34 Facts About Judd Apatow

1. In 2007 Judd Apatow became one of Hollywood's leading figures in comedy entertainment with the release of two films, Knocked Up and Superbad.

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2. Judd Apatow went on to develop two critically acclaimed television series, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, in 1999 and 2001 respectively.

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3. Judd Apatow has an estimated net worth of $90 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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4. Judd Apatow made his work a family affair when he cast his wife and kids in his comedy This Is 40.

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5. Judd Apatow has worked as a producer and screenwriter for several other big-screen comedies, and was an executive producer for the HBO series Girls.

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6. Judd Apatow will produce the pic for his Judd Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.

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7. Judd Apatow was the second person ever to receive the award, which was previously awarded to Dave Chappelle.

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8. In 2016, Judd Apatow was awarded the Generation Award at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal for his outstanding contributions to comedy.

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9. Judd Apatow was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on The 40-Year-Old Virgin, a nomination shared with Carell, and Knocked Up.

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10. In 2012, Judd Apatow received the Hollywood Comedy Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards presented by the Hollywood Film Festival.

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11. Judd Apatow had strong words for people like Bill Cosby and those who gave Cosby a platform to continue to perform and speak.

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12. Judd Apatow regularly performs stand-up at the Largo at the Coronet, a comedy venue in Los Angeles, as part of his Judd Apatow and Friends series.

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13. Judd Apatow met actress Leslie Mann on the set of the 1996 comedy film, The Cable Guy, where she was cast as Matthew Broderick's character's girlfriend and Apatow served as producer.

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14. Judd Apatow has produced four projects written by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.

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15. Judd Apatow had a cameo role in The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the making of the film The Room The New Yorker critic Richard Brody felt the role was a "reminder" that Apatow should play a lead in one of his own films.

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16. Judd Apatow produced Wanderlust, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as a married couple who leave New York City and live in a hippie commune.

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17. In 2010, Judd Apatow served as producer on the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off Get Him to the Greek with Russell Brand reprising his role and Jonah Hill returning from the original film, albeit as a different character.

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18. Judd Apatow wrote the film, which starred Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as a pair of standup comedians, one of whom has a terminal illness.

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19. In 2009, Judd Apatow served as producer for the biblical comedy film Year one; the film was not well received.

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20. Judd Apatow wrote the initial draft of the film on the set of Talladega Nights.

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21. Judd Apatow co-produced the 2013 sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

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22. Judd Apatow has screened and introduced them at "The Other Network", a festival of un-aired TV pilots produced by Un-Cabaret.

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23. Around the same time, Judd Apatow was hired to produce and do an uncredited re-write of the script for the movie The Cable Guy, which was released in 1996 to mixed reviews.

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24. Judd Apatow earned six Emmy nominations for his work on Larry Sanders.

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25. Judd Apatow credits Shandling as his mentor for influencing him to write comedy that is more character-driven.

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26. Judd Apatow had met Stiller outside of an Elvis Costello concert in 1990, and they became friends.

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27. Judd Apatow went on to co-produce comedy specials by Roseanne Arnold, Tom Arnold, and Jim Carrey.

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28. Judd Apatow competed in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in 1989 directed by Saturday Night Live short film producer Neal Marshad.

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29. Judd Apatow began volunteering at benefit concerts for HBO's Comic Relief and performing and seeing standup at the Improv in Hollywood.

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30. Judd Apatow introduced the acts at these events with short standup routines of his own.

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31. Judd Apatow got his comic start washing dishes at the Long Island East Side Comedy Club, and while attending Syosset High School, he played jazz and hosted a program called Comedy Club on the school's 125-watt radio station WKWZ which he created as a way to meet and learn from the comedians he looked up to.

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32. Judd Apatow was obsessed with comedy as a child; his childhood heroes were Steve Martin, Bill Cosby and the Marx Brothers.

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33. Judd Apatow was born in Flushing, Queens, and raised in Syosset, New York.

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34. Judd Apatow is an American filmmaker and comedian.

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