Adam Shankman

Adam Michael Shankman (born November 27, 1964) is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Shankman also choreographed one of the Spice Girls' tours. He has directed several feature-length films, including A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, and Hairspray. Description above from the Wikipedia article Adam Shankman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Walk to Remember (2002)

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When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Shane West  •  Peter Coyote  •  Daryl Hannah

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Shane West  •  Peter Coyote  •  Daryl Hannah

Bringing Down the House (2003)

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Queen Latifah  •  Eugene Levy  •  Joan Plowright

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Queen Latifah  •  Eugene Levy  •  Joan Plowright

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Eugene Levy  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Tom Welling

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Eugene Levy  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Tom Welling

Hairspray (2007)

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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

The Pacifier (2005)

Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Lauren Graham  •  Faith Ford  •  Brittany Snow

Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Lauren Graham  •  Faith Ford  •  Brittany Snow

The Wedding Planner (2001)

San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Justin Chambers  •  Joanna Gleason

San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Justin Chambers  •  Joanna Gleason

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)

A Southern librarian puts excitement in her life with a found murder weapon and a false confession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Moyle
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Eric Thal  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Julianne Moore

A Southern librarian puts excitement in her life with a found murder weapon and a false confession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Moyle
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Eric Thal  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Julianne Moore

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DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jenna Dewan  •  Damaine Radcliff  •  De'Shawn Washington

Prop 8: The Musical (2008)

The conflict of the aftermath of Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in California) is solved by Jesus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Margaret Cho  •  Andy Richter  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Nicole Parker

The conflict of the aftermath of Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in California) is solved by Jesus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Margaret Cho  •  Andy Richter  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Nicole Parker

Rock of Ages (2012)

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

Rockula (1990)

Ralph is a sexually frustrated vampire who suffers from a peculiar curse. He's condemned for eternity to watch his one true love, Mona be murdered by a pirate wielding a ham bone. But now? Now it's 1990, and Ralph is determined to break Mona's cycle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Bercovici
CAST:  Dean Cameron  •  Toni Basil  •  Thomas Dolby  •  Tawny Fere

Ralph is a sexually frustrated vampire who suffers from a peculiar curse. He's condemned for eternity to watch his one true love, Mona be murdered by a pirate wielding a ham bone. But now? Now it's 1990, and Ralph is determined to break Mona's cycle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Bercovici
CAST:  Dean Cameron  •  Toni Basil  •  Thomas Dolby  •  Tawny Fere

Monster Mash: The Movie (1995)

Two teenagers get trapped in a house with Dr. Frankenstein who wants to transfer one of their brains to his creature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alec Sokolow  •  Joel Cohen
CAST:  Ian Bohen  •  Candace Cameron Bure  •  Sarah Douglas  •  John Kassir

Two teenagers get trapped in a house with Dr. Frankenstein who wants to transfer one of their brains to his creature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alec Sokolow  •  Joel Cohen
CAST:  Ian Bohen  •  Candace Cameron Bure  •  Sarah Douglas  •  John Kassir

Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012)

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

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CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

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CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

Carrie Underwood: An Allstar Holiday Special (2009)

Multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood headlines CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL, a two-hour variety special. Underwood performs new music from her upcoming album as well as previous hits and holiday classics. She is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman  •  Nigel Lythgoe
CAST:  Carrie Underwood  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Dolly Parton  •  David Cook

Multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood headlines CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL, a two-hour variety special. Underwood performs new music from her upcoming album as well as previous hits and holiday classics. She is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman  •  Nigel Lythgoe
CAST:  Carrie Underwood  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Dolly Parton  •  David Cook

Bedtime Stories (2008)

Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a bewildered Skeeter manage his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Keri Russell  •  Guy Pearce  •  Courteney Cox

Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a bewildered Skeeter manage his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Keri Russell  •  Guy Pearce  •  Courteney Cox

What Men Want (2019)

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Max Greenfield  •  Brian Bosworth

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Max Greenfield  •  Brian Bosworth

Portrait of a Choreographer (2007)

Documentary about choreographer/director Bob Fosse, and his influence on dance.  (more)

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CAST:  Anne Fletcher  •  Rob Marshall  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Sandahl Bergman

Documentary about choreographer/director Bob Fosse, and his influence on dance.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Anne Fletcher  •  Rob Marshall  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Sandahl Bergman

Disenchanted (2022)

Disillusioned with life in the city, feeling out of place in suburbia, and frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, Giselle turns to the magic of Andalasia for help. Accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Idina Menzel

Disillusioned with life in the city, feeling out of place in suburbia, and frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, Giselle turns to the magic of Andalasia for help. Accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Idina Menzel
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