Jay Roach

Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director and producer, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents.

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

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As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Michael York  •  Mimi Rogers

As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Michael York  •  Mimi Rogers

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo,’ Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself - with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell - to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Heather Graham  •  Michael York  •  Robert Wagner

When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo,’ Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself - with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell - to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Heather Graham  •  Michael York  •  Robert Wagner

Meet the Parents (2000)

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Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Mystery, Alaska (1999)

In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Hank Azaria  •  Mary McCormack  •  Burt Reynolds

In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Hank Azaria  •  Mary McCormack  •  Burt Reynolds

The Campaign (2012)

Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Dylan McDermott  •  Will Ferrell  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jason Sudeikis

Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Dylan McDermott  •  Will Ferrell  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jason Sudeikis

Game Change (2012)

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During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Ed Harris  •  Peter MacNicol

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Ed Harris  •  Peter MacNicol

Recount (2008)

In 2000, the election of the U.S. Presidential boiled down to a few precious votes in the state of Florida — and a recount that would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Bob Balaban  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Laura Dern

In 2000, the election of the U.S. Presidential boiled down to a few precious votes in the state of Florida — and a recount that would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Bob Balaban  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Laura Dern

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Rising executive Tim Conrad works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. Barry's blundering but good ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Stephanie Szostak  •  Jemaine Clement

Rising executive Tim Conrad works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. Barry's blundering but good ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Stephanie Szostak  •  Jemaine Clement

All the Way (2016)

Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the office – no longer the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Melissa Leo  •  Frank Langella

Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the office – no longer the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Melissa Leo  •  Frank Langella

Trumbo (2015)

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Diane Lane  •  Helen Mirren  •  Elle Fanning

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Diane Lane  •  Helen Mirren  •  Elle Fanning

Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Margot Robbie  •  John Lithgow

Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Margot Robbie  •  John Lithgow

Zoo Radio (1991)

Under the terms of their father's will, rival radio station managers Burt and John Powell must compete with each other for their inheritance. Burt's KLST and John's KWIN have six months to build their ratings, with the winner getting the whole sixty million dollars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach  •  Jesse Wells
CAST:  John Benjamin Martin  •  Doug Mears  •  Jennifer Dorian  •  Ron E. Dickinson

Under the terms of their father's will, rival radio station managers Burt and John Powell must compete with each other for their inheritance. Burt's KLST and John's KWIN have six months to build their ratings, with the winner getting the whole sixty million dollars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach  •  Jesse Wells
CAST:  John Benjamin Martin  •  Doug Mears  •  Jennifer Dorian  •  Ron E. Dickinson

Monty Python Conquers America (2008)

This documentary follows the evolution of the British sketch comedy troupe that redefined humor and shaped an entire generation of American comics, focusing especially on their conquest of the American comedy scene,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Yapp
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  Terry Jones  •  John Cleese  •  Michael Palin

This documentary follows the evolution of the British sketch comedy troupe that redefined humor and shaped an entire generation of American comics, focusing especially on their conquest of the American comedy scene,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Yapp
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  Terry Jones  •  John Cleese  •  Michael Palin

Coastal Elites (2020)

A socially distanced comedic satire that spotlights five characters breaking down and breaking through as they grapple with politics, culture, and the pandemic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Kaitlyn Dever  •  Dan Levy  •  Sarah Paulson

A socially distanced comedic satire that spotlights five characters breaking down and breaking through as they grapple with politics, culture, and the pandemic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Kaitlyn Dever  •  Dan Levy  •  Sarah Paulson

Meet the Fockers (2004)

Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of opposites that definitely do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Teri Polo  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dustin Hoffman

Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of opposites that definitely do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Teri Polo  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dustin Hoffman