Paul Feig

Paul Feig was born on 1962-09-17 at Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States. His net worth is $1.5 Million. He is United States of America born Actor, Film director, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter, Author. He has been seen in movies "Ghostbusters III", "The Peanuts Movie" (2015), “Bridesmaids” (2011), “The Heat” (2013), “Heavyweights”, “Freaks and Geeks”.

Facts of Paul Feig

Full NamePaul Feig
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1962
Age57 years 5 months
Place Of BirthMount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Film director, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter, Author
EducationUniversity of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLaurie Karon (m. 1994)
ParentsElaine Elizabeth Feig, Sanford William Feig
NicknamesSkylar Billing , Paul S. Feig
FacebookPaul Feig Facebook
TwitterPaul Feig Twitter
AwardsDirectors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, Shorty Award for Director
NominationsEmmy Awards for writing the show's pilot and the season finale
Movies"Ghostbusters III", "The Peanuts Movie" (2015), “Bridesmaids” (2011), “The Heat” (2013), “Heavyweights”, “Freaks and Geeks”
TV Shows“The Office”, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”

Quotes of Paul Feig

1[Twitter reply on Sep 24 2015] You've been ranting at me and my cast [of Ghostbusters (2016)] for months with misogyny and insults. So go fuck yourself. Goodnight. #enough
2To me, comedy is drama.
3[re Take the Money and Run (1969)] I had never seen comedy like that. It was subversive and smart, and yet so silly at the same time. I wanted to be an actor at that point in my life [9 years old] and when I realized that [Woody] Allen wrote and directed and starred in this film, that really kind of set the course for what I thought my life was going to be.
4The mockumentary is a perfect form for comedy, because it allows it to be behavioral and real and feel in the moment. Since things are supposed to be happening in the real world and captured in the moment by handheld cameras that are surprised by the unexpected actions of the characters, it allows you to create looser situations that play funnier if they're done right. I've used this form on The Office (2005) and Arrested Development (2003), and the tone is great. Plus it allows you to work with no budget.
5When I was an actor, I was in this horrendous movie called Ski Patrol (1990). And I have so many young people come up to me and say it's their favorite movie. I guess it just depends when you watched it and what your relationship was to it at the age you saw it. Time seems to be the great equalizer.
6I think TV is better than movies these days. It has finally embraced serializations, so basically what you are getting is a never-ending movie on television. I am obsessed with trying to figure out what's a great serialized comedy, and how to do it.
7When I was a kid, I used to hate watching kids on TV who were smart or snappy. I liked watching adults being stupid. That's why I liked Monty Python, because these were adults acting insane, whereas when a kid came on, hey, he knew everything, and I was like, 'I don't wanna see that, because I don't know everything, and I don't wanna see a kid who's more together than me.'
8The director is the only person on the set who has seen the film. Your job as a director is to show up every day and know where everything will fit into the film.
9What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.
10At the end of the day the question comes, what are you doing for the world? You have to try to do something that's going to add something positive.
11Every director should take an acting class.

Quick Facts of Paul Feig

1Thinks movies should open with a big, showy scene.
2Grew up next door to a family of 8 with six children.
3Feig used to do stand-up and says he puts his movies together like he used to do his shows. He screens them multiple times, keeping the jokes that get big laughs and reworking those that don't.
4Describes himself as the world's biggest Mystery Science Theater geek.
5Paul's father was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Hungary and Romania). Paul's mother had British ancestry.
6Saw Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969) when he was 9 years old and was so enthralled by it, he still remembers how "It came on and it was like a religious experience".
7Has directed 1 actress to an Oscar nomination: Melissa McCarthy (Best Supporting Actress, Bridesmaids (2011)).
8His last name is pronounced Feeg.
9The title of his memoir "Superstud" is based on a line from the Freaks and Geeks (1999) episode "Looks and Books".
10In his television series Freaks and Geeks (1999), the fictitious town of Chippewa was loosely based on the area surrounding Mt. Clemens, Michigan, where he grew up.
11In 1985 he won $29,000 on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) game show (renamed at that time as "The $25,000 Pyaramid") and used the money to finance a run at stand-up comedy.
12Raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
13Graduated Chippewa Valley High School Class of 1980.
14Once worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
15Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1984).

Trademarks of Paul Feig

1After _Bridesmaids (2011)_ his work largely consists of female-driven comedies, usually featuring Melissa McCarthy.
2Always wears a suit and tie when he directs.

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