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Paul Weitz

Highest Rated:   96% Antz (1998)
Lowest Rated:   10% Little Fockers (2010)
Birthday:   Not Available
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Since their career breakout as the screenwriters of the blockbuster computer-animated hit Antz (1998), brothers Paul and Chris Weitz shot to the Hollywood A-list as the creators of the film that single-handedly revitalized the teen sex comedy genre: American Pie (1999). Despite their mainstream success, the Weitz brothers have also accomplished the rare feat of keeping one foot in the indie world while simultaneously becoming the toast of Tinseltown with such efforts as the self-proclaimed "stalker-dramedy" Chuck & Buck (2000).Born into a solid Hollywood bloodline as the sons of actress Susan Kohner and popular '60s fashion designer John Weitz, as well as the nephew of producer Pancho Kohner, the Weitz brothers began working together by happy coincidence. Following his graduation from Connecticut's Wesleyan with a degree in film, Paul went on to produce a play off-Broadway that he had written at college, Mango Tea. Though brother Chris had studied English literature at Cambridge University and then pursued a career in journalism, it was during the standard, one-year waiting period to join the diplomatic corps that he and Paul forged their lucrative writing partnership -- a fateful collaboration that the brothers claim saved them from their mutually unemployable status. Though their writing credit for the children's fantasy Madeline (1998) was dropped after rewrites left few of their contributions in the final product, the release of Antz provided the brothers with the success they needed to get their career off to a solid start. With its witty contemplations on the value of individuality and appeal to children as well as adults, Antz's success was widespread, though it was no indicator of the substance of the film that would be their defining success, American Pie (1999). A cheerfully raunchy yet warm comedy for which Paul took directing credit with Chris listed as producer, American Pie was a throwback to the carefree teen-sex exploits of the Porky's (1981) days of yore that flew in the face of the more conservative sexual mores of modern society. Though nobody expected American Pie to be the breakout hit that it was, its success spawned not only multiple sequels, but also a slew of clones attempting to ride its box-office tidal wave.With his role in the dark comedy Chuck & Buck the following year, sibling Chris was not only the object of obsession for a childhood friend unable to let go of the past, but the darling of the indie circuit as well. After directing Chris Rock in the Heaven Can Wait remake Down to Earth in 2001, Paul served as writer and director (of course with brother Chris) for the warm Hugh Grant comedy About a Boy (2002). In addition to their cinematic success, the Weitz brothers forged on toward conquering the small screen with their role as executive producers of the television sitcom Off Centre in 2001. A sort of Odd Couple for the millennial generation, the humorously risqué sitcom told the tale of two roommates and their constant efforts to balance their polarized lifestyles. Their father's one-time wish for them to fill vacant writing positions on the Merchant-Ivory team may have never quite come to fruition, but the brothers Weitz seemed to have had no problems in finding continued success on their own terms.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Good Kids
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet A Happening of Monumental Proportions
  • Producer
2016
92% Grandma
  • Producer
2015
44% Life After Beth
  • Mr. Levin
2014
86% Bright Days Ahead
  • Producer
2014
38% Admission
  • Producer
  • Director
$18.1M 2013
43% American Reunion
  • Executive Producer
$55.4M 2012
51% Being Flynn
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$0.6M 2012
10% Little Fockers
  • Director
$148.4M 2010
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$13.9M 2009
74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • Producer
$31.5M 2008
43% The Golden Compass
  • Executive Producer
$70.2M 2007
41% American Dreamz
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$7.2M 2006
No Score Yet See This Movie
  • Filmmaker
2006
50% Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
  • Producer
2006
83% In Good Company
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$45.5M 2004
54% American Wedding
  • Executive Producer
$104.4M 2003
94% About a Boy
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$40.6M 2002
52% American Pie 2
  • Executive Producer
$144.1M 2001
20% Down to Earth
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$63.1M 2001
26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • Screenwriter
$122.4M 2000
85% Chuck & Buck
  • Sam
2000
60% American Pie
  • Director
1999
96% Antz
  • Screenwriter
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% About a Boy
2014-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Mozart in the Jungle
2014
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
82% Lone Star
2010
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2010

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