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Charles Shyer

Charles Shyer

Charles Shyer co-wrote Goin' South, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson, and received his first Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Screenplay for House Calls, starring Walter Matthau.

In 1980, Shyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Warner Bros. Pictures' hit film Private Benjamin, and its stars Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. The film also received multiple Golden Globe nominations and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay.

Along with his longtime partner Nancy Meyers, Shyer wrote, produced and directed the Golden Globe-nominated films Irreconcilable Differences, starring Shelley Long, Ryan O'Neal, Sharon Stone and Drew Barrymore, and Baby Boom, starring Diane Keaton and Sam Shepard.

With Meyers, Shyer also wrote and produced Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride, Part II starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton; I Love Trouble, starring Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts (both directed by Shyer); and The Parent Trap, starring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson (Meyers making her directorial debut with the latter).

Shyer grew up in the film industry - his father, Melville Shyer, was one of the Founders of the Directors Guild of America.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Charles Shyer Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayOctober 11, 1941 (76)
SignLibra
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.