Shawn Levy

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Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy in Moscow, October 2011.jpg
Levy at a Moscow press conference for Real Steel, October 7, 2011
Born(1968-07-23) July 23, 1968 (age 45)[citation needed]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupationfilm director
film producer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Serena (4 children)
 
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Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy in Moscow, October 2011.jpg
Levy at a Moscow press conference for Real Steel, October 7, 2011
Born(1968-07-23) July 23, 1968 (age 45)[citation needed]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupationfilm director
film producer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Serena (4 children)

Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968[citation needed]) is a Canadian-American director, producer, and actor who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, its sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Date Night and The Internship, as well as the sci-fi sports drama Real Steel. Cumulatively, Levy's films have grossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office, making him one of the most commercially successful filmmakers of the past decade. He has also directed many television shows, including Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson, and Pepper Dennis.

Life and career[edit]

Levy was born in Montreal, Quebec to Jewish parents. As a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, which was directed by Akiva Schaffer, and has over a dozen projects in development for production in the near future. These include Rosaline, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Berenstain Bears, Sesame Street, 10 Best Days of My Life, Fight Before Christmas, Alone for the Holidays, Mr. Men, Fancy Nancy, King Kong, The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto, The 39 Clues: The Movie, and The Deadliest Warrior. His newly formed television company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, produced the ABC hit Last Man Standing with Tim Allen. He has also been announced as the director of Fox's new Frankenstein adaptation and the James Cameron-produced 3D sci-fi remake Fantastic Voyage.

Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare (1986), 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 also appeared in the 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music, as a post-Scott Thorson acquaintance of Liberace. His television resume consists of a guest spot on 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and more recently, a role on 30 Rock as TV Producer Scottie Shofar.

He is known professionally as Shawn Levy, not to be confused with Shawn Anthony Levy, the American film critic and author who also signs his work as Shawn Levy.

Levy is married to Serena, with whom he has four children.[1] Levy is Jewish.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleDirectorProducerActorRoleNotes
1986Zombie NightmareNoNoYesJim Bratten
1997Just in TimeYesNoYesPhotographerCameo appearance
2000The Famous Jett JacksonNoYesNoTV Show
2002Big Fat LiarYesNoYesWolf Party GuestCameo appearance
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausNoYesNo
2003Just MarriedYesNoNo
Cheaper by the DozenYesNoYesPress Room ReporterCameo appearance
2005Cheaper by the Dozen 2NoYesYesHospital Intern
2006The Pink PantherYesNoNo
Night at the MuseumYesYesNo
2008What Happens in VegasNoYesNo
The RockerNoYesNo
2009Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianYesYesYesGuy in CommercialCameo appearance
The Pink Panther 2NoYesNoExecutive producer only
2010Date NightYesYesNo
2011Real SteelYesYesNo
2012The WatchNoYesNo
The Spectacular NowNoYesNo
2013The InternshipYesYesYesGuy in Nap Pod
2014This is Where I Leave YouYesYesNo
Night at the Museum 3[3]YesYesNo
TBAUntitled Sesame Street movie[4]UnknownYesUnknown

Recurring collaborators[edit]

ActorJust in Time
(1997)
Big Fat Liar
(2002)
Just Married
(2003)
Cheaper by the Dozen
(2003)
The Pink Panther
(2006)
Night at the Museum
(2006)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
(2009)
Date Night
(2010)
The Internship
(2013)
This is Where I Leave You (2014)
Rose ByrneNoNNoN
Steve CooganNoNNoN
Tina FeyNoNNoN
Timmy FitzpatrickNoNNoN
Ricky GervaisNoNNoN
Amy HillNoNNoN
Taran KillamNoNNoN
Ashton KutcherNoNNoN
Shawn LevyNoNNoNNoNNoN
Steve MartinNoNNoN
Ted RooneyNoNNoN
Ben StillerNoNNoN
Robin WilliamsNoNNoN
Owen WilsonNoNNoNNoN

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shawn Levy's Modern Farmhouse in Upstate New York". Architectural Digest. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/21462/celebrity-jews/
  3. ^ [1]"The Collider" by Adam Chitwood, 07/02/2013
  4. ^ "Sesame Street Movie in the Works from Fox" The Hollywood Reporter by Borys Kit, June 19, 2012

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