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
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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