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SHAWN LEVY (Director / Producer) is one of the most commercially successful film directors of the past decade. To date, his films have grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide. His youthfully enthusiastic approach to filmmaking is evident in the storylines and characters he creates­­ -- reflecting his joyful intensity for each project at hand.

In addition to his directing slate, Levy is developing several films to produce through his production company, 21 Laps Entertainment, which is housed at 20thCentury Fox. Most recently, Levy produced the comedy "The Watch," starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.

In 2011 Levy helmed, for DreamWorks, "Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman. In 2010, Levy released"Date Night," which he directed and produced. The film boasted a stellar cast that included Steve Carell, Tina Fey, James Franco, Mark Wahlberg, Kristin Wiig, Mark Ruffalo and Leighton Meester. "Date Night"resonated soundly with audiences, grossing over $150 million worldwide. Levy's 21 Laps also produced the hit comedy"What Happens in Vegas," starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, which went on to earn over $200 million worldwide.

Levy both produced and directed the blockbuster"Night at the Museum"franchise ("Night at the Museum," "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"), starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Hank Azaria, Amy Adams, Christopher Guest, Jonah Hill, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney. To date, the global success of this franchise has netted more than a billion dollars in worldwide box office.

Previously, Levy directed the hit 2006 comedy"The Pink Panther," starring Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyonce Knowles, and Jean Reno. Levy also directed the smash hit"Cheaper By The Dozen,"starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Duff which went on to gross more than $200 million worldwide.

Levy graduated at the age of 20 from the drama department of Yale University. He later studied film in the Masters Film Production Program at USC, where he produced and directed the short film"Broken Record." This film won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, in addition to being selected to screen at the Director's Guild of America.


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