TOM SHADYAC (Directed by/Produced by) has established himself as one of
Hollywood's most successful directors. Evan Almighty is the follow-up to his 2003
blockbuster comedy Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey. He is currently producing I
Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, and last
summer produced the comedy Accepted, starring Justin Long, Jonah Hill and Lewis
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 Rulesâ€¦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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