NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM SECRET OF THE TOMB
SHAWN LEVY (Director/Producer) is one of the most commercially successful film
directors of the past decade. To date, his films have grossed over $2 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.
Levy recently released the feature adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's bestselling
novel, This is Where I Leave You. The dramatic comedy has an all-star cast
including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver and Rose Byrne and
was selected to premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Levy helmed the comedy The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as
a pair of slackers who earn positions with Google, as well as the futuristic
father-son boxing drama, Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman. Real Steel resonated
with audiences around the globe, earning over $300 Million at the worldwide box
Levy both produced and directed the blockbuster Night at the Museum franchise,
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.
In addition to his directing slate, Levy is developing several films to produce
through his production company, 21 Laps Entertainment, which is housed at 20th
Century Fox. Levy's producing slate includes the upcoming sci-fi drama Story of
Your Life, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams, as well as a
revisionist take on the Tinkerbell fable starring Melissa McCarthy. Most
recently, Levy produced the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama The
Spectacular Now, which stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The production
company was also behind the hit comedy What Happens in Vegas, with Cameron Diaz
and Ashton Kutcher, which went on to earn over $200 million worldwide
In 2010, Levy directed and produced Date Night, which boasted a stellar cast
that included Steve Carell, Tina Fey, James Franco, Mark Wahlberg, Kristen Wiig,
Mark Ruffalo and Leighton Meester. Date Night grossed over $150 million
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 Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher and
Hilary Duff, which earned more than $200 million worldwide.
Levy graduated at the age of 20 from the Theatre studies 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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