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Judd Apatow

Apatow at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, 2007
Born December 6, 1967 (1967-12-06) (age 42)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film producer
Writer
Director
Nationality American
Education Syosset High School
University of Southern California
Writing period 1985–present
Genres Comedy
Notable work(s) Anchorman
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Talladega Nights
Knocked Up
Superbad
Walk Hard
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Step Brothers
Pineapple Express
Funny People
Spouse(s) Leslie Mann (1997–present)
Official website
.Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter.^ Judd Apatow was born on 6 December 1967 in Flushing, New York.
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^ On December 6, 1967, Judd Apatow was born in Syosset, New York, to a Jewish family.
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^ Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter.
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.He is well-known for making a distinct series of critically and commercially successful comedy films, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People.^ Funny People (2009) Knocked Up (2007) The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005) .
  • Judd Apatow bio: Superbad Producer 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.tribute.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," the writer/director/producer has commanded Hollywood as a colonel to an army of R-rated comedies.
  • Pop 20: A case study of Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow - Norwalk News - The Hour - Norwalk's Newspaper 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.thehour.com [Source type: General]

^ The 40-Year-Old Virgin as gay-baiting or hilarious.
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.He has also produced films such as Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers and Pineapple Express.^ Pineapple Express Stills Created on December 18, 2008 at 4:15am Step Brothers Stills Created on December 17, 2008 at 6:45am No one has added fan photos.
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^ Zack and Miri, Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Observe and Report— he HAS done a lot, and personally I haven’t liked much of it.
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^ After co-producing the two Will Ferrell hits, Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and the soccer-themed comedy Kicking & Screaming (2005), Apatow felt ready to direct a movie himself.
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.He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the critically acclaimed cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.^ He also executive-produced the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks.
  • A weeklong journal from a writer and director. (1) - By Judd Apatow - Slate Magazine 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 1999 to 2002, Apatow produced the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared .
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also was the creator of such critically acclaimed series as "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared."
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Early life

.Apatow was born in Flushing, New York to a Jewish family,[1][2] and raised in Syosset, New York.^ On December 6, 1967, Judd Apatow was born in Syosset, New York, to a Jewish family.
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^ Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967, and raised in Long Island, New York.
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^ Born in Syosset, New York, Apatow knew at an early age that he wanted to be a professional comedian one day.
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.His sense of humor provided access to friends while growing up.^ Of his circle of friends and performers, she says the conversation has turned from bongs to duvet covers: "Everybody’s kind of growing up together."
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^ I have friends outside of the industry who's lives are just as messed up but they're not humorous about it.
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^ Of his circle of friends and performers, she says the conversation has turned from bongs to duvet covers: "Everybody's kind of growing up together."
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[3] .Obsessed with comedy, his childhood hero was Steve Martin.^ Obsessed with comedy, his childhood hero was Steve Martin.
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^ His hero was Steve Martin and, like the inimitable comedic star, he really got his start with stand-up comedy at age 17 when he was a senior in high school.
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^ Apatow also touched on his life rooming with Sandler 20 years ago, the impact his parents' divorce had on his comedy, Steve Martin's autobiography, and many other subjects.
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[3] .He has an older brother Robert and a younger sister Mia;[3] his father was a real estate developer, and his mother worked at a comedy club in Southampton.^ His father was a real estate developer and his mother worked at a comedy club in Southampton.
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^ Apatow has an older brother named Robert and a younger sister named Mia.
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^ When he was 15 years old, his mother worked part time as a hostess at a comedy club, where Apatow watched comics every weekend.
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[3]
.Apatow's parents divorced when he was 12 years old.^ When he was 12 years old, his parents divorced.
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^ How does it stand up against Apatow’s previous directorial efforts — 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up?
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^ Catch up on Judd Apatow‘s oeuvre of work by checking out the following: Freaks and Geeks Undeclared The 40 Year-Old Virgin Knocked Up Superbad .
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.His brother Robert went to live with their grandparents whilst sister Mia moved in with their mother.^ Apatow has an older brother named Robert and a younger sister named Mia.
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^ Robert went to live with his grandparents while Mia moved in with their mother.
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^ Judd went to live with his father and visited his mother on weekends.
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.Apatow went to live with his father, visiting his mother on weekends.^ Judd went to live with his father and visited his mother on weekends.
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^ When he was 15 years old, his mother worked part time as a hostess at a comedy club, where Apatow watched comics every weekend.
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^ Mother, Leslie Mann; appeared in father s film Knocked Up (2007) Daughter: Maude Apatow.
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Both parents understood and supported his infatuation with comedy.[3] .Apatow got his comic start while attending Syosset High School, where he hosted a program called Club Comedy on the school's 10-watt radio station WKWZ.^ Syosset, New York, Judd Apatow got his start in showbiz while still in high school.
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^ And my high school had a radio station.
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^ While in high school, he started a radio show on the campus station.
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.He relied on his mother's contacts at the comedy club to gain access to the comedians;[3] during this time, he managed to interview Steve Allen, Howard Stern, Harold Ramis and John Candy, along with then-unknowns Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Garry Shandling.^ Apatow got his comic start while attending Syosset High School, where he hosted a program called Club Comedy on the school's 10-watt radio station WKWZ. He relied on his mother's contacts at the comedy club to gain access to the comedians; during this time, he managed to interview Steve Allen, Howard Stern, Harold Ramis and John Candy, along with then-unknowns Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Garry Shandling.
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^ I interviewed Harold Ramis back then.
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^ He found his niche as the host of Club Comedy , a radio show at Syosset High School, in which he interviewed established professional comedians, including Garry Shandling , Steven Wright, and Jerry Seinfeld .
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[4]

Career

Early career

.Apatow began performing stand-up comedy at age 17, during his senior year of high school.^ There’s some stand-up performance.
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^ Apatow: It'll be the Schindler's List of stand-up comedy movies.
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^ Apatow began performing stand-up at age 17, and after graduating from high school in 1985, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC screenwriting program.
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[3] In the September 1985 issue of Laugh Factory Magazine, he is listed as an Associate Editor. .After graduating from high school in 1985, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the screenwriting program at University of Southern California.^ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, film, screenwriting Milestones .
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^ Apatow began performing stand-up at age 17, and after graduating from high school in 1985, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC screenwriting program.
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^ After high-school graduation, Apatow enrolled in the screenwriting program at the University of Southern California (USC).
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[3][5] .While at USC he organized and hosted a number of on-campus "Comedy Night" events featuring headliners such as Saturday Night Live performer Kevin Nealon.^ Dropping out after two years, he moved into an apartment with Sandler, whom he had met at the Improv comedy club, where Apatow hosted shows and continued to perform.
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^ There are other projects in the pipeline, too, including a comedy written by and starring Kristin Wiig of "Saturday Night Live."
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^ Later that night, he'd appear before a rowdy crowd at Club Metropolis, hosting an all-stars comedy event billed as Apatow for Destruction .
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.Apatow introduced the acts at these events with short standup routines of his own.^ Apatow doesn't think much of his own Bill Maher-inspired routine: "I had a decently well-written act but not much of a personality."
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.He also began volunteering at Comic Relief and introducing comedians at the Improv.^ During college Judd volunteered at Comic Relief and introduced comedians to the stage at the Improv.
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[3] .Apatow dropped out of USC after two years and moved into an apartment with comedian Adam Sandler, whom he met at the Improv.^ Dropping out after two years, he moved into an apartment with Sandler, whom he had met at the Improv comedy club, where Apatow hosted shows and continued to perform.
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^ I really met EVERYBODY over the course of two years,” Apatow recalls.
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^ "I really met EVERYBODY over the course of two years," Apatow recalls.
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[3] .He also continued performing standup comedy; and he admits that although his act was well-written, he was unable to develop his own unique comedic personality.^ Dropping out after two years, he moved into an apartment with Sandler, whom he had met at the Improv comedy club, where Apatow hosted shows and continued to perform.
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^ JA: Well when I lived with Adam, his standup act was very imaginative.
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^ If the initial trailers for Funny People , the third film written and directed by Judd Apatow, looked a little bit too melodramatic to be a comedy, then, well, that's because it is just that.

[6]
.After finding little success as a performer himself, Apatow began writing jokes for others[4] including up-and-coming star Roseanne Barr.^ Judd Apatow finds himself at a crossroads ).
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^ Finding difficulty performing his own jokes, he began writing for others including Roseanne Barr.
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^ During his early days, he also wrote for others, including Roseanne Barr.
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[6] .He appeared on HBO's 15th Annual Young Comedians Special in 1992.[2] In 1990, Apatow met Ben Stiller outside of an Elvis Costello show, and they became friends.^ In 1990, Apatow met Ben Stiller outside of an Elvis Costello show, and they became friends.
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^ The Ben Stiller Show (1992-1993) .
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^ Time capsule: HBO's 15th Annual Young Comedians .

[3] .In 1992, Apatow produced The Ben Stiller Show for Fox.^ In 1991, Apatow was hired by a little-known actor named Ben Stiller, who was trying to launch a TV sketch-comedy show on the fledgling Fox network.
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^ Himself "The Ben Stiller Show" ....
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^ You did an impression of him on “The Ben Stiller Show,” as I recall… Yeah.
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.Although the show was critically acclaimed and earned Apatow and the rest of the writing staff an Emmy Award, Fox canceled the show in 1993. In 1994, Apatow served as consulting producer and staff writer for the animated comedy The Critic, starring Jon Lovitz.^ Apatow is a writer/producer.
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^ Although the show was critically acclaimed and earned Apatow and the rest of the writing staff an Emmy Award, Fox canceled the show in 1993.
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^ He also wrote and served as consulting producer for The Critic , the animated FOX series that featured the voice of Jon Lovitz.
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.Apatow's manager, Jimmy Miller, introduced him to comedian Garry Shandling, who hired Apatow as a writer and producer for The Larry Sanders Show in 1993. Apatow worked on the show for five years until the show's end in 1998.[6] Apatow credits Garry Shandling as his mentor for influencing him to write comedy that is more character-driven.^ He then wrote for five years on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," eventually becoming an executive producer.
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^ Apatow is a writer/producer.
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^ For years, the modern comedy has been driven more by raunch than by wit.
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[6] .Apatow earned six Emmy nominations for his work on Larry Sanders.^ The Larry Sanders Show would become a highlight of 1990s TV programming, earning Apatow six Emmy nominations.
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^ The man did Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared and The Larry Sanders Show (the characters cursed but never at the level of Apatow's films).
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^ Known for crafting original and clever TV shows, Judd Apatow has earned critical acclaim, an Emmy and a loyal cult following.
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.Apatow was hired to re-write the script for the movie The Cable Guy, which was released in 1996. He expected the film to be a huge success, but it ultimately had a mediocre box office success and poor reviews.^ After his success in film, he hired the entire writing staff from Undeclared to write movies for Apatow Productions .
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^ Mann and Apatow met when she auditioned for 1996's "The Cable Guy," which Apatow produced.
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^ Apatow was hired to write the script for the movie The Cable Guy , which was released in 1996.
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[7] .It was during the shooting of the film, however, that Apatow met his wife, actress Leslie Mann.^ Has two daughters, Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow, with wife Leslie Mann .
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^ My wife, Leslie Mann.
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^ Leslie Mann This is one actress Apatow undoubtedly loves.
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.Apatow's next script was entitled Making Amends and had Owen Wilson attached as a man in Alcoholics Anonymous who decides to apologize to everyone he has ever hurt.^ Poor Owen Wilson - this pro forma comedy script did nothing to enable his significant talent .
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^ For his next production, Judd Apatow has once again reached into his bag of funny men to decide on casting.
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^ I knew a lot of writers who would write a script and then spend a year trying to make something happen with it – but in that year they wouldn't write something else.
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However, the film was never made.[7] .Apatow did an uncredited rewrite of the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy The Wedding Singer.^ In 2009 Apatow wrote and directed Funny People , which centres on a stand-up comic (Adam Sandler) who is diagnosed with a terminal blood disorder.
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^ Dropping out after two years, he moved into an apartment with Sandler, whom he had met at the Improv comedy club, where Apatow hosted shows and continued to perform.
  • Apatow explores fascination with comedians in 'Funny People' 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ Apatow dropped out of USC after two years and moved into an apartment with comedian Adam Sandler, whom he met at the Improv.
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[7]
.From 1999 to 2002, he produced the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.^ He also executive-produced the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks.
  • A weeklong journal from a writer and director. (1) - By Judd Apatow - Slate Magazine 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And then I directed a few Freaks and Geeks and a few Undeclared .
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^ And then I directed a few Freaks and Geeks and a few Undeclared.
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

Both shows received critical acclaim but were canceled after a season because of low ratings; USA Today media critic Susan Wloszczyna called the shows "two of the most acclaimed TV series to ever last only one season".[8]
.He additionally wrote and produced 3 TV pilots that were never aired: "North Hollywood", "Sick in the Head" and "Life on Parole" (with Brent Forrester).^ We keep hearing about these wonderful failed television pilots these days, thanks to the Internet -- I’m thinking of “Heat Vision and Jack,” “North Hollywood,” “Life on Parole,” “Sick in the Head”….
  • In Focus | December 2005 | Fun With Dick and Jane and Judd Uncut 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.natoonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So whenever the show aired, I thought to myself, If I don’t watch this now, I may never get to see it again for the rest of my life!
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^ He wrote and produced the seminal “The Ben Stiller Show,” followed by “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” — two of the sharpest comedies about school life ever broadcast.
  • In Focus | December 2005 | Fun With Dick and Jane and Judd Uncut 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.natoonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apatow has screened and introduced them at "The Other Network", a festival of un-aired TV pilots produced by Un-Cabaret.^ He produced Year One , Pineapple Express , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Superbad and others, and he directed episodes of his TV shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared .
  • Funny People - Judd Apatow's new movie is very funny, if still not all that deep. - On Screen - Movie Reviews & Features - Pittsburgh City Paper 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow spent some of 2002 and 2003 on two other series that never made it onto a network.
  • Judd Apatow Biography - Career - Newsmakers Cumulation 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

^ To complete the trifecta, none other than Judd Apatow is slated to produce.

.He has previously vowed to include a penis in every one of his movies.^ Even the later ones better, this movie will worth your every penny.
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[9]

2004–2007

.In 2004, Apatow produced the hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell and directed by Adam McKay, marking his first major comedy hit after a string of critically acclaimed but relatively obscure shows.^ After co-producing the two Will Ferrell hits, Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and the soccer-themed comedy Kicking & Screaming (2005), Apatow felt ready to direct a movie himself.
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^ He is solid in his first major starring role.
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^ Will Ferrell and Adam McKay introduce the new...
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.In 2005, he directed and co-wrote the comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carell, which was nominated for best original screenplay by the Writers Guild of America.^ The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005) .
  • Judd Apatow bio: Superbad Producer 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.tribute.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin,...
  • Top Judd Apatow Clips 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judd Apatow is a writer and director, most recently of The 40–Year-Old Virgin .
  • A weeklong journal from a writer and director. (1) - By Judd Apatow - Slate Magazine 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .The 40-Year-Old Virgin was a sleeper hit,[7] grossing $177,378,645 worldwide and making many critics' Top 10 lists for the year.^ Year Old Virgin by dancinggopher01 .
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^ The 40 Year Old Virgin [18+] Edit .
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^ Question: This is before 40 Year Old Virgin?
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

[3] .His film Knocked Up was released in June 2007 to wide critical acclaim.^ Next Showing: Knocked Up is due in theaters June 1, 2007.

^ He is well-known for making a distinct series of critically and commercially successful comedy films, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People.
  • Judd Apatow, Director - News - Evri 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They were married on June 9, 1997, and have two daughters, Maude (born in 1998) and Iris, both of whom also appeared in “Knocked Up” (2007).
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.Apatow wrote the initial draft of the film on the set of Talladega Nights.^ The lack of commercial success on the small screen led Apatow to concentrate on producing film projects, including a number of Will Ferrell films: "Anchorman,""Kicking and Screaming" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky and Bobby."
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lack of commercial success on the small screen led Apatow to concentrate on producing film projects, including a number of Will Ferrell films: “Anchorman,” “Kicking and Screaming” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky and Bobby.” .
  • Judd Apatow emerges as comedy maestro - Movies- msnbc.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow : How this one worked was I went off and wrote a draft of it while we were shooting Talladega Nights , and then as soon as I was done I gave it to Leslie Mann – my wife – Paul Rudd and Seth, and got input from them and we started doing table reads and rehearsals.
  • Filmmaker Magazine | Director Interviews 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC filmmakermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .In addition to being a critical success, the film was also a commercial hit, continuing Apatow's newfound mainstream success.^ The lack of commercial success on the small screen led Apatow to concentrate on producing film projects, including a number of Will Ferrell films: "Anchorman,""Kicking and Screaming" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky and Bobby."
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the critically acclaimed cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared .
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^ The lack of commercial success on the small screen led Apatow to concentrate on producing film projects, including a number of Will Ferrell films: “Anchorman,” “Kicking and Screaming” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky and Bobby.” .
  • Judd Apatow emerges as comedy maestro - Movies- msnbc.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In August 2007, Apatow produced the film Superbad, which was written by Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg.^ The latest from Apatow -- he serves as producer here; Greg Mottola directs -- is "Superbad," written by "Knocked Up" breakout star Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg.
  • Movie Podcast, Film, Reviews, Cinema, Critics Filmspotting 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.filmspotting.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filmmaker : The film was written as a vehicle for Seth Rogen, I believe.
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^ SuperBad was written by Seth Rogen.
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A concept Rogen and Goldberg had created as teens, Apatow convinced Rogen to write the film as a vehicle for himself in 2000. Rogen and Goldberg finished writing the film, but were unable to find a studio interested in producing it.^ And to prove that his last few big-screen comedic successes weren’t flukes, 2007’s Apatow-produced teen comedy, Superbad (written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), took in $33 million during its opening weekend.
  • Judd Apatow - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pineapple Express , for example, was written by Apatow's frequent collaborator Seth Rogen and Rogen's writing partner Evan Goldberg in 2002 from an idea by Apatow.
  • Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen on anew kind of comedy | News | Screen 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: General]

^ And to prove that his last few big-screen comedic successes weren’t flukes, 2007’s Judd Apatow-produced teen comedy Superbad (written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), took in $33 million during its opening weekend.
  • Judd Apatow Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apatow then enlisted Rogen and Goldberg to write Pineapple Express, a stoner action movie that he felt would be more commercial.^ Pineapple Express R (stoner comedy) .
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^ I thought that the Pineapple Express idea was more commercial than Superbad.
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought that the Pineapple Express idea was more commercial than Superbad .
  • Film Monthly.com – Exclusive: Judd Apatow/Pineapple Express Interview 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the success of Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Apatow was still unable to sell both Superbad and Pineapple Express; it was only after he produced the commercial hit Talladega Nights that Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to produce both.^ The 40 Year Old Virgin [18+] Edit .
  • Judd Apatow Videos - Metacafe 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin,...
  • Top Judd Apatow Clips 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question: This is before 40 Year Old Virgin?
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

[7] .At this point, Rogen was unable to play the lead for Superbad, as he had grown too old to play the part of Seth.^ Apatow's longtime protege Seth Rogen plays Sandler's sidekick, while the helmer's wife Leslie Mann is featured as Sandler's love interest.
  • 'Funny People' reunites old friends Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam Sandler plays a comedian diagnosed with a terminal illness who takes a young stand-up comic (Seth Rogen) under his wing.
  • Judd Apatow discusses life, death, and ‘Funny People’ - The Boston Globe 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having a side-kick of Seth Rogen (”hi, in this new movie I will be playing a part that will flex my acting muscles and is completely different from all my other movies.
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Subsequently, he was cast in a supporting role as a police officer and friend Jonah Hill took his role as the high school student.^ Apatow not only wrote "Knocked Up" for Rogen, but also cast Rogen's real life best friends, actors Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Jason Segel, as his toking, porn-obsessed roommates.
  • The king of Geeks - Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Judd's mother, Tami, attended the same high school and was good friends with Marilyn Berliner who is the aunt of Shane Stanley .
  • Judd Apatow - Biography 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jonah Hill playing the mean-spirited selfish friend (really, Jonah Hill playing that?
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apatow credits Rogen for influencing him to make his work more "outrageously dirty."^ While Apatow credits Shandling as his mentor for pressing him to write more character-driven comedy, he also credits Rogen, now 25, with being an influence to become more outrageously dirty.
  • The king of Geeks - Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow have proven themselves a nearly unstoppable juggernaut; here’s hoping they bring Franco along on the ride more often.
  • Judd Apatow - Jinni Blog 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC blog.jinni.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow: I make a point of only working with people who are very excited about this type of process.
  • Interview: Judd Apatow (Part One) - Cinematical 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .In August 2007, Superbad opened at #1 in the box office to critical acclaim, taking in $33 million in its opening weekend.^ ET sat down with the man of the hour, STEVE CARELL , to find out all about his racy new romantic comedy, which scored again on its second date, winning the box-office with $16.4 million over the weekend!
  • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Judd-apatow 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," both written and directed by Apatow, pulled in huge numbers at the box office AND were widely adored by critics.
  • Movie Podcast, Film, Reviews, Cinema, Critics Filmspotting 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.filmspotting.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And to prove that his last few big-screen comedic successes weren’t flukes, 2007’s Apatow-produced teen comedy, Superbad (written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), took in $33 million during its opening weekend.
  • Judd Apatow - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .Industry insiders claimed Apatow was now a brand unto himself, creating movies geared toward older audiences, who would watch his movies even when the films delved into the teen genre.^ Apatow estimates that it would take three failures in a row to lose industry support.
  • A Life In Comedy Leads Judd Apatow To "Funny People" | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.nbcdfw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Transitioning into movies toward the late 1990s, Apatow’s screenwriting career got off to a rocky start with the ponderous basketball-themed comedy, “Celtic Pride” (1996).
  • Judd Apatow - Yahoo! TV 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Judd Apatow Biography - InBaseline 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.inbaseline.com [Source type: General]

^ During filming, Apatow met his future wife, Leslie Mann, who would later become a key member of his creative camp.
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[12]
.Discussing the balance his films strike between R-rated vulgarity and a more wholesome sentimentality, Apatow explained his position as, "I like movies that are, you know, uplifting and hopeful...and I like filth!"^ Know more about Judd Apatow?
  • Judd Apatow Videos - Metacafe 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Judd Apatow : You know, I'm not attached to that Sherlock Holmes film.
  • Judd Apatow Funny People Interview 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.girl.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow has three more films in the pipeline.
  • Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen on anew kind of comedy | News | Screen 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: General]

.He has helped to foster the acting careers of Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, and also tends to work with his close friends.^ And in the process, Jason Segal, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen got a foot up the ladder, too.
  • In defence of Judd Apatow - Den of Geek 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: General]
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^ He helped make stars out of Seth Rogen , Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd.
  • A Life In Comedy Leads Judd Apatow To "Funny People" | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.nbcdfw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ He has helped to foster the acting careers of Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, and also tends to work with his close friends.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .He has frequently worked with producer Shauna Robertson, whom he met on the set of Elf.^ He met with big success with his return to film in 2004 (Apatow had worked as a producer on 1992’s Crossing the Bridge and 1996's The Cable Guy ) with Anchorman , but more importantly it was on the set of that film where he met Steve Carell ( The Office ).
  • Judd Apatow - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He met with big success with his return to film in 2004 (Judd Apatow had worked as a producer on 1992’s Crossing the Bridge and 1996's The Cable Guy ) with Anchorman , but more importantly it was on the set of that film where he met Steve Carell ( The Office ).
  • Judd Apatow Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eager to work with Steve Carell—whom he had met on the set of Anchorman —Apatow and the actor brainstormed for hours until they came up with the premise for what would eventually become The 40 Year-Old Virgin .
  • Film Monthly.com – Exclusive: Judd Apatow/Pineapple Express Interview 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .He reunited with Jason Segel and Amy Poehler for the 2001 Fox sitcom pilot, North Hollywood.^ Access hits the red carpet with with Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, and Russell Brand for the Hollywood premiere of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” .
  • Judd Apatow | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Got some major Hollywood secrets out of star Jason Segel .
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^ Gonzalo Cordova Amy Poehler will be returning to her Weekend Update desk, reuniting with Seth Meyers for the special prime time version of the SNL segment.

.He tries to keep a low budget on his projects and usually makes his movies about the work itself rather than using big stars.^ We work really hard to make movies about things we really care about.
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^ First up is "Let's Do This", a road movie about two guys who work for a motivational speaking company.
  • Apatow, Universal pick up pitches - Animation 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC movieblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If we put Gerry Bednob who played the filthy guy in Smart Tech in 'The Forty Year Old Virgin', he's someone that I used to work with at The LA Cabaret when I was eighteen year old, that makes me just as happy as putting Jonah Hill in a movie.
  • News: Interview: Funny People Adam Sandler & Judd Apatow Talk Comedy | Latino Review 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .After his success in film, he hired the entire writing staff from Undeclared to write movies for Apatow Productions.^ After his success in film, he hired the entire writing staff from Undeclared to write movies for Apatow Productions .
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the critically acclaimed cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared .
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^ The film’s budget was a paltry $26 million and the film itself was a huge and unexpected success, grossing $177 million and making Apatow, Carell and others household names.
  • Judd Apatow - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .He never fires writers and he keeps them on projects through all stages of productions.^ He never fires writers, and he allows them to stay on projects through all the stages of production.
  • The king of Geeks - Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ While Apatow's production company will produce all three, the report doesn't mention which of the projects will happen first.
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[6] .Apatow is not committed to any specific studio, but his projects are typically set up at Universal and Sony.^ No projects, which will also be written by Apatow, have been set.

^ Posted June 5, 2007 Canadian journalist Rebecca Eklar is suing Universal Studios and Judd Apatow because she got knocked up, wrote Knocked Up, and they stole the idea for the movie Knocked Up.
  • Judd Apatow - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ 'I don't have a deal at a studio,' says Apatow, who has made movies at Sony, Universal, DreamWorks and Paramount.
  • Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen on anew kind of comedy | News | Screen 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: General]

[6]

2008–2009

.Apatow served as producer and writer for the musician biopic spoof Walk Hard starring John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer, which was released in December 2007. While the film received positive reviews, it was a commercial failure, having only made back half of its budget.^ Apatow is a writer/producer.
  • I Watch Stuff - 'That 70s Show' Guy Wished Judd Apatow Cancer 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.iwatchstuff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More about: film • movie review • Judd Apatow • Will Ferrell • John C. Reilly .
  • Judd Apatow – News Stories About Judd Apatow - Page 1 | Newser 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus, the guys find time to "Walk Hard" with John C. Reilly for a review of Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow's music biopic spoof.
  • Movie Podcast, Film, Reviews, Cinema, Critics Filmspotting 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.filmspotting.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.More recently, he served as producer for Drillbit Taylor starring Owen Wilson and his wife Leslie Mann and written by Seth Rogen, which opened in March 2008 to mostly negative reviews.^ SuperBad was written by Seth Rogen.
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Knocked Up — written, directed, and produced by Apatow—a 20-something slacker (played by Seth Rogen) is forced to grow up after impregnating a beautiful, successful woman ( Katherine Heigl ).
  • Judd Apatow (American writer, director, and producer) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ And to prove that his last few big-screen comedic successes weren’t flukes, 2007’s Apatow-produced teen comedy, Superbad (written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), took in $33 million during its opening weekend.
  • Judd Apatow - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the rest of 2008, he produced the films Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring former Freaks and Geeks star Jason Segel and former Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell; Step Brothers, which reunites Talladega Nights co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly; and Pineapple Express starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, both of whom starred on Freaks and Geeks.^ Seth Rogen and James Franco as stoners on the run.
  • 'Knocked Up' director Judd Apatow is full-bore with four new films - USATODAY.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Forgetting Sarah Marshall was back to so-so territory.
  • How To Make Your Own Judd Apatow Movie | Cracked.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Forgetting Sarah Marshall is great – Crapatow did not write it, Jason Segel did.
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, he served as co-writer for the Adam Sandler starrer You Don't Mess with the Zohan, which Sandler and Robert Smigel also co-wrote.^ Judd revealed: "We'd co-written You Don't Mess with the Zohan in 2008, but I'd never directed Adam.
  • Funny Person: Judd Apatow | News.com.au 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.news.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2009 Apatow wrote and directed Funny People , which centres on a stand-up comic (Adam Sandler) who is diagnosed with a terminal blood disorder.
  • Judd Apatow (American writer, director, and producer) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Next year will be "Walk Hard," a mock biopic in the style of "Ray" starring John C. Reilly and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," which Apatow co-wrote with Sandler.
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apatow served as producer for the Harold Ramis-directed biblical comedy Year One, starring Jack Black and Superbad star Michael Cera, which was released June 19, 2009 to negative reviews.^ Filed under: judd apatow , paul clark , jack black , harold ramis , michael cera , trailer review , caveman , mr. .
  • judd apatow - The Screengrab 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ Did you see Year One, the Biblical-times movie starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, this weekend?
  • Judd Apatow on Videogum 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Cera and Jack Black are just a classic pairing of people.
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

.He released his third directorial feature on July 31 that same year, titled Funny People.^ How Funny People , Knocked Up, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin allow men to explore complex emotions.
  • Judd Apatow | Double X 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.doublex.com [Source type: General]

^ Watching “Funny People,” which opens July 31 is akin to visiting not only with Apatow, but also with his wife, children and assorted pals, many of whom are permanent featured players in the Apatow universe (yes, the wife and kids have important parts in the new film).
  • BFDealmemo on Variety.com 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: General]

^ Next Showing: Funny People opens July 31 Posted 07/18/2009 by Ryan .

.He wrote the film by himself, and it starred Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as a pair of standup comedians, one of whom has a terminal illness.^ Adam Sandler stars in this film about a stand up comedian battling a terminal illness .
  • Funny People (2009) Movie Trailer, Reviews, Photos, Clips, Movie Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the film’s stars, Seth Rogen, is in the process of re-defining his career.
  • judd apatow » MTV Movies Blog 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam Sandler & Seth Rogen Star - Releasing July 31, 2009 .
  • Funny People (2009) Movie Trailer, Reviews, Photos, Clips, Movie Times 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other co-stars included his wife Leslie Mann and Eric Bana, who was a stand up comedian in Australia before appearing in American films.^ His wife, Leslie Mann, spoke up today and agreed .
  • Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann | The Frisky 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first trailer has just gone online over at Moviefone , and although it features some of the Apatow regulars (Rogen, Jonah Hill, his wife Leslie Mann), it also throws some new faces in the mix including Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and RZA. What excites me most about the movie is the actual stand-up comedy footage, which was apparently performed and shot in front of a live crowd.
  • Judd Apatow’s Funny People Trailer Starring Adam Sandler - Film Junk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film about superstar stand-up comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler) and his protege Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) contains most of the hallmarks of an Apatow movie: realistically lowbrow guy talk, a large comic ensemble and supporting roles for Apatow regulars including Jonah Hill, Ken Jeong and his wife, Leslie Mann.
  • A stand-up lesson from Apatow - SFGate 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film contained more dramatic elements than Apatow's previous directorial efforts.^ "He has more films in production than DreamWorks."
  • For Apatow, opportunity knocks - USATODAY.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ How does it stand up against Apatow’s previous directorial efforts — 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up?
  • Judd-Apatow | /Film 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yet, I would have anticipated that men and women who had seen Apatow's earlier directorial efforts, The 40-Year Old-Virgin and Knocked Up -- or any of the films of Adam Sandler -- would have a good idea what to expect, as far as the level of raunch and a view of women as generally cranky and more than a little scary.
  • Posts tagged Judd apatow at Cinematical 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13]
.New York Magazine noted that [former Apatow associate] Mike White ...^ Syosset, New York, Judd Apatow got his start in showbiz while still in high school.
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Judd Apatow for "Pineapple Express" - August 4th 2008 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]
  • Film Monthly.com – Exclusive: Judd Apatow/Pineapple Express Interview 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From The New York Times to MTV , everyone is talking about Judd Apatow, and I think I know why.
  • Judd Apatow is Everywhere 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.buzzsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967, and raised in Long Island, New York.
  • Judd Apatow Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

was ."disenchanted" by Apatow's later films, "objecting to the treatment of women and gay men in Apatow's recent movies", saying of Knocked Up, "At some point it starts feeling like comedy of the bullies, rather than the bullied."^ I’d much rather see people like them do comedy bits for the Oscars than Apatow.
  • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Blog Archive » Judd Apatow to Produce Oscar Short for Telecast 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You see the title on the movie poster saying Knocked Up?
  • How To Make Your Own Judd Apatow Movie | Cracked.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ APATOW: The movie isn't about stand-up comedy.
  • Stalking 'Funny People': A Defamer Chat With Judd Apatow - Defamer Interviews - Gawker 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC defamer.gawker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.Apatow has claimed to strive to avoid marginalizing women in his work and to develop authentic female characters.^ As far as not including many female characters, I sort of feel like the guy has a formula and knows how to work it.
  • Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann | The Frisky 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow: But the idea behind how the standup would work was that this man is ill and how he avoids dealing with it if he goes onstage and tells really filthy jokes.
  • News: Interview: Funny People Adam Sandler & Judd Apatow Talk Comedy | Latino Review 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But neither of them should kid themselves that Apatow’s giving work to as many women in Hollywood as he is to men.
  • Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann | The Frisky 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Following many of these accusations, in a highly publicized Vanity Fair interview, lead actress Katherine Heigl admitted that though she enjoyed working with Apatow, she had a hard time enjoying Knocked Up itself, calling the movie, "a little sexist," claiming that the film "paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight." In response to accusations of sexism, Apatow did not initially deny the validity of such accusations, saying flippantly, "I'm just shocked she [Heigl] used the word 'shrew.' I mean, what is this, the sixteen-hundreds?" [15]

Upcoming films

.He will serve as producer on the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off Get Him to the Greek, in which Russell Brand will reprise his role as notorious British rocker Aldous Snow.^ Forgetting Sarah Marshall was back to so-so territory.
  • How To Make Your Own Judd Apatow Movie | Cracked.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Forgetting Sarah Marshall was penned by Segel and produced by Judd Apatow.
  • Judd Apatow Movies 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also wrote some songs in the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" spin-off with Russell Brand that he performs.
  • Jason Segel talks How I Met Your Mother, music and Muppets reboot 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.nypost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jonah Hill will also star and filming begins in August 2009. Apatow will also provide the voice of an elephant in Kevin James' The Zookeeper, where Adam Sandler is also voicing an animal.^ In 2009 Apatow wrote and directed Funny People , which centres on a stand-up comic (Adam Sandler) who is diagnosed with a terminal blood disorder.
  • Judd Apatow (American writer, director, and producer) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Apatow is married to actress Leslie Mann, who co-stars in his latest film, "Funny People," about a comedian diagnosed with a near-deadly illness.
  • Private Properties: Judd Apatow Buys, Stephen Schwarzman Lists - WSJ.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The female characters in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up were incidental to the bonds established by the stars Apatow created: Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and the rest.
  • What We Learned from a Decade at the Movies | MichaelMoore.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.michaelmoore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was recently announced that Apatow is producing a yet-untitled comedy based around Sherlock Holmes and his partner Watson, which was written by Etan Cohen.^ The latest from Apatow -- he serves as producer here; Greg Mottola directs -- is "Superbad," written by "Knocked Up" breakout star Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg.
  • Movie Podcast, Film, Reviews, Cinema, Critics Filmspotting 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.filmspotting.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Untitled Aziz Ansari/Randy Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Kristen Wiig Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Aziz Ansari/Jason Woliner Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Let's Do This (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Sherlock Holmes Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Pure Imagination (details only on IMDbPro ) Attorneys at Raw (details only on IMDbPro ) A Whole New Hugh (details only on IMDbPro ) The Middle Child (details only on IMDbPro ) Five-Year Engagement (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Judd Apatow/Bo Burnham Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Producer: .
  • Judd Apatow 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ MOVIE TITLE MPAA RELEASE DATE Untitled Sherlock Holmes Comedy 2011     Producer Judd Apatow presents this comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective duo in this production penned by Tropic Thunder co-writer Etan Cohen.
  • Judd Apatow Movies 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sacha Baron Cohen will play Holmes while Will Ferrell is set to play Watson.^ Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Sherlock Holmes, the master detective whose skills are only matched by his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, played by funnyman Will Ferrell.
  • Judd Apatow Movies 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Add in Sacha Baron Cohen, and you might get a movie as good, if not better than, the original.
  • Judd Apatow Producing Ghostbusters 3? | /Film 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Sherlock Holmes, the master detective whose skills are only matched by his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, played by  Read More .
  • Judd Apatow Filmography 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16] .He is reportedly producing an upcoming musical comedy with internet comedian Bo Burnham.^ Bo Burnham wins the internet.
  • FARK.com: (4420280) Judd Apatow launches viral marketing campaign for his new flick Funny People with a fake Jason Schwartzman sitcom. Not surprisingly, the fake sitcom is funnier than most sitcoms currently on the air 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sphaux : Bo Burnham wins the internet.
  • FARK.com: (4420280) Judd Apatow launches viral marketing campaign for his new flick Funny People with a fake Jason Schwartzman sitcom. Not surprisingly, the fake sitcom is funnier than most sitcoms currently on the air 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow, who is known for his allegiance to his actors, produced the upcoming comedy Superbad , in which Hill costars with Michael Cera ( Arrested Development ).

[17] .Five Year Engagement is an upcoming comedy starring Jason Segel and directed by Nicholas Stoller.^ Five-Year Engagement , about a couple's--what else--five-year engagment, will star Jason Segel ( Knocked Up , Forgetting Sarah Marshall ) and be directed by Nick Stoller ( Forgetting Sarah Marshall ).

^ Seth Rogen has been in everything he has directed; Paul Rudd in almost everything; Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill.
  • Judd Apatow on Funny People - Judd Apatow Interview - Esquire 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.esquire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Five Year Engagement " Another product from the exact team behind April's " Forgetting Sarah Marshall " - writer-director Nick Stoller and writer-star Jason Segel - the film is described as (naturally) a "bawdy, couples comedy," about a...
  • :: The Playlist ::: What's Next For Judd Apatow? Jonah Hill's 'The Middle Child'? Vehicles For David Krumholtz Or Ed Helms? 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC theplaylist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.It is about a couple and their rocky five year engagement.^ Segel will star as one half of a couple whose relationship unfolds before the camera through a bumpy five-year span.
  • Judd Apatow Filmography 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Judd Apatow Movies 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Five Year Engagement " Another product from the exact team behind April's " Forgetting Sarah Marshall " - writer-director Nick Stoller and writer-star Jason Segel - the film is described as (naturally) a "bawdy, couples comedy," about a...
  • :: The Playlist ::: What's Next For Judd Apatow? Jonah Hill's 'The Middle Child'? Vehicles For David Krumholtz Or Ed Helms? 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC theplaylist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Five-Year Engagement , about a couple's--what else--five-year engagment, will star Jason Segel ( Knocked Up , Forgetting Sarah Marshall ) and be directed by Nick Stoller ( Forgetting Sarah Marshall ).

[18] .It is reported that Bill Hader will be writing and starring in an upcoming horror/comedy film.^ I got a chance to screen Seth Rogan's new film, Observe & Report in Santa Monica the other night and it's certainly not your average comedy.

^ The threesome makes the film even more star-studded, joining the already-cast comedy trio of Adam Sandler , Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann .
  • E! Online - Entertainment News, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Among the highlights, yes, of course you'll get the soft sell on the Funny People DVD release, but also you'll learn: Is Bill Hader working on a horror movie with Apatow?

He says it will be a mixture of Halloween, Home Alone, The Monster Squad and Straw Dogs.[19] .He recently signed a deal with Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner to produce three of their films.^ Get used to hearing the names Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner.
  • Judd Apatow Buys Comedy In Bulk 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Untitled Aziz Ansari/Randy Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Kristen Wiig Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Aziz Ansari/Jason Woliner Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Let's Do This (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Sherlock Holmes Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Pure Imagination (details only on IMDbPro ) Attorneys at Raw (details only on IMDbPro ) A Whole New Hugh (details only on IMDbPro ) The Middle Child (details only on IMDbPro ) Five-Year Engagement (details only on IMDbPro ) Untitled Judd Apatow/Bo Burnham Project (details only on IMDbPro ) Producer: .
  • Judd Apatow 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm excited to see Aziz and Jason [Woliner], the guy who directed it, I'm excited to let them go nuts with no restrictions just because that's exciting for me as someone who loves comedy.

.The first, tentatively titled Let’s Do This, is “a road movie about two guys who work for a motivational speaking company.” The second stars Ansari as a disgraced cosmonaut who’s forced to return to space.^ If we put Gerry Bednob who played the filthy guy in Smart Tech in 'The Forty Year Old Virgin', he's someone that I used to work with at The LA Cabaret when I was eighteen year old, that makes me just as happy as putting Jonah Hill in a movie.
  • News: Interview: Funny People Adam Sandler & Judd Apatow Talk Comedy | Latino Review 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This average guy has no trouble leaving behind his two housemates, Mark (Jason Schwartzman), star of a TV sitcom, and Leo (Jonah Hill), a rising comedian who is very competitive.
  • Spirituality & Practice: Film Review: Funny People, directed by Judd Apatow 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.spiritualityandpractice.com [Source type: General]

^ Apatow is married to actress Leslie Mann, who co-stars in his latest film, "Funny People," about a comedian diagnosed with a near-deadly illness.
  • Private Properties: Judd Apatow Buys, Stephen Schwarzman Lists - WSJ.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.The third apparently came out of Ansari’s role in Funny People.^ If the initial trailers for Funny People , the third film written and directed by Judd Apatow, looked a little bit too melodramatic to be a comedy, then, well, that's because it is just that.

^ Funny People, opening this weekend, is Judd Apatow's third film where he has a writer/director/producer credit.
  • Funny person; a primer on all things Apatow 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.leaderpost.com [Source type: General]

^ That dude is everywhere and it isn’t just because his new flick “Funny People” comes out today.
  • judd apatow » MTV Movies Blog 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20] .Apatow has also stated the possibility for a sequel to Pineapple Express.^ Besides "Superbad," this year will also see the release of another Apatow production, "The Pineapple Express," which was written by Rogen.
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filed under: judd apatow , harold and kumar , john constantine , seth rogen , trailer review , superbad , pineapple express , greg araki .
  • judd apatow - The Screengrab 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags evan goldberg , funny people , I'm With Cancer , judd apatow , pineapple express , seth rogen .
  • judd apatow » MTV Movies Blog 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21]

Personal life

.He admires filmmakers James L. Brooks, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman and John Cassavetes.^ Apatow admires filmmakers James L. Brooks, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman and John Cassavetes.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m probably most influenced by Hal Ashby movies and people like Cameron Crowe and James Brooks.
  • In Focus | December 2005 | Fun With Dick and Jane and Judd Uncut 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.natoonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I grew up right in the period when Albert Brooks and Monty Python and Saturday Night Live and Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman and John Landis were making all these movies, and then later I started discovering Hal Ashby and James Brooks and Cameron Crowe.
  • Film Monthly.com – Exclusive: Judd Apatow/Pineapple Express Interview 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rejected his application for membership, even though he was sponsored by Academy Award-winning screenwriters Akiva Goldsman and Stephen Gaghan.^ The only negative that Apatow has encountered lately was from the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which rejected his application for membership even though he was sponsored by such Oscar-winning scribes as Akiva Goldsman ( A Beautiful Mind ) and Stephen Gaghan ( Traffic ).
  • For Apatow, opportunity knocks - USATODAY.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

[8] .Apatow became a member in 2008. He married actress Leslie Mann, whom he met on the set of The Cable Guy and who has appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Drillbit Taylor, and Funny People.^ Year Old Virgin by dancinggopher01 .
  • Herc’s Seen Judd Apatow’s FUNNY PEOPLE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meanwhile, Funny fell right in between The 40-Year-Old Virgin ($21.4 million) and Knocked Up ($30.7 million) for Judd.
  • Judd Apatow | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, my wife is Leslie Mann, who's hilarious, and she was the drunk driver in "The 40 Year Old Virgin."
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Judd Apatow . May 8, 2007 | PBS 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22] The couple have two daughters, Maude and Iris. .Both girls appeared in Knocked Up and Funny People.^ Those girls were so adorable in ‘Knocked-up’.
  • Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and daughters at Simpsons premiere – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 11 September 2009 22:16 UTC www.celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ Superbad , Knocked Up , Funny People , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Pineapple Express , Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – all big hits with audiences.
  • 10 Movie Events That Shaped the Decade (For Movie Fans) - Screen Rant 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judd Apatow, the writer/director of Funny People , Knocked Up , and The 40-Year-Old Virgin is the most prolific and influential figure in contemporary screen comedy.

[23] He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his family.[3]

Recurring collaborators

.Apatow frequently collaborates with the same cast and crew in his projects.^ And yet Apatow's comedy always maintains — as Seth Rogen, the star of "Knocked Up" and a frequent collaborator of Apatow's, says — an "oddly sweet" quality.
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part of the reason the Apatow brand has grown so strong is his habit of collaborating with the same group of writers and performers.
  • Judd Apatow: Hollywood's King of Comedy - CNN.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Frequently working with his close-knit troupe of friends and actors, Apatow's style is heavy on improvisation and collaboration.
  • Judd Apatow: Comedian Behind the Camera 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To date, Seth Rogen has been involved with 11 of Apatow's projects, as an actor, writer, and/or producer.^ Writer/producer Judd Apatow (who salutes comedy on the Oscars Sunday) returns to the director's chair with Funny People, starring Adam Sandler as a stand-up comedian battling death, Seth Rogen as his weepy joke writer, and Leslie Mann as the woman Sandler loves.
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow have proven themselves a nearly unstoppable juggernaut; here’s hoping they bring Franco along on the ride more often.
  • Judd Apatow - Jinni Blog 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC blog.jinni.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By: Michael Swaim April 21st, 2008 11,513 views Have you ever wanted to make a smash comedy hit, just like Director/Producer/”Writer” Judd Apatow?
  • How To Make Your Own Judd Apatow Movie | Cracked.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His wife Leslie Mann has starred in 5, Will Ferrell has starred in 5, Paul Rudd has starred in 7, Jonah Hill has starred in 7, and Jason Segel has starred in 4 (as well as written one).^ Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman ( who is writing the music ) also star.
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has helped to foster the acting careers of Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, and also tends to work with his close friends.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was during the shooting of the film that Apatow met his wife, actress Leslie Mann.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Judd Apatow - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 9 January 2010 18:24 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Adam McKay has directed and/or written for 4 of his projects.^ Step Brothers , which will be directed by Ferrell favorite Adam McKay, will star Ferrell and John C. Reilly as best friends/step brothers/general shmoes.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1992 Crossing the Bridge Yes
1995 Heavyweights Yes Yes
1996 Celtic Pride Yes Yes
The Cable Guy Yes
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Yes
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Yes
2005 Kicking & Screaming Yes
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Yes Yes Yes
Fun with Dick and Jane Yes
2006 The TV Set Yes
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Yes
2007 Knocked Up Yes Yes Yes
Superbad Yes
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Yes Yes
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Yes
Drillbit Taylor Yes
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Yes
Step Brothers Yes
Pineapple Express Yes Yes
2009 Year One Yes
Funny People Yes Yes Yes
2010 Get Him to the Greek (post-production) Yes

Other films

Year Title Notes
2006 American Storage Executive producer (short film)
2010 The Zookeeper Voice

Television

Year Title Notes
1992–1993 The Ben Stiller Show Co-creator, writer, executive producer
199?-199? Roseanne writer [24]
1993–1998 The Larry Sanders Show Director, writer, co-executive producer, consulting producer
1994–1995 The Critic Writer, consulting producer
1999–2000 Freaks and Geeks Director, writer, executive producer
2001–2002 Undeclared Creator, director, writer, executive producer

Acting

Films
Year Title Role Other Notes
1992 The Ben Stiller Show Foxy the Fox & Jay Leno
(3 episodes)
1994 The Critic Jay Leno (1 episode)
1995 Heavyweights Homer
NewsRadio Goofy Ball (1 episode)
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy TV Station Employee Cameo
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie TV Station Employee
2006 Help Me Help You Judd (2 episodes)
2010 Zookeeper Elephant (voice) (post-production)

References

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  2. ^ a b Michaels, Chad (May 23, 2007). "Judd Apatow Interview". Wild About Movies. http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/interviews/Judd-Apatow-Interview.php. Retrieved 2007-06-04.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Minton, Jeff. "Judd Apatow's Family Values", New York Times, 2007-05-27. Retrieved on June 4, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Maher, Ken (May 31, 2007). "Gross-out for grown-ups". Times Online (London). http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article1860570.ece. Retrieved 2007-06-04.  
  5. ^ Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Abramowitz, Rachel. "Judd Apatow, the mayor of comedy", The LA Times, 2007-05-13. Retrieved on June 4, 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Thompson, Anne. "Hot Apatow new king of comedy", Variety, 2007-05-11. Retrieved on June 4, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Wloszczyna, Susan. "For Apatow, opportunity knocks," USA Today, 2007-05-06. Retrieved on June 4, 2007.
  9. ^ Branney, John (August 26, 2008). "Is Hollywood A No-Members Club". guardian.co.uk. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2008/aug/26/hasthefigleaffallen. Retrieved 2009-04-23.  
  10. ^ Buckalew, Brett (August 18, 2006). "No Longer a Feature Film Virgin". Filmstew.com. http://www.filmstew.com/showArticle.aspx?ContentID=14646. Retrieved 2007-06-04.  
  11. ^ "How did 'Superbad' top the box office?". Los Angeles Times. August 23, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-superbadaug22-wi,1,1788291.story?coll=la-entnews-movies. Retrieved 2007-08-26.  
  12. ^ "Paul Dergarabedian Watch: Paul D. Explains the Judd Apatow Phenomenon". New York Magazine Holdings LLC. August 20, 2007. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/08/paul_dergarabedian_watch_paul_d.html. Retrieved 2007-08-26.  
  13. ^ "Adam Sandler To Star In Judd Apatow Movie About Stand-Up Comics". Mtv. http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1588439/20080531/story.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  
  14. ^ "Mike White Calls Out Judd Apatow -- Vulture -- Entertainment & Culture Blog -- New York Magazine". http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/05/mike_white_calls_out_judd_apat.html.  
  15. ^ "Marketing Genius Judd Apatow Turns Katherine Heigl's ‘Knocked Up’ Slam Into a Sales Pitch -- Vulture -- Entertainment & Culture Blog -- New York Magazine". http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/12/marketing_genius_judd_apatow_t.html.  
  16. ^ "Holmes pic nabs Baron Cohen, Ferrell - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety". Variety.com. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117988387.html?categoryid=13. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  
  17. ^ Judd Apatow Recruits YouTube Star Bo Burnham for Musical Comedy
  18. ^ Apatow sets 'Five-Year Engagement'
  19. ^ Bill Hader and Judd Apatow Turning Next to The Horror Genre?
  20. ^ http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/11/24/judd-apatow-bringing-us-three-movies-from-aziz-ansari-and-jason-woliner
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ Koltnow, Barry (June 1, 2007). "A couple that films together ...". The Orange County Register. http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/entertainment/movies/abox/article_1713559.php. Retrieved 2007-06-04.  
  23. ^ "Judd Apatow emerges as behind-the-scenes maestro in thriving comedy era". The Boston Herald. May 5, 2007. http://theedge.bostonherald.com/movieNews/view.bg?articleid=1003846. Retrieved 2007-06-04.  
  24. ^ http://www.harpers.org/archive/2002/03/0079095

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Judd Apatow
File:Judd
Apatow at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, 2007
Born
Syosset, New York
Occupation Film producer
Writer
Director
Nationality American
Ethnicity Jewish
Education Syosset High School
Genres Comedy
Notable work(s) Anchorman
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Talladega Nights
Knocked Up
Superbad
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Step Brothers
Pineapple Express
Spouse(s) Leslie Mann (1997-)
Children Iris and Maude Apatow
Official website

Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for producing a distinct series of critically and commercially successful comedy films, including Anchorman (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Talladega Nights (2006), Knocked Up, Superbad (both 2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers and Pineapple Express (all 2008).

Contents

Filmography

Movies

Year Title Notes
1992 Crossing the Bridge Associate producer
1995 Heavyweights Writer, executive producer
1996 Celtic Pride Story, screenplay, executive producer
The Cable Guy Producer
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Producer
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Producer (direct-to-dvd)
2005 Kicking & Screaming Executive producer
The 40 Year Old Virgin Director, writer, producer
Fun with Dick and Jane Story, screenplay
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Producer
The TV Set Executive producer
2007 Knocked Up Director, writer, producer
Superbad Producer
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Writer, producer
2008 Drillbit Taylor Producer
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Producer
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Writer
Step Brothers Producer
Pineapple Express Writer, producer
2009 The Year One Producer (post-production)
Funny People Director, writer, producer (pre-production)
Get Him to the Greek Producer (pre-production)
TBA Untitled Sherlock Holmes Comedy Producer (pre-production)

Other films

Year Title Notes
2006 American Storage Executive producer (short film)

Television

Year Title Notes
1992-1993 The Ben Stiller Show Co-creator, writer, executive producer
1993-1998 The Larry Sanders Show Director, writer, co-executive producer, consulting producer
1994-1995 The Critic Writer, consulting producer
1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks Director, writer, executive producer
2001-2002 Undeclared Creator, director, writer, executive producer


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