Todd Phillips

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
With such comedy classics as "Animal House" (1978), "Meatballs" (1979) and "Stripes" (1981) serving as early inspiration, Todd Phillips made a surprising start helming documentaries before transitioning into one of the ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (14)

Arms and the Dudes 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Project X 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bittersweet Motel 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Screwed 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frat House 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man-Witch (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fix Up (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (12)

Arms and the Dudes 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Bittersweet Motel 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Frat House 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Hated 1993 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (10)

Arms and the Dudes 2015 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (10)

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Mr Creepy (Actor)

Film School 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Old School 2003 (Movie)

Gang Bang Guy (Actor)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

Foot Lover (Actor)

Frat House 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Taxicab Confessions 3 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With such comedy classics as "Animal House" (1978), "Meatballs" (1979) and "Stripes" (1981) serving as early inspiration, Todd Phillips made a surprising start helming documentaries before transitioning into one of the top comedic directors in Hollywood. After gaining attention with "Hated" (1993), a controversial look at the crazed life of punk rocker G.G. Allin, Phillips directed "Frat House" (1998), an acclaimed documentary that looked at frat house hazing, with the director often including himself and co-director Andrew Gurland in some of the rituals. But it was his first feature film "Road Trip" (2000) that put Phillips on the map as a narrative filmmaker. He moved on to direct "Old School" (2003), a frat house comedy drawing upon his experiences with his previous documentary that became a substantial hit and helped turn Will Ferrell into a movie star. Following a comedic remake of the popular 1970s television show, "Starsky & Hutch" (2004), it looked as though Phillips could do no wrong. Then he made "School for Scoundrels" (2006), a remake of the 1960 British film of the same name that became both a critical and financial disaster. He more than made up for that film with "The Hangover" (2009), a hugely successful comedy that raked in over seven times its budget and won a Golden Globe award, confirming that Phillips was one of the finest comedic directors in the business.

Relationships

Paris Hilton Actor

Companion
Reportedly dating as of July 2011 No longer together

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1994

Milestones

2011

Returned to direct the sequel "The Hangover Part II"; also wrote and produced

2010

Co-wrote, directed and produced the comedy "Due Date"

2009

Directed and produced the comedy "The Hangover"

2006

Directed the remake of the 1960s comedy, "School for Scoundrels," with Jon Heder and Billy Bob Thornton

2006

Co-wrote with Sacha Baron Cohen the mockumentary comedy, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay

2004

Directed the spoof adaptation of the beloved 1970s series, "Starsky & Hutch," with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

2003

Helmed the comedy, "Old School," starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn

2000

Produced and directed, "Bittersweet Motel," a documentary on musical cult phenomenon Phish

2000

Wrote and directed first feature, "Road Trip," starring Tom Green and Breckin Meyer

1999

Directed MTV funnyman Tom Green in a series of Pepsi One commercials

1998

Premiered the documentary, "Frat House," about college hazing rituals at the Sundance Film Festival

1996

Produced "Screwed: Al Goldstein's Kingdom of Porn," an insightful look into the life of Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein

1993

While a student at NYU, filmed the documentary feature, "Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies," about extreme punk rocker G.G. Allin, the controversial feces-slinging musician

Bonus Trivia

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"Whether people like them or hate them, the best thing people say is that my movies feel real, that they feel rounded in some sense," he says. "What makes things funny is when you're playing against reality." - Phillips to GQ magazine, April 2004

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