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Biography #2 (for Little Fockers)

Paul Weitz wrote, directed and produced the films Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, American Dreamz and In Good Company. With his brother, Chris Weitz, he directed American Pie and About a Boy. Their adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel was nominated for an Academy Award. Their company, Depth of Field, produced Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and A Single Man.

As a playwright, the off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre has produced Weitz's work. In the summer of 2010, his play Trust, starring Zach Braff and Sutton Foster, was produced there. His published plays include Roulette, Privilege and Show People. He also acted in the film Chuck & Buck.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Little Fockers" (01-Jan-2011)


Biography #3 (for In Good Company)

Director / Writer / Producer Paul Weitz co-directed the award-winning hit About a Boy, with his brother and frequent collaborator, Chris Weitz, also adapting the screenplay from Nick Hornby's novel. The screenplay received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as similar nominations from BAFTA, Writers Guild, Chicago Film Critics and Humanitas; the film was named one of the AFI's Movies of the Year and was nominated for Golden Globe and Golden Satellite awards for Best Comedy, winning Best Studio Comedy Feature at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

In 1999, Paul and Chris Weitz formed Depth of Field, their Los Angeles-based production company. Their diverse slate of upcoming projects include A Stolen Life, a remake of the Bette Davis classic to be directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl); the feature adaptation of Michael Moorcock's fantasy epic The Elric Saga; the comedies Army Geek and The Last Bachelor Party; and the WWI drama Silent Night. Weitz made his feature directorial debut teaming with his brother on American Pie, the phenomenally successful first installment of the Pie franchise.

Prior to their screenwriting work on About a Boy, the brothers collaborated on several screenplays, including Antz. Weitz also made his acting debut in the Sundance Film Festival hit, Chuck and Buck.

Born in New York, Weitz's grandfather was fabled agent Paul Kohner (who represented filmmakers such as John Huston, Billy Wilder and Ingmar Bergman) and his parents are fashion designer/writer John Weitz and Oscar-nominated actress Susan Kohner.

Weitz graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film. His last year there, his play Mango Tea was produced off-Broadway with Marisa Tomei and Rob Morrow by New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre. EST also produced his next works, Captive and All for One, and, most recently, the ensemble comedy Roulette, starring Larry Bryggman, Anna Paquin, Ana Gasteyer, and Shawn Hatosy (which The New York Times cited as an original jewel). His play, Privilege, will be produced by the Second Stage Theater this spring.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "In Good Company" (09-Jan-2005)


Biography #4

Paul Weitz & CHRIS WEITZ made their feature film debuts as directors on the hit teenage comedy American Pie. Since then, they have directed the romantic comedy About A Boy, which stars Hugh Grant and recently wrapped in London. They are the creators and executive producers of the television series Off-Center, a sitcom scheduled to debut this fall.

The brothers previously wrote the screenplay for the computer-animated feature Antz, and acted in Chuck & Buck, director Miguel Arteta's follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Star Maps.

Born in New York, Paul and Chris come from a long line of Hollywood veterans. Their parents are fashion designer/writer John Weitz and former actress Susan Kohner who received an Academy Award nomination for Imitation of Life. Their grandfather was the legendary agent and producer Paul Kohner, who represented directors such as John Huston, Billy Wilder, Ingmar Bergman and William Wyler.

Paul Weitz graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a degree in film. During his last year, his play Mango Tea with Marisa Tomei and Rob Morrow was produced by New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre and performed off-Broadway. The Ensemble Studio Theatre also produced his next works Captive and All for One, starring Calista Flockhart and Liev Schrieber.

Chris Weitz earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Cambridge University. He went on to work as a freelance journalist for various newspapers, including The Independent and The Sunday Times. Chris then decided to join the state department after passing the entrance examinations, but during the year he awaited the start of his tenure he wrote a screenplay with his brother with whom he had always collaborated creatively as a youth.

updated 01-Jan-2000


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