Jonathan Levine

Jonathan Levine

Highest Rated: 93% 50/50 (2011)

Lowest Rated: 36% Snatched (2017)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1976

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Jonathan Levine was an American screenwriter and director who was best known for helming the 2015 holiday comedy "The Night Before." Born and raised in New York City, Levine always had a passion for filmmaking. However, he felt like he needed some kind of professional training in order to fully pursue the craft. That said, after graduating with a bachelor's degree from Brown University, Levine studied directing at the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. It was at AFI that Levine learned the technical side of the filmmaking process, while also honing his craft as a screenwriter. After earning his MFA in directing from the Institute, Levine set out to direct his own movies. He earned a heap of praise in 2004 after the release of his debut short film, "Shards," and soon followed that up with a short documentary about various types of love in different cities called "Love Bytes." Then in 2006 Levine directed his debut feature, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane." That film, however, despite playing on the awards circuit in 2006 and 2007, would not be released theatrically in the United States until 2013. Undeterred, Levine directed three more critically-acclaimed features over the next few years, including "The Wackness" (2008), "50/50" (2011), and "Warm Bodies" (2013). In 2015 Levine co-wrote and directed the holiday comedy "The Night Before." The film, which starred Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, concerned three friends making the most of their final Christmas Eve together as single men.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 74% Long Shot Director,
Executive Producer
$30.3M 2019
36% 29% Snatched Director $45.8M 2017
38% 51% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Producer $46M 2016
68% 61% The Night Before Director,
Screenwriter
$43M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight Day Pigman (Character) - 2014
81% 73% Warm Bodies Director,
Screenwriter
$66.4M 2013
93% 88% 50/50 Director $35M 2011
70% 72% The Wackness Director,
Writer
$2.1M 2008
45% 31% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Director - 2006

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Rush Executive Producer 2014

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