Tom Shadyac

Thomas Peter "Tom" Shadyac is an American comedian, director, screenwriter, and producer. Although Shadyac had been the youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope, he is widely known for writing and directing the films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and I Am. He is an adjunct professor of communication and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University's Seaver College. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

Bruce Almighty (2003)

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Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Dragonfly (2002)

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Joe Morton  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Susanna Thompson

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Joe Morton  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Susanna Thompson

Evan Almighty (2007)

Junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish is to "change the world" is heard by none other than God. When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Lauren Graham  •  Johnny Simmons

Junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish is to "change the world" is heard by none other than God. When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Lauren Graham  •  Johnny Simmons

Liar Liar (1997)

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Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Patch Adams (1998)

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Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  James Coburn  •  Larry Miller

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  James Coburn  •  Larry Miller

Frankenstein: The College Years (1991)

When professor Lippzigger dies, his favorite student Mark inherits the key to his secret laboratory. There he and his friend Jay find the hundreds of years old body of Frankenstein - and revive it. But where to go with him? They take him with them to their dorms. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  William Ragsdale  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Larry Miller  •  Andrea Elson

When professor Lippzigger dies, his favorite student Mark inherits the key to his secret laboratory. There he and his friend Jay find the hundreds of years old body of Frankenstein - and revive it. But where to go with him? They take him with them to their dorms. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  William Ragsdale  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Larry Miller  •  Andrea Elson

I Am (2011)

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Marc Ian Barasch  •  Coleman Barks  •  Noam Chomsky  •  John Francis

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Marc Ian Barasch  •  Coleman Barks  •  Noam Chomsky  •  John Francis

Jocks (1986)

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Mariska Hargitay  •  Scott Strader  •  Perry Lang  •  Richard Roundtree

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Mariska Hargitay  •  Scott Strader  •  Perry Lang  •  Richard Roundtree

Brian Banks (2019)

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Tiffany Dupont  •  Sherri Shepherd

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Tiffany Dupont  •  Sherri Shepherd