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Tom Shadyac


Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, rewrote and directed for Fox. Shadyac has also dabbled ... See full bio »
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 2015 Racing Extinction (Documentary) (associate producer)
 2013 King of Norway (Short) (executive producer)
 2011/I Happy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Finding Kind (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Evan Almighty (producer)
 2006 Accepted (producer)
 2002-2005 8 Simple Rules (TV Series) (executive producer - 76 episodes)
- Ditch Day (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Sleepover (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Teachers Lounge (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The After Party (2005) ... (executive producer)
- C.J.'s Real Dad (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2003 Bruce Almighty (producer)
 2003 Platonically Incorrect (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Dragonfly (producer)
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (executive producer)
 1998 Patch Adams (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Book: "Life's Operating Manual - With the Fear and Truth Dialogues". Carlsbad (CA): Hay House. ISBN 1781801932

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Alternate Names:

Tom Shadyak
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Personal Quote:

Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous. See more »

Trivia:

His father was of Lebanese and Irish descent, and his mother was of Lebanese ancestry. See more »

Trademark:

Often hires Don Zimmerman as the editor See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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