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Shawn Levy
Born 1968
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Shawn Adam Levy (born 1968) is a Canadian-American director and actor. Levy is the director of Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. He has also directed many television shows, including Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson and Pepper Dennis.

He was born in Montreal, Quebec. As a teenager, he attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1989. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He is slated to produce the film Back Magick, written by Sahara Lotti, and is producing the upcoming Will Ferrell comedy Neighborhood Watch, being directed by David Dobkin. He has also been announced as the director of The Hardy Men which is an adaptation of the Hardy Boys novels and it stars Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller; a black romance-comedy with Steve Carell and Tina Fey called Date Night and in 2009 was announced to be the director of How to Talk to Girls. He was a strong contender to direct the film adaptation of DC Comics superhero The Flash. It has also been announced he is producing a live-action/CG adaptation of The Berenstein Bears.

Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare, a low-budget horror film in which he portrayed the antagonist. The film is best known for being featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

He is known professionally as Shawn Levy, but is not the same person as Shawn Anthony Levy, the American film critic and author who also signs his work as Shawn Levy.

He is also not related to fellow Canadian Eugene Levy.

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