Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is well known for his work in comedy, especially for films he has been involved with throughout the latter half of the 2000s. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

Heavyweights (1995)

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Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

Knocked Up (2007)

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For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Leslie Mann  •  Paul Rudd

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Leslie Mann  •  Paul Rudd

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

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Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a virgin. Determined to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Catherine Keener  •  Paul Rudd  •  Romany Malco

Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a virgin. Determined to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Catherine Keener  •  Paul Rudd  •  Romany Malco

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

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CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

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CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis (2007)

A short comedic film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  James Franco  •  Mila Kunis

A short comedic film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  James Franco  •  Mila Kunis

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017)

An intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a- half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness.”  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow  •  Michael Bonfiglio
CAST:  Scott Avett  •  Seth Avett  •  Bob Crawford  •  Joe Kwon

An intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a- half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness.”  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow  •  Michael Bonfiglio
CAST:  Scott Avett  •  Seth Avett  •  Bob Crawford  •  Joe Kwon

Mansome (2012)

From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Will Arnett  •  Zach Galifianakis

From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Will Arnett  •  Zach Galifianakis

Salinger (2013)

An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his life and work, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Salerno
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Michael Mcdermott  •  Edward Norton  •  A. E. Hotchner

An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his life and work, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Salerno
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Michael Mcdermott  •  Edward Norton  •  A. E. Hotchner

This Is 40 (2012)

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Zookeeper (2011)

Kindhearted Griffin Keyes is one of the best-loved caretakers at the Franklin Park Zoo, but since he is more comfortable with the animals than with females of his own species, his love life is lacking. When Griffin decides that the only way to get a girlfriend is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Kevin James  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Nick Nolte

Kindhearted Griffin Keyes is one of the best-loved caretakers at the Franklin Park Zoo, but since he is more comfortable with the animals than with females of his own species, his love life is lacking. When Griffin decides that the only way to get a girlfriend is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Kevin James  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Nick Nolte

Funny People (2009)

Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Seth Rogen  •  Leslie Mann  •  Eric Bana

Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Seth Rogen  •  Leslie Mann  •  Eric Bana

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

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While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  Steve Carell

While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  Steve Carell

Trainwreck (2015)

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Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Amy Schumer  •  Ezra Miller

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Amy Schumer  •  Ezra Miller

The Disaster Artist (2017)

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco
CAST:  Dave Franco  •  James Franco  •  Seth Rogen  •  Ari Graynor

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco
CAST:  Dave Franco  •  James Franco  •  Seth Rogen  •  Ari Graynor

Doc & Darryl (2016)

When they were good, they were the biggest stars on a team that captured New York City and the 1986 World Series. But when they were bad, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry broke the hearts of Mets fans. "They were going to be our guys for years," laments Jon Stewart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow  •  Michael Bonfiglio
CAST:  Darryl Strawberry  •  Dwight Gooden

When they were good, they were the biggest stars on a team that captured New York City and the 1986 World Series. But when they were bad, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry broke the hearts of Mets fans. "They were going to be our guys for years," laments Jon Stewart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow  •  Michael Bonfiglio
CAST:  Darryl Strawberry  •  Dwight Gooden

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Star Wars: Greatest Moments (2015)

Alex Zane counts down the top 20 Star Wars moments as voted by the public. Includes contributions from famous fans as well as the stars and crew of the intergalactic saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Postins
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Judd Apatow  •  David Boreanaz  •  Edith Bowman

Alex Zane counts down the top 20 Star Wars moments as voted by the public. Includes contributions from famous fans as well as the stars and crew of the intergalactic saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Postins
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Judd Apatow  •  David Boreanaz  •  Edith Bowman

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mind boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Tirola
CAST:  John Belushi  •  John Candy  •  Chevy Chase  •  Bill Murray

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mind boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Tirola
CAST:  John Belushi  •  John Candy  •  Chevy Chase  •  Bill Murray
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