Levy is currently developing several films to produce through his production company, 21 Laps, which is housed at Twentieth Century Fox. These projects include The Ten Best Days of My Life (with Amy Adams), Neighborhood Watch, The Devil You Know and How to Talk to Girls for Fox; Factracker for MGM; The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp and The Cutlass Islands for New Regency, Men of Magic for Universal; The Berenstain Bears for Walden; and The Spectacular Now and Table 19 for Fox Searchlight.
Levy's 21 Laps recently produced the 2008 comedy What Happens in Vegas, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, which went on to earn over $200 million worldwide. Levy both produced and directed the blockbuster Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney, which grossed over $580 million worldwide and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, starring a wide array of today's most notable comedic talent including Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Hank Azaria, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan, which grossed over $400 million worldwide.
He directed the successful 2006 comedy, The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyoncé Knowles, and Jean Reno and served as the executive producer of Pink Panther 2. Levy also directed Cheaper By The Dozen starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Duff, which went on to gross more than $200 million worldwide.
In 2002, Levy directed both the hit romantic comedy Just Married, starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy, which grossed over $100 million and the family comedy Big Fat Liar, for Universal Pictures, with Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti and Amanda Bynes.
Levy graduated at the age of 20 from the Drama Department of Yale University. He later studied film in the Masters Film Production Program at USC, where he produced and directed the short film Broken Record. This film won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, in addition to being selected to screen at the Director's Guild of America.
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Shawn Levy Facts
|Birthplace||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Night at the Museum|
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb|
|Cheaper By The Dozen|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian|
|The Pink Panther|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: World Premiere|
|This is Where I Leave You|