With his candid approach and ability to find humor in life's everyday
situations, SETH GORDON
(Directed by) has become a favorite of many moviegoers with his
compelling and true-to-life storytelling. As a
multi-hyphenated writer, director and producer, Gordon has made a name
for himself with his unique sense of style and ability to deliver the
perfect blend of humorous and intelligent fare in his films.
In 2011, Gordon directed New Line Cinema's HORRIBLE BOSSES,
which starred Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie
Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jamie Foxx. HORRIBLE BOSSES has since
earned more than $209 million worldwide. Gordon has a
two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television and recently sold
five television shows to networks, including three comedies and two
dramas. Additionally, ABC picked up the pilot for HOW THE F
AM I NORMAL, which Gordon will direct from a script by Adam F.
Goldberg. The project, an autobiographical show about growing
up in the '80s with a highly dysfunctional but loving family, will be
executive produced by Gordon, Goldberg and Happy Madison's Doug
Gordon executive produced Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's documentary
UNDEFEATED, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary
Feature. Gordon also executive produced J. Clay Tweel's documentary
MAKE BELIEVE, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and
recently aired on Showtime.
In 2008, Gordon made his feature narrative film debut with FOUR
CHRISTMASES, which starred Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon and
grossed more than $163 million worldwide. In television,
Gordon co-created and executive produced FOX's BREAKING IN.
His other television credits as a director include episodes of THE
OFFICE, MODERN FAMILY, COMMUNITY and PARKS AND RECREATION.
Most notably, Gordon directed the critically acclaimed documentary film
THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS. The film, which
chronicles the intense rivalry between two Donkey Kong aficionados in
the quest to obtain the highest-ever recorded score in the game, won
Best Documentary awards at a number of festivals and awards from the
Online Film Critics Society, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics
Association and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association.
Gordon is currently in development on the narrative remake of THE KING
OF KONG with New Line Cinema.
Gordon was one of the directors and executive producers on the
documentary FREAKONOMICS. The film was divided into sections
in which Gordon's focused on the best-selling book's authors, Steven
Levitt and Stephen Dubner. FREAKONOMICS takes everyday situations and
uses economics to explain them. Much more thrilling than any
college textbook, the documentary takes the same message and brings it
Gordon is a graduate of Yale University, where he specialized in
architecture and documentary film. Gordon is an entirely
self-taught director, as his alma mater had no film program.
He spent his first years out of school as a public high-school teacher
and first picked up the camera to capture the stories that unfolded in
a village in Kenya, where he lived and taught.
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