Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

Highest Rated: 98% The Big Sick (2017)

Lowest Rated: 14% Year One (2009)

Birthday: Dec 06, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 85% The King of Staten Island Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2020
94% 96% Dads Himself (Character) - 2019
90% 60% Hal Himself (Character) $32.7K 2018
83% 74% Juliet, Naked Producer $3.4M 2018
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
79% 65% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Producer $9.4M 2016
80% 62% Pee-wee's Big Holiday Producer - 2016
36% 33% Misery Loves Comedy Unknown (Character) $5.3K 2015
85% 66% Trainwreck Director,
Producer
- 2015
74% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Producer $127.3M 2013
83% 81% Begin Again Executive Producer $16.2M 2013
25% 23% Mansome Himself (Character) $18.4K 2012
59% 39% Wanderlust Producer $17.3M 2012
51% 50% This Is 40 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$67.5M 2012
63% 51% The Five-Year Engagement Producer $28.6M 2012
90% 76% Bridesmaids Producer $169.1M 2011
14% 41% Zookeeper Barry the Elephant (Voice) $80.4M 2011
72% 62% Get Him to the Greek Producer $60.9M 2010
14% 23% Year One Producer $43.3M 2009
69% 48% Funny People Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$51.8M 2009
25% 44% Drillbit Taylor Producer $32.9M 2008
38% 45% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Screenwriter $100M 2008
55% 69% Step Brothers Producer $100.5M 2008
68% 73% Pineapple Express Producer $87.3M 2008
83% 76% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Producer $62.9M 2008
90% 83% Knocked Up Director,
Writer,
Producer
$148.7M 2007
74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Writer,
Producer
$18.3M 2007
88% 87% Superbad Producer $121.5M 2007
65% 58% The TV Set Executive Producer $265.6K 2006
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Producer $148.2M 2006
28% 49% Fun With Dick and Jane Screenwriter $110.3M 2005
41% 43% Kicking & Screaming Executive Producer $52.6M 2005
85% 79% The 40-Year-Old Virgin Director,
Writer,
Producer
$109.2M 2005
67% 86% Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Producer $84.1M 2004
54% 51% The Cable Guy Producer $60.2M 1996
29% 77% Heavyweights Executive Producer,
Writer
$17.7M 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020 2017
100% 73% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020 2014-2017
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019-2020 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2015 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet 87% Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Crashing Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015-2019 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
94% 93% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Executive Producer,
Guest,
Director
2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017-2018 2015 2008
94% 86% Love Writer,
Creator,
Executive Producer
2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2017 2009
97% 77% Lady Dynamite Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollywood Masters Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 75% Girls Executive Producer,
Writer
2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest,
Host
2017 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Judge 2016
No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chris Gethard Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015 2008-2009
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pete Holmes Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
93% 100% Undeclared Executive Producer 2010 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
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 No Score Yet Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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% No Score Yet The Larry Sanders Show Director,
Writer
1998
83% 90% The Critic Writer 1994

QUOTES FROM Judd Apatow CHARACTERS

Bernie the Gorilla says: Do you mind if I ask you a question?

Griffin Keyes says: Anything.

Barry the Elephant says: Is T.G.I. Friday's as incredible as it looks.

Griffin Keyes says: It's pretty good.