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FRANK CORACI (Director) was born and raised in Shirley, New York and graduated with a BFA in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His directing credits include The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Around the World in 80 Days, and Click.

Coraci is honored that his films have been met with both commercial and critical success. Click was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Makeup. Click also won the 2007 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Movie Comedy.” The Waterboy still holds the title of the number one-grossing sports comedy of all time. The Wedding Singer has been included on many "Best Of” romantic comedy lists, including #13 on Moviefone's all-time Top 25 Romantic Comedies. Coraci's awards also include platinum albums for both The Wedding Singer soundtracks, as well as an Emmy nomination and a platinum album for the comedy CD "Adam Sandler, What the Hell Happened to Me?,” for which he was also a performer and co-writer.

A lover of world travel, Coraci was fortunate to begin his career directing travel documentaries for Globus World Tours. His travels allowed him to explore over 40 countries and film such landmarks as the Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef, and the unique collection of animals in the Galapagos Islands.

He will next re-team with Kevin James as director of Here Comes the Boom, which also stars Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler.

Coraci's production company Spanknyce Films is currently developing various film, television and video game projects, including the R-Rated romantic comedy The Bender for New Line Cinema.

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