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      Judd Apatow

      Judd Apatow

      Highest Rated: 100% Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Year One (2009)

      Birthday: Dec 6, 1967

      Birthplace: Syosset, New York, USA

      Former TV writer-turned-feature comedy guru, Judd Apatow reached the peak of his professional career in the late 2000s after a long and steady climb up the Hollywood ladder. Considered one of the hottest comedy "punch-up" men in the industry, Apatow's services were originally in high demand as a script doctor. As a television producer, however, Apatow's career was practically cursed. Plagued by a cycle of critical praise, cult followings and speedy cancellations, Apatow's work on such quality shows as "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox, 1992-93), "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) and "Undeclared" (Fox, 2001-02 ) were a mixed bag of blessings. Still, the quality of his work won Apatow more than a small measure of respect. In 2005, he became a triple-threat by making his film directorial debut, resulting in a homerun with the "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005). The film not only put him on the map, it made a marquee name out of its star, Steve Carell and ushered in a new era of sophomoric R-rated comedies with heart. With a reserve of respect built up after the instant comedy classic that was "Virgin," expectations were high for Apatow's second directorial outing - the comedically fertile 2007 comedy, "Knocked Up." Proving his first foray was no fluke, his next several films as a writer and director were embraced by fans and critics alike for their blend of raunch and emotional realism. Soon, every comedic actor in town looked to join the very exclusive Apatow comedy repertory company - an elite, tight-knit group that included Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Carell and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann. A pair of more personal serio-comic films, "Funny People" (2009) and "This Is 40" (2012), were somewhat less commercially successful, but Apatow continued producing a string of hilarious and inventive films and TV shows, from "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig's smash "Bridesmaids" (2011) to Lena Dunham's "Girls" (HBO 2012-17). A big-screen collaboration with comedian Amy Schumer, the raunchy romantic comedy "Trainwreck" (2015), revived his box office fortunes at the same time that his first book, a collection of interviews with fellow comedians called Sick in the Head, proved that Apatow remained a lifelong student of comedy.

      Highest rated movies

      Judd Apatow: The Return poster Judd Apatow: The Return Misery Loves Comedy poster
      Misery Loves Comedy

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      89% 90% Bros Producer $11.6M 2022
      21% 30% The Bubble Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 73% Ricky Velez: Here's Everything Executive Producer - 2021
      75% 83% The King of Staten Island Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2020
      94% 81% Dads Self - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean Executive Producer - 2018
      90% 65% Hal Self $32.7K 2018
      83% 74% Juliet, Naked Producer $3.4M 2018
      86% 52% Judd Apatow: The Return Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      - 2017
      89% 98% May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers Director,
      Producer
      $702.8K 2017
      98% 88% The Big Sick Producer $42.9M 2017
      100% 74% Chris Gethard: Career Suicide Executive Producer - 2017
      80% 61% Pee-wee's Big Holiday Producer - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds Producer - 2016
      79% 65% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Producer $9.4M 2016
      84% 66% Trainwreck Director,
      Producer
      - 2015
      35% 33% Misery Loves Comedy Unknown (Character) $5.3K 2015
      83% 81% Begin Again Producer $16.2M 2013
      75% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Producer $127.3M 2013
      51% 50% This Is 40 Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $67.5M 2012
      25% 23% Mansome Self $18.4K 2012
      64% 51% The Five-Year Engagement Producer $28.6M 2012
      59% 39% Wanderlust Producer $17.3M 2012
      14% 41% Zookeeper Barry the Elephant (Voice) $80.4M 2011
      89% 76% Bridesmaids Producer $169.1M 2011
      73% 62% Get Him to the Greek Producer $60.9M 2010
      69% 48% Funny People Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $51.8M 2009
      14% 23% Year One Producer $43.3M 2009
      68% 73% Pineapple Express Producer $87.3M 2008
      55% 69% Step Brothers Producer $100.5M 2008
      37% 45% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Screenwriter $100.0M 2008
      83% 76% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Producer $62.9M 2008
      26% 44% Drillbit Taylor Producer $32.9M 2008
      74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Writer,
      Producer
      $18.3M 2007
      88% 87% Superbad Producer $121.5M 2007
      89% 83% Knocked Up Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $148.7M 2007
      64% 58% The TV Set Executive Producer $265.6K 2006
      71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Producer $148.2M 2006
      29% 49% Fun With Dick and Jane Screenwriter $110.3M 2005
      85% 84% The 40-Year-Old Virgin Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $109.2M 2005
      41% 43% Kicking & Screaming Executive Producer $52.6M 2005
      66% 86% Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Producer $84.1M 2004
      55% 51% The Cable Guy Producer $60.2M 1996
      29% 77% Heavyweights Executive Producer,
      Writer
      $17.7M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2015 2017-2018 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? Guest 2022
      100% 89% George Carlin's American Dream Executive Producer,
      Director
      2022
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015 2017-2018 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2017 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 54% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017 2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2015 2019 2022
      80% 83% The Comedy Store Self 2020
      No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2015 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
      90% 89% Crashing Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2017-2019
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2015-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2016 2018
      No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Self 2017-2018
      94% 93% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Executive Producer,
      Guest,
      Director
      2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013 2018
      94% 86% Love Writer,
      Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2016-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017-2018
      97% 78% Lady Dynamite Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
      89% 76% Girls Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2012-2017
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Judge 2016
      No Score Yet 25% 30 for 30 Director 2016
      No Score Yet 88% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008-2009 2015
      No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Pete Holmes Show Guest 2014
      85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2014
      No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011-2013
      93% 90% Undeclared Executive Producer 2001-2002 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2007
      50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Executive Producer 1999-2000
      100% 55% The Larry Sanders Show Director,
      Writer
      1998
      85% 82% The Critic Writer 1994