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Shawn Levy

Highest Rated:   94% Arrival (2016)
Lowest Rated:   6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Birthday:   Not Available
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A filmmaker of youthful vigor and a penchant for lightweight, family-friendly comedies, Shawn Levy made a comfortable transition into features following success on television with efforts for The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Following his graduation with honors from Yale University at the age of 20, he moved to Los Angeles and landed roles on such small-screen staples as thirtysomething and Beverly Hills 90210, in addition to features like Zombie Nightmare (1986) and The Kiss (1988). He also became interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects of filmmaking, and soon turned his attention to directing with studies at the University of Southern California, where he completed a master's degree. Levy's short film Broken Record also earned the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, as well as accolades from the Director's Guild of America. His previous television experience later come in handy as the up-and-coming director took the helm for the popular Nickelodeon series The Secret World of Alex Mack, for which he was nominated for a DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs award in 1998 for the episode "Lies and Secrets." In the years that followed, Levy built a strong working relationship with Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel thanks to such series as The Journey of Allen Strange and The Famous Jett Jackson (the highest-rated movie to that point for The Disney Channel). In 1997, the director made his feature debut with the little-seen comedy drama Just in Time, and in the years that followed, his career gained momentum thanks to such made-for-TV efforts as Jett Jackson: The Movie. He stepped into the big leagues in 2002 with the feature Big Fat Liar. Starring Malcolm in the Middle mischief-maker Frankie Muniz as a young schoolboy whose essay turns into a hit movie after falling into the hands of a sleazy Hollywood producer, Big Fat Liar earned healthy box-office returns. Soon thereafter, Levy returned to the small screen to direct episodes of Do Over and Birds of Prey for the WB network. The following year proved to be a busy one as well, and after directing the moderately successful Ashton Kutcher/Brittany Murphy comedy Just Married, Levy had another hit on his hands with the high-profile Hollywood remake Cheaper by the Dozen. In 2004, he stepped behind the camera alongside producer Ivan Reitman to direct The Pink Panther, a remake of the original Blake Edwards favorite with Cheaper by the Dozen patriarch Steve Martin in the role of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Free Guy
  • Director
2020
32% Kin
  • Producer
2018
16% The Darkest Minds
  • Producer
2018
71% Kodachrome
  • Producer
2018
26% Table 19
  • Producer
$3.7M 2017
24% Fist Fight
  • Producer
$32.2M 2017
No Score Yet Starman
  • Director
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Sovereign
  • Producer
2017
39% Why Him?
  • Producer
$60.4M 2016
94% Arrival
  • Producer
$100.6M 2016
No Score Yet Rosaline
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet 40 Thieves
  • Director
2016
47% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Producer
  • Director
$81.6M 2014
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Producer
$56.8M 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$26.8M 2014
91% The Spectacular Now
  • Producer
2013
35% The Internship
  • Director
  • Producer
$44.5M 2013
17% The Watch
  • Producer
$34.1M 2012
60% Real Steel
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$85.5M 2011
66% Date Night
  • Director
$98.8M 2010
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Producer
  • Infomercial Father
  • Director
$177.2M 2009
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Executive Producer
$36M 2009
41% The Rocker
  • Producer
$6.4M 2008
26% What Happens in Vegas
  • Producer
$80.2M 2008
43% Night at the Museum
  • Director
  • Producer
$249.3M 2006
6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  • Producer
$82.5M 2005
65% Fever Pitch
  • Director
$42M 2005
No Score Yet The Deerings
  • Director
2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Director
  • Press Room Reporter
$138.6M 2003
20% Just Married
  • Director
$56M 2003
44% Big Fat Liar
  • Director
  • Wolf Party Guest
$47.9M 2002
No Score Yet Jett Jackson: The Movie
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Producer
2001
No Score Yet Address Unknown
  • Director
1997
31% Made in America
  • Dwayne
1993
No Score Yet Liberace: Behind the Music
  • Glenn
1988
No Score Yet The Kiss
  • Terry
1988
40% Wild Thing
  • Paul
1987
No Score Yet Zombie Nightmare
  • Jim
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
93% Stranger Things
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
25% Imaginary Mary
2017
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
52% Cristela
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
  • Guest
  • 2014
19% Pepper Dennis
2006
  • Director
  • 2006
52% Birds of Prey
2002-2003
  • Director
  • 2002
50% Do Over
2002
  • Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet In a Heartbeat
2000
  • Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet First Wave
1998-2001
  • Director
  • 1999
No Score Yet So Weird
1999-2001
  • Director
  • 1999
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
  • Howard
  • 1993
No Score Yet Shadow and Bone
2019
  • Executive Producer

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