Shadyac began his directing career in 1994 with the breakout hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, starring Carrey. He then segued into the smash hit The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy. In 1997, he reteamed with Carrey for the box-office sensation Liar Liar. Shadyac also directed Robin Williams in the Golden Globe-nominated Patch Adams and directed Kevin Costner in the sci-fi thriller Dragonfly.
Shadyac's multifaceted career includes producing through his Shady Acres Entertainment banner, based at Universal Pictures. In addition to directing and producing feature films, Shadyac found success in the world of primetime television, producing the comedy series 8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter for Touchstone/ABC.
Shadyac attended UCLA film school, working toward his master's degree. At age 23, he became the youngest staff joke writer for Bob Hope.
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Tom Shadyac Facts
|Birthday||December 11, 1958 (59)|
|Birthplace||Falls Church, Virginia, USA|
|Ace Ventura: Pet Detective|
|Animal Friends 8-Movie Collection|