, who confronts Bruce on using his powers for personal gain and not helping people. He also explains that the voices are prayers to God that Bruce must deal with. Bruce creates a computerized email-like system to receive the prayers and respond, but finds that the influx is far too great for him to handle-- even though God had stated that Bruce is only receiving prayers from the Buffalo area-- and sets the program to automatically answer Yes to every prayer. Bruce attends a party celebrating his promotion. When Grace arrives, she finds Bruce being seduced and kissed by Susan and storms out. Bruce follows Grace, but she is heartbroken and will not listen to him. He tries to use his powers to convince Grace to stay but cannot influence her free will. As Bruce looks around, he realizes that the city has fallen into chaos due to his actions. Bruce returns to God, who explains that despite how chaotic things seem, there is always a way to make things right, and that Bruce must figure out a way to solve it himself. Bruce then begins to solve his problems in life practically, such as helping a man whose car broke down across the street, training his dog normally and allowing Evan to have his job back. Bruce returns to his computer system and goes about answering prayers as best he can. As he reads through them, he finds a prayer from Grace, wishing for Bruce's success and well-being. As he reads it, another prayer from Grace arrives, this one wishing not to be in love with Bruce anymore. Bruce is stunned and walks alone on a highway, asking God to take back His powers and letting his fate be in His hands. Bruce is suddenly struck by a truck and regains consciousness in a white void. God appears and asks Bruce what he really wants; Bruce admits that he only wants to make sure Grace finds a man that would make her happy. God agrees and Bruce finds himself in the hospital, shortly after being revived-- near miraculously-- by the doctors. Grace arrives and the two rekindle their relationship, with Bruce and Grace later becoming engaged. After his recovery, Bruce returns to his field reporting but takes more pleasure in the simple stories. Bruce and Grace announce their engagement on live TV. The film ends with the beggar Bruce previously ran into on various occasions finally revealing himself to be God.
Dragonfly
Dragonfly (2002)
, 1h43
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Linda Hunt, Kathy Bates, Jacob Smith
Rating61% 3.0523753.0523753.0523753.0523753.052375
Joe and Emily Darrow are doctors in a Chicago hospital. Seven months pregnant Emily travels to Venezuela to help natives in the Amazon area. She dies when a bus is hit by a landslide and plunges into the river below. Her body is never found by the local authorities.
Patch Adams, 1h55
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide
Actors Robin Williams, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Bob Gunton
Rating68% 3.403553.403553.403553.403553.40355
A suicidal Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams) commits himself into a mental institution. Once there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow patients gives him a purpose in life. Because of this he wants to become a medical doctor and two years later enrolls at the Medical College of Virginia (now known as VCU School of Medicine) as the oldest first year student. He questions the school's soulless approach to medical care and clashes with the school's Dean Walcott (Bob Gunton), who believes that doctors must treat patients as patients and not bond with them as people. Because of this and incidents such as setting up a giant pair of legs during an obstetric conference, he is expelled from the medical school, although he is later reinstated due to his methods actually helping patients improve. Adams encourages medical students to work closely with nurses, learn interviewing skills early, and argues that death should be treated with dignity and sometimes even humor.
Liar Liar
Liar Liar (1997)
, 1h26
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Jim Carrey, Maura Lynn Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard
Rating68% 3.4476753.4476753.4476753.4476753.447675
In Los Angeles, career-focused lawyer Fletcher Reede (Carrey) loves his son Max (Cooper), but his inability to keep his promises and compulsive lying in lieu of his career often causes problems between them and with his ex-wife Audrey (Tierney), who has become involved with another man named Jerry. In court, Fletcher is willing to exaggerate the stories of his clients, and his current client, the self-centered, money-grabbing Samantha Cole (Tilly) has garnered the attention of Mr. Allen, a partner at the law firm in which Fletcher works. If Fletcher wins this case, it will bring his firm a fortune and boost his career. Fletcher lies to Max about missing his birthday due to work, when he is actually sleeping with another attorney, Miranda, in order to get a promotion. Dejected, Max makes a birthday wish that for one day his father cannot tell a lie. The wish immediately comes true, and Fletcher accidentally tells Miranda he has "had better" after they have sex.
The Nutty Professor, 1h35
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Comedy science fiction films, Films about disabilities
Actors Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Dave Chappelle, Larry Miller, John Ales
Rating56% 2.800062.800062.800062.800062.80006
At Wellman College, thousands of hamsters overrun the campus, due to the massively obese, yet loving and kind-hearted, professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy), who accidentally releases them due to his wide belly always accidentally hitting the button when he turns around. Meanwhile, Sherman has constructed an experimental formula that reconstructs human DNA in a way that allows them to lose weight instantaneously.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, 1h26
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc, Noble Willingham, Udo Kier
Rating68% 3.447463.447463.447463.447463.44746
Ace Ventura is a private investigator living in Miami, Florida, who specializes in retrieval of tame or captive animals. Despite the success of his methods, he does not receive many assignments and therefore cannot pay rent or repair his battered 1970s Chevrolet Monte Carlo; furthermore, his eccentricities make him the laughing stock of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Frankenstein: The College Years, 1h28
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors William Ragsdale, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Larry Miller, De'voreaux White, Andrea Elson, Greg Grunberg
Rating48% 2.4385452.4385452.4385452.4385452.438545
Jay et Mark, deux brillants étudiants en médecine, tombent sur les travaux de leur professeur défunt, Lippzigger, qui travaillait à la réanimation du monstre du baron Frankenstein. Les deux étudiants poursuivent son travail et réussissent à le réanimer. "Frank N. Stein" apprend à vivre comme un être normal, jusqu'à en faire tomber les filles de la fac.

Scriptwriter

I Am
I Am (2011)
, 1h16
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Autobiographical documentary films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Tom Shadyac
Rating75% 3.794883.794883.794883.794883.79488
Frôler la mort ne laisse pas indemne… Tom Shadyac - réalisateur de célèbres comédies à l’instar de Bruce tout puissant, Ace Ventura et prochainement du remake U.S. d’Intouchables - a vu sa vie bouleversée par un grave accident. Renonçant aux fastes de Hollywood, il décide de partir, caméra au poing, à la rencontre d’intellectuels et de scientifiques afin de trouver les réponses aux 2 questions qui l’obsèdent : "Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas dans le monde actuel ?" et "Que peut-on faire pour améliorer la situation ?".
Evan Almighty, 1h36
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Harve Presnell, John Michael Higgins
Rating54% 2.701012.701012.701012.701012.70101
Newly elected to Congress, former local television news reporter Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves his hometown of Buffalo, New York and moves to suburban northern Virginia, where his congressional campaign declares that he will change the world. Evan prays to God (Morgan Freeman) to give him this opportunity. On the other hand, his wife, Joan (Lauren Graham), expresses her concern about the new location and prays that she, Evan, and their three sons (Jimmy Bennett, Graham Phillips, and Johnny Simmons) will be closer together as a family. On the first day of his job, Evan is given a prime office space, where he is accompanied by his three congressional staffers, Rita, Marty, and Eugene (Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, John Michael Higgins), and invited to co-sponsor the Public Land Act bill with his boss, Chuck Long (John Goodman).
The Nutty Professor, 1h35
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Comedy science fiction films, Films about disabilities
Actors Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Dave Chappelle, Larry Miller, John Ales
Rating56% 2.800062.800062.800062.800062.80006
At Wellman College, thousands of hamsters overrun the campus, due to the massively obese, yet loving and kind-hearted, professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy), who accidentally releases them due to his wide belly always accidentally hitting the button when he turns around. Meanwhile, Sherman has constructed an experimental formula that reconstructs human DNA in a way that allows them to lose weight instantaneously.