Clayton Townsend

Clayton Towsend is a producer best known for his work with director Oliver Stone and comedy producer/writer/director Judd Apatow. Townsend is known in the industry for being very hands-on, often blurring the boundaries ... Read more »

Filmography

Production Management (30)

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The Skeleton Key 2005 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The Blackout 1997 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

(New Orleans) (Location Manager)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(USA) (Unit Production Manager)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

(Location Manager)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(New York) (Location Manager)

A Chorus Line 1985 (Movie)

(Location Manager)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

(Location Manager)

The Loveless 1984 (Movie)

(Location Manager)

At Mother's Request (TV Show)

Unit Production Manager
Producer (29)

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scorpion 2014 (Tv Show)

Producer

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sleepy Hollow 2013 (Tv Show)

Producer

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Skeleton Key 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Where's Marlowe? 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Blackout 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Homeland Security (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (1)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Floor Manager No 1 (Actor)

Biography

Clayton Towsend is a producer best known for his work with director Oliver Stone and comedy producer/writer/director Judd Apatow. Townsend is known in the industry for being very hands-on, often blurring the boundaries between producer, writer, and director in his collaborations. Townsend has worked with Stone in nearly all his films, such as "Born on the Fourth of July," "JFK," and "The Doors." "Born on the Fourth of July," starring Tom Cruise, the third in a Vietnam War-centered trilogy was about one man's troubled and tragic journey to and after Vietnam, based on the autobiography by Ron Kovic. Townsend was instrumental in recreating Vietnam while filming in the Philippines--relations between the United States and Vietnam at the time prevented them from filming there. "JFK" was a political epic about the theories surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, notable also for its innovative multi-layered flashback film editing and technique. "The Doors," though a band biopic, focused especially on the life of Jim Morrison, played by Val Kilmer. It was a hit but was surrounded by controversy due to the creative license Stone and Townsend took with much of the story. Later in Townsend's career, he dealt more in comedies, teaming up with Judd Apatow a number of times--most notably in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up." Both films were critically acclaimed for their balance of seriousness and comedy, often improvised by the actors.

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