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A filmmaker whose movies cross genres and tone, JONATHAN LEVINE (Director) makes films that are able to be funny, sad, bold, grounded and magical all at once. His work plays within tropes and turns them upside down, to deliver something both unexpected and wholly satisfying. Levine takes films that could be pedantic in the hands of others, and instead crafts entertaining, thoughtful and often moving films, reflecting a specific period in life audiences can relate to and enjoy.

Levine's movies include the feature film adaptation of the novel Warm Bodies, which opened to both mass critical and commercial acclaim, grossing over $115 million. He also directed the critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated 50/50, which starred Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick. More recently, Levine directed the film Snatched, which starred Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, and directed and co-wrote The Night Before, his second collaboration with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which starred Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.

Additionally, Levine served as a producer on the comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, starring Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza.

Levine made his feature directorial debut with All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. Levine's second feature and his first as both writer and director was The Wackness, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Film Festival. Starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck, the film also earned Levine an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay.

Born and raised in New York City, Jonathan Levine has been making films since the age of 12. Following his graduation from Brown University's Art/Semiotics program, he worked in New York as personal assistant to renowned writer/director Paul Schrader. In 2002, Levine moved to Los Angeles to attend the AFI Conservatory as a director.


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